Category Archives: Seasonal

flood season
16 Oct

Flood season is here: how to recover after natural disasters

Storm Callum has caused devastating floods and landslides across parts of the country over the last few days. Flood warnings are still in place in Wales and Scotland and homes and businesses were without power in England. In recent years, the threat of flooding has increased significantly, and these rough waters don’t appear to be

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motorbike
15 Oct

#BeSafe: riding your motorbike in winter

Your motorbike doesn’t need to go into hibernation just because the weather is getting colder and rainier. Follow these tips to #BeSafe when you’re out on your motorbike this winter: 1. Invest in the right kit Wind chill is a concern at time of year, and it increases with speed. It can take the ‘feels

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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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student contents insurance
10 Sep

The importance of student contents insurance

As the summer draws to a close and the nation’s students head off to university, it’s a time for starting afresh and buying shiny new things to get through another year of study. New stationery, new laptops, new household essentials to kit out a new student house… And these new purchases all add up. That

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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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windscreen
29 Jun

Heat wave causes surge in windscreen damage

The recent hot weather has led to a surge in calls to windscreen repair companies for replacement glass services, following glass expanding in the heat. When this is combined with air conditioning and pre-existing chips, it causes windscreens to crack. The difference in temperatures between the heat outside and the cold interior of your car

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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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15 Jan

Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape of water home insurance claims. Some steps you can take to minimise the chances of an incident happening this winter are outlined below in our infographic: If

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car freezing
28 Dec

How to prepare your business against disruption from cold weather

The UK has already seen freezing weather conditions causing disruption this winter, from flights being cancelled to schools being closed. For small businesses, winter weather conditions can increase the risk of property damage, injury and potential liability. One common issue during cold weather is escape of water caused by frozen pipes, where even a small

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