Category Archives: Car Related

motoring conviction
14 May

Getting insurance after a motoring conviction

If you’ve lost your driving licence as a result of a serious motoring conviction, you’ll already have had the challenge of living without a car for several months. While you’re probably looking forward to getting back behind the wheel, there’s another aspect to having lost your licence that you might not have considered: getting insurance.

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fuel
08 May

7 tips for driving more fuel efficiently

Did you know that the way you drive can have a big impact on how much fuel your car uses? With fuel prices high at the moment, these 7 tips can help you save money at the pumps as well as helping the environment: 1. Streamline your car Before you set out on any journey,

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mobile
30 Apr

Using your mobile when driving – the law

Last March, new regulations came into force that allow traffic officers to fine drivers £200 and six penalty points for using a handheld mobile phone while driving. For drivers that have held their licence for less than two years, six points would cause them to automatically lose their licence. Within the first six months, 290

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MOT test
16 Apr

Understanding your car MOT test

If your car is over three years old, you’ll already know that it must be taken for an MOT test each year. But what do testers look for during an MOT, and what are the most common reasons for failing one? Read on to find out. What is an MOT? ‘MOT’ stands for ‘Ministry of

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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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