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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 …


A guide to breakdown cover

8th January 2020

You likely rely on your car almost daily; from allowing you to commute to work and pick up your kids from school to filling the boot with your groceries for the week, your car is responsible for ensuring that your day-to-day life runs smoothly. With this in mind, it is important to have the appropriate cover in place for every eventuality, and this…


Driving on a budget: tips for the student driver

6th January 2020

Cars can be very expensive to run and driving costs have continued to rise in recent years with fuel and insurance becoming even more costly. For the student driver, this can be hard to keep up with. From searching for the best insurance deal to the most inexpensive ways to look after your car, this guide looks at how you can get the most out of …


The best markets to visit in the South West

26th November 2019

Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere of your favourite town and stroll amongst the craft stalls sipping on a refreshing tipple, or you want to stock up on fresh produce ready for supper, markets can be a treasure trove full of wonderful things. The South West is famed for its rich farming heritage and culinary offerings including cream teas, …