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What to look out for when buying a second-hand BMW, Mini, Audi or VW


Buying a second-hand car is a risk, there's no question about that – even if it’s a prestige car. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you minimise that risk! We want your new pre-owned car to give you sheer driving pleasure, not a long list of issues to fix. First things first - set your budget Set yourself a budget based on what you can afford and then search for cars at the cheapest possible price with the lowest possible kilometres. Don’t forget to include ongoing costs in your budget such as fuel, maintenance, registration, insurance and interest on finance. Check the...

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Are Audis Reliable?


Audis produce some of the most coveted vehicles on the market. As a premium German manufacturer, their cars are known for high-quality construction, beautiful designs and luxurious cabins. While we’re prepared to pay for this level of craftsmanship in...

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Are Audis Expensive to Maintain?


Audi is a popular brand, and for good reason. It doesn’t matter what type of car we have in mind when shopping around, there are several key features we all look for: quality of build, safety, aesthetic appeal, comfort. Audis are known to tick all of...

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Are Volkswagens Expensive to Maintain?


Volkswagens are popular cars, and for good reason. No matter the type or brand of vehicle we’re in the market for, there are several key attributes we all have high on the list: safety and quality of build, comfort, aesthetic appeal. Your typical VW...

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6 Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is On


Cars are great communicators, even if the message isn’t always something we want to hear. Cue the check engine light, a driver’s biggest fear. What does it mean? What should I do? Do I need to pull over right away? Should I forward my next pay cheque...

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5 Signs of a Bad Valve Seal


A smooth running engine is all about timing. The modern combustion engine is made up of around 10,000 separate parts, all of which need to be in sync with each other –moving, opening or closing at just the right moment. Valves are an important part of...

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Sunroof Repairs: A Draining Issue


The car roof has undergone a revolution in recent decades. Originally designed to protect passengers from the elements and provide structural integrity, it now acts as a key aesthetic feature in many vehicles. Why? Because of a wonderful little invention...

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How Long Do Car Batteries Last?


Forever! If only. There’s nothing more frustrating than turning the key in the ignition and getting nothing in response – and always when we’re running late. Given our reliance on their good health, it’s reasonable to ask how long car batteries...

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