Covid-19 and the Car Industry: How Long Until Recovery?

Covid-19 has hit the car industry hard. In this two-part post, we look at the extent of the damage and the prospects for recovery. The first post-lockdown figures are in from the car industry. To put it mildly, they are grim: UK car sales fell by 97% in April Across Europe, the fall is around… read more

Four VW Group Favourites From Yesteryear

Fancy a quick blast down memory lane? Join us as we travel back to a time of cassette players, questionable haircuts and just four TV channels. Here we review four of our favourite VW Group cars from the 1980s. 1. Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 1 There’s only one place to start: with the most iconic… read more

Helping Your Car Cope With Lockdown

For most of us, it’s going to be a while before the car gets much use. How do we keep it healthy in the meantime? You know how it feels after you’ve been inactive for a while — on a long-haul flight for example, or stuck in bed after an illness. Everything feels a bit… read more

Coronavirus: Minimising the Risk from Your Car.

As Covid-19 continues to spread, and governments respond with lockdowns, millions of people worldwide will still need to use their cars. For collecting essential supplies or carrying key staff to and from work, the car is often the only viable option. So it’s important to think about how we can keep safe when using our… read more

Five ways to stop your tyres wearing out so quickly

What’s your favourite way of spending your hard-earned cash? For most of us, it’s certainly not a set of new tyres. With the exception of dedicated car enthusiasts, tyres are just a necessary (and expensive) evil. So, assuming that you’d rather spend your readies on something more interesting than rubber hoops, let’s look at how… read more

Four Favourite First Cars of Yesteryear

Ah, you never forget those all-important firsts. First pet, first love, first job… and first car. For people of a certain age, just mentioning their first car is enough to make them go all misty-eyed. Maybe it’s because first cars are a reminder of freedom and youth, of a time in our lives when mortgages… read more

Reducing Insurance Costs for Young Drivers

Car insurance is a significant expense for young drivers. We look at how you can keep the costs down. In our most recent post, we pointed out how much things had improved for young drivers — because today, they have a range of fantastic little cars available in which to gain driving experience. But it’s not… read more

What’s the Best VW Group Car for a New Driver?

All hail new and learner drivers! Over the next few posts, we’ll be focusing on car-owning newbies, with a look at the choices and challenges they face in 2020. And just to keep the geezers happy, we’ll take a walk down memory lane and go misty-eyed over the beloved first cars of yesteryear. First cars… read more

Small cars we’re looking forward to in 2020

This post was originally going to be, ‘Cars We’re Looking Forward To In 2020’. But when we saw just how many amazing cars are on the way next year (Lotus Evija, anyone? Tesla Roadster?), we realised we needed to focus on one market. In our blog, we usually stick to VW Group cars. But this… read more