Category: Cheap Motor Insurance

Surround a Town operation nets hundreds of wayward drivers

The combined efforts of Essex Police Force, Trading Standards Officers and officials from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) put the drivers of Clacton- on –Sea under scrutiny this week and unfortunately not everyone passed!
Operation Surround a Town came to Clacton on Wednesday as part of Essex County Council’s long running No Excuse campaign directed at errant motorists. The campaign’s aim is to let motorists know that offences like driving without a seatbelt, speaking on a hand held device and speeding can all impact […]

Yet another recall from Toyota

Last month it was faulty window switches and this month it is faulty steering columns and water pumps, the problems plaguing one of the world’s biggest manufacturers continue.
Toyota this week announced it is recalling 2.8 million cars worldwide to fix problems reported by around 400 consumers. The fault affects nine of their models worldwide but in the UK it is confined to just three. Motorists holding motor insurance certificates on the Avensis, Corolla and Prius can expect to be contacted and Toyota UK estimate that […]

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 […]

Driving school celebrates two decades of success

A driving school based in the Lake District is celebrating twenty years of success in helping learner drivers pass their driving test.
Danny Harrison started the TopGear Driving School as a one-man business but thanks to the increasing number of glowing recommendations he received from satisfied customers, it did not take long long before he had to take on another instructor to cope with demand. Now, along with his wife Beverley, Danny heads a team of twelve, including a mixture of both male and female instructors. […]

Motorist aims to reach million milestone using four Peugeot cars

Car owner Geoff Barley is on course to clock up a memorable motoring milestone by being behind the wheel for an amazing one million miles. What makes Geoff’s achievement even more astonishing is the fact that he will have accomplished the feat using just four vehicles in twenty-two years.
So far, he has notched up more than 700,000 miles in his four cars and is adding to the total every day. The first of his cars, a Peugeot 405 estate, clocked up 236,000 miles, while the […]