Category Archives: Car Related

car interior
03 Jul

5 ways to help keep your car interior clean

If you spend a lot of time in your car, especially if you have children or pets, your car interior can quickly resemble a dustbin on wheels! Not just untidy, your car can also become a host to germs if you don’t keep on top of the cleaning. In fact, according to research by Salford

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young drivers
19 Jun

Young drivers bearing the brunt of higher premiums

Passing your driving test is an exciting time but young drivers are finding it increasingly difficult to find affordable insurance. The recent increases in IPT (Insurance Premium Tax) disproportionately affect younger drivers who already have the highest premiums and there is no exemption being offered to young drivers who are seen as a high-risk category.

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fuel
08 Jun

5 Reasons Your Car Fails Its MOT

Recent government statistics suggest that half of the faults found in MOT tests can be prevented by performing simple car maintenance. The most common cause of failure is lighting and signalling issues, such as blown bulbs, which cause almost 19 per cent of all MOT failures. Suspension (13 per cent) and brake (10 per cent)

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car journeys
05 Jun

Driving in France – top 10 tips

Driving in France is generally a more pleasant experience than travelling on UK roads. France is approximately two and a half times the size of the UK but with roughly the same population. Consequently the roads are generally less congested outside of the main cities. However, there are certain things you need to be aware

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driving tests
28 Feb

Driving Tests Changing in 2017

Driving tests are changing After a consultation and trials across the country last year, the practical driving test is set to change. There are several changes which take into account new technology and more realistic driving scenarios and manoeuvres, with particular attention being paid to driving in rural areas. The main changes coming to Driving

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cameras
30 Jan

Speeding fines to rise in April 2017 – what to be aware of

Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales will rise by up to 50% after a review of sentencing guidelines for magistrates’ courts. A driver caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone, or 101mph on a motorway, could be fined 150% of their weekly income. The Sentencing Council said it wanted to

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car club
26 Jan

Car club of the month – Westfield Sports Car Club

In the first of a series we’ll be running throughout 2017, A-Plan Specialist are highlighting some of the car clubs that have been making waves in their specialist areas – kicking things off with the kit car scene A-Plan Specialist are delighted to support the Westfield Sports Car Club. The Westfield Sports Car Club has

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vehicle tax
23 Jan

Vehicle tax is changing!

From 1st April 2017, vehicle tax for newly registered vehicles is changing in the UK. Generally, most cars will cost more to tax than they did previously, leaving only cheaper electric cars with tax-free status. The car tax changes were set in motion by former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, as a response to falling CO2

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new-build home
16 Jan

How to get insurance if you own a new-build home

If you are moving into a new-build home, it can often be a struggle to get motor or home insurance because the postcode is not yet recognised by insurers. It is a source of frustration for many owners of new-build homes and this can remain an issue even after the Royal Mail has recognised the postcode of the housing

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