The Best Alternatives to Shopping Centre Parking

When you’re trying to find a parking space for your Saturday shop, the costs can add up – and not just because you missed all the deals by being late for your Christmas shopping. Parking in some areas can be a real blow to the wallet, so we created this handy guide to help you find the least expensive car parking areas, and avoid the most expensive, all within 15 minutes of the main shopping centres. The costs are for 5 hours of parking giving you ample time for your weekend shopping spree (and possibly a chocolate mocha or two!) We also included the parking cost at the shopping centre themselves.From our research, the largest saving you can make is if you’re planning on visiting The Moor in Sheffield. A five-hour stay at their car park will cost you £9, but if you’re happy to take a short 6-minute walk (if you walk slowly) you can save yourself £8 by only paying £1 at the nearby Science park. This is the cheapest car parking fee we found nearby. (And while you’re there, maybe stop by the Sheffield Hallam University and get some knowledge in with your shopping!) If you’re shopping on a busy day and both of those car parks are full, make sure you avoid Arundul Gate. It might only be an 8-minute walk away, but you’ll be shelling out £17 for the privilege. The most expensive car parks we found were in Bloomsbury, Camden and Kensington which is certainly no surprise. At each Read More…

Most Googled Cars in England

Most Searched For Cars in English Towns: We analysed Google trend data to see which British cities searched for which brands of car. From MINIs to Citroens, Britain has made it’s voice heard on what car earns the most attention amongst the public. So what about smaller regions and cities? The South EastIn the South East, London further pledged it’s allegiance to small cars with Smart Cars being the most commonly searched for brand in the city. The rest of the South East varied wildly, with Edgware boasting its affluence with the luxury car brand Lexus dominating search the region and Calcot following suit with Porsche. Further south, Totton favoured Suzuki whilst Eastleigh took to Ford. The East of EnglandAgain, MINI takes the lead in the East, with Great Dunmow being the most MINI’s most hardcore fans. Haversham proved to be Mercedes lovers, while Hatfield stuck to Mitsubishi, and Luton and Stantonbury took to two of the big V’s with Vauxhall and Volkswagen respectively. The South WestIn the South West, Swindon favoured the ever stylish Honda, while Poole seemed to be the most popular area for the less common Mazda. West MidlandsIn the West Midlands, BMW was king with the most searches going for the popular German brand. However, Land Rover, Suzuki and (unsurprisingly) the MINI received their fair share of attention. For example, Binley Woods, Leamington Spa, Solihull and Welford-on-Avon all searched for four-wheel specialists Land Rover, while Bromyard, Cleobury Mortimer and Hesketh Bank favoured the popular Japanese brand Suzuki. Alvechurch stuck with the Read More…

Cartastrophe – Designing the perfect car for various catastrophic events.

If you claim that you’ve never fantasised about what your plan would be if there was a zombie apocalypse then you are almost certainly a liar. There is something strangely captivating about dystopia as a whole and the planning for some kind of catastrophic event. What would you do if a tsunami hit your town? If a volcano erupted, how would you get away? Would you have what it takes to survive another ice age? What equipment would you need? Well, here at Rimstyle we have been looking to help you answer some of these questions, in particular, the question regarding your choice of transportation. Whether it be a zombie apocalypse, a tsunami, a volcanic eruption, an ice age, a tornado or an alien invasion, we have designed the perfect car to not only help you survive but to help you thrive in these difficult circumstances! Ice Age Equipped with six, snowmobile like wheels, floodlights and a pulley system for any other vehicle that may have found themselves in a spot of bother, this is the perfect vehicle if there was to be another Ice Age. Zombie Apocalypse Nicknamed ‘The Beast’, there a very few cars that would be more effective during a zombie apocalypse. With cages covering its windows, machines guns for mowing down crowds of zombies and spikes on it wheels for protection, you are in safe hands. Tsunami Inspired by Star Wars’ BB-8, this vehicle is able to roll on its axis to a place of safety. If the tsunami does contact Read More…

Still time to get your Bola Wheels…

With the 25th of December looming closer, there is still time to get some new Bola Wheels before Christmas. We have the full range online to purchase 24 hours a day, so you can’t even use the snow as an excuse! https://www.rimstyle.com/alloywheels/brand/bola

NEW Winter Tyre stock added online

With the temperatures dropping there is now more need than ever to consider fitting Winter Tyres to your vehicle. With this in mind we have just uploaded more winter tyre stock onto our website so give you as much choice as possible. For more information about the benefits of Winter Alloy Wheels / Tyres, please click on this link: https://www.rimstyle.com/alloywheels/categories/winter_cold_weather

Children Imagine the Cars They’ll Be Driving

Britain is set to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 in response to rising levels of nitrogen oxide posing a major risk to public health. With more than 34.4 million cars on the roads in Britain and a record 2.69m sold in 2016 in an industry worth £77.5bn a year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; it’s clear that Britons still love their cars and that this love isn’t looking to dwindle anytime soon. Chancellor Philip Hammond claims that “if we want the UK to lead the next industrial revolution” the government plans to “have fully driverless cars without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021”. Due to the current limitations of the electric cars on the market in terms of range, power and expense, this seems to be a bold claim to say the least. However, with a 23-year wait until new petrol and diesel cars and vans are banned, there is certainly enough time to get it right. With the ever-growing need for new innovative designs for the “car of the future”, there is most definitely room for thinking outside the box. Pablo Picasso once said that “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. With this in mind, maybe it’s a good idea to feed off the uncontrollable creativity of children while they are still artists, in order to help design the cars they will be driving in the future. Well, in this Read More…

1Form Wheels – Fresh from the mould

After a year in the making, the 1Form wheel range has been born, or rather cast, and is currently undergoing final painting/finishing. The range will initially start with 2 wheel designs, but we are already working hard at the next design concepts. Having now seen the sample wheels, we are extremely impressed with the final quality and workmanship painstaking gone into the final product and eagerly awaiting our first shipment (due January/February 2018). The sample wheels are currently being professionally photographed and having 360 degree videos produced, so more news will follow very soon!