Thame Driving Blog

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    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    Moving our business premises last year was an enormous undertaking.

    If you’ve ever moved house you’ll know the challenge of juggling all the logistics and organising the different moving parts.

    What it made me think though, was how impulsively we make the house buying decision; probably the biggest financial investments we’ll make in our lives!

    I know from my own experience, we have a brief look around a place, like what we see, go back for another look around, then make an offer.

    One home buyers report later, and you’re the proud owner of a new house.

    I’ve spent more time buying a new suit than I have a house.

    And when we’re talking about major purchases, cars are pretty high up on the list as well.

    I know friends who have literally bought a car ‘sold as seen’, and been happy as Larry.

    Personally, I see buying a car more like purchasing a new suit than a new house.

    It’s good to try it on, see how it fits, and consider all the practicalities as well as the emotional how-does-it-make-me-feel stuff. 

    Given what I do for a living, I’m in the fortunate position where I can turn this into a reality for our customers. 

    The idea of the test drive isn’t anything new, but we try our hardest to match the experience with your real life needs. 

    So if you do a lot of motorway miles, we’ll go for a spin up the M40.

    If you drive more in town & built up areas, we’ll head over to Aylesbury to see how it feels in that environment. 

    We recommend our customers block out a full hour so we don’t feel rushed; the last thing we want when making an important decision. 

    This weekend at Thame Cars we’re running a special Test Drive Event. 

    Putting the spotlight on two of our most popular cars: the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

    Which means that you can come along over the weekend and drive one or both of these cars, and make a direct comparison between the two. 

    If you want to join us and experience these wonderful vehicles, you just need to drop Preety an email at with your contact number and roughly what time and day would be best for you, and she’ll get back to book you in. 

    There’s no obligation to buy anything on the day, but we are offering £200 off any car if you do decide that one of them is the perfect fit.

    Happy driving.