Category Archives: Car Insurance

Competition Time – Win a Play Tray with MotorQuoteDirect!

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Now that the Christmas holidays are over parents across the UK have resumed their daily school run complete with screaming kids, rush hour traffic and forgotten lunchboxes. Here at MotorQuoteDirect we know even the most angelic child can turn into a monster when strapped into a car, which is why in this month’s competition we are giving away a Play Tray!

Road Safety Tips this Winter

Winter RoadWinter is definitely here and with Christmas only five weeks away (yes we said it!) it is important that you take safety on the roads very seriously as they become more dangerous at this time of year.
Breakdowns are extremely common over Christmas; just as you want an extra five minutes in bed on a cold morning it seems our vehicles react in the same way! So below are some top tips to ensure that you don’t […]

Women Drink-Drivers Have Doubled Since 1999

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Drink-Drivers – In the past fifteen years the amount of women who drink and drive has doubled and experts put it down to the habits of middle class drinkers. A large percentage of women drink drivers believe that they are fit to drive even though they are over the legal limit and the AA has warned people of this “growing risk”. We have previously talked about driverless cars being the future but even with […]

Can you actually afford an Electric Car?

Image of Electric CarWe all know that electric cars are good for the environment and that the amount of cars currently on the UK’s roads is leading to increased pollution levels. In order to reduce the UK’s emissions the government has brought in incentives to encourage individuals to buy electric cars, and so far it has partially worked. However, without these incentives could you actually afford to run an electric car? MotorQuoteDirect investigates:

Avoid the Scams taking Advantage of Drivers

Pile of CoinsThe cost of running a vehicle is often discussed in the media, especially as due to the recession many people are now struggling with the increasing costs of petrol, car insurance and even vehicles themselves. In the past twelve months there has been some controversial claims made that the price for fuel in the UK is fair, especially as prices seem to be constantly fluctuating and are well above those than before the recession […]

Tips for getting Cheaper Car Insurance for Young Drivers

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One of the biggest issues that young drivers face is being able to afford car insurance. Sometimes the premiums are so high that some are forced to wait till they can save some more money to be able to afford to drive. The reason that young drivers insurance is so high is that they are considered a higher risk of an accident due to the history of claims by those who have recently passed their driving […]

Celebrities Cars

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Celebrities Cars – We are all very much aware of the celebrity culture that has developed recently and which many love to follow. With this kind of fame comes money, and what is the point in having lots of money if you can’t spend it on lavish cars? We all hear about what the celebrities do on a day to day basis and what houses they own as well as the vehicles they drive, but we […]

New Plans for Tough Treatment for Bad Drivers


Bad drivers habits – Yesterday we discussed in the news the more severe punishments that are going to be imposed for drivers. Below we have written the top three things and what you can do to stop being caught out.
The top three irritating habits of drivers on the road are undoubtedly illegal mobile phone use, middle-lane hogging and tailgating. However long you’ve been driving, you’ll have certainly come across one of these! Though all of these […]

The Reality of the Self-Driving Car

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We started off with crank engines and stick shifts and we’re all comfortable with automatics and newfangled automatic stop-start engines, but the reality of driving a car is still a very hands-on experience. As anyone who’s ever had to make a car insurance claim knows just a momentary loss of concentration can lead to serious damage. However, just a flick through some of the front pages of any motoring magazine will tell you that self-driving cars […]

The Nissan LEAF – coming to a taxi rank near you


Struggling against the burden of ever-increasing maintenance and motor insurance costs, taxi firms the world over are looking for more effective ways to save money.
Whilst some are choosing to implement new smartphone technology to their taxi services, others are now looking to introduce electric cars to their fleet.
Car manufacturer Nissan are one company benefiting from this, with its all-electric LEAF model increasingly being used as a taxi car, with its cheaper running costs comparing favourably to […]