The TRED Guide to Safe Test Drives

Test drives are a vital part of the car selling process, and possibly one of the least popular. It’s no surprise - handing your car keys over to a complete stranger is nerve-wracking. What steps should you take to ensure you stay safe and have a successful test drive? Planning the Test Drive This is... Continue Reading →

Last Minute Gifts for Car-Crazy Dads

Put the socks down. And the slippers. No, he doesn’t want a voucher either. This Father’s Day we’ve stepped in so you can get your dad a gift he really wants. We’ve found something for every car loving dad – whatever your budget - so check out our list and get shopping! A Trip to the Garage... Continue Reading →

How to Negotiate Car Offers

There's something about a great deal that puts a spring in your step. Particularly when it comes to expensive purchases like cars, it's important to have good negotiation skills and be confident in your own judgment. Here's how to negotiate car offers with complete peace of mind. 1. Know what the car is worth. Do some... Continue Reading →

How to Make Your Car Last Longer  

Did you know the average age cf a car is just over 11 years?  But, it’s possible to keep your car looking and sounding good for a few years longer. Not by replacing every part of the car, but simply by reconsidering your driving habits.  Read on to learn some tips to make your car... Continue Reading →

Calculating Your Car Budget

Is the car that gets your pulse racing within your budget? Probably? Not too sure? Stop. Right. There. It’s time to get the calculator out. Read on for tips on calculating your car budget! What’s the Total Price of the Vehicle? The price on the sticker isn’t the only factor to consider. Include the sales tax, title... Continue Reading →

Car Buying and Selling Safety Tips

If you’re thinking about buying or selling your car online, it goes without saying that safety will be one of your top priorities. Whether you’re based in Seattle like us, or further afield, below are tips on car buying and selling safety that you won’t want to miss. What’s the safest way to sell your... Continue Reading →

My Car Guzzles Gas

What's your fuel consumption like? No one wants to spend significant amounts of their hard-earned cash on gas, never mind numerous pricey trips to the mechanic to try and sort the issue. Why not try these fixes? Your Vehicle 1. Are your tyres the right size? Using larger tyres than recommended is a big fat... Continue Reading →

How Many Miles are Too Many?

One of the first things most of us look for in a pre-owned car is the number of miles on the clock. While miles matter, there are a few other important areas you can't afford to miss. Let's be honest - what you're really looking for in this post is numbers. What number should you... Continue Reading →

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