Driving in Europe After Brexit: What You Need

The UK formally left the EU in January 2020, and at the start of 2021, the UK and EU reached a deal about their relationship post-Brexit. But what does that mean for you if you intend to take a trip to Europe by car? Whether you’ll be driving your own car, or you intend to … Read more

Hay fever Tablets and Driving – How to Stay Safe

Hay fever is horrible. And while hay fever tablets can ease your symptoms, making it possible for you to enjoy the warmer weather, they can come with some side effects. You should therefore take care when taking hay fever tablets if you also plan on driving. Is it Legal to Drive After Taking Hay Fever … Read more

Should I Buy a Diesel Car in 2021?

Diesel cars get a lot of bad press these days. The government seems keen to paint them as inefficient pollution machines. So they’re applying lots of extra taxes and charges for diesel drivers, and they’re even planning on banning them outright in the near future. But despite all this, diesel cars can still be cheaper … Read more

Why Do I Have a Tyre Repair Kit Instead of a Spare Wheel?

Historically, cars have included a spare wheel as standard. The idea is, if you get a puncture, you can exchange your punctured wheel on the roadside before driving to a garage for a proper replacement. But we’re increasingly seeing cars equipped with tyre repair kits instead of spare wheels. Are you wondering why your car … Read more

Best Tax Free Cars for 2021

The tax rate for cars is likely to change at some point in 2021. But whatever changes the government makes, one thing will always be the case: The lower your car’s CO2 emissions, the less you’ll pay for car tax. In this post, we’ll take a look at the greenest and most reliable cars that … Read more

How to Clean Your Headlights: Cloudy and Dirty Lights

You have to keep your headlights clean. If you let them get too dirty, your lights will be less effective at illuminating the road ahead of you in the darkness. Cloudy and dirty lights can also make it harder for other drivers to see you. Headlights are an essential car safety feature, so you have … Read more

University Lockdown: 5 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Lockdown’s hard for everyone. But a university lockdown can be especially challenging. This might be your first time away from home. You’ve likely been planning and looking forward to it for years. This was supposed to be the start of an exciting new chapter in your life. You were supposed to be making new friends, … 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

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

Do I Have to Insure My Car If I Am Not Driving It?

It’s illegal to drive without car insurance. But do you have to insure your car if you’re not driving it? Under Covid-19 lockdown, many of us are driving a lot less than we used to. Some of us have stopped driving altogether. And if you’ve been furloughed, or you’re unable to work, you’ll be looking … Read more