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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!

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...

In 2008, the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.