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How drivers can prepare their car for life after lockdown

30th March 2021

In the UK the first lockdown was announced in March last year and since then we have been in three lockdowns, including the current one. This has seen most of us stay at home a lot more and millions of drivers use their cars far less than normal. If you have been using your car less, and have only been making short trips, your car could struggle to…


Car-related activities to play with children during a lockdown

16th February 2021

The various lockdowns across the UK have been tough as it has meant staying at home more, people being unable to continue with their hobbies and events being cancelled. Add to this that many children are having to stay at home, it can be tough to keep them occupied. If you have car-loving children or are just stuck for ideas about what to do with …


Top tips for minimising your household’s number of cars

22nd January 2021

  With working from home becoming more prevalent and the current eco-conscious mindset, there may be people considering minimising how many cars they have at home. For people in that situation, this article offers some top tips on how to do so. From buying a new environmentally-friendly vehicle that is perfect for all drivers in your household…


MOT Test Essential During Lockdown 3

15th January 2021

Car owners in England have been told that their MOT test is still essential during the 2021 national lockdown.  We understand that some may be confused by this, since during the first national lockdown in 2020, the need for the annual check was placed on hold. Drivers were granted a six-month extension if their MOT was due to expire before …


Great gifts for car-obsessed children

23rd November 2020

  Is your little one obsessed with everything cars, trucks, buses and more? Whether a toddler or a teenager, an interest in vehicles is something that overcomes a lot of children. It’s also an interest that is wonderful to nurture and enjoy together. If you have a child or know a child who is in this boat, and are on the hunt for the …


UK attractions you don’t need to leave your car to experience

19th October 2020

There has never been a better time to enjoy a UK staycation. As many people avoid taking overseas holidays due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, eyes look closer to home for exciting experiences and getaways. However, for some, visiting attractions with other people around may be a concerning thought. With that in mind, in this article, we explore…


Driving tips that are useful during a pandemic

5th October 2020

  As we dust off our cars to return to work and to the school run, we continue to live through a ‘new normal’ that has changed every aspect of our lives, driving included. In this article, we explore some tips that will be useful during the on-going pandemic (and may also be useful after.) Keep masks and hand sanitiser in your car …


What is the April 2020 Road Tax Increase?

3rd March 2020

From April 2020 changes are going to be made to the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rates, which are also known as road tax. In this guide, we take a look at everything you need to know about the changes to car road tax in April 2020 and what you can do to avoid paying more. What is the road tax increase and what is changing? Drivers in the UK have to …