About Us

Sportscarguides is an independent business established in June 2002 by two sports car enthusiasts and owners, dedicated to providing clear guidance to potential performance car buyers and sellers.

Guides

We were the first UK company to provide this service. In addition to downloadable Guides of up to 20 pages, refreshed at least every 12 months

Buy and Selling

we provide a comprehensive Pre-Purchase Inspection service for your additional comfort. We are probably the largest independent inspector of Porsches in the UK, for instance.

DIY Towing: How to tow your car if your collectible breaks down

What can you do if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere and don’t have mechanic around? Nobody would ever leave their car in this situation, would you? It is a truth that in some states you’re not allowed to tow a car on your own due to some rules and regulations but sometimes, you don’t have any other solution instead of towing the car on your own.

We are going to share some important tips in this article that will help you in towing your car on your own but we recommend that you must not try these tips while you’re in the populated area. These tips are only for the areas where you can’t find any other help. If you’re in the middle of the city, you should always call the professionals to do their job because they are aware of all the rules and regulations and they have all the important tools and equipment that can be used to tow a car carefully.

We recommend that you should only hire the best towing service in Louisville Ky for towing your car as they can complete the entire job in a professional way. However, here are the tips that you can use to tow your car if you’re stuck in a faraway place.

You need a rope

The most important thing that you need to find is a rope so that you can tie it to the vehicle to tow it. Keeping a towrope in your car is highly recommended if you’re traveling to a faraway place. However, if you don’t have any towrope with you can find in your surroundings if someone can provide you a rope. The rope should be strong enough so it can easily move your vehicle.

Use a sign

Don’t forget to paste a sign on the back of the vehicle so that other drivers may drive carefully while around you. The sign you’re going to apply should say “ON TOW” or “BEING TOWED”.

Turn on the ignition

The ignition should be turned on while you’re towing the vehicle. This will help in using the brake lights and direction indicators and most importantly it will help in releasing the steering lock.

Attach rope to towing eye

Hooking the rope to any other part of the vehicle would damage your car. So, make sure that you attach the rope to the towing eye.

Release handbrake

Make sure that your car is in the neutral mode and you have released the handbrake before you start moving.

Do not drive fast

Driving fast would definitely put you in a lot of trouble. You should only drive at a moderate speed.

Do not tow the car backward

Towing backward would make it difficult for you to move the vehicle accordingly. So, don’t try to use such tricks.

Use these tips carefully and you’d easily be able to reach your destination. Click here and see some other tips on how to tow a car.…

5 Ways to improve your driving skills

The beginners may find it difficult to drive a car properly while the regular drivers do not face any difficulty while driving and they drive their car smoothly among thousands of others. The beginners always want to improve their skills frequently so they can drive the car easily. The fear of driving the car among several other vehicles prevents you from improving your skills.

The first step towards improving your driving skills is when you start overcoming the fear of driver because that’s the most important thing that you must learn before you start driving a car. There are many driving schools around the world like MDS that can help in improving your driving skills but there are some skills that are not taught in the driving schools and you need to improve those skills yourself.

Here are some important tips that will help in improving your driving skills gradually.

Practice

The practice is the most important element of improving your driving skills. You must start practicing regularly so that you may learn from your own mistakes and from the mistakes of others. The regular practice will help you improve your skills gradually and you’ll become a better driver with the passage of time.

Driving in populated areas

If you have learned the way of driving a car in an easy environment, you must start driving in the populated so that you may learn to control the steering wheel in difficult situations. This will also help you understand the psychology of controlling the brake pedal in a professional way. This will also help in overcoming your fear of driving as you’ll develop confidence while driving perfectly between the people and the vehicles.

Mirrors

The mirrors are extremely important for driving a car smoothly. You must learn the use of all the mirrors so that you may keep an eye on all the vehicles that are coming behind you. The proper use of mirrors can help you drive the car in most complicated situations. The mirrors will also help you control the mistakes that are usually caused due to the blind spots.

Parking a car

One of the most difficult situations that most of the drivers face in the beginning is parking a car in a proper way. Parking a car is also a test of your driving skills. You must also develop this skill with the passage of time if you want to become an expert driver. You must learn the parking skills gradually so that you may easily park a car in difficult situations.

Sitting posture

You sitting posture can also be a hurdle in improving your driving skills. You must adjust your car seat properly so that you may keep an eye on the front vehicles properly. Sometimes, the accidents are caused due to the wrong sitting posture as you can’t see the distance of your vehicle from other vehicles.…

How to turn your ATV into a performance crushing machine?

ATVs are amazing off the road vehicles that help you enjoy an amazing time with your friends. Some people prefer buying the ATV for enjoyment and entertainment and some prefer buying it for participating in several races. The ATV races are very popular and now they are organized all around the world and the riders from different areas come to participate in these races.

Some people like to apply several ideas to their ATV to make it look beautiful and amazing while there are others who want to make their vehicle more functional and useful. For those, that are trying to make their vehicle more functional and useful, we have brought some crazy but effective ideas that will help change the entire look of their vehicle.

In fact, these ideas are not only going to change the looks of the vehicle but they’ll also help add more functions to the ATV. In this article, we’re going to show you the proper way of applying the Performance ATV Accessories to your vehicle to improve the functionality of your vehicle. Let’s take a look at some basic and useful tips.

Bigger Tyres

The tires play an important role in moving your vehicle on all kinds of roads. We know that the tyres used in most of the ATVs are capable of successfully moving on the rocky mountains but when it comes to turning your vehicle to a performance crushing machine, you must consider applying the bigger tyres to the vehicle as compared to the standard tyres because bigger tyres help you move successfully and without any hurdle or issue.

For example, if you take your ATV to a muddy platform, the ATV won’t move at all unless it has the bigger tires applied to it. Don’t you even think about compromising on the quality of the tires because quality matters a lot in this condition? There are different kinds of tires available in the automotive stores. You can easily find the best tires according to your vehicle.

Ring and Piston

The ring and piston need to be changed if you’re looking to use your vehicle for some heavy work. Normally, average quality ring and piston are used in the ATV vehicles but when it comes to using the vehicle as a performance crushing machine, you need to find the ring and piston that are capable of functioning properly. You can upgrade your recent parts without wasting any money.

Suspension

You need to upgrade the suspension quality of your vehicle because you’re going to move some heavy loads on the vehicle. The suspension can easily be upgraded by spending a few extra bucks but you need to keep in mind that suspension should be strong enough to bear the effects of bumpy roads while carrying some extra load.…

Guide to buying & selling used Porsches

For Buyers

  • A no-nonsense opinion of the desirability of each model featured
  • A quick guide to performance, features, equipment
  • What you can expect when you find a car to view
  • What to look out for – tips which could save you thousands !
  • Guide pricing on purchase, running and service costs

For Sellers

  • How to prepare your car for sale and get the best price
  • Know what the buyer is likely to check out on your car
  • Gain an appreciation of market value to save time

All this information is provided in easy to use downloadable Adobe Acrobat documents. They include detailed pictures of key features of the car and detailed Buying Tips.

We suggest you also buy our Checklist & Porsche Glossary (only £5), which is generally applicable across the range – it’s more comprehensive than Porsche ’s own 74-point check. It could save you overlooking an important point and allow you to compare similar cars.

 

For Car For Sale Online and Cheap Second Hand Cars. Click here.

HPI Check

A HPI Check on your intended purchase will tell you the following key facts:

  • when it was registered, what model it is and the original colour
  • chassis number
  • if the car has been an insurance write-off
  • If there is finance outstanding on it (you are liable for this if its not cleared before you purchase the car)
  • When the present keeper acquired the vehicle
  • A list of dated number plate changes

We strongly advise you buy this check. To do so now click this link.

If you purchase a HPI Check when booking an inspection with us, the cost is incorporated in our fee at a lower rate.


Explanation of code used in insurance losses

Category A  The vehicle may not be resold it must be crushed.  Severely damaged, total burnout or flood damage with no serviceable parts, or already a stripped out shell. DVLA will require a “Notification of Destruction”.

Category B  The vehicle may not be resold. It will have been damaged beyond economical repair, usually with major structural damage. The DVLA will require “Notification of Destruction” but parts can be removed and sold on.

Category C  Repairable salvage. Usually applies to vehicles with significant damage and where the cost of repairs exceeds the book value. It can be sold for repair but must have VIC(Vehicle Identity Check) inspection before returning to the road. V5 documents are returned to DVLA and recorded as category C vehicles. You can re-apply for registration on the original identity once the VIC inspection has been done. VIC inspection and re-registration removes the Category C classification, but evidence it was at one time Category C remains on the vehicle’s record at the DVLA and so will appear on a vehicle data check.

Category D  Repairable salvage. Minimal damage, probably not structural, but insurer does not want to repair, even though it might be economic to do so. Often stolen and recovered after claim has been paid. Or it maybe a vehicle where parts are difficult to obtain so a quick repair is unlikely. Does not need VIC inspection to return to road. Notification will appear in your vehicle history check.

Category X has been the subject of a claim but minor or very lightly damaged and required minimal repair work. It would not recorded with the DVLA so would not appear in any Vehicle Data Check

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