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YOUNG DRIVER INSURANCE

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

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

What Engine Coolant Should I Use – And How to Top it Up

Engine coolant! What’s that? Why do you need it? What type should you get, and how do you top it up? In this post, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about engine coolant. What is Engine Coolant? In short, it’s a water-based liquid that helps keep your engine cool. Most cars are … Read more

Car Modifications – What Does & Doesn’t Affect Car Insurance?

Everyone who learns to drive dreams  of someday owning a car of their own. But some take this dream a little further. They dream of a car that’s truly their own, with a host of modifications to match their unique personality! Not so fast. Some car modifications can seriously affect your car insurance. And car … Read more

Driving Law: Highway Code & Car Tax Changes 2019

The Highway Code and driving law is updated all the time, to reflect changes in standards and technology, and to make the roads safer for everyone. As a driver, you have a responsibility to keep up to date with every change to UK driving law, no matter how small. After all, you don’t want to … Read more