The UK’s favourite new car colour revealed


The UK’s favourite new car colour revealed

Official figures charting the most popular car colours of new cars bought in 2016 have been released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 2016 was a record year in terms of new car models purchased in the UK, but can you guess which paint colour options was the most popular last year? See…

Top professions with the most drink driving convictions revealed


construction worker

A new study by MoneySuperMarket has revealed the top 10 professions which are most likely to receive a conviction for drink driving. After reviewing almost 10 million car insurance quotes that went through the site in 2016, MoneySupermarket found that those who work in the construction industry are most likely to have drink driving conviction…

New report suggests driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads


traffic jam on road

A new report by the Department for Transport has predicted that the arrival of driverless cars could lead to an increase in the  levels of congestion on UK roads. Driverless cars are expected to usher in a new era of safe and flowing traffic, but the study suggests that for several years they could actually…

MOT checklist – everything you need to know about your MOT


MOT checklist – everything you need to know about your MOT

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) test is an annual test performed by MOT station technicians and checks the vehicle’s safety, roadworthiness, and exhaust emissions. The test is required in Great Britain for most vehicles over three years old with the exception of any vehicle built before 1960. MOT test results are stored on a secure…

Autumn Statement 2016: Insurance Premium Tax is increased again


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Young drivers and those living in London expected to be hardest hit by tax rise, which has been described as a ‘hammer-blow for the hard-pressed’. In yesterday’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced yet another increase of insurance premium tax (IPT) – which will rise from the current level of 10% to 12% from…

5 tips to help keep your tyres in top condition


car tyre safety

Tyres are an essential part of your car, responsible for keeping you safely gripped on the road surface. According to statistics from the Department of Transport for 2015, there were 598 reported accidents caused by illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres alone, highlighting just how important it is to ensure they are safe, legal, and efficient.…

Car insurance prices have risen by £82 in the last 12 months – AA


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Looking for a great deal on car insurance? Get a FREE quote now. New research by the AA has found that the cost car insurance premiums have risen by over 16% in the last 12 months – which represents a price increase of £82. The AA’s British Insurance Premium Index (BIPI) keeps track of insurance prices…