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How do you sell a classic car?

When it comes to selling cars, there’s a number of different ways to do it. The method you use to sell your car is entirely up to you, it depends on:

a) how soon you want the car out of the way
b) how soon you want the cash in your bank
c) how much effort you want to put into preparing the car
d) how much time you have to deal with prospective buyers

We’ve outlined the different ways to sell your classic car below.

Want some help selling your classic car? You’re in the right place. Find out more.

Selling your car privately – Pros and Cons

Pros – Complete control of the sale, the car stays with you
Cons – Lots of work to prep and photograph the car, people coming to your house, risk of bad offers and time wasters. Can you write…? Will your words and photos do the car justice?

For some classic cars, a small ad in the back of your owners club mag might be all it takes. For other cars, channels such as Autotrader and Gumtree will work, but be prepared to do all of the grafting yourself. This means cleaning the car, photographing the car and dealing with all the enquiries. Do you really want prospective buyers coming to your house, scoping out your garage and offering you half the asking price?

Some of these classified sites are free, and there are some good ones… though big sites that suit modern cars like Autotrader aren’t suited to classic cars.

We have had successes with selling cars privately this way, but we’ve also had some awful experiences. If your car is valuable and desirable, we don’t recommend it.

To get the most money for your car privately, you’ll need a good description and some excellent photographs. We can help with both.

Selling your car on eBay – Pros and Cons

Pros – eBay has a huge reach
Cons – No guaranteed sale, buyers coming to your house, lots of silly enquiries

eBay is an online auction website that charges a fee to list the car, then a final value fee. Buyers can bid online, but be warned… There’s no guarantee they will show up.

In our experience, eBay used to be great – but these days it seems to take 2, 3 or 4 attempts for an auction to finish and an actual buyer to turn up.

It’s not cheap to do, it’s stressful and can be down right frustrating. You’ll spend your evenings answering the same questions over and over, regardless of how much or how little you put in the description. It can be done with eBay, but honestly… We don’t bother anymore.

Still keen to sell your car on eBay? Contact us for help and we can guide you through it.

Selling your car at auction – Pros and Cons

Pros – Its easy. Just drop the car off. You set the reserve.
Cons – Expensive, fixed dates for sales might work against your timeline.

The buzz of the auction hall, the smell of cheap coffee and bacon sandwiches… The classic car auction is a great way to sell your car and guarantee you’ll get the money if it sells. With an auction, there’s no comeback for the buyer if the car blows up after a sale (use that as a buyer beware just as much as it’s an advantage!).

Most auction houses will do the description and photos for you, saving you the effort. Some are better than others at this, and also at marketing their sales. There are auction houses that we rate, and some that we hate, so ask us first! We won’t name names here.

When it comes to values, the auctioneer will discuss the figure he thinks your car will achieve, and where to set the reserve price. They will have a good idea for where the bidding will fall on the day for your car and it’s condition. Be wary though – remember they want cars in the sale just as much as you want to sell it, so watch for false promises. As we said previously, some auction houses are better than others.

Although classic car auctions are popular, the values of cars can go both ways. Sometimes a car will sky rocket past it’s estimate and get carried away with the ‘auction room buzz’, selling far higher than the market value, but let’s be honest… people attend classic car auctions to get a bargain. So expect to be slightly down on the ‘agreed value’ your insurance company thinks it’s worth.

For all of the benefits a classic car auction offers, you’ll pay handsomely. Expect to pay an entry fee for the car, as well as a commission on the sale. There’s also a Buyers Premium, so wherever the hammer falls, it’s the auction house that wins!

As a rough example, the last car we sent to auction came out as follows:

Auctioneers Estimate – £7000 to £9000
Top bid on the day – £6,250 (It was rusty…)
Price with Buyers Premium – £6,750
Entry Fee + Commission – £90 + (6% + VAT) = £450 = Total Cost of £540
Total Returned after fees – £5,710

Not sure if a classic car auction is for you? Contact us.

Want to read more about our experience with auctions? Like the time we bought a classic car the media had been hyping and due to a disastrous series of events got a check from Brightwells Auctioneers for just £60? Or the time we invested £4,000 in a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG to end up with just £1,500? Or the time we got carried away, lost track of who has bought what and had to move 9 cars in an evening? Or the time we bought an Audi S4? Click here.

Still keen to sell your car at an auction? Contact us for help and we can guide you through it, and to choose an auction house.

Selling your car in a specialist online auction – Pros and Cons

Many auction houses have now adopted the eBay formula, operating online auctions. There are a number of operations that do this, and it does seem to be growing in popularity. You’ll pay a fee to list the car, but the best auctions will send a photographer to shoot the car, and assign a proper writer to describe it.

The auction will have a defined end date and start date, but you’ll coordinate viewings from your house, just like a private sale. Think of it like a private sale, but with no fixed price, and a whole lot more marketing.

With a physical auction you can wash your hands of the car as soon as you drop it off, but with an online auction like this, you risk having the buyer come back to you if there’s issues with the car. You’ll be doing the handover and the auction house still take the fees.

In terms of costs, expect to pay around 5% depending on the auction house. We know of a few, and more are popping up all the time. Want to discuss selling your car this way? Get in touch.

Pros – Reach a wider audience quickly, cheaper than a physical auction, likely to find a buyer if one exists, take advantage of large marketing reach of auction house
Cons – No seller protection, you’ll still be hosting the sale at home

Selling your car on consignment with a dealer – Pros and Cons

Pros – Professional marketing, achieve a good price, some dealers offer warranties
Cons – Can be expensive, no guarantee it’ll sell, car stays with the dealer (which is both a pro and a con – what if the dealer goes bump?)

As you browse through the pages of classic car magazines, you’ll see a huge range of classic car dealers offering cars for sale. Did you know that many of these aren’t owned by the dealers themselves? Instead these cars are sold on consignment, owned by a customer and sold on their behalf by the dealer.

This is a good way to sell a car if it’s valuable, but the fees can be hefty. A good dealer can charge anything from 5% up to 25%, depending on the car and the price. For some people, this is still a good solution. It means all you have to do is get the car to the dealer, and they’ll take care of everything – right up until the point you get a cheque (or more likely bank transfer). A good dealer should be able to put together a stellar car description, a professional set of photos and some superb marketing for your car, but a bad dealer will do none of the above. There are good ones and bad ones out there, so choose carefully.

Still keen to sell your car on consignment? Contact us, we know a few people who can help.

Ensuring Safety: A Routine Vehicle Maintenance Guide

Any vehicle requires proper care to extend its lifespan. However, the most important reason a routine checkup is essential is safety. For routine vehicle maintenance, it is best to work with a service provider to attend to your vehicle needs. As the owner, you have to secure your vehicle’s safety, whether for personal use or rental purposes. This article will tell you about the various types of vehicle maintenance and their essence.

Different Types of Maintenance

A routine checkup of any vehicle is a must. That is your responsibility after owning a car. For this reason, you have to include it in your budget plan. It will be part of your expenses as long as you have it. Meanwhile, your service provider will know what kind of maintenance your car needs.

Given this point, your expense will depend on what service they will do in your car. Below are the types of maintenance that they may perform based on your car needs:

  1. Preventive:This kind of service takes place to address issues before they occur. It involves regular inspections, which can happen multiple times per year. In this case, technicians will check your vehicle for any signs of wear, tear, or imminent breakdown. In effect, they can replace the parts right away to prevent further damage that can put your safety at risk.
  2. Condition-based:It is a kind of more advanced checking. In this case, the technician will closely observe the running systems of the vehicle. They will check if any variables exist that may affect the car’s function, such as speed, temperature, or moisture. Any changes with these items are potential sources of an incoming failure.
  3. Predictive:This maintenance involves the use of sensor devices. Technicians will attach these devices to particular system components to gain real-time data. Meanwhile, they have software where this data will reflect, so they can see what problems can arise based on the obtained data.
  4. Corrective:Technicians initiate this kind of maintenance if a problem already exists. In some cases, these problems occur as they look after other concerns in the vehicle. It also means they caught these issues just in time. It helps reduce the owner’s emergency repairs and increase safety.
  5. Predetermined:It involves suggestions from the manufacturer. The basis of these rules comes from their test runs and gathered data. Meanwhile, it includes how often the parts require inspection, replacement, or undergo service. However, this maintenance varies according to the car’s actual state.

Every maintenance type varies in service provided. However, all of them are vital to ensure safety at all times. Therefore, it is best to have routine checkups to avoid mishaps and accidents. There are other reasons why these checkups are essential, and you can see them right after this section.

Why Maintenance Is Imperative

Any motor vehicle requires proper maintenance for various reasons. Besides, owners use them differently. An example of that is renting boats for memorable bucks parties or cars for road trips. In general, a routine checkup is necessary for whatever purpose the vehicle does for you. Below are the reasons why:

  • Keeping the vehicles in good condition helps you prevent unwanted issues. Not paying attention to your cars can cause a higher risk of developing major faults. In this case, routine checkups can help you avoid breakdown, brake failure, or engine failure.
  • Regular checkups increase your safety, whether at road, sea, or aerial. The last thing you want is a breakdown, which may happen in places far from a service provider. In this case, it may be difficult to get timely help from where you had this breakdown.
  • Routine maintenance reduces repair costs. Without it, an issue in your vehicle can worsen. As a result, you will face high repair costs to address the minor issue you ignored. On top of that, you will pay an extra amount if you need them to come to your place for the repair.
  • You can also increase the mileage of your vehicle. Maintenance can help you increase the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. As a result, you will gain savings instead of costly repairs.
  • Another reason why you should keep your vehicle undergoing routine checks is longevity. The better you take care of it, the longer you enjoy its service. Besides, these checkups can help you make it look and function as if it is brand new.
  • Lastly, regularly serviced vehicles prevent harmful emissions in the air. In effect, you are helping the environment by maintaining the car regularly.

In general, routine checkups can provide you with various benefits. You can only enjoy them if you keep up with your car’s maintenance. Thus, do not ignore your vehicle’s needs and opt for routine checkups.

Fun Things To Do With Your Friends on a Road Trip

Making memories with friends and family is always exciting. One of the ways to make memories is by taking a road trip together with your close friends. You can engage in so many activities with your friends on the road. A road trip does not have to be plain or boring. You have to plan for the road trip and stay curious. Here are some tips for a fun and memorable road trip.

Listen to a Podcast

You can never get bored when listening to an interesting podcast with your friends. Nowadays, you can find podcasts that talk about any topic you and your friends may be interested in; you need to search. While listening to the podcast, discuss some emerging issues and controversies. It will make the whole trip enjoyable.

Have a Nice Playlist

What is a road trip without a well out playlist? Music is necessary because it will uplift your moods and ensure you get entertained throughout the journey. Ensure that you consider that all your friends have different music tastes.

Discuss with them before curating a playlist to ensure that everyone’s genre is incorporated into the playlist. There is also an option of alternating playlists after some time instead of having one long playlist.

Listen to an Audiobook

Do you and your friends love books? It would help if you then considered using audiobooks during the journey. Ensure that it is an exciting book that you have all agreed to listen to; it is essential to include everyone when deciding. During the listening sessions, discuss any emerging issues; it is an exciting way to have meaningful discussions.

Do Regular Stopovers and Take Pictures

It would help if you did regular stopovers when taking road trips because it is part of making memories. During the stopovers, make sure you take pictures of the area, your friends and also take the time to enjoy the views.

Take Frequent Breaks Within the Trip

You need to take extended breaks between trips, especially if your long journey is long. The driver needs to rest, and the rest of the group also need to stretch a bit. Take the opportunity to eat some snacks, hydrate, interact with the locals, and play driving games or other exciting group activities. You have to make sure that you make it memorable; the memories must be worthwhile.

Catch Up

Adulting can be exhausting, and it may prevent you from meeting up with your close family and friends. A road trip should be your chance to catch up with your friends. Interact with them and open up to each other. It may be the only time you see each other in a long time.

Try Out Camping

Do something out of the ordinary while on a road trip. For example, you probably sleep in a bed on most days, now try to camp for a night. Sleep in a tent, experience how it feels like sleeping in a tent out in the dark. It is a fantastic experience, and you will probably have a wonderful time.

Try Out Different Restaurants and Foods

Try out different restaurants and cuisines. You can always google food joints near you. When buying snacks, try and buy snacks you have never heard of before. Be curious and adventurous throughout the whole trip.

Try making the most out of your road trip by taking up some of these activities with your friends.

Tips On How To Choose The Right First Car For Your Child

If you have a teenage son or daughter driver in your house, you know that going through buying a first car can be both exciting and challenging. 

It’s exciting because your child is taking on a new responsibility and has earned it. They’re usually very excited about their newfound freedom and want to take advantage of every opportunity available to them. 

On the other hand, it can also be challenging because teenagers are known for their risky behaviour behind the wheel. Their judgment isn’t always the best when it comes to speed, changing lanes without signalling or getting distracted while driving.

When it comes to choosing your child’s first car, there are a few things you need to take into account. 

Here Are A Few Tips On How To Choose The Right Car For Your Son Or Daughter:

Size And Weight: 

The most important thing is to think about what your child needs and wants in a car. For example, if they need a car that’s big enough to fit their whole family, then you’ll need to choose a model that’s bigger than a traditional small city car. On the other hand, if they just need something for getting around town, then a smaller car would be fine.

Cargo Space: 

Will you need to fit luggage and school books? How much do you find yourself carrying on a daily basis? Do you have any hobbies that will require extra room in the car?

Think about where your child will be driving their car. If they are using it for long trips, you’ll need to make sure it’s comfortable and has enough space for luggage. If they are using it in the city, then you’ll need to think about the availability of parking spaces.

Safety Features: 

It’s also important to think about the age and experience of your child driver. If they’re a new driver, you’ll need to choose a car that’s easy to drive. If your child is more experienced, you can choose a more powerful or sporty car.

Look for safety features such as airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and high-strength steel frames to protect your son or daughter from accidents or other things that might happen while driving their car.


You also need to think about your budget. It’s important not to overspend on your child’s first car – they’ll probably outgrow it quite quickly. Instead, try to find a used mg for sale that’s affordable but still meets your child’s needs.

Cost Of Insurance: 

Insurance rates will vary depending on the type of car, where you live, and your child’s age and driving record. Be sure to look into how much it will cost for them to insure their new vehicle.

Service Costs: 

Cars require a lot of upkeep, so be sure that your son or daughter is willing to put in the time and money required to keep their car in working order. In addition, you might want to consider buying one with low mileage if it goes through less service over time than another vehicle.

How to Overcome New Driver Anxiety

Getting behind the wheel for the first time by yourself is quite daunting as a new driver. Even if you’ve passed your test with flying colours, it can feel quite surreal to have ownership of a vehicle and be free to go wherever you want. A lot of new drivers face anxiety for their first few months of going solo, but this can be overcome in a few simple ways. You have been dreaming of taking a road trip for years, and you deserve to enjoy every moment of your newfound freedom. Ultimately, you have the knowledge and skills to drive a car, you simply need to train your brain to feel calm and at ease on the road. There are a whole host of variables you have complete control over, so consider the following ideas to help ease your driving anxieties.

Learn From an Instructor You Trust

When you’re learning to drive, you need to do so in a safe and enjoyable environment with an instructor you trust. Even after you’ve passed your test it’s important to keep up your skills with a reputable teacher who can provide you with support, tips and a confidence boost. You may want to check out Ignition Driving School, where thousands of pupils have passed their driving tests with flying colours. Not only will you have plenty of instructors to choose from, but they also have flexible schedules so that you can learn to drive at a time that is convenient for you. Learning to drive is a huge milestone in your life, so if you’ve been fully supported during the process it should help to ease your anxiety when you finally get behind the wheel by yourself.

Practice Self Car Before You Drive

Before you’re due to drive it’s important to create a sense of calm, rather than building yourself up into an anxious state. You might want to create a pre-driving ritual which puts you in a confident and positive headspace. Whether you drink a soothing hot drink or listen to your favourite music, there are a number of things you can do to keep calm before your journey.

Plan Your Journeys In Advance

Spontaneous journeys in the car might be fun for some people, but if you’re an anxious driver it can trigger a lot of emotions. Wherever possible, try to plan your journeys in advance and look up the parking situation too. There are a number of things that are out of your control when it comes to driving such as traffic and unexpected accidents, but if you take control as much as possible you will feel more confident.

Create Calmness in the Car

When you’re an anxious driver, it’s important to create a calming atmosphere in your car wherever possible. You may want to create a calming playlist to help you combat any potential stresses that might hit you whilst you’re on the road. Try to avoid doing journeys with groups of people or loud individuals. If you feel intimidated by anybody you’re in the car with, this will only heighten your anxiety and make you feel worried about the journey ahead. You need to put your own mental health and wellbeing first when it comes to driving, so try to avoid any situations that feel stressful to you.

Focus on Your End Destination

Driving to your destination doesn’t need to be filled with worry and stress, you simply need to focus on the reason you’re going to that specific place. Putting a positive spin on your journey and getting excited for the final result might help you to ease your anxiety whilst driving. Perhaps you’re going to meet a friend for lunch or you’re going to enjoy a fun activity; think about your end destination and why it’s exciting to drive there.

It’s completely natural to feel worried or anxious about hitting the road as a solo driver for the first time, but you shouldn’t let it hold you back from going where you want to go. Having a car and being able to drive confidently is liberating and enjoyable as soon as you know how to manage your worries. Many of the things you feel anxious about are “what-ifs” that you don’t need to spend time contemplating. Sometimes a small situation can build up in your head to a point where it feels too overwhelming or unmanageable. With these ideas in mind, you should feel well-equipped to hit the road confidently and calmly when you finally get the chance to take the wheel all by yourself. 

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6 Steps To Planning An Unforgettable & Enjoyable Road Trip

Road trips are the perfect way to get around if you love to be on the road and don’t want to hop on an airplane. They’re often filled with a lot of fun and adventure and will allow you to see new spots and sights that you’ve never come across before.

There are six steps to planning an unforgettable and enjoyable road trip you can apply so that you can ensure it’s a successful adventure. This way you’ll return home glad you went and will already be looking forward to planning another one in the near future.

1. Map Out the Logistics

Not all road trips need to all look and feel the same. There are many ways to go about planning one and you have options when it comes to your means of transportation. For example, you can take a car, rent an RV, or book a motorcycle holiday, to name a few. Map out the logistics by determining where you want to go and what you want to do and how you’ll get there. Once you decide on these aspects you can properly plan your route and ensure the vehicle you’re taking is in good condition.  

2. Determine Who to Bring Along

Another step to planning an unforgettable and enjoyable road trip is to determine who to bring along with you. It can be the difference between you having a fun time or not so choose wisely. For instance, you may want to travel solo if you’re using it as a chance to get away from your daily responsibilities and want to venture out on your own. However, if you’re feeling social and are in the mood to hang out with others then you might consider asking some of your best friends or close family members to travel along with you.

3. Decide Where to Stop

It’s also wise to plan for stops when you’re trying to organise the ultimate road trip. It’ll be unforgettable and enjoyable when you make time to see different landmarks and sightsee a bit on your way to your destination. Also, choose some restaurants to eat at and pick a hotel to stay at if you need to sleep somewhere overnight. It’s also a good opportunity to stretch your legs, rest, and regroup before you hit the road again. You’ll feel better and have more energy if you plan to stop about every two to three hours for a break. The stopping and sightseeing as you go is all part of the road trip experience.

4. Pack Smart

Plan an unforgettable and enjoyable road trip by packing smart. Make sure you bring along what you need and will use and leave the rest at home. You want plenty of room in the vehicle you’ll be taking and don’t want to feel cramped. It’s important that you’re prepared for any type of situation or emergency that might pop up as you travel along the road. Be sure to have water and food, blankets, a map and GPS, a flashlight, and a first-aid kit with you, to name a few vital items. You may also want to confirm you have a spare tyre with you in case you get stranded. Always put safety first and make sure that you and those you’re travelling with buckle up and that you have a plan for getting to where you’re going safely and soundly.

5. Bring Entertainment

Your road trip will be that much more fun when you bring some entertainment with you. While the driver must focus on the road, it’s a good idea to have options if there are other passengers with you. Regardless, you’ll want some music or audiobooks to play and have on in the vehicle. Otherwise, if you’re not the driver you might want to also pack magazines, crossword puzzles, and a travel journal to document your trip. All of these ideas and types of items will help pass the time.

6. Take A Lot of Pictures

Take photos as another tip to consider as you work on planning an unforgettable and enjoyable road trip. You’ll want to have these pictures to look back on when you return home and want to remember all that you did and saw. It’s an excellent way to document your trip and ensure you can hold onto these memories forever. You might not only want to have your phone with you but also invest in a professional camera that will help you produce clear and noteworthy photos that you can print or upload online. 

Three Signs That Your Car’s Tyres Need Replacing

Whether you are getting ready to go on a road trip or are planning on visiting friends in different cities over the holiday period, there are various reasons why you should focus on keeping your car in good working order. After all, failing to maintain your car properly could not only put your health and safety at risk, it could also cost you hundreds upon hundreds of pounds in repair fees. 

While many different factors contribute to the ‘health’ of your car, your tyres are one of the most important. Therefore, you should ensure that you make the most of local tyres service companies that can help you keep your car in the best possible condition. For example, you could arrange for an annual inspection to be carried out or reach out to them when you’ve identified an issue with your tyres.

With that in mind, here are three signs that your car’s tyres need replacing. 

Your Tyres Look Worn Down. 

There are various different factors that can cause your tyres to wear down over time. For example, this can occur after you have spent a certain amount of time behind the wheel or if you have driven through adverse weather conditions. However, as your tyres begin to wear down, their tread depth will be affected. This, in turn, could impact your car’s grip, making accidents much more likely. This kind of maintance is particuaolry important during winter.  By law, you must ensure that your tread depth is at least 1.6 millimetres. As a result, if you notice that your tyres are beginning to wear down – it’s time to schedule an appointment with a replacement company. 

Your Tyres Seem To ‘Vibrate’ While You Are Driving.

Tyres in good condition should make driving your car as smooth as possible – as such; you should not really feel any ‘vibrations’ as you head out on your daily journey. Again, there are various different reasons why you may begin to experience these changes in your tyres, as it could be attributed to uneven wear or damaged wheels. However, these problems can quickly and easily be resolved by professionals, who will be able to identify the source of the issue and have your car back on the road again in no time at all. 

You Haven’t Replaced Your Tyre’s In A While. 

If you’ve been driving your car for several years or purchased your vehicle second hand, one of the key indicators that it is time to replace your tyres is the simple fact that you haven’t done so in a little while. As mentioned previously, the quality of tyres decreases naturally over time – and experts advise that you should seek to replace them every 5-6 years. Therefore, if you have exceeded this time frame (or don’t remember when they were last switched), now is the perfect time to do so. You’ll soon notice the benefit of having new tyres, as driving will feel a lot smoother. Additionally, staying on top of car maintenance will increase the lifespan of your car – saving you a great deal of money in the long run. 

It’s Time To Have The Road Trip Of Your Life

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Are you going to be heading out on a road trip any time soon? If you are, then we hope you have a wonderful time. However, how do you know that it’s going to be the best that you have ever had? Surely, you need to make sure that you have done everything in your power to prepare, and ultimately have some kind of plan as to what you are going to do. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you need to do in order to have the road trip of your life. Keep reading down below if you want to find out more about this.

Open Road

One of the best things about going on road trips is the fact that you get to head out and hit the open road. You don’t need to have a destination in mind if you don’t want to, and this gives you all the freedom that you could ever want. You can go anywhere that you want as long as you are not trying to go abroad without any hassle. It’s just miles of road ahead of you, showing you a world of endless possibilities. 

This is the dream of anyone who loves to drive and who loves cars or motorcycles. You can push the vehicle to see what it can do when nobody is around, you can have so much fun with this that you’re never going to want to return home. Of course, all of this has got to be done in a safe manner, so be sure to be taking the correct safety precautions throughout the trip.

Check The Vehicle

Before you head out you need to make sure that you have had the vehicle checked thoroughly. You don’t want to have the car fail or something to go wrong with it before you leave, but you also don’t want this to happen while you are on the road. Having to call someone to come and get you and the car is going to put a real downer on the entire trip and if it’s not a quick fix, the whole thing will have to be called off.

As such, you should really take your car to a mechanic so that they can check it out to make sure it’s in the best possible condition before you go. This way, you are minimizing the risk of something happening. Of course, it’s not possible to predict the future so you never know what will happen, but at least you can say that you took every possible precaution to avoid an issue.

Family Or Solo?

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You need to decide whether this is going to be a family trip or if this is going to be a solo adventure. Either is going to be awesome, it just depends on who wants to go. If you are going on your own and you know how to ride a motorcycle, this might be an awesome way to travel around for the duration of your trip. It gives you even more freedom, lets you feel the wind and it’s a feeling like none other. Just be extremely careful while you are travelling because we don’t want to see you hurt. Motorcycles can be dangerous and if you do get into an accident, then you need to look into an expert team of motorcycle accident attorneys to help you through.

However, we’re hoping that doesn’t happen in any event as this is supposed to be the road trip of your life! Just keep in mind that no matter who goes, you need to be driving safely to keep everyone safe.


Make sure that you are stopping along the way to see any sights that you want to see. Who knows when you are going to get the chance to see this place again? Take the opportunity while you have it. You never know, it could be one of the most awesome things that you have ever seen so far. 

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you need to think about in order to have the road trip of your life. This is supposed to be a super fun adventure for you and anyone else that you decide to take with you, so just ensure that you are taking your time and having fun. Who knows when you are going to get the opportunity to hit the open road like this again?

Protect Yourself: 7 Crucial Steps To Take After A Car Accident

No one wants to consider what happens if they were to get into a collision. The idea of getting into an accident that could put you or your loved ones at risk is one we’d rather avoid. But, unfortunately, the odds are against you.

You’ll likely be involved in a few auto accidents in your lifetime. The severity of them will vary, but the facts remain. If you drive, you will be in a collision at some point. Pointing this fact out isn’t to create fear. It does, however, give you a good idea about how important it is that you know what steps to take if an accident does happen. 

Here are the 7 crucial steps you should take after a car accident to prepare yourself for the future. 

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  1. Stop

First things first. Stop your vehicle. It may sound too straightforward to mention. But driving away from a collision, whether it resulted in injury or not, is illegal. And it could see you facing some harsh consequences. So stop your car, turn off the engine, and turn on your hazards to make other vehicles aware. 

If possible, move your car out of the way or to the side of the road. If not, get out of the car and leave your hazard lights on. Staying in the car can put you at risk of further injury if other vehicles fail to stop the crash. 

  1. Help

Next, check to see if anyone in your car is hurt. If you can make sure to check on the other driver and assess their injuries. Once you have an idea of the damage, call the emergency services. Above all, remain as calm as possible and give plenty of detail on the accident. 

If anyone has visible injuries, don’t move them. Unless you have to so you can avoid further damage. If anyone is bleeding, do your best to deal with the wounds. If in doubt, put pressure on and keep it on. It’s always a good idea to keep a first aid kit in your car just in case. 

  1. Notify

You need to notify the police and get it documented in an accident report no matter the collision’s severity. It can take a while for the police to arrive but sit tight. Exchanging information with the other driver and hoping they’ll do the right thing can leave you in a sticky situation. 

Waiting for the police means you get all the information needed from the driver. And it ensures that an account of the accident is officially documented. 

  1. Document

Now’s the time to get as much information as possible. This means everything from insurance info to details of the car you were in a collision with. 

Use your phone to document everything in images. It’s the easiest way to ensure you cover all bases, and you’re less likely to forget things if they’re recorded in an image. It’s important to remember, though, that if you’re injured, don’t put yourself at risk. Documentation can be taken after you’ve been seen to. And if you’ve contacted the authorities, they’ll obtain official records. 

  1. Insurance

Get in touch with your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Delaying getting in touch with your insurance company can result in loss of coverage. Or you could find out the other party’s insurance doesn’t cover the collision. 

Make sure to keep notes of everyone you speak to at the company so you can quickly get back in touch with them. You may be required to give a personal account of the crash. It will pay to cooperate with your chosen insurance company. 

  1. Quiet

Be careful of what you say to the other driver. Your conversation should be limited to asking if they’re injured and obtaining the necessary information for your insurance. For everything else, leave it to law enforcement. 

Admitting responsibility, making a verbal agreement, or arguing with the other driver can put your insurance claim in jeopardy. And starting a fight will leave you liable to prosecution, even if the crash wasn’t your fault. 

  1. Beware

Car accidents scams are a real thing. So keep an eye out for any dodgy practices. And don’t hire an attorney that gets in touch with you. Likely, they won’t have your best interests at heart. Instead, hire your own reputable car wreck lawyer. They know what they’re talking about, especially if they’re an old hat regarding car collision law. 

And watch out for medical firms who get in touch post-collision. There have been cases of them taking advantage of your vulnerable state. Only work with people you trust and have chosen yourself. 

Tips on Creating a Safe Environment for Manufacturing Employees

Manufacturing is a large industry that employs millions of people. The safety and security of those employees are essential to the success of any company. There are various ways to keep your employees safe, including designing an environment that minimizes injury risks, providing training on new equipment and protocols, giving regular inspections, and supplying staff with reliable PPE.

1 Give new employees adequate training

New employees should receive training from a professional about how to handle machinery and equipment. In addition, they should have the opportunity to learn proper safety procedures for their job tasks to avoid injuries or accidents when operating heavy machinery. Employees who are new to a specific line of work may need additional information regarding safe practices to do well at their jobs. Having relevant experience does not necessarily mean that an employee is fully acquainted with company standards, health and safety regulations, or machine specifications for performing certain types of tasks.

2 Create an emergency evacuation team 

Creating an emergency evacuation team that can respond quickly to a fire or other safety threat is vital. These individuals should be trained on handling emergencies and what steps need to be taken immediately when something goes wrong, such as activating alarm systems and contacting first responders like firefighters and police officers. Ensure employees know where their designated assembly point will be during an emergency, providing them with a specific place they should meet if they get separated from one another while attempting escape. This location needs to be easily accessible by workers but safe from potential hazards that may cause additional harm after evacuating the building.

3 Implement regular inspections

Regular inspections of heavy machinery can help to ensure that it is safe for use. Employees should thoroughly examine all tools, vehicles, and other types of machines and accessories like the push button switch during their shift before using them. For example, they may inspect the engine hoods on forklifts or cars by checking underneath them for oil leaks or any damage that might risk driving the vehicle later on in the day. In addition, employees should also check safety guards over moving parts and wear and tear around hydraulic fittings and levers, so no one gets hurt while operating these items.

4 Supply staff with reliable PPE

Providing PPE to manufacturing employees ensures that they remain safe at all times while on the job. This could include safety glasses, hard hats, and earplugs for workers exposed to loud sounds from machinery or other equipment. Gloves may also be required when operating certain pieces of heavy equipment to keep hands protected from cuts or scrapes that could occur otherwise. In some cases, respirators might need to be supplied if individuals work with chemicals during their shift that threatens breathing ability over time.

There are many different ways to ensure the safety and security of your employees while they work. These are helpful tips on how you can create a safe environment for manufacturing.

Surprisingly Simple Ways to Win Big When Selling Your Car

You might decide to put up your car for sale at some point. Maybe you’d want a newer model, or you need some extra cash. If you’ve taken care of your car well enough, you might win big when you sell your car. If you haven’t, you’ve got lots of work to do.

Unfortunately, depreciation is part of the life of any vehicle. It is affected by factors such as your car’s age, make and model, mileage, overall interior and exterior condition, modifications, replaced parts, and even the demand for it.

While you can’t influence most of these factors, you can still do some simple sprucing up here and there. In fact, according to CNN Money, even simple, minor repairs can increase the resale value of a mid-range car to $2,000 or more. To find out more about the easy ways to increase the resale value of your car, read below.

Check Your Tires

Start with your tires. Check it, its rims, and hubcaps. Clean it up or replace everything.

If your tires are still in good condition, a good cleaning will do. Use a pressure washer to remove all the dirt and grime from your wheels. It’ll look shiny and fresh afterward. Rub in some tire shine product to make it look new again.

However, if your tires are showing age, particularly when the threads are already slightly showing, it’s time to replace them with new ones. Not only are you improving how your car looks overall, but you are also ensuring safety. Worn-out tires can cause accidents on the road.

As for the rims and hubcaps, scratches and missing ones can lower your car’s resale value. Replace them instead.

Give Your Car a Thorough Wash

A first look at your car can help potential buyers decide whether to purchase your car or not. As you should know, most buyers let their judgment be affected by first impressions. If it’s clean, buyers will know that you take good care of your car, which can positively affect their purchasing decision.

To get the best look for your car, consider getting it professionally cleaned, inside and out, including the engine. If you have the right cleaning tools and equipment, you can also do the cleaning. After everything’s been washed, add some air freshener to the rearview mirror. That will give your car interior the smell of a new vehicle.

Check Your Car Interior

After a thorough cleaning, check the interior of your car. Is there any torn upholstery? Is the flooring still intact? Restore and fix everything that requires them. Replace anything unsightly.

Tactile elements such as gear levers and steering wheels should be replaced if they look worn out. Torn and cracked seating covers must be changed as well. But if you can improve anything with simple fixes, do so. Leather seats, for example, can be dyed and waxed to make them look new again.

The flooring must be complete, too. From the front to the rear, your car’s carpeting must still be in place. If any of them is missing, or they still look dirty even after cleaning, replace them. Get the best mats as much as possible to prevent accidents. Purchase from a wholesale car mat seller to get them at affordable prices.

Buyers also want a car with relatively new technology. You can upgrade your car stereo for cheap, which is a great way to modernize your car’s interior.

Restore Your Car’s Exterior

Buyers always look for dents, scratches, blemishes, and marks when they’re inspecting cars for sale. Unfortunately, even if you took good care of your car, it can still be subjected to these exterior issues because of elements such as pollutants, the heat of the sun, weather in general, and the dreaded bird poop.

Have everything restored. Dents can be repaired and removed. Scratches can be dealt with using a touch-up kit. If your car has faded paint or any blemishes, you can use a color polish to freshen up its paint again. A clay kit, on the other hand, can remove contaminants from bird poop.

Prepare Your Car’s Documentation

Finally, and probably the most important, get your car’s papers in order. According to Yahoo Finance, documentation can show your car’s good condition. This can reassure buyers that you’ve done the proper maintenance checks and work on your car. Documentation can also show a car’s history of ownership and accidents, which buyers sometimes look at, especially if they’re doubtful.

Put Your Car Up for Sale Now

See, with attention to detail, careful cleaning, and a bit of organization, you can add more value to your car. After all of this, you can finally sell your car. Good luck!