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8 top motoring ideas to get you on the road

All your essential motoring ideas in once place

From luxury car rentals and specialised insurance to garage transformations and professional tools, we’ve got all your motoring needs covered.

1. Take the luxury car of your dreams for a spin
Vintage car parked on the side of a road outside a building

Renting can be a more affordable alternative to owning a luxury car, as well as being a good way to have a test drive in case you do decide to make your automotive dream come true. Hertz Dream Collection offers a collection of the most luxurious car brands available to rent, including Range Rover, Lamborghini and Bentley, among many others. Its offices are based at Heathrow and Bayswater, London, giving you easy access to major road routes. Alternatively, you can use the Meet & Greet service and have your car delivered to your door, or have it waiting at the airport arrival terminal. If you want a luxury car for a longer period, leasing options are also available. The central London-based team is only a phone call away to give you specialist advice.

Browse the collection of luxury cars at hertzdreamcollection.co.uk

2. Explore freely with a trusty roadmap at your side 
A range of Collins road maps superimposed over a car dash board and an open map

One of the most enduring joys of road-tripping is whipping out a paper map and navigating around a new destination. Collins’s dependable road maps and atlases make discovering new places easy and exciting, thanks to accurate and up-to-date mapping. They feature extremely detailed design and are great for long-distance route planning ahead of your trip. Street plans help you locate your final destination and are a lifesaver when sat nav lets you down. Maps highlight places of interest such as castles, theme parks, sports venues, universities, mountain bike trails and surfing beaches. They come in a variety of formats and can fit in your glove box or bag.

Enjoy a 25% discount on Collins Road Maps and Road Atlases using code ROADMAPS25 at collins.co.uk/roadmaps. Offer ends 30 June 2021

3. Professional automotive tools for every situation
A man lying on the floor of a garage working on an engine and surrounded by Milwaukee tools

The team of experts at Milwaukee works directly with the automotive industry to produce the tools you need to keep your car in top condition. From cordless impact wrenches to under-hood lights, they offer the right power tools, hand tools, accessories and personal protective equipment to facilitate safe and efficient work. Professionals from all corners of the motoring industry rely on the innovation and power of Milwaukee products to stay on the road. For everything from DAF lorries to Hyundai cars – and even World Superbike racing teams – Milwaukee is considered as the number-one choice for tool solutions within the motor trade.

To see the full range of Milwaukee automotive products, have a look at the interactive 2021 Automotive Catalogue or visit the dedicated transport products page

4. How to take out specialised insurance 
Red vintage car

Founded in 1983, Footman James has grown to become one of the UK’s leading specialist vehicle insurance brokers. The Private Clients team at Footman James specialises in providing tailored insurance packages for prestigious vehicles and vehicle collections. The team can also arrange enhanced cover to protect personal assets including household, overseas homes (EU only) and marine. Footman James has in excess of £1.3bn worth of asset value on cover within its Private Client portfolio. Each private client is assigned a dedicated account handler who serves as their personal point of contact throughout the duration of their policy. Private clients automatically become members of the Chrome Collective, which provides access to special events, such as VIP hospitality and track days throughout the year.

Call 0333 207 6250 or visit footmanjames.co.uk/private-clients-insurance to find out more

5. Find the used car that’s right for you, without the faff
Smiling women sat in a car reaching through the open window to accept a car key

With cinch you can take out the stress of finding, buying and owning a used car. It offers a motorist-friendly way to search for, buy and maintain a quality-checked used vehicle. cinch’s hassle-free commitment to customers puts Britain back in the driving seat, cinch customers are offered easy payment and financing options, free home delivery to mainland UK addresses and a 14-day, money-back guarantee. You can choose from more than 4,000 quality used cars, all under seven years old, with less than 70,000 miles on the clock, with all cars given a 225-point quality check. What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy easy part-exchange of your old vehicle which is collected upon delivery of your new one.

Learn more at cinch.co.uk

6. Enjoy your new car with added peace of mind
Man in a mask and high-visibility vest standing in front of a car in a warehouse

Building on its commitment to hassle-free experiences for British car buyers and owners, cinch has launched cinchCare, a new subscription that offers peace of mind to cinch car buyers for less than £35 a month. cinchCare covers routine servicing, all warrantied parts and labour costs, as well as premium roadside cover, bundled into one easy, monthly payment. cinchCare addresses the anxiety many drivers feel about the unknown costs when getting their car serviced. cinchCare helps alleviate these worries by creating a straightforward monthly subscription package that cinch buyers can take advantage of. It’s a lot of peace of mind for less than £35 a month. 

Find out more at cinch.co.uk/cinch-care

7. Transform your garage into a brand new space
A garage with a parked car and racks for bicycles and tools

Rescue your garage from being a messy den of old boxes and forgotten debris with the help of Garaflex. Its team is here to help you turn your garage into a clean, bright and organised space with its range of bespoke storage solutions. From full makeovers to standalone floor installations, its design and installation service will help you to create a beautiful, efficient space. It offers a flexible range of wall storage solutions, including cabinets, shelves and bike racks, storage accessories for the ceiling, as well as a choice of resin or tiles for your floor. Use your garage for storage, to park your car or turn it into your very own home gym.

To find out more and to download your free brochure, visit garageflex.co.uk or call 01491 579975

8. How to find the right luxury car for you
Vintage cars parked on the wooden floor of a hall

With so much to choose from, finding the right classic car to invest your money and passion in can be tricky. Having an expert voice in your ear can make all the difference. Vintage & Prestige is here to guide you through the whole process. Its showrooms feature a selection of over 150 investment-grade classic cars stretching back to the dawn of motoring, as well as more contemporary luxury vehicles. Make a day of it by booking an appointment at its Northampton showrooms and peruse iconic cars from venerable names such as Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and many others.

Learn more at vandp.net

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