Buying a new or used car – the pros and cons

Man with car keysIf you’re looking to get yourself a new car you may be wondering whether or not you should buy second hand or splash out on a brand new one. In the UK around three times as many car buyers opt for a used car, but is it really worth the hassle or should you go for a brand new car with all that warranty and dealer support?

Here’s our guide to the pros and cons of buying a new or used car, along with some helpful advice and handy tips –

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How to clean car seats – a quick easy guide

Hoovering car seatOur car seats are probably the last thing we ever think about when it comes to giving our car a good clean. But our seats are what get used the most and come into contact with a lot of dirt over the years, so it’s important to keep them clean and maintained.

Before we give you our easy to follow guide on how to clean your car seats, it’s important you look in your manual or contact your local dealer for further instructions and advice – especially if the interior is leather or unique.

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How to clean your car with cheap ingredients from your home

Dirty car windowKeeping your car clean is extremely important if you want it to hold its value. A car that isn’t looked after will not sell very easily, and anyone looking to buy a used car will always expect an immaculately clean and tidy car. If yours isn’t, then there are plenty more cars out there for a prospective buyer to look at, and they may not waste their time on yours.

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How to clean the interior of your car

Wiping car steering wheelAre you looking to sell your car and you’d like the interior to be immaculately clean? Or are you giving the car it’s usual quarterly clean because you like to look after your prize possession?

Lots of people nowadays prefer to make life easy for themselves and pay for it to be professionally valeted, but if you’re not keen on letting someone else clean the inside of your car and you’d prefer to do it yourself, then it’s important you follow some straight forward rules to help clean it effectively.

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Pushy car salesmen – how to handle them!

Car salesmanWe’ve all experienced a pushy salesperson at one time or another. It may have been over the phone or in an electrical store. We even get people knocking on our door trying to sell us something these days – so there’s no hiding from them!

But the pushiest salespeople you are ever likely to come across are car salesmen. This isn’t always the case however, and there are some very nice and friendly car salesman out there, but they don’t tend to last very long and it’s the pushy ones who are usually the most successful. Which means we are all going to have to put up with it for a long time to come.

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Buying a car at auction – the pros and cons

Car auctionThe most popular way to buy a car is either privately, or through your local dealership or second hand garage. However, what everyone seems to forget is that a bargain can be found at auction, and you could be missing out on a great car for a much cheaper price!

But like anything in life there are always advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to know what to look out for when considering buying from a car auction.

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Buying a car – the secrets of a car salesman revealed

Used car salesmanSo you’re thinking of buying a car and your local dealer is just around the corner, but you’re concerned that the salesman may be too pushy or even dishonest…?

Are they trying to make a lot of money out of you, and is profit their only concern? Should you take out finance, or is cash a better option? Should you negotiate the price down because they’re making too much money already?

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Natural cleaners: ditch the chemical cleaning solutions

Commercial cleaning products may work well to keep our houses shiny and gleaming, but they are not the nicest substances to be breathing in. Many are harmful if inhaled or touched, and aside from contributing to indoor air pollution, they are a danger to children who may swallow or spill them, or spray them in their … Read moreNatural cleaners: ditch the chemical cleaning solutions

Buying a used car – checking the condition

oldbangerBuying a used car can be a very daunting task because there are so many to choose from. You have to consider the colour, the engine, the price of road tax, the fuel consumption, and much more!

However, one of the most important considerations is the condition of the car. But what do you need to check and look out for? Well, we’re here to make that a lot easier by providing you with our simple guide on checking the condition of a used car.

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Common dating and relationship myths

Date gone badFinding the perfect partner is often a very difficult journey to undertake, and it could be for a number of reasons. For example, you may have only ever had very short relationships in the past, so you assume you are doing something wrong and that you’ll never find a lasting partner. You could be making the wrong choices along the way, and choosing the wrong type of person for you. Or it could be that you just don’t have the confidence to approach someone, or have a lack of confidence in yourself.

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Speed dating – the ultimate guide

Speed dating was invented in the late nineties, and was originally created by a gentleman called Rabbi Yaacov Deyo as a way to help single Jewish people to meet and eventually marry.

Promoted as a stress free relaxing way to meet new people and find love, this format of dating has now taken off all over the world, and has become increasingly popular among the dating community as a successful way of meeting new people and finding a relationship.

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How to write a great online dating profile

Meeting new people and searching for love can be very difficult, and going out on a Saturday night for a few drinks is not always the best way of meeting the man or woman of your dreams.

How many dates have you been on that don’t work out because you have different hobbies, different tastes in music, or even different opinions? They say opposites attract, but if you like to snowboard and your date prefers to watch TV, then you might not be right for each other.

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How to keep safe on a date – essential tips

Going on a date can be exciting, scary, nerve racking, potentially very sweaty, and lots of fun. But whether you’re just looking to meet up for a couple of hours and have a drink, or whether you’re going to a fancy restaurant out of town, it’s important to remember that your safety is paramount.

Most people think that going on a date is completely safe, and nothing can go wrong. However, things can go wrong and understanding the risks you are putting yourself through will make a huge difference.

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Fat burning foods – the natural way to losing weight

Burn FatFat burning supplements can be a great way to help lose weight, and combined with exercise and a balanced lifestyle supplements can give you that extra boost you need to burn that excess fat.

But taking supplements isn’t just the only way you can burn fat quicker, and we’re here to tell you how to burn fat through food and teach you how to make the right choices when planning out that all important eating regime.

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Which fat burners and diets really work?

slimmingBefore you embark on the latest fad diet or you’re considering buying those supplements that everyone’s been raving about, read this: our definitive guide to the fat burners, slimming supplements and diets that actually work – and those that simply don’t. We’ve divided this article into two sections, dealing with the supplements and products first, and diets later. We hope you find it useful in deciding which weight loss program would best work for you.

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How to tell if a man likes you – the definitive guide

Is there a man in your life that you really like but it’s impossible to tell if he feels the same? Or have you spotted someone across the dance floor and would like to know if you’ve caught his attention? Well, you wouldn’t be the first!

Lots of women around the world find it difficult to know when a guy is interested, and fortunately there are many ways to tell and most of them are a lot more obvious than you think!

Here is the definitive guide on how to tell if a man likes you…

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How to tell if a girl likes you – the definitive guide

Have you ever spotted an attractive girl across the dance floor and wondered if she likes you? Or is there someone special at work that you keep bumping into, and you’d like to know is she’s interested in you?

Trying to figure out if a girl likes you or not can be a nightmare, but there are lots of things to look out for. Take a look at our definitive guide below, and the next time you meet the girl of your dreams, you may not be so quick to pass up the opportunity that could be staring you right in the face!

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