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Driving with the Handbrake on: What Happens Now

So you’ve been driving with the handbrake on. Don’t worry, and don’t panic. This is a very easy mistake to make, especially for inexperienced drivers. When you’re setting out from a parked position, you have dozens of things to remember – clutch, ignition, gear, biting point, mirror, signal, manoeuvre – it’s only natural that you … Read more

Is It Illegal to Park on the Pavement?

Is it illegal to park on the pavement? This is a source of great controversy, and many drivers and pedestrians seem confused about the issue. So we thought we’d take a look at what the law has to say, so you can find out where you stand once and for all. Is It Illegal to … Read more

How to Not Stall a Car & Why Cars Stall

Even the most experienced of drivers stall cars from time to time. But if you understand why cars stall, it might help you to avoid stalling in the future. So this post is your complete guide to stalling! We’ll cover why cars stall, offer tips on how not to stall, and look at how you … Read more

How to Calculate Petrol Money and Fuel Costs Per Mile

If you share your car with friends, family or co-workers, it’s important to ensure that everyone pays what they owe when it comes time to top up the petrol. It’s not enough to simply take the cost of refuelling and divide it by however many people use your car, because inevitably, some people will drive … Read more

Car wing mirror
Is It Illegal to Drive Without a Wing Mirror?

Wing mirrors are the mirrors positioned on either side of your car. They’re there to help you see what’s happening behind you to your left and to your right. Because they jut out from your car, wing mirrors can be vulnerable. They’re easily damaged, and it doesn’t take much force to smash them off completely. … Read more

Alloy wheels from a silver Mercedes
How to Clean Your Alloy Wheels

Bright and shiny alloy wheels look beautiful. They’ll make your car look cool and stylish, so they’ll make you feel cool and stylish too. But you need to keep them clean. Dirty alloy wheels don’t look so stylish. And if you let too much dirt accumulate, they could become corroded, and even dangerous. This is … Read more

First Time Driving Alone – Tips For After You’ve Passed

Your first time driving alone will be nerve-wracking. The entire time you’re learning to drive, there is always someone in the car with you. During your lessons, your driving instructor had their own set of pedals. If you did anything truly dangerous, they could effectively take control of the car for you. And even when … Read more

How Long Can You Drive Without Road Tax?

Road Tax was actually abolished in 1937 and replaced by Vehicle Excise Duty, but some people do still call it Road Tax. It’s illegal to drive without your vehicle being taxed. However, there are some scenarios where driving without vehicle tax is unavoidable. But before we look at what the law has to say about driving … Read more

Window Tinting Law 2019 and Impact on Insurance

Tinted windows can look amazing. They can help to reduce glare from sunlight, and they can even help prevent theft. But there are laws surrounding tinted windows. So to help you enjoy the benefits without incurring a penalty, let’s take a look at what the law has to say about this issue. What Are Tinted … Read more

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