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Used Cars of Bristol provide vital transport for NHS staff, carers and elderly stranded by snow storm
Last Friday, with the Used Cars of Bristol showroom closed for the day due to bad weather, Sales Manager Rob Buckland posted on Facebook that he was available to help transport Doctors, Nurses, Carers and others stranded by the bad weather in his Land Rover Defender. Throughout the day, Rob…
Friday 6th April 2018
What to Do if Your Car Heating is Blowing Cold Air January 16, 2018 at 8:48 AM
A car heater is important, especially during the cold winter or in the mornings. Heating your car enhances comfort and creates an ambience that allows you to cruise seamlessly, but when the heater malfunctions, temperatures may drop and sometimes you only get cold air. If your car heater blows cold…
Tuesday 16th January 2018
What To Do If You Fill Up With The Wrong Fuel
We all know not to misfuel our vehicles, but occasionally we are subject to lapses in judgement or concentration – perhaps you are in a rush, confused by a new station layout or just muddled by a new change in vehicle. Whatever the reason, acting quickly and calmly can help…
Monday 30th October 2017
5 Advantages AR Can offer the Automotive Industry
Augmented Reality or AR, where a simulation is laid on top of the real world, has the potential to change every aspect of our lived reality. With this change comes new opportunities for private industries to innovate. Here we’ll discuss five great things augmented reality can offer the automotive industry.…
Wednesday 11th October 2017
5 Fantastic Dog Friendly Cars
Many people consider a dog to be an essential part of the family, but fewer people consider their canine friend when choosing used cars. Below, we examine five of the most dog-friendly cars out there, and what their advantages are. 1. Skoda Superb Estate The Skoda Superb Estate is an…
Monday 25th September 2017
5 Simple Steps to Get Your Car Winter Ready
As the nights draw longer and the temperature drops down, Autumn is the perfect time to get your car winter ready. After all, there is nothing more frustrating than a mishap in the freeze of winter that could have been entirely avoided by a little preparation. So, before the weather…
Monday 25th September 2017
Will Driverless cars affect your driving skills?
The car as we know it has dramatically changed: driverless cars have arrived and in the coming decade, these will become more advanced and available to the mass market. But what does this mean for the everyday driver? The advent of autonomous, driverless cars now means that for the first…
Wednesday 30th August 2017
Why Buy a Used Car?
It goes without saying that buying a brand new car costs much more than buying second hand. And there are plenty of reasons why. It’s important to note that cars these days have much longer useful lives. That means used cars can provide greater value than ever before. Nonetheless, not…
Wednesday 16th August 2017
Why Buy a Personalised Registration Number
Nothing can satisfy your heart more than when you have your favourite slogan, hobby, nickname or unique message embedded on your car. You can always look at it and recall the central events behind the birth of such slogans, nicknames or words. Crafting customised registration numbers has become a legal…
Monday 31st July 2017
What to do if your car engine overheats
You will usually first be alerted to the fact that your car engine has overheated by flashing lights on your dashboard. At this point, it is essential to pull over and correct the problem. Car engines can overheat for numerous different reasons, but overheating is more than a minor inconvenience:…
Monday 24th July 2017
Why the Future of Cars is electric
The rise of electric automobiles is expected to overtake the use of conventional vehicles in the coming years. The world fast realises that there is a need for clean energy and people are appreciating the fact that electric cars play a significant role in conserving the environment. There are various…
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Why buy a car from Used Cars of Bristol
Many potential car owners have been met with the challenging factor of choosing a high quality used vehicle. First-time car owners are the most affected although even mechanics may make mistakes when assisting their clients in selecting a good used car. It is, therefore, advisable to purchase a used car…
Thursday 15th June 2017
Discover our new UCOB branding!
Over the past 6 months, we have been working to develop our new UCOB logo as well as refine our brand by defining what it means to us and our customers. Managing Director Sam Buckland said “It began to feel like we had outgrown our old logo, and with further…
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Car Maintenance Checklist To Keep Your Car Pristine
Car owners love their machines in perfect working condition, but most of them are baffled by the complexity that comes with keeping it running smoothly over a long period of time. Keeping your car in perfect condition is not something you need to worry about if you have the right…
Thursday 25th May 2017
How to Jump Start your Car
A dead battery is a pain. However, you need to investigate whatever’s caused the battery to drain in the first place if it’s anything other than leaving your lights on. When faced with a dead battery, a jump start is the best way to get going. What you need to…
Monday 22nd May 2017
How do I get an International Driving Permit?
If you are about to embark on a driving journey overseas, then ideally you need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). What this allows you to do, is to drive legally in over 140 foreign countries, including the United States and Hong Kong. Although most European cities allow you…
Monday 24th April 2017
10 reasons why you should take your car for maintenance
Every car owner has the responsibility of visiting a mechanic on a regular basis. These visits are either scheduled or impromptu, and should not be overlooked. Regular diagnosis of the car has various merits both to the car and the users. 1. Engine oil It is easy to check the…
Wednesday 19th April 2017
Top 5 Spring Road Trips in the UK
There is nothing quite like the excitement of planning and enjoying a road trip. The only problem is that of deciding where you should go. So where are the best places to have a Spring road trip in the UK? Well, below we share with you the top 5 road…
Wednesday 29th March 2017
All you need to know about Smart Motorways
What is a Smart Motorway? This is simply a section of a motorway that employs the use of technology to monitor traffic flow. By actively managing traffic signs and speed limits from a regional control point, a smart motorway greatly increases the capacity of a road without physically increasing the…
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
The difference between Diesel and Petrol
If you probably ask many people about the difference between diesel and petrol, you will likely get a blank stare. This question holds no clear-cut answers. 50 years ago, automotive consuming diesel were the heavy vehicles such as tractors, trucks, buses and generators. However, diesel-powered engines were characteristic of being…
Tuesday 28th February 2017
Children car seats’ law is changing
On March 1 this year the law is changing with regards to the sale and use of car booster seats for children. This change in the law means that manufacturers will no longer be able to make backless booster seats for children under the height of 125cm or who weigh…
Friday 17th February 2017
CarDealer Magazine Awards – Used Cars of Bristol Highly Commended 100+ Car Dealership of the Year!
The 2016 CarDealer Magazine named us Highly Commended Car Dealership of the Year (100+ cars). On Monday evening at the 2016 CarDealer Magazine awards at The Brewery in London, we were delighted to be named Highly Commended Car Dealership of the Year (100+ cars). Managing Director, Sam Buckland, said: “The…
Tuesday 24th January 2017
Which Car Is Best For Me?
As you have probably already seen, there is a massive selection of used cars on the market. But how do you choose what’s best for you? If you’re in the market for a car you’ll have a list of wants and needs, perhaps some pros and cons to help you…
Monday 23rd January 2017
Northern Lights – What you need to know
The Aurora Borealis is an amazing natural phenomenon that everyone should aim to see at least once in their lifetime. This spectacular light show is an ethereal, mesmeric and ever-changing performance, an entrancing dance of beautiful colours that light up the night sky. Having the opportunity to witness these lights…
Monday 16th January 2017
Should I Buy Petrol or Diesel?
When it comes to buying used cars, one of the first considerations is whether to buy a Petrol or Diesel model. Electric and hybrid cars make up only a small portion of the market at present, so for most of us it comes down to a choice of Unleaded or…
Tuesday 20th December 2016
3 Ways to Clean Frost off Windows Quickly
Are you still trying to scrape ice off your windshield every morning before work? There are many good things about winter; who doesn’t love cuddling up with hot chocolate at Christmas time, but cleaning ice off your windshield in the morning isn’t one of them. Give me one worse way…
Monday 12th December 2016
10 Common Mistakes Drivers Make
We all do those little mistakes while driving, which we think they won’t matter but they actually do. Little mistakes, you may be doing unconsciously but have a huge impact on the rest of the drivers and the traffic in total. Not indicating, driving in the middle lane of the…
Friday 25th November 2016
Google’s solution to a sticky problem
Google’s self driving cars may well be the technology of the future, but what happens if they are involved in accidents? Google has been patenting several safety features for its self driving cars to help to ensure that accidents do not happen and that, if they do, damage is minimized…
Thursday 17th November 2016
Top 9 car photography accounts to follow on Instagram
Instagram is a motor enthusiasts haven, allowing followers to find images of their favourite cars and to get up to date motoring news. Below we share the top 10 car photography accounts to follow on Instagram. Petrolicious @petroliciousco If you love to look at nostalgic car images, then you must…
Thursday 27th October 2016
Car Logos – What do they mean?
ave you ever looked at a car logo and wondered what it meant? Car logos are incredibly important to a company and express what their brand is all about. Below we explore 10 popular car logos. BMW This logo is a circle that is split into four blue and white…
Wednesday 19th October 2016
What is the Gearbox and how does it work?
The Gearbox – every car has one, every driver knows how to use one but not all car owners know how they work. We don’t need to know the intricate details of how our cars work, but basic knowledge is invaluable, especially if things start to go wrong. Here is…
Thursday 15th September 2016
How to keep your kids entertained on car journeys
Have you ever been on a road trip accompanied by your kids? Nothing derails a car journey faster than bored youngsters in the backseat. If you have a correct set of activity bag, then you will be able to mute the “Where are we now?” melody from the rear. The…
Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Would you turn your car into a Hotspot?
With more and more of our lives being interconnected to the internet, it only makes sense that car manufacturers have moved towards integrating Wi-Fi hotspots into their vehicles. The technology has become more affordable in recent years as it is now available in even some more budget-friendly cars. Advantages of…
Monday 15th August 2016
How to Make Money with Used Cars via Uber
Uber is a technology platform that is owned and operated by Uber Technologies, an American based online transportation network company. The technology allows drivers registered with it to connect with riders via a mobile app. In cities and towns where the app is operational, clients use the app to request…
Thursday 30th June 2016
Extending and protecting the life of your car tyres
The life of your tyres is an important part of keeping your vehicle in great shape all year round. Whether you want to extend their life or give them extra protection while using them, there are countless workarounds to both save your money and provide your tyres with the protection…
Wednesday 15th June 2016
What do you need to know before travelling to Europe by car?
Whether it’s a European road trip or a business meeting abroad, if you’re considering driving on the continent, you’ll need to consider a few things quite apart from the fact that it’s the ‘wrong’ side of the road! Here are some vital tips for British drivers to consider before going…
Tuesday 31st May 2016
The Absolute Road Trip Car Check Handbook
The summer is finally coming and that can only mean one thing, road trips! There is nothing better than sitting down with an ice cold drink in the sun after a day on the road. Whether you’re off to see your relatives up north or driving across the channel for…
Monday 16th May 2016
The Top 5 Baby Car Seats – Safety, Comfort and Style to Suit All Budgets
If you’re looking for a top quality baby car seat, why not save yourself some time by taking a look at our Top 5 Baby Car Seats List. Used Cars of Bristol gives you all the information you need to help you decide which option is best to keep your…
Friday 29th April 2016
Can Cars Be Taken Over by Hackers?
The phrase ‘Internet of things’ has been used widely over the past few years, referring to the increasing connectivity of everyday items. With vehicles nowadays routinely computerised and rapidly joining the list of online objects, there have been reports in the media warning of the threats posed to connected vehicles.…
Friday 15th April 2016
What tools should you have in your car?
This month’s heartbreaking tragedy in County Donegal, Ireland, is a painful reminder that dangerous things can happen when we’re out in our cars. A family was drowned when their car went off a pier and they could not get out. Why should you have an emergency toolkit? Few of us…
Thursday 31st March 2016
How to change a car tyre
Car troubles on a road trip can be frustrating. But why get stuck on the road because of a flat tyre? Changing car tyres can easily be handled by everyone. The steps below provide a quick insight on how to change car tyres. First, before commencing any journey ensure that…
Tuesday 15th March 2016
10 Best Cars for First Time Drivers
Money is always an important factor when it comes to deciding on the type of car to buy. Often, it is difficult to make the right decision, especially if you are a first time driver. One great option to look at is used cars, which usually have a fraction cost…
Monday 29th February 2016
Ten tips to reduce human error in road traffic accidents
Cars have never been safer than they are today, and years of public information campaigns have turned the majority of British motorists into safer drivers, than they were twenty years ago. Accidents are down but, unfortunately, a large number still occur on our roads every day. Even though technology will…
Monday 15th February 2016
DIY – How to paint your second hand car with these simple 5 steps
For those who choose to paint their second-hand car, this can be a money-saving and rewarding job, but it takes time. You can colour match your existing paint by taking your car details (make, year, model) to a car paint supplier. It’s best to carry out the job in a…
Thursday 28th January 2016
What are the benefits buying from an RAC Approved Dealer?
The RAC are the self-confessed UK Motorists Champion, having been in business since the turn of the last century and with a reputation that goes before them. The fact they now endorse UK car dealerships with the RAC Approved Dealer status is an enormous added benefit to both buyers and…
Thursday 14th January 2016
Drive Away in Xmas to the Douro Valley
The Douro Valley is an excellent location for a Christmas drive-away due to its breath-taking scenery and mild climate throughout the Winter months. This highland area of northern Portugal through which the River Douro flows is a famous winemaking region thanks to its comfortable temperatures, clement weather conditions, steep elevations…
Tuesday 22nd December 2015
The VW Scandal – The Latest Developments and Discoveries
The Scandal Continues As the Volkswagen scandal rumbles on, the issue threatens to spread further than anyone could initially have envisaged. From the moment the emissions of a handful of vehicles were found to be excessively high, the owners of similar vehicles have had an uncomfortable time, waiting to find…
Monday 14th December 2015
How to choose the perfect family car
A car is like a mechanical family pet, and its attributes are crucial. There are obvious choices of makes and models that will not fit in with your current lifestyle. For example, a Porsche 911 may turn heads but will you be able to fit the twins, grandfather and the…
Monday 23rd November 2015
Why should you buy a car in November?
Ok, it’s clear! November isn’t great month when it comes to weather but it is a great month to buy a car. Here are 4 reasons why you should buy a car in November: November is the lowest month for sales. Salesmen are desperate to sell more cars so you…
Friday 6th November 2015
On Your Side: How to Spot Used Cars with Modern Technology
With the sheer number of used cars throughout the United Kingdom continuing to rise, finding the vehicle of your dreams is now easier than ever before. Still, it is always a good idea to search for a car that is equipped with all of the latest gadgets and features. As…
Wednesday 21st October 2015
The Volkswagen Scandal: how their deception affects your world.
The Scandal: What did they do? The Volkswagen scandal has become the “too big to fail” tale for the automotive industry, revealing that the second largest car retailer in the world has been involved with a deliberate and widespread deception. From roughly 2009-2014 Volkswagen fitted many of their cars with…
Thursday 15th October 2015
A maintenance guide for your tyres.
Tyres are a key element of a car, that’s why you should maintain them. Tyres are your car’s only point of contact with the road, therefore you should really take care of them. Here are our top tips to do so. Stopping a mid-sized car driving at 40mph down to…
Thursday 24th September 2015
Normandy, the cradle of the English Kings – Part 2
Welcome back to our drive-away on the routes of Normandy where we continue our trip. When we published the previous article we were in Vire, so let’s drive east towards the coast in a place called Avranches. Avranches In recent history Avranches was one of the locks of the Atlantic…
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Normandy, the cradle of the English Kings – Part 1
Normandy is very renowned for its beaches where soldiers landed on D-day as well as its “bocage” landscape, however it is also the cradle of the English Kings and particularly William the Conqueror. Used Cars of Bristol invites you to join a beautiful road trip along the path of history,…
Wednesday 26th August 2015
Explore the natural beauties of Ireland
When you journey across the Irish Sea you can be guaranteed to have a memorable time experiencing the stunning scenery, beautiful countryside, quaint villages and traditional pubs. The best way to properly explore and find many hidden gems is in the comfort of your own car. The most convenient way…
Monday 10th August 2015
Warning: You’re losing money by not buying a used car! 5 Myths debunked.
Thinking of a new car? Before you dismiss second-hand cars read our article where we are going to bust some myths about buying used cars. Myth No. 1: All used cars are very old You could not be further from the truth; in the UK the average used car is…
Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Celebrate the summer season in style and enter our FREE COMPETITION to win a Supercar Track Day!
To enter, please follow these three simple steps: – Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ucobristol) – Share our competition post – Enter your contact information here The Supercar Track Day will give you the opportunity to drive up to three Supercars, with models available from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Nissan…
Tuesday 7th July 2015
Driving holidays in France: the Gulf of Lion
The Gulf of Lion is a vast area of France spanning the Spanish Border up to Hyères – 20km (12 miles) East of Toulon. In this itinerary we will drive along the southern coast of France and advise you the best places to stop. You can see the map of…
Monday 15th June 2015
Britain’s Great West
Used cars of Bristol is happy to present you a drive-away in what is probably one of the most beautiful areas of the UK the South West, which unfortunately is not really known by people from the East of the country apart for the part regarding King Arthur’s legend. About…
Wednesday 3rd June 2015
From the Bristol Channel to the English Channel
Today Used Cars of Bristol will take you on a coast-to-coast journey, departing from Bristol and arriving in Portland. If you have never been to Bristol you should know that this city is incredible, apart from its past as an industrial city and the departure harbour for the New World…
Tuesday 19th May 2015
Hello World.
We are happy to announce the opening of Used Cars of Bristol’s Blog. A place where you’ll be able to read about cars, road trips, road behaviour and much more
Tuesday 19th May 2015
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