Category Archives: Car Related

car recalls
17 Dec

What happens if you’re affected by car recalls?

We’ve all read the news about the emissions scandal and seen the headlines about car recalls. But what are the implications if your car is one of those affected, whether because of its emissions or because of a safety issue? Here’s what you need to know. Understanding car recalls There are different kinds of car

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driving at night
29 Nov

Safe Driving at Night

This time of year, it gets dark around 4pm in the UK and the sun doesn’t come up again till nearly 8am! This pretty much guarantees that if you are driving to and from work, you are going to be spending much of your journey in the dark. Driving in the dark can bring its

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red weather warning car insurance
20 Nov

Red weather warning: what is the impact on your car insurance?

As winter approaches and the mercury plummets, you might be starting to think about what happens when the inevitable winter storms hit and the country experiences weather-related disruption. Last year the UK had more snow than it’s had for years, and if this year pans out the same, we may be in for a fair

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fleet
05 Nov

4 fleet maintenance tips for the winter

The colder weather may bring not only ice and snow, but high winds and flash flooding too. These are unpredictable and extreme winter weather conditions that every vehicle – private or commercial fleet – should be prepared for. How can your business minimise any unplanned vehicle downtime on account of the adverse weather conditions, and

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windscreen
22 Oct

Looking after your windscreen this winter

The nights are closing in, the clocks are going back and the weather looks to be taking a colder turn this week. With winter just around the corner, and the possibility of rain, ice, or even snow, it makes perfect sense to be prepared. Here are some tips (reproduced with permission from Auto Windscreens) on

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teen drivers
08 Oct

#BeSafe: 4 safety tips for teen drivers

Passing your driving test is a rite of passage, but the learning doesn’t stop when you pick up the keys to your first car. As many as one in five new drivers are involved in accidents during their first year of driving, so the latest post in our #BeSafe series takes a look at what

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drive safely
24 Sep

#BeSafe: How to drive safely in heavy rain

With autumn here and the first named storms already rolling in, the first in our #BeSafe series on road safety looks at how to drive safely in heavy rain. Before you set out into the worst the Great British weather can throw at you, read these tips to make sure you’re familiar with the ins

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road trip
20 Aug

Road trip games for long journeys

Every parent knows that keeping children entertained on a long road trip can be something of a challenge – and the amount of time spent in the car on a road trip can get monotonous even for the adults in the family. If you’re bored of playing I Spy, here are some other fun car

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supercar
03 Aug

Why do you need specialist supercar insurance?

1. Why is it important to make sure that you have specialist cover? Using a broker that you can talk to (like A-Plan) means that you can make sure that you are getting the right level of cover at the right price. Many clients have requirements that ‘off the shelf’ online and direct markets cannot

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road trip
27 Jul

Road safety over the summer holidays

Heading off on a road trip over the school holidays this summer? In that case, there are a few extra road safety tips to bear in mind to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Check your car before long journeys If you’re off on a long journey, check over your car to make sure

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