3 easy vehicle maintenance jobs anyone can do

3 easy vehicle maintenance jobs anyone can do

Vehicle Servicing and maintenance worries start from the minute you purchase your car! Cars can be overwhelming and stressful to maintain and properly service. That’s why we have created this blog to give you our best support to make your maintenance and servicing process hassle free. How to avoid buying a car with endless faults Before you have even purchased your car, future maintenance and various mechanical concerns can spike worry, what if my clutch goes in a week, what if the tyres are too worn, the list goes on. A good precaution to take is to read through the full spec of the vehicle, checking for things like age and make/model. You too should be checking for service history and previous MOT certificates, this way you are learning the most about the car to prepare for future costs. 3 easy vehicle maintenance jobs…

How to get cheap car insurance

How to get cheap car insurance

Having already published our blog on ‘how to pass your theory test’, as promised we’re now going to show you our best tips, tricks and techniques to minimising your insurance costs! This blog is going to really help new drivers and particularly young drivers facing the outrageous prices of insurance. Whether you are thinking about buying a new car, have just passed your test or your insurance policy is due for renewal, car insurance can appear to be very startling. So we at Prestige have created our top tips and strategies to minimise these costs bringing your policy down to a much more reasonable and affordable price. Where to look for insurance policies There inevitably are tonnes of insurance company’s out their but finding and searching on the best ones can instantly bring your quotes down, below we have our top sites for you:…

How to pass your Theory Test

How to pass your Theory Test

Having clicked on this page I’m sure that you like many are in an overwhelming bundle of worry and stress surrounding passing that all-important theory test. However, you’re in the right place and have very little to worry about. What exactly is the theory test? In order to gain a full driving license within the UK you must first pass 2 separate tests; the first test is the theory test, which has to be completed prior to booking your final practical driving test. Your theory test takes place in a dedicated theory test center local to you, under exam conditions and is built up of 2 parts. The first part of the theory test is the questionnaire, styled as a test paper. You will answer a series of questions on a computer provided with a total of 50 marks up for grabs. In order…

12 Winter essentials for your car

12 Winter essentials for your car

Many of us dread the winter roads when it comes to the commute to work, or a long drive for Christmas spent away from home, especially with our unreliable weather! Whilst it’s typically the season of delays, arming yourself with the right kit will make a big difference if you do get stuck. Winter doesn’t need to be hell on the roads when you have these crucial items to get you through this time of the year. Car phone charger/power pack- If you get stranded for a few hours or even overnight and your phone isn’t fully charged then there is always a risk that the battery could run dry. Having a portable mobile phone charger can help to prevent this from happening.   Sat Nav- An up to date Sat Nav will be able to tell you the latest road traffic, new paths,…

Fictional cars: our top 10.

Fictional cars: our top 10.

Top 10 fictional cars. Whether it’s high speed chases or jolly country rides, cars are extremely important parts of TV, films and books. We’ve put some of our dream fictional cars together. From Jurassic styles to futuristic, is your favourite in our top 10?   10.) Brum– A story of a small, intelligent, self driven car. Brum is the story of the small car who ventures into the ‘Big Town’ when the owner isn’t looking.                      9.) The Flintstones’ Flintmobile– Considering these characters lived in the Stone Age, it’s rather impressive that they came up with the concept of a car!    8.) Scooby Doo’s mystery machine– Where would Scooby Doo and the rest of the gang be without their groovy mystery machine? They simply wouldn’t get to all the mysteries that need solving! This…

Never a better time for the Irish to buy a used car especially after Brexit

Never a better time for the Irish to buy a used car especially after Brexit

The number of used vehicle imports into Ireland has jumped in recent months, with a 22% increase in the number of car sales year-on-year. In May  only used car imports increased by a huge 51%t over the same period in 2015. This is a trend that is likely to grow with the falling value of the pound. Nick Pope of Prestige Vehicle Sales and Consultancy commented “We have had number of Irish clients in the past and with the close proximity of UK to Ireland it really is no trouble at all to supply and even deliver used cars to the mainland. As an example this Audi A6 is great value to the Irish market. We can handle all the paperwork too”  

Stephen Fry’s comment on black cars

Stephen Fry’s comment on black cars

In the Series 3, Episode 7 edition of the BBC’s QI quiz show, Stephen Fry made this comment: There’s no evidence that Ford actually ever said, “Any color you like so long as it’s black.” However Ford’s autobiography, My Life and Work, 1922,  includes this passage where Ford quotes  “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” Any colour so long as it is black? –  it is likely that Mr Ford was being somewhat flippant in making that remark. Model Ts were, in fact, offered in a choice of colour early in the car’s lifetime around 1908, and again after 1926. However The statement was true when Ford’s biography was published, in 1922, and when he was cutting costs by using a type of quick-drying paint that was only then available in black….

Used cars – who buys and from where – some interesting car buying demographics

Used cars – who buys and from where – some interesting car buying demographics

Recent research from Motors.co.uk shows there is still a clear gender and generational divide among shoppers at dealerships, as traditional consumer perceptions of the industry remain. The latest insight shows that, while the majority of car buyers consider using an independent (54%) like Prestige or franchised dealership (50%), over a third (34%) would consider purchasing from a private seller. Interestingly, it’s men who are more likely to purchase a car from a franchised dealership. Women are more likely to buy from a private seller (39%) compared to men (30%), or an independent car dealership, 57% compared to 52% of men. Car buying is also a generational game. Those aged 35-54 are more likely to buy from an independent car dealership than any other source, while almost half (49%) of younger buyers, those aged 18-34, are willing to consider buying from a private seller. In…

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