How much would it cost to insure the Millennium Falcon?

Getting car insurance for a young driver can be eye-wateringly high but spare a thought for the rogue smuggler who commands a ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. 
It’s estimated, in the real world, the annual premium on the Millenium Falcon would cost £198,709.02. As with car insurance, there are several factors that cause the premium to be so high. According to Admiral, the insurance company to provide the quote, the high price is down to one of the named drivers […]

Black Friday deals not to be missed

Black Friday and Cyber Monday is this month – Friday 27th and Monday 30th November. In recent years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have moved from online to the high street with some retailers giving it a whole week of discounts. Amazon gives it a whole month! According to figures released by the online retailer, their customers saved a whopping £40 million on everything from juicers to dashcams. 
So, to give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a “wishlist” car essentials that our team […]

New Year, new rules – 6 New law changes for 2020

New Year, new rules.
Just a few days into the New Year and you’ve already been drunk during Dry January and had a burger in Veganuary. But with the new year, sees a wave of new laws being brought into place over the next few months.
We’ve rounded up a few of the new law changes for 2020 that could affect you.
New MOT rules
We’ve all been there, sat in the MOT test centre waiting room, praying that it’ll pass. As effect of 2020, several new requirements are […]

Why Do Thieves Want to Steal Catalytic Converters?

Why Do Thieves Want to Steal Catalytic Converters?
Audacious criminals are being caught on camera stealing car’s catalytic converters (CAT) – in broad daylight. A stunned onlooker filmed three men jumping out of a Ford Focus, one jacking up the car, one cutting out the catalytic converter while the other acted as a lookout. The video, lasting just 50 seconds, shows the thief using a powered hacksaw to remove the part on April 15th.
More recently, a doctor at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey was one […]

‘Ghost Broking’ – The ghoulish new insurance fraud

Ghost Broking – Don’t be fooled by this rising scam
A quick search online for the term ‘ghost broking’ will reveal the true extent of this scam. With car insurance prices on the rise, it’s no wonder that so many drivers are on the hunt for cheaper insurance. As with the old adage ‘If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is’.
What is ghost broking?
‘Ghost broking’ is where scammers pose as middlemen between the driver and well-known insurers claiming to offer legitimate car insurance at […]

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 […]