How Much Oil Does My Car Take & Need?

Your car won’t run without oil. But how much oil does your car need to run? Plus, there are different types of car oil available. Which one is right for your car? This is an essential guide to car oil. We’ll address some of your car oil FAQs, and where possible, we’ll link to other … Read more

Car Makes Noise When Accelerating at Low Speeds: What to do Next

Why is your car making that noise? Should your car be making that noise? What does it mean? This is a short guide to the strange and unusual noises your car might make while you’re driving it. Some car noises are perfectly normal. Others might suggest that you’re doing something wrong, or that your car … Read more

Tyre Pressure Guide – What Should My Tyre Pressure Be?

Making sure your tyres have the right pressure is essential for your tyres’ longevity and reliability, as well as the safety of you and your passengers. What should my tyre pressure be? It all depends on the car you drive. Different cars require different levels of tyre pressure. Different circumstances will also demand different tyre … Read more

What Side of the Road Do They Drive on in Ireland?

The UK’s gradually easing out of lockdown, so a lot of people are thinking about taking a well-earned break. But because there are still so many restrictions on air travel, it’s probably best to holiday closer to home, for now. And Ireland is just a small ferry journey away – or a short drive south, … Read more

What is Gap Insurance and Do I Need it?

If you drive, you need car insurance. It’s illegal to drive without it. But what about gap insurance? What is gap insurance, and do you need it? This is your essential guide to gap insurance. Not all drivers need it. But for some drivers, it could make a huge difference. What is Gap Insurance? Gap … Read more

Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot or in Flip-flops?

In the hot summer months, a lot of us like to keep cool by wearing flip-flops – or, wherever possible, going barefoot. But is it OK to do this in the car? Is it illegal to drive barefoot or in flip-flops? Let’s take a look at what UK law has to say about this issue. … Read more

Is It Illegal to Drive Without an MOT?

During the Coronavirus lockdown, the government allowed UK motorists to delay their MOT for six months. This extension came to an end on 1 August 2020. MOTs are now mandatory once again. It It Illegal To Drive Without an MOT? It is illegal to drive without an MOT. Driving without an MOT is a serious … Read more

What Can I Drive on my Driving Licence?

The world of work is always changing. If you’re worried about your job security, you might have considered diversifying. You know how to drive, so maybe you can become a taxi driver, or a delivery driver. Maybe you could buy a van – people always need vans! The bad news is that you can’t drive … Read more

How Long Does a Car Battery Last & Should I Replace It?

How long does a car battery last? Most car batteries last three years, sometimes longer. But just how long your battery lasts depends on many things, including the sort of car you drive, how often you drive it, and a few other factors. With proper care and efficient driving in the optimal conditions, a car … Read more

MOT Coronavirus Extension – Is My MOT Due Soon?

With the Coronavirus epidemic and the lockdown that followed, everyone in the UK had to make numerous adjustments. What is the Coronavirus MOT Extension? For example, if your vehicle’s MOT was due on or after 30 March 2020, the government gave you a six month extension on your MOT expiry date. The only stipulation was … Read more