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YOUNG DRIVER INSURANCE

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

What is Tailgating and Why is it Dangerous?

Tailgating is common. It’s also antisocial, dangerous, and illegal. It involves driving very close to the car in front – so close that, were the car in front to stop suddenly, a collision would be unavoidable. Why Do People Tailgate? Sometimes people tailgate other drivers to try and prompt them into speeding up. For example, … Read more

Illegal Tyres: Examples of Bald & Unsafe Tyres

The state of your tyres is a matter of life and death. Keep your tyres in good condition and you can depend on them. But if you let your tyres degrade, or if you use tyres that aren’t fit for purpose, you’re looking at less traction, increased stopping distances, and a greater risk of aquaplaning, … Read more

Temporary Insurance & the Pitfalls

How Does Temporary Insurance Work and What Are the Pitfalls? Many companies offer temporary insurance cover, also sometimes referred to as pay as you go insurance. This lets you insure a person to drive your car for a few hours at a time without invalidating your main policy. How Does Temporary Insurance Work? Some companies … Read more

How Long Can a Car Sit Without Being Driven?

Say you’re learning to drive, or your son or daughter is learning to drive. It’s common for learner drivers, or the parents of learner drivers, to buy a new car in advance, so that the new driver will have a car once they’ve got their driving licence. But for as long as the learner’s taking … Read more

When Should Tyre Pressure Be Checked?

You need to regularly check your tyre pressure. It will save you money, and it could even save your life. Studies by Michelin show that up to 75% of UK drivers regularly drive with under-inflated tyres, and more than 50% of drivers are driving with tyres that could be categorised as dangerously under-inflated. How Often … Read more

Winter Tyres – What Are They & Do I Need Them?

Is your car ready for winter? We put together a short guide to preparing your car for cold weather. We recommended checking your car’s tyres – but one thing we didn’t talk about was winter tyres. What are Winter Tyres? They’re tyres that are designed for winter! They’ll offer extra grip, better handling and a … Read more

Snow on Car Roof: Knowing the Law

Many people love waking up to find the world covered in snow. But for some people, particularly those who drive a lot, snow can bring a lot of headaches. If your car’s covered in snow, obviously you’re going to clean the windscreen. But far too many drivers ignore the roof… Is It Illegal to Drive … Read more

Car Insurance: What is Social, Domestic and Pleasure? And Do I Need Business Cover?

When you first get a quote on your car insurance, you’ll be asked about the class of use you’ll need. How you intend to use your car will help your insurer determine how much risk you’ll be as a motorist, so the class of use you specify could affect your premium. Because of this, your … Read more

Mobile Phone Driving Law: What you Need to Know

In March 2017, new UK laws were introducing concerning mobile phones and driving. It’s been illegal to use a mobile while driving in the UK since 2003. Despite this, studies show that around one in five UK drivers still use their phones behind the wheel. The new UK laws are intended to crack down on … Read more