Driving Tips

5th September 2018
From leaf fall to wet roads and dazzling sunshine, autumn poses all sorts of challenges for drivers.

Stay safe with our autumn driving checklist

We love to moan about the weather, but the summer of 2018 really will go down as one of the memorable ones. Remember the parched yellow […]
24th August 2018
A road trip doesn't need to be stressful, check out or hacks to create the perfect road trip.

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With the August bank holiday weekend on the horizon, many people will be ‘gearing’ up to hit the roads for their late summer road trip, with […]
17th August 2018
Check out our top tips for surviving Bank Holiday traffic

Top tips to survive the August Bank Holiday traffic

It’s nearly time for the August Bank Holiday and one thing that it’s sure to bring is a whole heap of traffic. Whether you’re planning a […]
8th August 2018
Image Caption Washing your car yourself is one way to save money

Top 5 everyday tips for cheaper motoring

Driving is an expensive necessity for many of us, especially in the summer. Even before you’ve sat behind the wheel you’ll have already paid out for […]
1st August 2018
Top tips to prepare for driving in a heatwave

Blame it on the weather man: four million Brits not prepared for driving in the heatwave

With Britain basking in the middle of a heatwave, we’ve done a bit of research that revealed that motorists are sitting ducks when it comes to driving […]
4th July 2018
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Summer driving tips to keep you cool as it heats up

Summer’s in full swing and with welcome hot temperatures blanketing the UK in a heatwave, it’s the perfect time to head off on an adventure behind […]
5th June 2018

7 steps to cope with hay fever behind the wheel

Summer’s here, and for many it’s one of the happiest times of the year – sunshine, picnics, holidays…what’s not to like? But for thousands of UK […]
28th May 2018
Navigating the minefield of hiring a car aborad

A handy guide to hiring a car abroad

Overseas holidays are a great opportunity to explore new lands, embrace new cultures, and hit new roads. But hiring a car in a foreign country isn’t […]
9th May 2018
Using a jack, locking wheel nut, wrench and a spare, you can change a tyre in minutes

A DIY guide to checking and repairing your car

Keeping a car can be expensive. But there are steps you can take which could save you some cash. Here are five simple car repairs and […]
1st May 2018
Car finance typically has a lower threshold for approvals, so is good if you have a poor credit rating

Bank loan vs car finance: which is best?

Fancy a feisty Fiesta or a peppy Polo? Basic spec or top of the line? Black, white or red? There are so many exciting options when […]
25th April 2018
Variable speed limits, no hard shoulder, and lane closures are just some of the technological controls on smart motorways

A handy guide to motorway driving in 2018

The warmer weather and upcoming school holidays mean one thing – road trip season is upon us. Whether you’re heading out on a day trip or […]
19th April 2018
Pack cool drinks and games for kids on summer road trips and prevent them being a distraction

Top tips for driving in hot weather

However fleeting the current “heatwave” may be, it’s important to be prepared for driving in the warmer temperatures if you’re going to stay safe on the […]
3rd April 2018
The AA says the easiest way to sell your vehicle is to trade it in or part exchange

How to sell your car in a few easy steps

There are around seven million used cars bought and sold in Britain each year, and many of them change hands through private sales. If you’re thinking […]
14th March 2018
Planning an Easter road trip takes time, preparation and some effective packing.

How to prepare for an Easter road trip

Squabbles, boredom, hunger, car troubles…they’re all very possible when packing up the family for a long-distance car journey. A successful road trip takes planning and preparation, […]
12th March 2018
Snow, ice and rain brought by the Beast from the East has created and exacerbated thousands of potholes.

The scourge of potholes – and how to handle them

The Beast from the East has brought with it snow, ice and a scourge of potholes. Here’s some things about them you should know and some […]
8th March 2018
Metadescription Planning the journey, prepping your car and planning some in-car entertainment could save the day if you hit Bank Holiday congestion this Easter.

Top tips for surviving bank holiday traffic

The year’s only four-day weekend is on the horizon. Whether you’re planning an Easter getaway or driving home to see family and friends, our tips for […]
4th January 2018
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Top ways to save on car running costs this year

It’s January, which means two things are inevitable. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you’ve probably already given up on it! So how about making […]
11th December 2017
Experts say to increase stopping distances by 10 times in wintry conditions

How to stay safe driving in snow and ice

While the wintry weather makes everywhere look like a Christmas card (at least until it turns to slush), the treacherous conditions make it difficult to drive […]
1st December 2017
Shady sellers will fraudulently advertise cars that don’t exist

How to avoid the most common car buying scams

However savvy a buyer or seller you think you are, there’ll always be someone with a new, ‘sophisticated’ scam aimed at ripping you off. It’s worth […]
27th November 2017
From adjusting shopping distances to changing to winter tyres, here’s our guide to driving in winter weather.

A guide to driving during the winter months

Although twinkling icicles and fluffy snow may look idyllic, the icy weather makes road conditions more treacherous and breakdowns more common. Here’s our guide to driving […]