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 […]

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 […]

Ford – Buying experience

Earlier this year I decided to treat the wife to a new car, she had been moaning about the ever increasing bills that her KA was burdening the family budget with, and reasoned that with the scrappage scheme drawing to a close we were missing out on an opportunity to trade old for new at a reasonable cost. Needless to say I eventually caved in and off we toddled to a Ford showroom. It didn’t quite turn out to be a case of haggling over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]