Category Archives: Car Related

winter survival car kit
05 Dec

Winter car checks we can all perform

1. Headlights – don’t be a “One eyed monster” Are they working properly? Do any bulbs need replacing? Are you sure?! It is dark morning and night at this time of year and you might face freezing fog as well, so you need to keep an eye on your fog lights too. Even in the

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empty nesters
08 Nov

How insurance needs change at different life stages: Empty Nesters

In the second of a series of articles, we look at how your insurance needs may change over your lifetime: Empty nesters and families with grown up children Your family’s insurance needs and obligations will evolve over time. Periodically reviewing those needs is necessary to ensure that you and your dependents are properly protected. Car

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18 Oct

Motor Insurance – FAQs

1. How do I find my policy details and documents? You can select to receive your policy documents by mail, collect them in person from your branch or you can opt to have them saved in an online portal to print whenever you need them. If you choose this last option, your branch will send

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vehicle repair scams
17 Oct

Avoiding Vehicle Repair Scams

Car maintenance is an essential part of owning a vehicle, but getting ripped off at the garage should not be. So, to ensure that you get an honest, fair deal from your mechanic, be aware of these 6 common vehicle repair scams and follow these 4 best practices: Common Motor Vehicle Repair Scams 1. Misfuelling: Garages can quote

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empty nesters
10 Oct

How insurance needs change at different life stages

In the first of a series of articles, we look at how your insurance needs may change over your lifetime: Having Children Your family’s insurance needs and obligations will evolve over time. Periodically reviewing those needs is necessary to ensure that you and your dependents are properly protected. Car As the children grow up, you

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05 Sep

How to prevent vehicle theft

Did You Know? About 225 vehicle thefts take place every day in the United Kingdom, according to the most recent Government statistics. Passenger cars are the single most popular target of vehicle theft because they are relatively easy to steal. An estimated 50% of thefts that occur are down to preventable errors on the part of

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09 Aug

How motoring convictions affect car insurance

Driving offences in the UK typically incur penalty points, which are added to the driver’s record once he or she is convicted of that offence. These act as a deterrent and, if you reach a maximum of 12 within a 3-year period, can result in a driving ban. Some more serious offences can mean an instant driving

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27 Jun

Buying your first car

We all remember our first car with fond memories. That sense of independence and freedom that it gave us. However, that freedom can come at quite a price. Here are 5 cost considerations to bear in mind when buying your first car: 1. Outlay for the car itself You might think it is cheaper to buy an older, second-hand

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24 May

How to improve your fuel economy

The first mass produced car (a Ford Model T in 1908) average just 21mpg In the early 70s, fuel was so cheap that economy wasn’t an issue, cars averaged around 12mpg! The 1973 oil crisis saw attention turn to improving fuel economy as drivers were keen to make their cars go further on a tank

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