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Where to Put a Sat Nav on Your Windscreen

The UK driving test changed in December 2017. As part of your test, you may now be required to follow directions from a sat nav. Your examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you. You can’t use your own sat nav – you must use the one provided by the examiner. … Read more

What is Tailgating and Why is it Dangerous?

Tailgating is common. It’s also antisocial, dangerous, and illegal. It involves driving very close to the car in front – so close that, were the car in front to stop suddenly, a collision would be unavoidable. Why Do People Tailgate? Sometimes people tailgate other drivers to try and prompt them into speeding up. For example, … Read more

Illegal Tyres: Examples of Bald & Unsafe Tyres

The state of your tyres is a matter of life and death. Keep your tyres in good condition and you can depend on them. But if you let your tyres degrade, or if you use tyres that aren’t fit for purpose, you’re looking at less traction, increased stopping distances, and a greater risk of aquaplaning, … Read more

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Adding a Child to Car Insurance – What You Need to Know

So your son or daughter wants to learn to drive. They’ll need some insurance to cover them while they learn. It’s the law! Learner drivers are considered high-risk drivers, so learners can expect to pay more for their insurance than more experienced drivers. One option is to add your son or daughter to your car … Read more

How Long Can a Car Sit Without Being Driven?

Say you’re learning to drive, or your son or daughter is learning to drive. It’s common for learner drivers, or the parents of learner drivers, to buy a new car in advance, so that the new driver will have a car once they’ve got their driving licence. But for as long as the learner’s taking … Read more

When Should Tyre Pressure Be Checked?

You need to regularly check your tyre pressure. It will save you money, and it could even save your life. Studies by Michelin show that up to 75% of UK drivers regularly drive with under-inflated tyres, and more than 50% of drivers are driving with tyres that could be categorised as dangerously under-inflated. How Often … Read more

Winter Tyres – What Are They & Do I Need Them?

Is your car ready for winter? We put together a short guide to preparing your car for cold weather. We recommended checking your car’s tyres – but one thing we didn’t talk about was winter tyres. What are Winter Tyres? They’re tyres that are designed for winter! They’ll offer extra grip, better handling and a … Read more

Snow on Car Roof: Knowing the Law

Many people love waking up to find the world covered in snow. But for some people, particularly those who drive a lot, snow can bring a lot of headaches. If your car’s covered in snow, obviously you’re going to clean the windscreen. But far too many drivers ignore the roof… Is It Illegal to Drive … Read more

What is a Cat C or Cat D Car? Salvage Categories Explained

Is it safe to buy a car that’s been involved in a serious accident? In this post we’ll outline the various salvage categories insurers use after accidents. The classifications were updated in October 2017, so this post should help you get up to speed on the changes. What is a “Write-Off”? If a car is … Read more

Car Insurance: What is Social, Domestic and Pleasure? And Do I Need Business Cover?

When you first get a quote on your car insurance, you’ll be asked about the class of use you’ll need. How you intend to use your car will help your insurer determine how much risk you’ll be as a motorist, so the class of use you specify could affect your premium. Because of this, your … Read more