Are you a mum or dad looking for a family-friendly car?
If you’re a new or expectant parent-to-be, then you may be on the hunt for a family-friendly car that ticks all the right boxes. In our blog this week we are going to explore key points to consider and what makes a good car for a young family, showcasing you some of the best on the market.
You have probably noticed the term ‘electric cars’ going around a lot recently. With the recent news that global warming is in a critical state and with the government under pressure to start reducing emissions. This has led to the government announcing they will ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040, leaving people questioning what they can drive instead. Well, the good news is there is actually quite a few other options.
If you suffer from a disability or illness that makes it hard for you to get around easily, then the Motability scheme is perfect for you. It is enabling disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car.
Recently we have seen a lot in the news about how global warming has hit a state of emergency, and we need to start making drastic changes to ensure the conditions improve. In this blog we talk about the history of electric vehicles and those that are available today!
The weather is beginning to turn colder which means we need to start preparing for the winter. Most people don’t realise that the weather and the cooler temperature has effects on our cars and we need to make sure they are ready to handle the winter months.
Technology is constantly improving and this isn't any different within the automotive industry. There are new technologies being created all the time to help with our driving experience. Here are a few of the best available in cars right now.
The new Citroen Berlingo is spacious comfortable and more customisable than ever. It combines all the components from the older Berlingo that customers loved with new and improved luxury, technology and safety features to create a vehicle that everyone can enjoy.
Whether you are looking for a new or used vehicle, there are many things that you should consider and do when shopping for your next car. Below we discuss the process of finding and buying your dream vehicle.
Running out of oil in your car can have devastating effects for car owners, leading to breakdowns and expensive payouts to tow it away. Checking for oil often isn’t in the forefront of most car owners minds; however, it is imperative and can save you a lot of time and money.
This month we have crowned the C3 Aircross as Tates car of the month in August. In the first week of August, Citroen announced that the C3 Aircross Compact SUV hit 100,000 sales just ten months after its launch....
PCP stands for personal contract purchase plan, and it is one of the most popular ways to finically pay for a new car. The main premises of PCP is that you pay a deposit on a car and then pay smaller monthly payments for around three years...
Test drives, you either love them or hate them. An unfamiliar car can sometimes be off-putting for some people, and the presence of a car salesperson or the previous owner of the vehicle can make you anxious. However, whether you are buying a new or used car from a dealer or privately, a test drive can determine whether the vehicle you are looking at is right for you and can be the make or break to whether you buy the car.
Now that summer is here, a lot of people have decided to go on road trips. Choosing the right car for your road trip is essential as you will be spending a lot of time in this vehicle, so Tates have come up with our list of what we think are some of the best cars to take.
Winter can be tough on your car, with the low temperatures and constant harsh weather conditions. In warmer weather, the challenges for your vehicle are different, so it is best to check that your car is still fit to drive and make sure your vehicle is ready for summer!
You might have heard about the major changes that have happened to MOT tests this year. The new changes affect MOTs on all cars, vans, motorbikes and light passenger vehicles and were put into practice on the 20th May. The new rules were brought into practice to improve vehicle technology, maintain and help reach the EU’s zero fatalities objective...
The term ‘hybrid’ refers to the use of two different energy sources to help maximise the efficiency of the car. This means that the vehicle uses a combination of combustion fuel, such as petrol or diesel and electrical energy stored in the batteries. The car alternates between both fuel and electricity depending on the situation, and in times when extra power is needed, they will draw from both sources for an extra boost.
These days apps are being used to help us out in many different aspects of our lives. Now we are seeing more and more apps that are assisting our driving and parking experience. Here we discuss some of the best free driving apps that you can download right now!
Tyre care is essential, but often easily overlooked by many car owners. Maintaining your tyre condition can have beneficial results, such as having better fuel economy and improving your vehicles handling. Most importantly however, it is good for safety as having damaged tyres could result in a higher risk of crashing or loss of control of your car, so it is very important that you take care of your tyres.
Recently diesel cars reputation has come under scrutiny. Not long ago, they were the most favoured and financially advised cars to get. However, the government announced in 2017 that after April 2018 the first year road tax for diesel cars would rise by one band. They also say that they are going to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans in the UK by 2040, a move...
Buying your first car is a daunting process for many first time drivers. Picking the right car for you is very important especially for new drivers to ensure they feel comfortable on the roads. In this article, we talk about what first-time drivers should look for in a car and some of the best models on the market right now.
SUVs are a trendy choice for many people now more than ever. An SUV is great for all sorts of people, including families and businesses as they are safe and spacious. They combine safety and comfort and not to mention looks stylish at the same time. In this article, we take a look at some of the best SUVs on the market right now to help you decide on your next vehicle!
When you are selling your car, you only really have two main options, and this is to either do it privately or sell to a dealership. Both have benefits and negatives. However, at Tates Cars, we believe there are a lot more positives to selling your car to a dealership and here we will discuss why.
As technology has improved greatly over the last couple of years, we are seeing the improvement in our cars too! There is now a lot more automotive technology available that can improve your driving experience, so we take a look at the best technology available and what cars feature it.
Vehicle theft has increased by 30% in 3 years, and break-ins have also increased dramatically, making it more important than ever to protect your car and take precautionary measures to prevent any theft.
A pre-registered car is a new vehicle purchased by a dealer and registered in their name. These cars are technically used vehicles. However, most will have never been driven. There are many advantages to buying a pre-registered car, and we have listed some below to help you decide whether you should buy one too
Self-driving vehicles have been in the media a lot recently. Technology has been improving at a dramatic rate and robots, AI and machine learning are beginning to take over many industries, but is it time to utilise it in the world of automobiles and put self-driving vehicles on the roads?
When purchasing a car, whether it be new or secondhand there is always a debate as to where it is best to buy it from. Some people believe that it is more beneficial to buy through a private seller or other means of purchase, however, sometimes it can be a huge risk and there are many more advantages to buying from a car dealership. So, why should you buy your next
Having a family changes your life quite dramatically, and this includes your choice of car! With so many different ‘family’ cars on the market, finding the best one for yours isn’t always as easy as you might think.