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    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.


    Holidays, day trips, cinema visits… all good family-friendly fun ways to fill the 6 week summer break, but some days you just need to get on with, well, grown up stuff.

    If you do have kids, how good they are at amusing themselves depends a lot on age.  Most of the time though they need a bit of a nudge.

    So we’ve come up with a win-win-win solution to all of your Summer holiday entertainment problems.

    Put your children to work!

    Not just any old work, get them on car cleaning duty.

    It’s pretty straight forward - you need your car cleaned, your kids need something to do AND they want some extra fun tokens to spend on overpriced kids nonsense.

    As a bonus to this little commercial arrangement, your mini-entrepreneurs learn about the value of money and the meaning of hard graft.

    Let’s face it: that’s a pretty sweet deal.

    To make your life even easier, we’ve put together a series of 4 very short (under 30 seconds) videos demonstrating a very specific car cleaning activity.

    Each week we’ll release a new video cleaning demo, and there’s a prize for anybody who can guess which member of the THAME Cars team the mysterious gloved hands belong to.

    We suggest that this particular activity earns your youngster somewhere in the region of 50p to a pound per wheel.

    That’s just about enough for a purposeful trip to Wally’s.

    The precise amount you dish out be dependent on your generosity, how much you think you can get away with, and how good of a job they do.

    Remember, we’re teaching them something important here.

    No good will come from rewarding poor workmanship, I’m sure you’ll agree.

    Click here to show them the video, negotiate your terms, arm them with the required cleaning materials, then make yourself a cuppa whilst the wheels of commerce grind into action.

    Happy (and clean) driving.