What is a Good MPG for New and Used Cars?

Whether you’re buying your very first car, or your tenth car; and whether you’re buying a new car or a used car; one of the most important factors to consider when making your choice is the car’s mileage. Miles per gallon (MPG) is the number of miles a car can travel for each gallon of … Read more

What Engine Coolant Should I Use – And How to Top it Up

Engine coolant! What’s that? Why do you need it? What type should you get, and how do you top it up? In this post, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about engine coolant. What is Engine Coolant? In short, it’s a water-based liquid that helps keep your engine cool. Most cars are … Read more

Car Modifications – What Does & Doesn’t Affect Car Insurance?

Everyone who learns to drive dreams  of someday owning a car of their own. But some take this dream a little further. They dream of a car that’s truly their own, with a host of modifications to match their unique personality! Not so fast. Some car modifications can seriously affect your car insurance. And car … Read more

How to Transfer Car Ownership to a Family Member

So your son or daughter has just passed their driving test. Fantastic! Rather than buying them a brand new car, you want to give them your old car. This is a sensible idea – nobody knows the car’s history better than you. You know it can be depended on, and you already have access to … Read more

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Types of Road Markings – Give Way, Hatched, and Solid Lines

Road markings are like a language written on the road. And if you want to pass your theory test and become the best possible driver, you’re going to have to learn to speak that language! In this post we’ll explain what the various road markings mean, and what you should do when you encounter them … Read more

What is a Car Logbook and What If I’ve Lost It?

If you’re thinking of selling your car, or simply transferring ownership from yourself to a member of your family, you’ll need your car logbook. In this post we’ll explain what a car logbook is, why you need it, and let you know what steps you should take if you’ve lost your car logbook. What is … Read more

Driving Law: Highway Code & Car Tax Changes 2019

The Highway Code and driving law is updated all the time, to reflect changes in standards and technology, and to make the roads safer for everyone. As a driver, you have a responsibility to keep up to date with every change to UK driving law, no matter how small. After all, you don’t want to … Read more

Speeding: How Many Points & What About Your First 2 Years?

Speed limits exist for a reason. Speeding decreases your reaction time while increasing your stopping distance. At high speeds you’ll have less control of your car, which makes you a danger to yourself, to other motorists, to cyclists, and to pedestrians. It should come as no surprise then that there are harsh penalties for any … Read more

How Much Road Tax Will I Need to Pay?

Few things in the motoring world are more misunderstood than road tax. This is your essential guide to road tax. We’ll explain what it is (and what it isn’t!) and outline some of the factors that will determine just how much you have to pay. What Is Road Tax? Road tax is collected to fund … Read more

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