The new Smart ForTwo ED is ideal for anyone who needs just two seats, super duper low running costs and who wants to do their bit for the environment. It’s smartly styled, easy to drive and fully electric. For the commute to work and back, it looks absolutely perfect. The fact that it’s so small means you’ll never need to worry about negotiating tight city streets ever again, while its 0-62 time of 11.5 seconds is more than enough to keep up with traffic.
Road tax? It’s become as complicated as Brexit and changes as often as the British weather. And in April 2018, it’s about to change again. Confused? Frustrated? Wanna know what the score is in terms of how much it’s gonna cost you? OSV has got you covered with the in’s and out’s of the new UK car tax system.
Today's savvy sports car buyer is looking for the perfect combination of handling, driving experience, speed and ...... low emissions?! It's not something you'd typically associate with luxury sports cars. However, while the driving experience and thrill are crucial, so is the focus on being more environmentally aware. The media are increasingly focusing on pollution caused by cars and now buyers are demanding the same of their sports cars. Selecting a model with low emissions will not only have a less harmful impact on the environment but even result in lower running costs.
When you are getting a new car, it’s always nice to know where it’s being built and the journey it goes on to get to your drive. But the automotive industry is so huge and, as of 2012, 165,000 cars were being built every day. That’s a huge number and it can be hard to track down where your car is being built. However, it would be nice to have a rough idea, wouldn’t it? Well, that’s where we come in. In this article, we are going to go through some of the most well-known car manufacturers and take a look at where their most popular cars are built.
With pretty much everything nowadays, the advancements in technology mean that our valuables have become much more valuable. Our phones, laptops and tablets are all things we carry on our person on a daily basis yet are worth more than they ever have been. And, our cars are no different. With increased technology, cars are a more appealing target for thieves.
That said, the advancement in technology also means that cars are fitted with impressive anti-theft technology which means that actually, car thefts are falling.
However, they are still happening. And, thieves are getting smarter. It was recently reported that thieves are finding ways of unlocking cars by using a transmitting device that extends the signal from a keyless fob.
So, how do you prevent your car from being stolen? In this article, we look at some of the top ways to prevent your car from being stolen.
There are a lot of family car’s on offer, and the Hyundai i30 Hatchback has a lot to do if it’s to convince you it should be your next purchase. So how does a 7-year warranty, lots of safety equipment and a genuinely excellent motorway cruiser sound?Yep, the i30 has lots of strengths for young families. There is an engine for everyone, it’s handsome, and it fits nicely into the average UK family’s budget.
OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our Hyundai i30 Hatchback review.
Sat Navs are a brilliant tool used every day to help people get from A to B. Without the need for an expert map reader in their front passenger seat. There is one problem, they are not entirely safe to operate, especially if you are behind the wheel of a car. In this article, we will take you through the steps of how to use sat navs safely.
If you could design the perfect car, what would it look like? That’s the question that the UK’s leading independent car specialists, OSV, asked 1,000 members of the British public and the results aren’t necessarily what you might expect. The lights of an Audi A5, the wheels of a Range Rover Sport, and the grill of a Lamborghini HURACÁN; so far, so predictable. If you asked a man to design his perfect car, this is most likely what he would come up with. Colour it black, add in the practical but shapely roof of the Ford Edge, a handy hatchback and the wing mirrors of the Range Rover EVOQUE and you have a sensible, stylish and undeniably classy car, once the proportions have been reconfigured.
Ooops, you've got a parking ticket on your lease car. Don't panic, it happens to the best of us. Put it down to experience and try not to let it ruin your day. If you have a lease car and receive a parking ticket you might have some questions which I hope to answer in this article. Questions like, who pays for parking tickets on a lease car? If your lease vehicle is issued with a PCN there are certain procedures you'll need to follow.