Conceived as a lifestyle-oriented small city car, the Ford KA was first introduced in 1996 as a two-door model based on the then current Ford Fiesta MK IV with a completely new design language called New Edge. The car proved to be a huge success and a bestseller in its class in the UK for years, mostly due to its charming and practical design, high quality and competitive price.Read more
At Motor Range we know that for many people, cars aren’t just for practical use. Whether you’re a petrolhead or a sedate Sunday driver, most of us enjoy taking a trip out in our motor, for a day, a week or even longer.Read more
Ever since the Nissan Juke was introduced in 2010, it has been polarizing the automotive world because of its brave and unconventional design. In short, it was the first really quirky crossover with presence that just couldn’t be forgotten. More importantly, the buyers all over the world loved it for its peculiar charm, and soon the Juke became the definitive it-car in the rapidly expanding crossover SUV class.Read more
When it was first introduced in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf instantly became an icon and a revolution in the expanding hatchback class. It wasn’t the first hatchback on the market, but it was the most practical, and its quality was astounding.Read more
Are you a good driver? Yes? No? Don’t care? Well, you should! From improving the health of your car, to boosting your own health and wealth, even enhancing your looks - there’s a long list of benefits of driving well.Read more
For twenty-five years we’ve raced around track after track chasing mushrooms, princesses and monkeys in pursuit of the hallowed trophy in Mario Kart! Along the way we’ve done our best to triumph on Super-Circuits, Double-Dashes and more recently anti-gravity courses. Things could be about to get interesting as a new Mario Kart appears in town.Read more
Using your mobile phone while driving has been a hot topic for quite a while now.
Recently, it’s been even more in the spotlight, thanks to major changes in the laws around drivers using mobile phones while behind the wheel.Read more
Taking ownership of a new car can be full of surprises, with all those gadgets and features to get to grips with. It can take months or even years to familiarise yourself with a car, and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you’ll find something new!Read more
New model launches and re-launches by Audi never fail to grab massive amounts of publicity. But given that the Audi A6 goes head-to-head against some the biggest heavyweights in the executive saloon category - think the BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XE and Mercedes-Benz E-Class - the current A6 model sneaked out with barely more than a whisper when it came out in 2011.Read more
Here at Motor Range, we have large stocks and a high turnover of vans of various sizes. But we know through experience that lots of our customers are new to buying a van.Read more
Motoring journalists have been falling over themselves to praise the latest Mercedes E-Class, even going so far as to widely compare it with the model next up the range, the S-Class limousine.Read more
A BMW is apparently the car most Liverpudlians would like to have parked outside their house.
And the research which found this, for a leading car sales website, is pretty timely, as the latest version of the German prestige car-maker’s 5 Series went on sale here in the UK in February.Read more
No matter what vehicle you drive, there’s no cargo more precious than your child. As the home of family friendly motoring in Liverpool, Motor Range wants nothing more than to keep our friends and customers safe and legal on the road so we’ve already had a look at new car seat laws - here’s what you need to know…Read more
While the Ford Fiesta may regularly head the lists of the UK’s most popular new cars, something with a little more pizazz has been making an appearance at the top of the charts for used cars - the BMW 3 Series.Read more
Mention Liverpool anywhere in the world and you can guarantee that two things will invariably be discussed: football and The Beatles! Aside from the city’s sporting history and notable music scene there are many more facts that have contributed to Liverpool’s success.Read more
Buying a car is a big a commitment. In fact, after a marriage or partnership, having children or buying a house, a car is probably the biggest responsibility that most of us will undertake.Read more
If you haven’t fully realised how the internet has changed the way we buy used cars, then the chances are that you haven’t done it for a few years, or you’ve been living on another planet!Read more
BMW dealers are getting set for a major influx of customers keen to get their hands on a new 5 Series when the model goes on sale in February.Read more
Congratulations on your new car! Time to take it out on the road to see what it can do. Make sure that you choose a route worthy of your virgin drive with fascinating sights, challenging corners and let-loose straight runs to make it memorable.Read more
Not so long ago, 4x4s and SUVs were a status symbol only within reach of the rich and famous - a Range Rover to drive on daddy’s estate, transport to the local polo match or the oversized vehicle of choice for City mums on the school run. Then, along came the crossover and suddenly everyone seemed to be driving at a higher level.Read more
At over 2.6 million units, 2015 saw the highest number of newly registered cars ever sold in the UK. Yet this figure was outnumbered nearly 3 to 1 by more than 7 million used car sales. So what makes a used car the more desirable buy for so many car owners?Read more
Life is full of landmarks: birthdays, new relationships, new jobs, a growing family, each celebrated differently depending on your age and means at the time. Once you become a driver, these notable periods in your life can also warrant a change in car as your needs and budget vary.Read more
Liverpool has lots to offer, from football to fashion, cuisine to culture. With so much to choose from, we take a look at the best in the city.Read more
A shiny, new car, driven straight out of the car dealership. It’s one of the ultimate aspirations for most people, right? However, are they actually worth it compared to used cars?Read more
Audi has long been a status symbol and one of the most recognisable names amongst premium car brands. Let’s take a look at what’s currently availableRead more
Whether you’re trading in your old car or buying your first used car, unless you’re a cash buyer, you’ll need some form of credit. If you know that your credit rating isn’t good, is nonexistent or you’re just too afraid to look, there are lots of things you can do to help you to get access to the funds you need.Read more
For most of us, financing a car will be one of the biggest investments we make. Aside from a home, we put more time, effort and money into a vehicle purchase than any other item. And rightly so - it’s something that we use most days - travelling to work, ferrying children to school, and getting us to our chosen leisure activities. For some, driving their car is their chosen leisure activity.Read more
Families never travel light. Toys, gadgets, food, clothes, spare everything - there’s so much to pack…and that’s even before the children. But while space must be the number one requirement when buying a family car, there are many more things to consider:Read more
Year on year, UK new car sales have risen steadily since 2012, with used car sales recently hitting a 10-year high. It’s good to know that the automobile market is doing well, but one can’t help but wonder how these purchases are funded in our ever-changing economic environment.Read more
Let’s look back in time. Lets look at Liverpool FC in 1973.
Bill Shankly had turned the club’s fortunes around after a spell in the second division, winning three titles. He would depart the club the following season, finishing second and pass the reigns of the club to Bob Paisley.
Under Paisley’s leadership, Liverpool went from regular title contender to league and European powerhouse across the late 70s and across the 80s and dominated football with their combination of raw skill, pace and defensive leadership. It began a trend of the archetypal ‘Liverpool’ player: a born leader, loyal, charismatic and who never says die.
The question is: did that personality reach to their cars? That’s what we’ve endeavoured to find out. Here are the most iconic liverpool players of the past 5 decades and the most prolific cars they drove, some of which we have for sale.Read more
Buying a van to use for your business? Here are 8 golden rules which you should be sure to follow when you need an ideal workhorse that won’t let you down.Read more
A hike in the tax paid on insurance premiums has hit us all, so we present some ideas for other ways you could save on the cost of your essential cover.Read more
Motor Range explains how pimping your ride will probably cost you not just the price of the fancy add-ons but also a hefty hike in your insurance premiums.Read more
The government last month (February) announced that it was raising the target for the proportion of van and car components which must be recycled, from the current 85% to 95%.Read more
Find out how insurance firms are about to officially recognise large numbers of ‘new’ job titles to reflect the changing workforce as premiums look set to soar.Read more
The cost of filling a car with petrol or diesel in the UK at the start of 2016 is lower than at any time in seven years, as supermarkets’ cuts in both fuels to under £1 a litre grabs plenty of headlines.Read more
On Christmas Day 2015, whilst the rest of us were opening our presents and increasing our waistlines with turkey and booze, the Indian Economic Times were reporting a helpful and revealing new text message service that can unveil the entire history of a used car before it is bought.Read more
In the wake of the recent severe flooding, it’s important to check that a used car you may be interested in buying hasn’t been damaged beyond critical repair.Read more
When the time comes to sell your car, you have two options:
Whilst both have their benefits and negatives, we’re here to explain why part-exchanging is the safer and more secure option.Read more
This month information and data giants Experian have reported that used car sales between the months of April and June in 2015 have hit their highest number since the recession began in 2008.Read more
Personal Contract Purchase has become a revolution in car hire in the past five years. We explain how PCP can bring you the car you want at an affordable price.Read more
As reported by the BBC, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that record numbers of new car registrations occurred last month, in turn making it the 43rd consecutive month of growth in the new car market.Read more
With autumn upon us and the nights and temperatures drawing in, it’s time to take stock and consider how best to keep ourselves safe on the roads. Changing seasons bring very different road conditions: not to mention the need to winter-proof our vehicles and perhaps our driving styles. Here are our top tips for safe autumn driving.Read more
Fitting a car seat is an absolutely crucial, indeed legally required, part of of parenthood. You should take true care when fitting the seat and ensure that you consult both the manufacturers instructions and your car’s user manual. Worryingly, a study conducted by Good Egg Safety, revealed that 60% of UK car seats are not installed correctly. This severely jeopardises the safety of your child and should be avoided at all costs.Read more
There will always be the burning question of repairing your car against the outlay of buying a replacement but sometimes, when life forces our hand, the immediate higher expenditure can in fact save more money long term.Read more
So, you’ve got the grades you need and you’re heading off to the big smoke to start a new chapter of your life, as a student. Making the transition to student living can be a tricky but incredibly exciting one, and there’s a whole new list of products you once took for granted that are suddenly prime bargaining tools; milk, bread, toilet paper and beers (cold or otherwise!) are all valuable commodities…but none are more in demand than the humble used car!Read more
As the swinging sixties swept across America, Ford vice president and general manager, Lee Iacocca, hatched a plan to create a car for the people. A playful, luxurious, four-seater, that was both affordable and desirable. A car that represented the times and was different from all the rest. A car that reflected the newly acquired affluence of American society, but that was big enough to accommodate the burgeoning families of the original baby boomers.
Times were changing and Iacocca wanted Ford to lead the way in providing luxurious, mass production cars that could be affordable and flexible. It was his aim that the Mustang would be tailored to each customer’s needs, being as fancy or functional as required.Read more
The luxury cars featured here have performed well when tested. They have good reliability and safety ratings. Top luxury cars are like any other. Depreciation of new models happens almost instantaneously upon purchase. However, luxury cars hold their value comparatively well. The quality of these vehicles means they stay nicer for a long time than some vehicles. Luxury cars look and feel timeless whether you purchase a new or pre owned car.Read more
Did you know you could save money by choosing a car in a low insurance group? People who purchase cars in low groups pay lower premiums than those for higher groups. A group rating panel sets the groups. Members of the committee include Lloyds Market Association and the Association of British Insurers.
The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre administers the group. When the panel meets, new car models are assigned to a group ranging from 1 to 50. Group 1 is the cheapest to insure. High-performance models are typically placed in the highest groups and bring the most expensive insurance premiums.Read more
Cars emitting CO2 at a rate less than 100g/km are exempt from road tax. Nearly every manufacturer now makes ‘sub-100’ models. Many of these vehicles are not small family cars, superminis, or city cars. Two-thirds of models purchased today fall into the ‘sub-100’ category. This trend is responsible for UK CO2 emissions continuing to fall.
To be considered on the top five, they have to have more than a fuel efficient engine with decent fuel economy. They must be a great value for the money, comfortable over long distances, and good to drive. Here are five tax-saving options.Read more
Convertibles are purchases made with the heart. They are the purest automotive art form. Drop-tops are taking everyday driving to a new enjoyable level. The ultimate driving experience is found behind the wheel of a convertible.
Historically, a retractable roof had a frame with a folding textile fabric that evolved to the most common type of convertible. A less often seen detachable hardtop provides a more secure and weatherproof alternative. Technology has improved the retractable hardtop. It is becoming more common.
This week we are breakdown the different types of convertibles available to you, so you can make the best choice for the summer!Read more
The potholes on Britain’s roads are presenting potential safety hazards and causing vehicle damage. As moisture in the cracks of the road freeze, it expands and causes potholes. The structure of the road is damaged further when cars drive over the potholes. The holes become bigger as the structure below the surface layer is damaged. Adverse weather conditions such as wet-dry and freeze-thaw cycles, that repeatedly occur, make the situation worse.
A number of tyre and wheel problems can result from hitting a pothole. Wheels can crack or buckle, and lumps can develop in the tyres from the initial impact. Also, alloys crack and wheel balancing and tracking are misaligned. Potholes have caused drivers to lose control of a vehicle and become involved in accidents. Here are some top tips to help you avoid potholes…Read more
In 2008, the DailyMail.com News reported that approximately 120,000 people per year add the wrong fuel to a vehicle. That is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 13 per hour. Over £50 million are paid out in repair bills. Putting petrol into a diesel tank is more common than the reverse. Diesel nozzles are bigger and unable to fit most petrol tanks.
Continue reading to discover the best way to limit your expense if you find yourself in this predicament. If you have any questions you would like to ask us, simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRQuestions.Read more
Driving in the city can be very complex and demanding due to cramped parallel parking, confusing signs, and crowded streets. However, for some, city driving is not an option. So here is a little snippet of the top five cars to help you navigate your way through the hectic lanes of the city.
If you have any questions about this article, please tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRCityCar.Read more
Welcome fellow car lovers to this week’s instalment of The Motor Range Express.
In all we do, we strive to provide insightful articles to help you understand this confusing industry. Which, therefore, brings us to this article!
Have you ever been caught out by the side of the road with a flat tyre? Did you know that changing the tyre yourself can save you time and money? Continue reading to find out how.
Please remember if you have a bad back or are pregnant, to call a professional in this situation, it is always better to be safe than sorry!
If you have any questions about this article, please tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRFlatTyre.Read more
There is nothing we love more than cars! So we feel it is important to know the history of the makes and models we have all grown to love, which brings us to Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz is the grandad of car manufacturers; most encyclopedias give the credit of the first car to Mercedes-Benz co-founder Carl Benz. So we feel the history of this particular manufacturer is well worth knowing, continue reading to find out more.
If you have any questions or some fun facts about Mercedes-Benz, then tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRMercedes.Read more
Buying a used car can be a stressful time especially if you don’t have that preferred model in mind, so it is imperative to have a good look around.
Then comes the test drive, this is your best opportunity to see what this car has to offer. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the top ways to get the most out of your drive!
If you have any questions about this article, please tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRTestDrive.Read more
Do you have a messy windscreen from where your Sat Nav has been? Are you having to ignore calls whilst driving because the audio just isn’t good enough? Or perhaps you’re having trouble reversing just because you can’t see properly?
If any of the above situations sound familiar to you, then you will know these little irritations can spoil what could be a pleasant drive. But no more! We have searched high and low to find you the best in-car technology that will change your driving experience!
Let us know your thoughts by tweeting us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRCarGadgets.Read more
Love is in the air!
It’s that time of year again where you forget about the stresses and strains of everyday life to focus on that special one and what better way to celebrate than a lovely road trip through the English countryside?!
Therefore this week we have scaled the country to find the perfect locations to make this Valentines weekend one to remember.
So pack up the car, put that champagne on ice and set off to one of our top 5 Valentines weekend destinations in the UK.
If you have any suggestions or any questions then simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRValentines.
Have any queries about Motor Range or are looking at one of our quality used cars? Then simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRQuery.Read more
House prices have increased, compared to 10 years ago petrol prices have increased but perhaps the most notable price increase is car insurance for young drivers.
It has become increasingly hard for young drivers to even consider getting on the road with most insurance quotes costing more than the car itself.
So more than ever, information about how to the get the best cover at the most reasonable price is needed…
...and this is where we come in!
This week we are dedicated to help you when looking for your car insurance cover.
If you have any questions about this topic, simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRInsurance.Read more
Happy New Year!
The start of a new year always brings out those little traditions we all like to take part in; new years resolutions, getting prepared for the spring clean and yet in the midst of all this positive change, January seems to hold a slight melancholy that can get us all.
So this week we are solely dedicated to wiping away those January blues with some of our best picks from our BIG used cars for sale that are guaranteed to cheer you up!
If you have any enquiries about the cars featured in this article simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRJanBlues or call 0843 249 5398.Read more
We start off this article with great news. It has been announced that we have now been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards 2014! So thank you to all who voted and wish us luck in the final stage of the competition :D
With the recent release of its newest model the i8, we have decided to take a look as to where the make, we have all grown to love, began and how it became one of the biggest leaders in the automotive sector.
If there are any questions you would like to ask us about this blog entry then be sure to tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRBMW.Read more
It’s your last chance! The voting for the Blog Awards UK ends on 3rd December, so make sure your vote is counted, click here!
This week we are looking into the best apps on the market for all you motorists. These apps are designed to improve your experience on the roads and produce interesting facts and advice.Read more
The Christmas adverts have begun, the shopping centres are filled with decorations and you’ve probably had to scrape the first ice off your car!
Meaning winter has arrived and in line with our new competition, where you can win an AA Winter Care Kit, this week we are revealing some tips and advice in line with the AA on how to prepare your car from the effects of winter.
Keep reading to find out how to enter our new competition!
If you find this article helpful or if you have any questions then please tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRWinterCare.Read more
Hello all, thank you for taking the time to read this weeks blog post!
As you will know, we have entered into The Blog Awards UK and this years theme is called “Be Bold” which got us thinking…
How can you be bold in the automotive sector? But most importantly how can our customers be bold in their choices for their next car?!
Why not join in the conversation by tweeting us at @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRBeBold we’d love to hear from you!Read more
Yesterday we received the great news that our blog has been entered into The Blog Awards UK 2015 and we are more than thrilled to announce this to you today.
We created The Motor Range Express in the hope to help people in their search for their perfect car and to provide some useful insight and advice into the world of cars and even though our blog is still in it’s infancy we are honoured to be a part of this competition!Read more
Welcome to this weeks post which is dedicated to helping you find the most economical car!
High emissions has always been a problem however our awareness of it has increased over the years meaning that we should take every precaution to be more environmentally friendly.
Therefore we have put together a list of the top 5 cars that gets you from A to B whilst having a less harmful impact on the environment.
If you find this article helpful or have any questions you wish to ask us, simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #EcoCars.Read more
You may now be acquainted with the Fiat 500 as the cute, quirky car we’ve all grown to love however it may surprise you to know it is much older than you think!
This week we take a look at the history of the classic Fiat 500 and how it turned from a cheap runaround to a fashion statement for a generation.
Let us know if you have an original Fiat 500 by tweeting us @MotorRange, we’d love to see it!Read more
This weeks blog is dedicated to a very important matter; staying road legal!
Police spot checks are regularly carried out across the country and it can be confusing as to what makes you car legal or not. Therefore we have compiled a list in the hope to break down some of the confusion and give you more confidence in knowing your car is in line with the law.
See below for simple rules and guidelines to make sure you are not caught out! Let us know if this article has helped you by tweeting us @MotorRange using the hashtag #RoadLegal.Read more
Cars can be tricky, but when you know what to do with them and the best ways to look after them, it can make all the difference in how you see your car.
Knowing the best maintenance checks is very important to your car and can often prolong it’s life span, and even though it may take a little time and effort, it’s worth knowing your car is running as it should be.
This week we have decide to list some simple yet useful tips to keep your car in the best shape it can be.
If you find this article helpful or maybe you have another tip that we haven’t mentioned, simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #Maintenance!Read more
This week we are focusing on helping you find the perfect first car!
There are many great options to choose from but we have whittled it down to just 5, so the choice is made even easier.
If you find the article helpful why not let us know and tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #MRFirstCarRead more
This month we will be looking at the history of one of the most famous cars from this country.
It’s iconic style and it’s ability to keep reinventing itself has made it one of the most popular makes in the world.
The Mini you know and love originally began in August 1959 where it was better known as the Morris Mini Minor and the Austin Seven, it wasn’t until 1961 that it took on the name Austin Mini, then just 8 years later it became a marque in its own right.Read more
Say hello to summer! This weeks post is dedicated to the summer holidays and the wonderful road trips you are about to embark on. We are solely focused on helping you narrow down the best sights to see in this country and find the perfect vacation spot for you.
See below for our top 10 places in the UK that are tailor made for a summer getaway.
Why not let us know if this has been of any help to you by tweeting us @MotorRange.Read more
As petrol seems to be staying at a pretty steady high, the price is something that still concerns most of the UK public. Meaning more than ever people are looking for more ways that they can save money and conserve fuel.
This weeks blog is dedicated to giving you the best tips on how to get the most out of what you are putting in.
Why not tweet us @MotorRange and tell us if the tips below have helped you!Read more
While the summer is still here why not consider a fresh car to make the most out of these lovely weather conditions!
Take a look at our list below for our top five recommendation on how to get the most out of your car this summer.Read more
Does the colour of your car reveal more about you than you might think? Well as it turns out this could be the case.
A report by Axalta states that the colour of the car you drive can be a psychological shortcut to express your personality and what you want the world to think about you.
Of course this is more of a fun study than a scientifically based observation, so you can take these observations with a pinch of salt, we hope you enjoy!
Why not tweet us @motorrange and tell us what colour car you have and if this study is true for you or not.Read more
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