Category Archives: Car Related

27 Nov

The UK’s top driving fear: other drivers

Top driving fear What’s the thing you’re most concerned about when you get behind the wheel? Breaking down, perhaps? Running out of fuel? Hitting a pothole? According to new research by the RAC, the UK’s top driving fear: other drivers. The RAC’s Report on Motoring found bad driving behaviour by fellow motorists is the thing

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L-Plates
13 Nov

L-Plates: what are the rules?

Do you know the rules? We’re all familiar with the red ‘L’-plates that signify a learner driver. Do you know about the rules for displaying them? What about ‘P’-plates? Here are the dos and don’ts of displaying L-plates when you’re learning to drive. L-Plates and when to use them As you probably already know, the

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fuel
12 Sep

Look out for new labels at fuel pumps

If you’ve filled up your car since the start of this month, you might have spotted that there have been some changes to the way petrol and diesel are labelled. The fuel itself hasn’t changed, but the way it’s described has. While you’ll probably still see the terms “petrol” and “diesel” in use on the

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blue badge
04 Sep

Blue Badge scheme recognises hidden disability

There’s good news if you suffer from an ‘invisible’ disability: the Blue Badge scheme is being extended so that you’ll now be eligible to apply. If your application is successful, this means you’ll be able to park in designated disabled parking spaces, as well as being able to park in other normally restricted places such

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car theft
18 Jul

Where is your car most likely to be stolen?

Do you live in an area of the UK prone to car theft? With several regions of the UK experiencing a doubling in the number of car thefts reported since 2014, and an overall increase of 45% in the total number of thefts nationwide, it’s wise to be aware of where your vehicle may be

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valid MOT
01 Jul

Driving without a valid MOT: what you need to know

We recently looked at what’s involved when your car goes in for its MOT, but one thing we didn’t explore is what happens if you forget to book your car in for this mandatory test. Here’s what you need to know if you end up without a valid MOT… How do I know when my

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MOT
20 May

2019 MOT checklist

When your car reaches the age of three, you’ll need to make sure it goes for its annual MOT. The test isn’t expensive (it should cost no more than £54.85 for cars and £29.65 for motorbikes), but it’s a legal requirement. While a fail isn’t the end of the world, as it’s usually just a

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valid MOT
14 May

2019 UK car road tax bands: what you need to know

Old-fashioned paper road tax discs on the car windscreen may now be a thing of the past, but paying your car tax definitely isn’t! So how is it calculated, and how much will it add to the running costs of that new car you’ve got your eye on? Let’s take a look at how road

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keyless car theft
24 Apr

Keyless car theft: how to avoid becoming a victim

You don’t need a key to steal a car; anyone who’s ever watched a Hollywood film could tell you that. But, in an age when cars are increasingly locked not with an old-fashioned key but with a keyless entry system, things are a little different from the hot-wiring scenes we’re used to seeing in films.

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motoring myths
26 Mar

Top 10 motoring myths

There are many rules, laws and regulations which affect motorists in the UK. These change frequently and it can be hard to keep track of those that could get you into trouble with the law. Even more so, there are a whole raft of myths which add to the confusion. In this week’s blog, we

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