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

Driving in a Bus Lane by Mistake – What Should You Do?

It happens to the best of us: You’re driving through an unfamiliar part of town, or perhaps an overly-familiar part of town. Maybe your mind wanders for a moment, or maybe you have to navigate a particularly complex junction. Anyway, before you know it, you realise you’re driving in a bus lane… What should you … Read more

How Do Personalised Number Plates Work?

Are personalised number plates the ultimate status symbol? Some seem to think so! And most seem to agree that they’re quite cool. But if getting yourself a personalised number plate were easy, everyone would have one. Apart from being pretty pricey (they can cost thousands), there’s a lot you need to do after you get … Read more

Car Insurance Essentials: How to Cancel Car Insurance

So you want to cancel your car insurance. There are many reasons why you might want to do this. Maybe your current insurance isn’t giving you the cover you need or you no longer have access to a car. In any case, you are entitled to cancel your policy at any point. But be warned: … Read more

How to Check Your Car Insurance – What You Need to Know

Is your car insured? It’s illegal to drive without car insurance, so it’s important to make sure you’re adequately covered at all times. If you’re caught driving uninsured, you’re looking at six penalty points and a £300 fine. And if the police decide to take you to court, you could be totally disqualified from driving … Read more

How Long Do I Have to Report an Accident to my Insurance Company?

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience. If you haven’t had one before, you might also have the added pressure of learning what and when you need to tell your insurer. How Long Do I Have to Report an Accident to My Insurance Company? If you’re involved in an accident, you … Read more

When is my Car Insurance Due? How to Check If Your Car Is Insured

It’s illegal to drive without car insurance. There are severe penalties for driving uninsured, so it’s your legal responsibility as a driver to make sure your car has valid insurance at all times. Is your car insurance still valid? Finding out is easy. Just head to the Motor Insurance Database, put your car registration in … Read more

Can I Drive Another Car on my Insurance?

“Can I drive another car on my insurance?” It’s a question many new drivers ask us. But some experienced drivers seem a little confused about this issue too. Many drivers seem to think that, so long as you have the car owner’s permission, you’ll be covered for driving any car on your own insurance policy. … Read more