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Seek out a luxury motorhome for your break

Top 3 luxury motorhomes for the ultimate holiday

If you want a really luxurious holiday, you're sure to be looking for a motorhome that is equally chic. Although sourcing suitable vehicles shouldn't be too hard – there are a range of companies making fantastic models – you may struggle deciding on which particular one you would like to drive the most.

Don't be afraid to negotiate with used car salesmen

Things to consider when buying a used car

Buying a used car can be a good way to pick up a bargain and to avoid the depreciation associated with new vehicles. However, you are sure to have heard horror stories from people who opted for a second hand motor, and the same could happen to you, unless you do your research.

The Mondeo is one of the UK's most loved cars

A guide to the Ford Mondeo

Ever since its launch some 20 years ago, the Ford Mondeo has long been a popular option among British drivers. With the vehicle not only providing plenty of performance but also a comfortable ride, it is perhaps of little surprise that it has been much coveted among all kinds of motorists and won a string of awards.

Be prepared for your next motorbike service

What parts do you need for a motorcycle service?

Some bikers see their motorcycles as nothing more than a cheap and easy way of commuting, while others love the romance of riding on the open road. There is also a third group who are fascinated by technology and engines, and enjoy nothing more than tinkering with their machines.

Make sure you insure your luxury car

What your insurance policy should include for your luxury car

Whether it's a vintage Aston Martin or a top-of-the-range Lamborghini, if you own a luxury car it's important to get a comprehensive level of insurance for it. Of course, all drivers are legally obliged to have cover, but the fact you have a prestige motor means you'll need to seek specialist protection for it.

Safety clothing is essential for motorcyclists

Safety essentials for motorcyclists

Safety should be of paramount concern to all motorcyclists and that means you must do a little preparation before you take to the roads. Choosing the right clothing could mean you avoid serious injury if you are involved in an accident, so it is well worth taking some time to get it right.

The Amalfi Coast is great for driving holidays

Top 5 driving holidays in Europe

Road trips may be the classic American holiday, but you don't have to go to the US to enjoy one. There are plenty of highways in Europe that wind their way through spectacular scenery and call at fascinating towns, making them perfect for driving getaways.

The BMW X5: a great family car

Which BMWs are good family cars?

Reliability, practicality and safety are the key things to look out for when it comes to choosing a new family car. One brand that has all of this in spades is BMW. Check out our guide to see which three models are particularly ideal for families.

Yamaha's Midnight Star is a cool retro ride

Top 5 retro motorcycles

If you have bought into the romance and heritage of motorcycling, it is almost certain you will rate style as more important than speed when you come to buy a new machine. Fortunately, there are a host of retro motorbikes on the market that match your taste.

The Ford S-MAX could be a good car to bid on

What are the best Ford cars to buy at auction?

Whether you are after a nippy car for the morning commute or want something capable of driving off-road, when it comes to Ford cars, you'll be buying into a well-respected brand. The company has been one of the world's leading motor manufacturers for decades, producing an array of vehicles synonymous with style, reliability and performance.

Is a Bentley your dream prestige car?

Where are the best places to find your dream prestige car?

Owning a prestige car is something that many motoring enthusiasts can only dream of, but if you're lucky enough to have a high net worth it's something that you can actually turn into a reality. Unsurprisingly, it takes a bit more effort to get a good deal on a Rolls-Royce or Bentley than it does for more mainstream vehicles like Peugeots, in terms of both time and money.

Find great deals when bidding at car auctions

What to look out for when buying a car at auction

Attending a car auction is a great way to get your hands on a top-quality car for a competitive price. If you're lucky, you could end up purchasing a model for significantly less than it would cost if you were buying the same vehicle from a traditional dealership. However, it's important to act with caution when buying cars at auction.

Tweaking a motorbike's suspension can improve performance

Simple ways to improve the performance of your motorbike

Whether your chosen motorbike is a top of the range Ducati or something smaller designed for getting around town, you will want to ensure you get the maximum performance out of it. There are lots of ways to help do this and not all of them involve in-depth mechanical knowledge.

Choose the best insurance for your sports car

Top 5 things to consider when insuring your sports car

So, you've got a sports car, it's your pride and joy and now you want to insure it – but where do you start? Firstly, don't make the mistake of thinking a standard policy is the best way to go, there are a host of benefits to choosing specialist cover.

Basic checks could help you to avoid a breakdown

How to prepare your car for a driving holiday

A driving holiday is a great way to make the most of your time off work, as it will give you the opportunity to visit a variety of places and take in some tranquil rural views along the way. You are sure to have designed a route for your break, but that is not the only preparation you need to do.

There are some practical steps you could take to help you budget for the expense of a new car

In need of a new motor? Time to budget!

Buying a new car is a big financial commitment. In the current climate, when many people are managing their finances especially tightly every month, saving up to buy a new car could be tricky.

Enjoy driving an American motorhome in the UK

A guide to American motorhome ownership in the UK

Buying an American motorhome – or RV, as they're also known – allows you to recreate the fun and excitement of US roadtripping right here in the UK and wherever else takes your fancy! More Brits have been buying RVs over the years and, as they are usually larger than their UK and European cousins – after all, the US is famous for liking things big, whether it's the size of their vehicles or their burgers – they offer more space to enjoy relaxing camping holidays.

Doing up a classic car is hugely satisfying

Top tips for buying a used car to restore

Buying a used vehicle and restoring it to its former glory is one of the most satisfying things a car lover can do. Not only could it save you money, it will also improve your skills as a mechanic and encourage you to learn all sorts of useful things about engines.

Look after your car with suitable insurance

Insurance options for prestige motors

You've found your dream car, it's exactly what you've always hoped it would be and now you need to take care of it. Aside from regular maintenance work, one of the most important things to consider is insurance, so what are the options for luxury car owners?

Top tips for driving a motorhome abroad

Top tips for driving a motorhome abroad

Taking a motorhome trip overseas is a great way to spend your holiday, but before you begin planning your route, there are several things you need to consider first. Here are some top tips on how to prepare for an international campervan getaway.

A Ducati Monster is a dream bike for many riders

What makes Ducati motorbikes so desirable?

If you are looking for a stylish new bike, Ducati motorcycles are sure to be among the options you are considering. The name is one of the best known in the industry, synonymous with quality, speed and flamboyance.

Top brands for motorcycle enthusiasts

Which motorcycle makes are best for experienced riders?

If you're a passionate rider, you'll know that there are plenty of great motorcycle makes out there – but which are the best choice for experienced bikers? Read our guide to find out more about some of the top manufacturers.

Courier insurance can protect you

What special policies are available for couriers?

Courier insurance, goods-in-transit insurance and breakdown cover are all designed to protect couriers as they go about their daily business. It is important you explore the various products available to you and purchase those you deem necessary.

Is buying a new car cost-effective?

Is buying a new car cost-effective?

It's a debate that splits opinion amongst motorists: is it more cost-effective to buy a new car or a second-hand one? Owning a brand-new vehicle is a great experience, but is it really worth the money?

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