8 things you didn’t know were illegal to do while driving

We all know there’s certain things we shouldn’t do while driving. Using a mobile phone, driving over the speed limit and drink driving are the obvious ones, but there’s also some surprising rules that, if broken, could land your with a fine and/or penalty points. Below we outline eight of the more surprising actions that… Read more »

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… Read more »

Top professions with the most drink driving convictions revealed

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… Read more »

New report suggests driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Autumn Statement 2016: Insurance Premium Tax is increased again

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… Read more »

5 tips to help keep your tyres in top condition

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…. Read more »