Car Care and Tips

5 key tips to make you a safer driver

5 key tips to make you a safer driver

There are many services available to help try and mitigate the danger of driving on the roads. By using services such as gap insurance, UK drivers can help protect themselves from the financial and emotional costs of being involved in an accident. There are many things you can do, however, to further help mitigate the risk of an accident happening in the first place.…

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5 common bad driving habits to break in the new year

5 common bad driving habits to break in the new year

2021 for many is a new year and a new start. As a part of that, many are making new year's resolutions, but amongst the common promises of less screen time and fewer salty snacks, have you considered making a new year's resolution regarding your driving? All of us have picked up bad driving habits over the years, but what we don't often realise is that they can actually damage our cars. Here are some common bad driving habits for you to think about resolving to stop, to both improve your driving and your car's overall condition.…

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Should you buy your next car new or used?

Should you buy your next car new or used?

If you're looking to buy your next vehicle, you have a number of options available. Many people struggle to determine whether it's better for them to buy their next car brand new or used. To make that decision you need to know the benefits and drawbacks for both - this will give you a better understanding of which is going to be the right choice for you.…

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What is a pre-MOT inspection, and how can it save you money?

What is a pre-MOT inspection, and how can it save you money?

As a car owner, there are certain annual expenses that you can't avoid. Your MOT is one of them. But while an MOT costs time and money no matter what happens, if your vehicle fails its MOT it's going to cost even more. There are things you can do, however, to improve your vehicle's chances of passing.…

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What emergency essentials should you keep in your car?

What emergency essentials should you keep in your car?

Nobody wants to be involved in an emergency, but it's always a risk for all of us that we might be. Whether it's a breakdown, an accident, or some other kind of emergency situation it pays to have the right provisions in your vehicle. Just a few hours spent making sure your vehicle has the right things on board can save you a lot of discomfort and frustration if you encounter a difficult situation.…

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Should you still be thinking about buying a diesel car?

Should you still be thinking about buying a diesel car?

If you've been keeping up with the automotive news headlines over the last few years you will doubtless have read at some point that diesel cars seem to be falling from grace. At the beginning of the 21st-century diesel cars were heralded by Governments for their increased fuel economy and their lower carbon dioxide emissions. In light of various diesel scandals in recent years, however, and the push for cleaner air in cities, diesel cars are becoming increasingly unpopular - and are even getting banned in certain cities if they're over a certain age.…

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What are the best ways to keep your vehicle in good condition?

What are the best ways to keep your vehicle in good condition?

Everyone wants to keep their vehicles as reliable and safe to use as possible. Getting stranded at the roadside is not high on anyone's list of priorities - but it's a serious risk. Vehicles are complex machines, so there's always a chance for something to go wrong completely out of the blue. Many drivers, however, unknowingly increase their risks of breaking down. There are some very simple ways of ensuring your vehicle is as reliable as possible for you to drive.…

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What do you need know about driving safely in winter?

What do you need know about driving safely in winter?

Winter is coming, and every year presents considerable issues for motorists. Whether it's preparing your car for those cold early starts, or altering your driving style in line with changing road conditions, there are things you need to be aware of to keep as safe as possible on the roads through winter.…

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What should you do if you're involved in a car accident?

What should you do if you're involved in a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be a very scary thing - but it's important to remember the steps you need to take in order to deal with the situation. In many cases, panic is brought about by not knowing what you should do next, so it's essential you understand how best to react in the event of an accident.…

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What kind of vehicle fuel is right for you?

What kind of vehicle fuel is right for you?

A vehicle can be such an essential part of your daily life, but everyone has different primary needs for a vehicle. Whether your focus is more on long-distance commuting or local driving will have a great impact on which fuel type is best for you. So what are your main options, and what do you need to know about each?…

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