Hayfever: What is a pollen filter and can tablets affect driving?

The coming of spring is a thing to celebrate. Longer days! Warmer weather! Lambs, bees, flowers and trees! But for the 13 million hayfever sufferers in the UK, spring brings a lot of unwelcome things too: Runny noses, blurry vision, sneezing attacks, shortness of breath and an overall feeling of grogginess. In 2018, the focus … Read more

Student on driving test
How to do an emergency stop on your driving test

One in three people taking their driving test will be asked to do an emergency stop. The emergency stop will be done in addition to your other manoeuvres. Although you should always be prepared to do an emergency stop should the situation arise, if your examiner would like to see you demonstrate an emergency stop, … Read more

Starting a car
Car Won’t Start in the Cold: Winter Car Issues

For drivers of all ages, few things are more stressful and irritating than waking up on a winter morning to find your car’s become a frozen lump. You already know that your journey’s going to be delayed, because driving in winter is a pain at the best of times. So on mornings where it’s so … Read more

New MOT Rules 2018: What It Means For Your Next MOT

The new MOT rules are due to come in on 20th May, 2018. With tougher tests and a new set of failure categories, they’re going to affect every motorist. Even if you haven’t got an MOT test coming up any time soon, you should still take the time to familiarise yourself with these changes. You … Read more

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How and When to Check Your Car Battery

If the engine is the heart of a car, the battery is the brain. It’s used to power almost everything, from the initial starting of the engine, to your lights, your heating and your music. So it’s important that you keep your car battery in good working order. How Long Does A Car Battery Last? … Read more

Driving on a wet road
Driving in the Rain: What you need to Know

Sudden showers and prolonged downpours can occur throughout the year, so driving in the rain is a skill that all new drivers have to acquire, and fast. Driving in the Rain – Essential Tips Wet surfaces can almost double your stopping distance, so slow down and take it easy Keep your air conditioning on to … Read more

Driving on icy road
How to Tell If You’re Driving on Ice and What to Do

Driving on ice is a challenge even for the most experienced of drivers. Because it’s only winter once a year, it’s not exactly the sort of thing you can get accustomed to. But for learners and new drivers it’s a particularly challenging prospect. Unless you learned to drive in the winter, it’s unlikely that you’ll … Read more

Driving in snow
Driving in the Snow: The Essential Guide

With the combination of freezing temperatures, icy surfaces and low visibility, driving in snow can be treacherous if you don’t take care. We’ve already listed the dos and don’ts of driving in snow. In this follow-up blog, we’ll provide an essential guide to everything you need to know about driving in a winter wonderland. Driving … Read more

How to Stay Safe While Driving This Christmas

Help yourself stay safe while driving this Christmas by being prepared. Whether you are travelling a long distance to visit friends and family, or travelling home from the Christmas party, keep yourself safe by planning your journey in advance. Arrange a lift if you’re out drinking Whether you are planning a big night out at … Read more

Driving in the dark
Driving at Night: Checks and Tips for Driving in the Dark

Driving at night can be dangerous. As we’ve previously pointed out, no matter how well you might think you know a road, it may pose a completely new set of challenges in the dark. If you’re a learner, or a new driver, it might take you a while to get accustomed to driving at night. … Read more