Category Archives: Car Safety

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 […]

Keycare Insurance Cover now Available from Us!

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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.

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 […]

Advice For Avoiding Dents And Scratches.

Dents and scratches are always inevitable when you are own a vehicle.
Here is some advice and tips to avoid getting dents and scratches on your vehicle.
Parking
Give yourself sufficient space in between vehicles.
Park away from busy places
If you park away from busy places, you will reduce the chance of your vehicle being affected by brushes and scrapes from others.
Park away from sports grounds
This will help with avoiding balls that wonder off course
Avoid parking under trees
Things can easily fall out of trees, such as branches, fruits, othe […]

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 […]

Breakdown cover a good option

Whether it’s to the supermarket or a 200 mile trip across the country, a motorist can never be 100% certain that his car will not break down, even the most reliable vehicle will at some time fail to start. Having breakdown cover will give you the peace of mind that if you are stuck there is an outside agency to get you moving again. It really is not worth taking the gamble of not having cover and if you have to be towed away from […]

Keep your battery alive longer

Thousands of people get a motor insurance quote each and every week of the year, often with breakdown recovery cover as an integral part of the policy, and although the knowledge of having cover is comforting, the average motorist will still keep an eye on the state of his tyres, his windscreen and perhaps the oil and water levels in his vehicle. Very few pay little attention to the car battery.
Every day of the year, breakdown services will attend hundreds of breakdowns that are battery […]

UK motoring offences, conviction codes & penalty points

What are the UK motoring offences, conviction codes & penalty points
Accident offences

Code

Offence

Points

Years on licence

AC10

Failing to stop after an accident

5-10

4 from offence date

AC20

Failing to give particulars or report an accident within     24 hours

5-10

4 from offence date

AC30

Undefined accident offences

4-9

4 from offence date

Disqualified driver

Code

Offence

Points

Years on licence

BA10

Driving when disqualified by order out of court

6

4 from offence date

BA30

Attempting to drive while disqualified by order of court

6

4 from offence date

Careless driving

Code

Offence

Points

Years on licence

CD10

Driving without due care and attention

3-9

4 from offence date

CD20

Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users

3-9

4 from offence date

CD30

Driving […]

How are Millennials saving money on their Car Insurance?

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