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What Battery for My Car: A Battery Guide

Different types of cars need different types of batteries. Choose the wrong battery for your car, and your car won’t run like it should. In fact, with the wrong battery, your car might not run at all. Car batteries power almost everything, including certain things you depend on to keep you safe on the road, … Read more

Is It Illegal to Drive in Pyjamas? UK Driving Laws

It is not illegal to drive in pyjamas. In recent weeks, many people have shared an article on social media discussing “new motoring laws”. The article states that, “the new legislation means that anyone caught wearing pyjamas behind the wheel of a car will receive a minimum of six penalty points and a £200 fine.” … Read more

Car Won’t Start? What to Do Now

The UK government is gradually lifting lockdown restrictions. In the coming weeks, many of us will be returning to work. That means that many of us will be driving for the first time in months. It would be very frustrating indeed if, the day you’re finally ready to return to work, you find that your … Read more

How to Jumpstart a Car with A Flat Battery

All drivers should know how to jumpstart a car. It’s one of those skills that you might never need to use. But should you ever need it, you’ll be glad you took the time to learn it! Covid-19 lockdown is a good time to learn about jumpstarting cars. And that’s because, under furlough or out … Read more

How to Disconnect and Change a Car Battery

The UK is gradually coming out of Coronavirus lockdown. As more and more people return to work, many of us will be driving for the first time in months. Unfortunately, cars aren’t really designed to sit idle for long periods of time. So don’t be surprised it, when it’s time to drive to work for … Read more

How Does Car Insurance Work?

If you’re going to drive, then you’re going to need car insurance. In fact, that’s the first thing you should know about car insurance: It’s illegal to drive without it. How Does Car Insurance Work? Think of it as a safety net. In exchange for a fee (which is known as your premium), your insurer … Read more

What To Do If You Hit a Parked Car

So you’ve just hit a parked car. Don’t panic. And don’t just drive away. Follow these steps. What To Do If You Hit a Parked Car: Step by Step Take a picture of any damage on your car, and on the other car. Leave a note on the windscreen of the car you’ve hit. Include … 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

I Hit a Cyclist with My Car – What Do I Do?

Accidentally hitting a cyclist will be a traumatic experience for both the driver and the cyclist. It doesn’t matter how it happened, when it happened, or where it happened. There are some clear steps that all drivers should follow after all accidents involving cyclists. Hit a Cyclist with Your Car – Immediate Actions Hitting a … Read more

How Do You Do a Hill Start with an Electric Handbrake?

Many new cars are fitted with electric handbrakes to replace the traditional lever-operated system. These are designed to make life easier for drivers. But like every new bit of tech, they’re causing a bit of confusion. How do they work? How do you use them as part of standard driving manoeuvres, like the hill start? … Read more