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LEARNER CAR INSURANCE

Why Do I Have a Tyre Repair Kit Instead of a Spare Wheel?

Historically, cars have included a spare wheel as standard. The idea is, if you get a puncture, you can exchange your punctured wheel on the roadside before driving to a garage for a proper replacement. But we’re increasingly seeing cars equipped with tyre repair kits instead of spare wheels. Are you wondering why your car … Read more

ABS Warning Light – What It Means and Is It Safe?

ABS stands for anti-lock brake system. The ABS warning light indicates there’s a problem with your anti-lock brake system. What should you do if your ABS warning light stays on? You might get this question about the ABS warning light in your driving theory test with the following answers: Check the brake-fluid level. Check the … Read more

How Does Power Steering Work?

Power steering works so well that it’s easy to take it for granted. But have you ever wondered just how it works? Let’s take a look. How Does Power Steering Work? Power steering makes it easier for you to control your car through channelling power directly from the steering wheel to the wheels. If your … Read more

What Can Cause Heavy Steering?

In your driving theory test, you might get this question: What can cause heavy steering? These are the sort of answers you might have to choose from: Driving on ice. Badly worn brakes. Overinflated tyres. Underinflated tyres. So what answer are they looking for? What can cause heavy steering? It’s d: Under-inflated tyres. If your … Read more

Noise When Turning Steering Wheel – What to Do

Most of the noises your car makes while driving are perfectly natural. New or unexpected noises, though, are almost always cause for concern. And if you hear a noise when turning the steering wheel, then you should absolutely book your car in for a service as soon as possible. But what does it mean when … Read more

When Should You Flash Your Headlights?

One of the questions in your driving theory test is: “When should you flash your headlights?” Like all theory test questions, there’s a clear answer to this, and it’s not up for debate. When Should You Flash Your Headlights? You should only flash your headlights to let other drivers know you’re there. This is rule … Read more

How to Change Windscreen Wipers: Step by Step Guide

Changing your windscreen wipers is a straightforward process: Turn off your car engine and remove the key from the ignition. This way, there’ll be no risk of the wipers moving while you’re trying to change them. Carefully lift the windscreen wiper arm away from your windscreen. You should be able to lock them un an … Read more

How to Cancel Your Driving and Theory Tests

Under Covid-19 lockdown, the UK government cancelled all driving tests and theory tests. Driving instructors stopped giving lessons. So if you were learning to drive in the months leading up to lockdown, it’s likely that your learning has ground to a halt in recent months. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: … Read more

Where Should You Never Overtake a Cyclist?

Where should you never overtake a cyclist? You might get asked this question in your theory test, and it’s a situation that might come up in your practical test. But this isn’t just an issue for learner drivers. It’s something that all drivers should understand, no matter how long you’ve been driving. So let’s take … Read more

How to Use a Handbrake – Beginner’s Guide

We’re sure that you will already know what a handbrake is for – to prevent your car from rolling when you’ve stopped. If you’re completely new to driving, you may not be clear on exactly how a handbrake works, and when you should use it. It is one of the areas that your instructor will … Read more