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Buying a Motorcycle or Scooter on Freeads: Our Advice

August 15, 2011 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Motors

In line with the car and van buying advice we did last year, we’re now going to share our motorcycle and scooter buying advice.

What to do Before Buying

There are as many different kinds of motorcycles or scooters to choose from as there are people buying them. When you make the decision to buy a new motorcycle or scooter you should consider the following factors:

• Finances
• Physical Locations Driven In
• Environmental Impact

You will also want to take into account what features and accessories a motorcycle or sooter has to offer, for example:

  • Number and Type of Seats
  • Storage Space
  • Performance

The most important factor to take in when considering a motorcycle or scooter is how safe it is. You’ll want to find out if the vehicle has been in any accidents, and find out what the overall safety rating is. (more…)

Don’t Qualify for the Scrappage Scheme?

April 09, 2010 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Motors

Don’t worry, we can help you out.

So as you probably know, the government is currently running a car scrappage scheme. It was meant to end in February of this year, but was recently extended, which is great.

The key tenant in the scrappage scheme is that consumers are offered £2,000 towards a new car or van if they trade in a ten year old plus vehicle that they have owned for twelve months or more. The incentive offered in the scheme is funded equally by the government and the motoring industry.

The scrappage scheme is obviously a great way to save some money, to provide gently used cars for people who need them, and it has a great deal of other economic and social benefits, too! If you can qualify for it, taking advantage of this opportunity while the funds still exist is something you should definitely do. What happens, though, if your car doesn’t qualify?

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Selling a Motorcycle or Scooter on Freeads: Our Advice

February 23, 2010 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Motors

Preparing Your Motorcycle or Scooter for Sale

When you decide to sell your motorcycle or scooter there are various things you can do a little to no cost to you that can help to ensure a quick, successful sale.

• Check your oil level and make sure it is full.
• Top up all fluid levels: water and/or other coolants. Windscreen wiper fluid, etc.
• Check your tyre pressure and replace worn or damaged tyres.
• Remove any debris to make the engine bay appear clean and well looked-after.
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Selling a Car or Van on Freeads: Our Advice

October 13, 2009 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Motors

Selling_a_CarPreparing Your Car or Van for Sale

When you decide to sell your car or van there are various things you can do a little to no cost to you that can help to ensure a quick, successful sale.

• Check your oil level and make sure it is full.
• Top up all fluid levels: water and/or other coolants. Windscreen wiper fluid, etc.
• Check your tyre pressure and replace worn or damaged tyres.
• Remove any debris to make the engine bay appear clean and well looked-after. (more…)

Freeads Teams up with The Car Shop

September 17, 2007 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Freeads in the Press

Freeads.co.uk, the UK’s largest independent classified website, today announces a new partnership with The Car Shop Megastore, the UK’s leading car supermarket group.

The tie-up means users of Freeads.co.uk now have access to 2000 vehicles supplied by The Car Shop each day on top of more than 18,000 motors for sale which are already live on the site.

This is the first time that Freeads.co.uk has taken a live feed of ads from a third-party supplier.

Freeads.co.uk chief executive Duncan Horton said the business is hoping to roll this strategy out to other categories such as careers and property, so that Freeads.co.uk is aligned with one specialist partner for each sector of its site. (more…)

Video Clips Add Credibility to Classified Ads

August 04, 2007 By: Tom (Freeads Blogger) Category: Freeads in the Press

Buying a second-hand car can be tricky but thanks to a new generation of online classified ads featuring video clips you can check out the vehicle before going to see it.

Just a few years ago, scouring the tiny print in the classified ads in the back of the local paper was the easiest way to find a well-priced car nearby. However using an online classified service means that more rounded descriptions, multiple photos – and now video clips – can be found at the click of a mouse.

Freeads.co.uk, the UK’s fastest growing classified site, has given its users the ability to add video content to their ads in response to customer demand.

The company surveyed 2,000 of its users and found that when it came to making a high-value or emotive purchase, such as a car or a pet, more than three-quarters of them (78%) wanted more visuals and in-depth information in the first instance. (more…)


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