Investing in Private Plates 

The recent trend has been towards purchasing private number plates purely for investment purposes and it definitely makes sense. Obviously, it is important to point out the fact that investments can either go down or up, but on the whole, chances of making money are high.


The fact that interest rates are currently historical means that you will not be making any serious returns saving your money in banks. However, before you head out to buy the first old cherished plate you find, it is important to first understand what makes a private number plate valuable.


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Five Things to Check Before Taking Your MOT Test

If your MOT is coming up and you are worried about it, channel your concerns into giving your car the best possible chance of sailing through but working your own way through the check-list in the days before the test.

The full list runs to something like 27 items, and you will not be able to check, for example, your emissions to ensure they are in the legally permitted range, but there are a number of very quick and easy tasks that you can do to boost your confidence in your vehicles odds of passing the test first time round. These include:

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Branded Car Tyres – Are they worth the extra money?

When it comes to car tyres, Birmingham roads can be a bit hit or miss. Some areas have superb roads, but others are mottled with pot-holes which can shred your tyre in a shockingly short time. But you can make sure that you and your vehicle survive these encounters in one surprisingly simple way – and it will not necessarily cost you more, when considered through the long-view lens! This is by simply opting for premium, branded tyres when you renew your tyres, as must be done every five to ten years, depending on the state of wear and how much driving you do.

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When to Replace Worn Tyres

Your tyres are the one part of your vehicle in contact with the surface that you are driving on, and as such, you should take care of them. Tyres that have worn smooth are a danger, not only to you and your passengers, but to other road users, pedestrians and even property that is near the road. While you may get away with driving on bald tyres for a short while, you only need to be unlucky once: and you will reap the full force of the law, should you have an accident while driving on unsafe tyres. When it comes to tyres Headley Tyres, Basingstoke has reasonably priced, good-quality offerings readily available. Worn tyre is a widespread reason for a car breakdown complaint, leading to severe accidents. According to the AA breakdown assistance specialist, more than 20,000 Irish motorists reported a car breakdown issue due to a flat tyre or worn tyres. Bulges in the sidewall can be a sign of a weakness inside the tyre.

Indicators of Wear

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