Category Archives: Driving

Make your car sound better

Make your car sound better
You know you are getting old when a car goes past your house and the driver has the window down and the boom-boom of music coming from the car has you saying “That’s not music, its just noise”. Chances are the driver is young and also that he/she has added a car amplifier to the music system. You may have seen this done on shows like “Pimp my ride” but it is possible to install a great sound system yourself. Bear […]

How much is your driving licence worth?

How much is your driving licence worth?
Well to the majority of the citizens of the United Kingdom it is hard to imagine life without it. First and foremost it enables us to live the life we do at a pace that would be impossible without the use of the family car, even non drivers such as children and senior citizens rely on a family member to be available with a car for a great many things, the school run, trips to the doctors or perhaps […]

Cancelling car insurance? What should you expect

Cancelling car insurance? What to expect
So, you’ve just arranged your car insurance, only to discover a cheaper deal on offer from a rival firm. Is cancelling car insurance an option?

What about when you want to sell your car but you’re only half way through your car insurance policy’s year-long cover? Can you get your money back if you paid for your cover up front?
The good news is yes, you can cancel.
The bad news is your insurer will hit you with various cancellation fees, and these can vary massively depending upon who […]

Cash-for-crash accidents – staged every 12 minutes!

Car insurance firms think more than 300,000 cash-for-crash staged accidents have taken place on Britain’s roads over the past five years.
Although insurers, the courts and police have put the brakes on scammers by tightening up personal injury claim procedures, around 30,000 drivers reported they were a victim of the scam last year.
Over the five years, that works out as more than 1,000 accidents every week – which breaks down to one every 12 minutes of every hour seven days a week.
Almost two-thirds of victims are […]

First Aid Training as part of your Driving Test?

MP’s are currently giving thought to introducing a mandatory first aid training course to be taken prior to taking your driving test.
According to St John’s Ambulance, 59 percent wouldn’t feel confident to attempt to save a life at the road side, with half of deaths from road collisions occurring within minutes of an incident. Most feel they would wait until an ambulance arrived.
Change has potential to save hundreds of lives
The change would inevitably save lives but is […]

Changes in Driving Habits and Laws Over the Last 50 Years!

Changes in Driving Habits and Laws Over the Last 50 Years
This year Bedford Insurance is officially turning 50, which got us thinking: what has changed in the motoring world over the past half a century?
After a bit of research we found all sorts of crazy facts and information, such as that it wasn’t until 1970 that driving instructors had to be officially registered and that there are currently 27 million vehicles on the UK’s roads!

London Motorexpo returns for another year

Canary WharfLondon Motorexpo, the UK’s largest free-to-attend motoring event, got underway this week and is set to break all records this year.
Returning for one week only between June 10 and 16 in the exclusive setting of London’s bustling business district Canary Wharf, Motorexpo’s revolutionary show format is a real fan favourite, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. With more brands exhibiting this year than ever before, visitor numbers are expected to exceed the […]

A glimpse into the future for Porsche

Panamera German car manufacturer Porsche has confirmed that all future models of the car will be available with the option of petrol-electric drive.
Commenting after more details were released of the brand new Panamera E-Hybrid, the German manufacturer confirmed that all brand new vehicles, including the 911, will be fitted with a next generation hybrid drive module as standard, which combines both an electric motor and clutches in a single unit.

All-new Peugeot 308

This is the brand new Peugeot 308 – the car that the French manufacturer hopes will end the Volkswagen Golf dominance across Europe.
“We worked hard on the proportions to give a high level of true and perceived quality,” stated Vidal; with a clean, sculpted look inside and out, the key to the new car’s appeal is its quality.
“We’ve reduced what we call the ‘sideways overhang’ between the windows and the wheel arch edge, and have worked […]

VW Design Vision GTI

The Design Vision GTI has intentionally been built to show what a GTI made specifically for racing could look like. The GTI has been officially revealed in Austria at the famous Worthersee Volkswagen event. Attending the event are around 200,000 fans whom wish to see this car, which runs from 8-12 May.
This one-off concept is built on the similar MQB model platform, but comes in at a measurement of 4,253mm in length, 1,442 height and 1,870mm wide, […]