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 […]

Cash-for-crash accidents – staged every 12 minutes!

Car insurance firms think more than 300,000 cash-for-crash staged accidents have taken place on Britain’s roads over the past five years.
Although insurers, the courts and police have put the brakes on scammers by tightening up personal injury claim procedures, around 30,000 drivers reported they were a victim of the scam last year.
Over the five years, that works out as more than 1,000 accidents every week – which breaks down to one every 12 minutes of every hour seven days a week.
Almost two-thirds of victims are […]

First Aid Training as part of your Driving Test?

MP’s are currently giving thought to introducing a mandatory first aid training course to be taken prior to taking your driving test.
According to St John’s Ambulance, 59 percent wouldn’t feel confident to attempt to save a life at the road side, with half of deaths from road collisions occurring within minutes of an incident. Most feel they would wait until an ambulance arrived.
 
The change would inevitably save lives but is the additional pressure on those who do not feel comfortable carrying out such a task […]

Men vs. Women: who are the better drivers?

 Men vs. Women: who are the better drivers?
Last October Lewis Hamilton once again flew the flag for Britain in the Formula One series, bringing home his 3rd world title and officially being named the best driver in the world. Some may say that this is more proof towards the belief that men are better drivers than women – however can this be true when there are notoriously few female racing drivers?
If we look at driving on a more general basis and not just on the […]

How are Millennials saving money on their Car Insurance?

 

Changes in Driving Habits and Laws Over the Last 50 Years!

 
This year Bedford Insurance is officially turning 50, which got us thinking: what has changed in the motoring world over the past half a century?
After a bit of research we found all sorts of crazy facts and information, such as that it wasn’t until 1970 that driving instructors had to be officially registered and that there are currently 27 million vehicles on the UK’s roads!

The Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show was held earlier this month and from the reports it looks as though it was pretty spectacular. So to stop ourselves feeling sad over not being able to attend, here at MotorQuoteDirect we have decided to share with you some of the highlights!

Competition Time – Win a Play Tray with MotorQuoteDirect!

 
 
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!