Category Archives: Car Related

03 Apr

Checklist for Buying a Car

With a bewildering array of makes and models, it’s little wonder that many people find the idea of buying a car a little daunting. But with a methodical approach, it needn’t be. Assuming you’ve found a vehicle you’re interested in, use this checklist when you view the car to be sure you’re making the right

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classic car insurance
21 Mar

Classic Car Insurance: FAQs

What is classic car insurance? Classic car insurance is specialist insurance designed for vehicles generally over 20 years old and driven as a second vehicle (although we can do modern classics depending on the model and mileage), these cars are usually treasured by their owners and are collectible. Classic vehicle insurance differs from normal insurance

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15 Mar

Tips on servicing and maintaining your car

To keep your vehicle in the best possible condition, it is recommended that your car receives a full service every 12,000 miles or every 12 months – whichever comes sooner. Here are some tips to help: How much does a car service cost? The average cost of a basic car service is around £125. But,

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Love your car A-Plan blog
14 Feb

Show your Car Some Love this Valentine’s.

7 ways to reignite that spark: Our cars are often the unloved, unappreciated heroes in our lives. They’re dependable, sturdy and selfless; dutifully ferrying us in safety, comfort and warmth to whichever destination we desire. Yet, it’s the one relationship in our lives which requires a little more love, after all, it slays distances without

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winter survival car kit
06 Feb

Winter Car Kit Essentials

Bone-chilling temperatures, freezing arctic winds and up to 12 inches of snow will sweep across the UK this week. With yellow weather warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England, Wales and north-west Midlands, driving conditions could be treacherous. Be prepared for the worst and ensure you carry a winter survival kit in your

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08 Jan

What Not to Leave in your Car During Freezing Weather.

As January’s arctic blast causes UK temperatures to plummet to sub-zero, don’t be tempted to leave the following items in your car overnight (as you make a quick dash into your warm and toasty home!): Electronic Devices with Lithium Batteries. Apple recommends not exposing an iPhone or iPad to temperatures below -4 degrees Celsius; battery

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finance lease agreements mileage calculator
01 Dec

Finance Lease Agreements – How to Accurately Calculate your Mileage.

When considering vehicle contract hire or finance lease agreements, be mindful of your anticipated annual mileage. Get this wrong and that fantastic deal may not be as fantastic as you think…. Making the simplest of mistakes or miscalculations can be extremely costly to you and/or your business. Simple elements like ‘excess mileage charges’ can spiral to £100s and

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young drivers
31 Oct

Driving without insurance a real risk for young drivers

Did You Know? About 23 per cent of young drivers crash within two years of passing their driving test, according to Brake, a road safety charity. Yet, 1 in 4 young drivers admit they’ve considered driving without insurance to avoid spending money, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Research compiled by Brake shows that younger

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13 Oct

The dangers of driving while dehydrated

Driving while dehydrated has the potential to be as dangerous as drink-driving, according to a study from Loughborough University. The study, which was conducted over the course of two days, had a group of male volunteers perform various driving simulations while provided 200 millilitres of fluid to drink every hour on the first day, but

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crash for cash
07 Oct

How to avoid being a victim of crash for cash

We’ve all sat patiently at a junction waiting to get out into a line of traffic.  Having sat there for a while we are always relieved when a fellow courteous driver flashes his lights or waves us out.  We give him a cheerful thank you and move into the line of traffic and on with

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