Scientist Nails the Exact Formula for Predicting Kids’ In-Car Tantrums

If you have taken a long distance car journey with kids this summer, you’ll know that tears and tantrums are all part and parcel of the experience.  Or at least, that’s the conclusion most parents will have reached a long before now.

But according to one statistician at Nottingham Trent University, in-car tantrums can be not […]

By |September 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Is it Illegal to Abandon a Broken Down Car by the Road?

It’s not until you experience your first catastrophic breakdown that you realise just how daunting the whole thing can be. All of a sudden, you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, with no idea how you will get to your destination or get your car shifted. 

Not only do your immediate plans go completely out of […]

By |August 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Which is Better – A Standard Driving Course or Intensive Driver Training?

On average, it takes learner drivers approximately 40 to 45 hours behind the wheel to get their hands on their licence. But this average figure is somewhat misleading, as each and every driver tuition experience is completely different.

Just as some are nowhere near ready for their tests after 100 hours of driving, others are as […]

By |August 20th, 2022|0 Comments

It’s Official – Summer is Breakdown Season in the UK

Consider typical driving conditions throughout the year and you immediately come to one logical conclusion:

You’re more likely to break down in the winter than any other time. 

Freezing cold temperatures, snow and ice on the road, howling gales – all recipe for treacherous driving conditions. But you’d also be wrong, as winter is by no means […]

By |August 6th, 2022|0 Comments

What is Temporary Car Insurance (and Who Needs It)?

For most motorists, annual car insurance is the only viable form of motor insurance. Assuming you use your vehicle on a regular or even sporadic basis throughout the year, you need to be covered for the full 365 days.

Elsewhere, there are those who choose instead to take out a temporary car insurance policy. Something that […]

By |July 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

When Should I Change My Brake Pads (and Can I Do it Myself)?

When you think about it, the prospect of a catastrophic brake failure while driving is no less than terrifying.  Thankfully, it’s exceptionally rare for things like this to occur. Not only are modern braking systems practically bulletproof, but several components would have to fail simultaneously for your car’s brakes to cut out entirely.

Sadly, this doesn’t […]

By |July 15th, 2022|0 Comments

What is an ATF (and Why Are They Important)?

There was a time when scrapping a car meant passing an end-of-live vehicle to the first person willing to take it off your hands. Which was usually some kind of scrap yard, or a dealer of some kind who might pay you a few quid for your trouble. 

Today, the whole thing is much more extensively […]

By |July 4th, 2022|0 Comments

What Exactly Gets Checked During an MOT?

In a recent post, we covered the criticality of ensuring your car is taken for its MOT in a timely manner. Irrespective of the type of car you drive (electric vehicles included), an annual MOT is a formal legal requirement. 

Fail to meet your obligations as a motorist and you could be slapped with a fine, […]

By |June 28th, 2022|0 Comments

What’s the Penalty for Not Having a Valid MOT?

Annual MOT requirements have been a thing in the United Kingdom for over 60 years. Nevertheless, the whole subject still appears to be one of widespread confusion and misunderstanding.

Under what circumstances can you drive a car without an MOT? Is there any leeway after your MOT’s expiry when you can still legally drive your car? […]

By |June 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

Are Electric Cars Exempt from Annual MOTs?

Electric cars are no less than technologically sophisticated masterpieces of automotive engineering. Aside from their basic function as a mode of transportation, they have little to nothing in common with traditional combustion engine vehicles.

But does this mean that electric cars are exempt from the annual MOTs that must be carried out on their petrol and […]

By |June 13th, 2022|0 Comments