Speeding: How Much Does 3 Points Increase Car Insurance?

Speed limits are there for a reason: They’re to keep you, other road users, and pedestrians as safe as possible. So if you’re caught speeding, you could get 3 points on your licence and a fine of at least £100. If you get points on your licence, your car insurance is likely to go up. … Read more

Driving with a Cracked Windscreen: Law & Safety

Is it legal to drive with a cracked windscreen? Is it dangerous? Windscreen’s are tough, but they’re still one of the most fragile parts of your car. All it takes is a stray bit of gravel to cause a crack. And cracks have a tendency to grow… So let’s take a look at what the … Read more

The 6 Best Safe Driving Apps For Apple & Android

Obviously, you should never use your mobile while driving. It’s incredibly dangerous, and it comes with some severe penalties. But that’s not to say that your smartphone can’t make you a safer driver… In this post we’ll look at the 6 best safe driving apps. Some of these are designed to be used while you’re … Read more

Petrol in a Diesel & Diesel in a Petrol Car – What to Do

So you’ve put petrol in your diesel car. Or, you’ve put diesel in your petrol car. Or maybe you’re just nervous about making this mistake. In any case, this is your guide to what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car – and how you can take steps to avoid making … Read more

How Long Do You Have to Declare Points for Insurance?

If you break the laws of the road you’ll get points on your licence. And if you get points on your licence, you have a legal obligation to tell your car insurance providers. But how long do you have to declare points for insurance? What will happen to your insurance once you’ve told your provider? … 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 tires on winter road covered with snow
Winter Driving Tips: This Winter’s Going to be a Bad One

Reports indicate that the UK could be facing the coldest winter in 70 years. We’re looking at temperatures below freezing with predictions of blankets of snow in some places. It’s the Beast from the East Part II, with frosts, snowfall, and nasty wind chill. And the colder the weather, the more dangerous the roads. Low … 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

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