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New Mum, New Car
Feb19

New Mum, New Car

Over a third of all pregnant women change cars during pregnancy. We have some tips for choosing the right car writes Geraldine Herbert Nobody really prepares you for what lies ahead when you have your first baby.From the endless information and lists of “must-buys” some are necessary – such as a cot, car seat, pram, clothes, and nappies – while others simply offer convenience but a third of us will change our...

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Car Finance Terms Explained
Feb15

Car Finance Terms Explained

Thinking of buying a car but don’t speak the language of loans? Check out our handy car finance glossary writes Geraldine Herbert   APR  – Short for Annual Percentage Rate. This is the amount of interest charged on the loan, including any fees. All lenders must calculate the APR in the same way so it is not only the best way to compare loan providers but it shows how much you’re actually going to pay over the period of the...

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6 Romantic Cars for Valentine’s day
Feb13

6 Romantic Cars for Valentine’s day

Start Valentine’s day on a positive note with our top 6 cars that will help bring out your romantic side writes Geraldine Herbert It is that time of the year again and love is in the air. We reckon at wheelsforwomen nothing says “be mine” more than a romantic car so whether you are off for a weekend escape or a first date, here are our 6 cars of choice to sweep your valentine off their feet.   #1 Mazda MX-5 Jump in and drop the...

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We are all test subjects in emissions experiment
Feb09

We are all test subjects in emissions experiment

The VW emissions scandal took a new twist as allegations of animal testing emerged, writes Geraldine Herbert Volkswagen has apologised for testing the impact of diesel fumes on monkeys and humans. Their chief executive, Matthias Mueller, said the tests were “unethical and repulsive” and promised a full investigation. The New York Times reported that three German car makers, VW, Daimler and BMW had paid for a research group...

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From Marshal To Driver
Feb06

From Marshal To Driver

Welcome to the first installment of my blog where you can follow my progress from Marshalling to Racing writes Ruth Nugent Background Firstly, I’d like to just say how thrilled I am to be writing for Wheels for Women and I’m very proud to make a small contribution to the team! I am the daughter of a man who is motorsport mad and who decided as soon as I came into the world that he was going to share this interest with. My dad loves...

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It makes sense to pool resources
Jan22

It makes sense to pool resources

Why city planners and transport officials could learn a thing or two from car pooling Mums writes Geraldine Herbert The automotive buzz words of 2017 were e-mobility, autonomy and car sharing. E-mobility aims to save the environment by delivering clean green modes of transport while it is claimed that driverless cars could reduce accidents by up to 90%. Car makers are also embracing car sharing as the uncertain future of car ownership...

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