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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...

Tips to Stay Safe on the Winter Roads

The UK has developed a reputation for being horrendously unprepared when it comes to winter weather. The perennial issue of snow-induced chaos seems to grip the nation with fear and surprise on a regular basis. Roads, railways, airports, schools and businesses are all affected by the occurrence of adverse weather. The RSA insurance group estimated that the snowy weather...

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...
Porsche Carrera

A Driver’s Dream Day

So like many people, you have the need for speed but possibly not the money for a supercar, which can all too easily tip the £100k mark. You may have the money, but are these powerful supercars really worth all the hassle of ownership? To begin with, there are the crippling running costs, which granted may not be such...

What’s the Problem with Britain’s Young Drivers?

How the numbers don’t add up for younger motoristsYoung drivers are often singled out for strong criticism. They’re accused of being irresponsible, reckless and dangerous. This has led to some lively debates about the UK’s younger motorists during the past 12 months, and a range of headline-grabbing ideas have been suggested to ‘deal’ with the issues surrounding them.But is...

How to prepare for your driving theory test

Back in November 2012 a lady made national headlines when she failed her theory test for the 105th time, branding her, ‘the most incompetent driver there ever was’. With the cost of the theory test being £31, what can test candidates do to ensure that they pass their theory test first time?The theory test is split into two parts...

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...
The Mazda 3

The Family Car Compromise

It is the topic of numerous bad rom-coms – a baby arrives, and the couples life is turned upside down overnight. The bloke has to swap his sporty two-seater for a thoroughly unexciting, bulky, and practical ‘family’ car. In most cases these cars look (and, indeed, are) solid and sturdy, and big enough to transport baby, buggy, and all...

Britain’s 5 Most Dangerous Roads

Planning on taking a drive in Derbyshire, Yorkshire or Lancashire? Then take care: these counties offer some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery but are also home to many of Britain’s most dangerous roads.A 2010 survey compiled by the Road Safety Foundation used figures from 2006 to 2008 and divided Britain’s road network into “significant sections” of various lengths.The study...

Why buy a luxury saloon?

Luxury saloons are popular because they’re stylish, robust and packed with technical advancements. In terms of drive technologies, they’re often equipped with the latest safety equipment such as brake assist and anti-lock braking, traction control and electronic brake force distribution. They also have comfort features including leather seats, climate control, sunroofs and powertilt and telescopic steering. These features ensure...

Harsher penalties for dangerous driving

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke, is looking to propose harsher jail sentences to those who seriously injure others through dangerous driving. A maximum jail term of 5 years could be given under the new offence of 'causing serious injury by dangerous driving' and judges would be able to deal out tougher punishments to those who devastate families as a result...

Is Driving Abroad Easy?

I had often wondered whether driving abroad was the same as driving at home or something completely different. Recently I got the chance to find out while in South America.How did it turn out? I have to admit that there was a prang involved in it, but I learned a lot from the experience. Here are the main points...