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YOUNG DRIVER INSURANCE

ABS Warning Light – What It Means and Is It Safe?

ABS stands for anti-lock brake system. The ABS warning light indicates there’s a problem with your anti-lock brake system. What should you do if your ABS warning light stays on? You might get this question about the ABS warning light in your driving theory test with the following answers: Check the brake-fluid level. Check the … Read more

How to Change Oil in Your Car

Your car needs oil to ensure that all the different parts of the engine can move smoothly without generating too much friction. So without sufficient oil levels, your car won’t run as effectively as it should. Indeed, it might not run at all. We have a detailed guide to checking your oil levels and topping … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Change an Exhaust?

Faulty exhausts can damage the environment, and they can even cause harmful vapours to circulate your car’s cabin. So if there’s a problem with your exhaust, you need to sort it out as soon as possible. How Much Does it Cost to Change an Exhaust in the UK? It depends on a few things, including … Read more

How to Demist Your Windscreen in Rain and Winter

There are many dangers to driving in winter, and a misted windscreen might be the most overlooked hazard of all. After all, things like ice, snow, wind and rain become much harder to handle when you can’t even see out of your windscreen in the first place! In this post, we’ll share the fastest and … Read more

What is the Legal Brightness of Headlights in the UK?

Is there a maximum legal brightness for headlights in the UK? Maybe you’ve been dazzled one too many times by oncoming drivers, and you want to know whether those other drivers have been breaking the law. Or perhaps you’re considering getting some new headlights for your car, and want to know what your options are. … Read more

Black Smoke From Exhaust – What Different Colours Mean

A lot of the time, smoke from a car exhaust is nothing to worry about. It’s simply a by-product of burning fuel. Unless you drive an electric car, your car’s bound to produce a little smoke from time to time. But it’s almost never a good sign when excessive amounts of coloured smoke billows from … Read more

Why Do MOTs Include Exhaust Emission Tests?

This is one of the questions learner drivers might get asked on their theory test: “Why do MOTs include exhaust emission tests?” The multiple choice options might be: To pay for expensive garage equipment. To make sure diesel and petrol cars have the same emissions. Because the government wants to know which fuel supplier is … 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

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