How To Best Avoid The Depreciation Of Your Motor

Depreciation is a sad word to hear for any car enthusiast. Unfortunately, when you buy a brand spanking new vehicle, it starts to depreciate at a crazy rate the minute that you get behind the wheel. In the first few years, it’s estimated that new cars can lose up to half their value. Never fear, all is not lost. There are a few things that you can do to combat the beast of depreciation!

Do your research first

So this one starts before you’ve actually bought the thing! If you do a little research, you’ll discover that some cars will depreciate slower than others. Choose wisely and your off to a good start. According to Auto Express magazine, some of the slowest depreciating cars include the Porsche Panamera, the Volkswagen California and the Porsche 717 Cayman. 

How to reduce depreciation 

To reduce the depreciation of your vehicle, it’s essential to consider the mileage that you are ramping up. While you won’t want to avoid driving too much; of course the higher mileage on your car, the less it will be worth. Consider that the average mileage is about 10,000 miles per year. To avoid a drop in value, you may want to stick to the average or below. As well as this, you’ll want to make sure that you get your car serviced as regularly as possible. The closer that you stick to your service schedule, the better. 

It’s vital to repair any damage to the car as soon as possible. It’s a great idea to purchase a used car or a ‘nearly new’ car. Doing so means that the depreciation stages will have already occurred prior to your ownership. Although the value has previously reduced- you won’t be the one who has lost any cash! You also should perform regular maintenance checks of your vehicle. Whether your car is new or used, you’ll want to keep it in the best working order. If you’re looking to make a purchase, sites like Really Easy Car Credit offer lots of attractive and easy to access options. 

Maintenance checks & upkeep 

Check your tyres at least every couple of weeks. You need to ensure the correct pressure and check the spare tyre while you’re at it. Always make certain that your tread adheres to the correct legal measurements. Carry a wheel removing kit and a jack if your car has a spare wheel. You may also want to keep a locking wheel nut key with your tools. Keep an eye on your power steering; have the garage top up your hydraulic fluid on each service. You can also consistently check its levels yourself. Check over the bodywork often to look for signs of rust. You need to watch out for rust as it’s not just ` a cosmetic damage. When ignored over time, rust can cause corrosive damage to your car parts. 

Depreciation is a pain, but buying a used car can take off the financial pressure. It’s also worth looking into the depreciation rates of each vehicle that you are considering. Overall, the better care you take of your car- the less you will be contributing to devaluing it!

What Drives A Man’s Love For His Car?

What is it about men and their cars? 

 

You see them on a Sunday morning, spending hours cleaning, waxing, and probably caressing their vehicles on the driveway. 

 

You see them salivating over car ads online, planning their next purchase (even if it’s only an imaginary pipe dream of a purchase), looking at luxury sports cars akin to the Ferrari 488 showcased on Wavertree Car Centre’s classified pages. 

 

You see them deliberating over each and every motor at the showroom, desperately trying to reason with themselves that yes, they can afford the latest and greatest car, even if it means taking on a second or even third job to justify the purchase. 

 

But why? What drives a man’s love for his car?

 

Is it a status-symbol thing? Driving down the road in the Lexus-LX, windows rolled down so passersby can see the driver at the wheel; it’s almost as if the guy behind the wheel is shouting ‘look at me.’ The bigger and more expensive the car, the better. A man’s car can signify that he has made it in the world. It can give the guy a sense of coolness that he might not achieve in other aspects of his life. A car can grant him kudos from his peers, and quite possibly, it can elevate his self-esteem, even if it does become more inflated than his newly-purchased tyres.

 

Is it a tech thing? Not only do guys love their cars, but many of them are tech-heads as well. And because today’s cars are stocked with the latest technologies, getting behind the wheel of a gadget-laden car must be akin to every guy’s wet dream. From the latest in sound system technology to more practical features, such as dashcams and digital assistants, it’s little wonder that men spend a lot of time behind the wheel. There is a lot to play and fiddle with! 

 

Is it a freedom thing? Life is stressful, right? Perhaps then, a guy loves nothing more than getting behind the wheel of his car to escape those aspects of his life that are getting him down. With nothing but the open road ahead of him, he has the freedom to escape life’s trials and tribulations. He is in control of the drive, with nobody telling him what to do or where to go. And if his car does elevate his self-esteem, and if it is laden with the latest and greatest in-car accessories, then he will instantly feel better about his life within the safe confines of his motor. He is free to be himself as he takes the freedom of the open road, without the pressures or criticisms of others. 

 

Are these the factors that drive a man’s love for his car? Maybe, and perhaps you can relate to what we have suggested. Or maybe there are other reasons why you spend a lot of time with your car, be that behind the wheel or caressing it on a Sunday morning with a loving wax and polish. We don’t know how you feel about your motor, but we do know this. Men do love their cars, and if you can shed any further light on why, please feel free to share in the comments section below. 

5 Fun Ways To Make Money Online

There are lots of ways to make money online. Some of these aren’t so fun and will only make you a couple bucks – these include the likes of paid surveys and virtual assistant work. However, other ways of making money can be very fun and can be very profitable. Here are just five examples of fun ways to make money.

Try matched betting

Matched betting is a strategic way of making money through gambling sites. Whilst traditionally gambling is all down to luck, matched betting is a more certain way to make money and involves taking advantage of betting sites that offer free bets. Using free bets, it’s possible to bet both sides on a match and never lose. You’ll find free bets advertised across the internet such as this William Hill offer. It’s worth doing a bit of research on matched betting before you start to maximise your earnings.

Make money playing fantasy sports

It’s also possible to make money playing fantasy sports. In fact, some people have got rich off the back of fantasy sports teams. Such games allow you to build your own fantasy sports teams and play in leagues against other players’ teams. There are paid leagues out there – which is where the potential to earn big is. The likes of Fan Duel are some of the easiest to earn money from as a beginner, plus these platforms allow you to bet over outcomes of fantasy leagues.

Start a blog/vlog

You may also be able to make money by starting a blog or a vlog. By writing about things that you’re passionate about or creating videos on topics that interest you, you may be able to amass enough readers or viewers to then monetise your blog or vlog (this involves displays ads on your posts or videos, which you then get revenue from every time someone clicks on these ads). There are simpler ways to make money through blogging and vlogging including accepting sponsored content, which many bloggers and vloggers do.

Sell your own crafts online

If you like making crafts of any kind, you may be able to start up a business making and selling these items online. The likes of Etsy are popular platforms for selling crafts ranging from handmade clothes to handmade carpentry. Whilst you can sell crafts locally, selling online allows you to access a worldwide audience of buyers interested in DIY crafts.

Run a company’s social media account

If you love social media, you could consider running a company’s social media accounts for cash. Many businesses outsource their social media. In the case of large companies, this can be a full-time job with a good salary. In the case of smaller companies, you may be able to manage their social media as a side hustle. Taking a social media marketing course be handy when considering this as a career.

 

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Footballers Wages: How Long Would It Take?

Footballers wages are an incredible amount of money and would take the regular person like you or I hundreds of years to earn the amount of money they earn annually. For example Neymar the world’s most expensive footballer earns £775, 477 A WEEK! A WEEK! (Think I need to sit down!)

According to a report by Sporting Intelligence the average wage for a Premier League footballer was £2.4m annually, which is £46k per week, that is more than the average worker in the UK earns in a year! (BBC)

The guys over at BBC sport compiled a handy sporting calculator to figure just how long it would take for us to earn the same amount as your favourite footballing superstars. (Remember, this is without spending a penny to you know, actually live)

London company offering 4 hangover days a year

Ever called a sickie for a hangover?

Well now you wont have to if you work for ‘Dice’ – Dice a ticketing app based in Shoreditch is allowing their employees to take up to 4 ‘hangover days’ every year.

The idea around this is to encourage staff to enjoy themselves experiencing the company’s culture of discovering new music at live events. There is a rule though, you have to send their manager via WhatsApp and send 3 emoji’s: (beer, music, sick), job done.

CEO & Founder of Dice, Phil Hutcheon said:

“All our team live for music and some of the best deals in the industry happen after a gig. We trust each other and want people to be open if they’re out late experiencing live music. There is no need for a fake sick bug.”

Model Males

Match.com and PR agency Brands2Life set up a pop-up shop in London’s Marylebone this week, offering free dolls modelled that were based on the sites most eligible bachelors.

Single women were encouraged the browse the shelves of available men and take away a free model of their most desired man, as a reminder to contact him at their own leisure (Yet there were only 7 to choose from)

Model Males was only open for a few days during the campaign but there could be clones appearing throughout the UK.

Watch the video above for more information!

 

How facial recognition could replace train tickets

The end of train tickets?

Ever jumped on a train and hidden in the toilets until the train conductor has gone because you didn’t buy a ticket?

Firstly, shame on you and secondly this might be a thing of the past.

New technology is being developed which will aim to eliminate train tickets and barriers in the future.

The facial recognition system uses two near-infrared lights to help a single camera determine texture and orientation of each pixel it captures therefore being able to identify the person boarding the train.

The system, being developed by the Bristol Robotics Lab, is being partly funded by government and the private sector – their hope is that it will make the process of arriving and leaving stations faster and effortless,

The idea in theory might work but if someone has a similar facial structure to another person or is even a twin, this might make a simple time saving process into an annoying long winded one.

Anonymous Believe NASA Know About Aliens!?

NASA is about to announce the discovery of intelligent alien life, according to Anonymous.

They believe that a spokesperson for NASA, Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, stated during one of the last meetings of the U.S. Science, Space and Technology committee that aliens do exist.

According to the video he said:

Our civilisation is on the verge of discovering evidence of alien life in the cosmos.

Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are searching for alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented discoveries in history.

 

On their official website Anonymous said:

The evidence sure seems to imply that something is going on in the skies above.

It would cost a lot for spaceships and a continuous flow of taxes and black budget dollars could imply a rational that there is more than meets the eye and or that of public knowledge.

To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!

Facebook Death Sentence?

A man in Pakistan has been sentenced to death after apparently posting ‘blasphemous content’ about the Prophet Muhammad, his wife and companions to Facebook reports the BBC.

The public prosecutor for the case thinks that this is the first related to social media, Facebook are yet to comment on the ruling and the defence lawyer for the convicted man says that his client became embroiled in an argument about Islam on Facebook with whom he thought was a stranger but in fact was a counter-terrorism official.

Amnesty International have criticized the blasphemy laws in Pakistan stating that the laws “enable abuse and violate the country’s international legal obligations to respect and protect a range of human rights, including freedom of religion or belief and of opinion and expression.

It is so severe that once a person is charged they can be denied bail and face a long and unfair trial, access to Facebook itself was blocked 7 years ago after a contest to draw images of the Prohphet Muhammad was across Facebook.