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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Car Tax Disc Axed after 93 years

After 93 years of appearing on our windscreens, the car tax disc is to be axed in favour of a more modern age electronic car tax register. Originally launched in 1921, the car tax disc will be abolished and will no longer be required to be displayed on our vehicles’ windscreen from October 10 2014. If your car tax still has...

The Most Notorious Car Pile Ups in History

The first fuel powered car was designed by Benz Patent-Motorwagen way back in 1886 with Ohio City claiming the first gasoline powered car accident in 1891. Engineer James Lambert was said to be driving his very own gasoline powered buggy with James Swoveland as his passenger, when the vehicle hit a tree root Lambert lost control of the car,...

How to drive more economically

In an age of frugality, it’s likely we’re all trying to cut back on our expenditure. You might have tried shopping somewhere a little cheaper or limiting yourself to only the essentials… both of which can help – but there’s an area we could all cut back on more. Driving more economically – it sounds easy, and it can be...

Would you pass your driving test again?

Would you pass your driving test if you took it again today? The insurance company Direct Line has conducted a survey to find out whether drivers would pass their driving test if they were to take it again today. They conducted mock driving tests on 50 drivers around the country to see how they would fare if they were sitting...

Main Causes of Auto Breakdown in Winter

The Top 9 Causes of Auto Breakdown in the Winter While ice, snow, and conditions both soggy and cold are the worst possible circumstances for a breakdown, winter means a higher incidence of car trouble. More drivers find themselves stuck by the side of the road with an ailing auto between the months of October and February than at any...

Preparing for a Track Driving Experience

Getting Ready For Your First Track Driving Experience Fancy yourself the next Lewis Hamilton? If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’, then you’ve certainly got your work cut out for you. It’s time to brush up on your skills and master the art of driving like a pro. Of course, like any professional driver, you’ll need to practice somewhere, so why...

Driving home for Christmas

If the journey home for the holidays is a bit of a hike, you’re probably thinking about catching a train or, if home is at the other end of the country, even a plane. Quite likely, if the trip is a long one, the most favourable strategy will be to ‘get someone else to do the driving’ (or flying!). However,...

The Best Way to Cut Petrol Costs

The current price of petrol regularly makes the news, every time there is a steep rise in the price we get media hype portraying stories of people stealing from petrol stations or having to give up their car due to price hikes. The good news is you don’t have to go to these extremes as there are quite simple...

London Cabbies – The knowledge of London

Learn the facts about London Black Taxi Drivers London black taxi drivers are an iconic part of London’s roads. They are world renowned for their integrity and the level of service they provide to both locals and visitors to the most popular global tourist destination. Check out this infographic to read about it..

Pass Plus: is it worth the cost?

As a new driver, you might be looking into ways that you can hone your skills even further and perhaps reduce the cost of your insurance on the way. If that’s the case, it’s likely that you’ve stumbled across the Pass Plus course, a Government road safety initiative that helps to increase the confidence of those that are new...