Diary of a serial car lover 

All things automobile, the blog of Direct Gap.

Top 10 best selling cars of 2020 so far

Top 10 best selling cars of 2020 so far

Buying a new car is a rite of passage, but with so many models on the market, it can feel overwhelming to know which model is right for you - especially if you are buying for the first time or looking to upgrade from your first car. To help you understand which car is best for you, we've looked at the best selling cars of 2020, according to SMMT data.

By Beate Kubitz at 1 Jun 2020
The electric car charging network in the UK

The electric car charging network in the UK

Spring 2020 has been a monumental few months for the UK. As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, the country has, in many ways, ground to a halt. Companies have shifted to new ways of working, manufacturers have seen reduced production capability due to social distancing measures, and the economy has suffered as thousands of people have faced an uncertain financial future in these turbulent times.

By Beate Kubitz at 25 May 2020
6 New Affordable Electric Cars for 2020

6 New Affordable Electric Cars for 2020

Electric cars continue to become more and more popular as consumers weigh up the environmental impacts of owning petrol and diesel-powered cars.

By Beate Kubitz at 18 May 2020
Gap Insurance for Second-Hand Cars

Gap Insurance for Second-Hand Cars

Emerging as an essential tool for car owners, GAP insurance covers a number of vehicle ownership areas that aren't typically considered. However, while it may be simple for new car owners, those purchasing a second-hand car may well be unsure of the value of GAP insurance. It's time to explore why GAP insurance is the right choice for your pre-loved vehicle, whether it's nearly new or has a few miles on the clock. Don't forget that the unexpected can happen at any time, so it's advisable to be prepped for every event.

By Beate Kubitz at 11 May 2020
Why buying a car online is becoming more popular

Why buying a car online is becoming more popular

In today's digital world, buying a car online is easier than ever. Many consumers enjoy the convenience of buying a car online, which has caused online car sales to skyrocket.

By Beate Kubitz at 4 May 2020
How will the incoming E10 'green fuel' affect you and your car?

How will the incoming E10 'green fuel' affect you and your car?

E10, commonly referred to as clean fuel, is expected to be available in petrol stations as soon as 2021. This is great news for our environment, as E10 is being introduced to lower our CO2 emissions, but what does it mean for drivers and their vehicles?

By Beate Kubitz at 27 Apr 2020