Car Care and Tips

Factors that affect the price of your car insurance

Factors that affect the price of your car insurance

Car insurance is mandatory for all drivers in the UK, but insurance prices vary wildly depending on a number of factors. Every insurance company will have their own set of risk factors that it will take into account, but there are some general rules that all insurers stick with in the UK. We look at some of these key factors impacting the price of your car insurance.…

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What can cause your car's value to depreciate?

What can cause your car's value to depreciate?

Whenever you buy a new car, you know that you're not likely to have an asset on your hands that holds value in the long run. A new car devalues as soon as your drive it off the forecourt, and unfortunately, there isn't much you can do about it. With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the things that can cause the value of your car to depreciate and what you can do to protect its value in the case of an insurance claim.…

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How to get the most out of your car tyres

How to get the most out of your car tyres

Car tyres are one of the most important components of your car, providing grip on the road and keeping you in control while driving. It is really important to keep your tyres in good working condition so that you stay safe on the road and minimise the risk of a tyre blowout.…

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Will electric vehicles buck the usual depreciation trend?

Will electric vehicles buck the usual depreciation trend?

We are entering a new era of motoring and there is an end in sight for the future of petrol and diesel cars. With the date of 2030 firmly fixed as the point when only electric vehicles (EVs) will roll off the production line, it is well worth asking one of the most pertinent questions relating to new car buying. Will electric vehicles buck the usual depreciation trend?…

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What is the simplest way of making your car more reliable?

What is the simplest way of making your car more reliable?

Everyone wants their vehicle to be as reliable as possible. Whether it's for getting us back and forth to work, getting the kids to school, or going to the shops, we all rely on our vehicles. Despite that, many people neglect the one simple thing that can help eliminate most common mechanical and reliability issues - regular servicing.…

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Should you buy an electric car? Here's what you need to know

Should you buy an electric car? Here's what you need to know

Electric vehicles aren't anything new. In fact, for as long as there have been internal combustion engine cars, there have been cars powered by electric motors too. But electric vehicles haven't had the century of use that ICE cars have, and it has only really been in the last ten years or so that the technology has begun to be developed for the mass market.…

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4 top tips for making your car look and feel brand new

4 top tips for making your car look and feel brand new

Everyone wants their car to look its best, but in difficult times it can be a hard stretch to think about buying a new one. Whether you're opting to stick with what you've got because it doesn't make sense to buy anything else, or you've decided that your old car deserves a refresh, you don't need to spend a lot of money.…

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Taking a car for a test drive - what do you need to know?

Taking a car for a test drive - what do you need to know?

If you're thinking about buying a new or used car, taking a test drive can be an integral part of the process. Understanding the best ways to go about it, what you need before you take your drive, and any insurance requirements that may be present is essential. So, where do you begin?…

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5 key tips to help you save on your fuel costs

5 key tips to help you save on your fuel costs

As so many of us have been working from home this last year or so, it has no doubt worked wonders for your fuel bills. But with more and more places starting to come back out of lockdown, and life showing glimpses of returning to something approaching normality, longer journeys are going to be more common. You may not even be commuting anymore, but your day to day journeys, shopping, and longer trips will still require venturing out.…

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11 ways to lower your car insurance payments

11 ways to lower your car insurance payments

Whether you’re purchasing RTI or vehicle replacement GAP insurance as additional cover for a car, it’s always worth ensuring you’re paying the lowest price possible for your conventional motor insurance that is required to legally use UK roads.…

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