Could you get cheaper car insurance by taking a cycle awareness course?

 
Not yet, but under new proposals by the Department for Transport (DfT), UK drivers could earn a reduction on their premiums by taking new cycle awareness course. The new plans come after a sharp increase in fatalities in 2017. The plans are part of a wider, 2-year project by the DfT, looking at 50 different measures to improve the safety for pedestrians and cyclist on UK roads.
Some of the other schemes and proposals include changes to the Highway Code, No-parking zones in cycle lanes and […]

The rise of Electric Vehicles

 
Charging points are popping up everywhere with the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) increasing. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported in August of 2018, the number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars made up 8% of the overall market. An increase in the total number of vehicles registered, up by 23% during the same period in 2017.
While the number is rising, the UK needs a sixfold increase in the number of EV charging points by 2020 to provide adequate infrastructure […]

Is your car winter ready?

Is your car winter ready?
Rain, snow and longer periods of darkness can make driving during the winter more hazardous. In recent years, extreme weather has seen an increase with it showing no signs of letting up. Stay safe and make sure you are prepared well in advance. During these times, roadside assistant services see an increase in the number of callouts due to breakdowns.
Prepare

It’s worth making sure that your vehicle is fully serviced before the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Many auto centres offer […]

New Car Sales Fall Even Further This Month in the UK

 
Over recent years we have seen a steady growth pattern in the sales of new cars but over recent months these stats have gone into reverse, with a dramatic drop each month since April 2017. What factors are causing Brit’s to steer away from purchasing new cars?
The sales figures for new cars dropped over 9.0% in September compared with the previous year but what has taken an even bigger hit is the sales of new diesel cars. As the general population becomes more environmentally aware […]

If we phase out petrol and diesel vehicles what can we expect of a 2040 car?

All new cars and vans that run on petrol or diesel are to be banned in the UK as of 2040
The e-car market is already growing with dozens of makes and models to choose from. Some of the biggest car manufacturers in the world are on-board when it comes to creating transport that relies on alternative methods of fuel.
Earlier this year Volvo announced that they intend to stop manufacturing gas fuelled cars as early as 2019!
The question is, are we ready for an electric and […]

Brand New Windscreen Cover for New & Existing Customers

Protect your windscreen and windows for just £46.20
We have recently started working with a new supplier of window and windscreen protection who can offer up to £300 worth of protection for just £46.20 a year. If your vehicle has a window that is broken or your windscreen is broken enough to fail an MOT, this policy will cover you no questions asked.
Call us now to add windscreen cover to your policy
The Facts

The level of indemnity covered is £300
You have a 14 day cancellation period
You are covered […]

Keycare Insurance Cover now Available from Us!

For a quote, call us now on 0344 557 1204
Bedford Keycare
KeyCare Insurance – The Benefits:
• Up to 35% of keys are recovered
• No excess to pay at point of claim
• Protects No Claims Record on car / home insurance policy
• Any keys attached to the fob are covered, including Infra-Red remote
• Personal security is never compromised
• Available 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
• Complete peace of mind
• Unlimited claims up to […]

Booster Seat law change – parents should read this..

Parents, take note – the law regarding the booster seat is changing in December 2016
The current booster seat law here in the UK stipulates that a child must use a booster seat in a car until they’re 12 years of age or 135cm tall and does not outlaw the use of backless booster seats
The New Booster Seat Law:
Advises that the Backless style of booster seats will only be allowed for older children of at least 125cm in height and weighing more than 22kg.

Google’s Self Driving Car

Last year Google launched the Google’s Self Driving Car a project to test the boundaries of technology and driving in a bid to enable drivers to be more productive when they are behind the wheel. Earlier in the week Google announced that the vehicle had surpassed the 300,000 mile mark.
The Findings
In a report published by the head engineer of the project, Chris Urmson, he has said, “Our vehicles, of which about a dozen are on the road at any given time, have now completed more […]

Mistakes at the fuel pumps are leaving drivers out of pocket

Research has shown that drivers in the United Kingdom are spending in excess of £150 million on repairs each year after they put the wrong fuel in their cars. The in-depth research found that the total equates to a driver mistakenly putting in either petrol or diesel once every 105 seconds.
The mistakes result in more than 300,000 vehicles a year needing to be repaired because of such errors. The research was carried out by Halfords and they estimate that using the wrong kind of fuel […]