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The Beast from the East makes driving conditions treacherous

Drive safely through the Beast from the East round 2

As forecasters have issued ice warnings this week, taking care on the road is more important than ever. Plus, it may be little known that not de-icing your car effectively could lead to a £60 fine, points on your license or even a fine of 2,500 if your vehicle is classed as dangerous. ...

Jennifer Jackson

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motorbikes

Which motorbikes have been most popular in 2020?

At the end of a year, it is always worth looking back to see what were the most popular motorbikes of the year. Of course, 2020 has been a year like no other, but the motorbike industry has managed to weather the storm despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented. Here are a few of the most popular bikes over the last 12 months.

Ducati Panigale V2

The Italian manufacturer...

Buying new car tyres!

When it is time to buy new cars tyres, do not be disheartened if you cannot precisely remember how you went about it last time. After all, most people only change their tyres after an interval of many years, during which time they have possibly moved house, had a baby or changed their place of employment – our tyres are so seldom at the forefront of our brain that it can be easy to forget the...

What to do to ensure that your car is winter ready

Winter is an excellent time of the year if you’re someone who enjoys the cold. However, it’s not the best season for the millions of people out there who drive every day. All that frosty weather can make car maintenance a real nightmare, and that’s without mentioning the more dangerous conditions on the road.

Of course, provided you take the right steps, these colder months don’t...

weather

Experts confirm that driving under weather warnings does not invalidate your car insurance

As the winter season approaches, many Irish drivers are concerned that snow-ice weather warnings could invalidate their car insurance. These weather warnings usually fit into three categories: yellow, orange, and red warnings.

Meteorologist Siobhán Ryan explains that “a status yellow weather alert is given to warn those at risk from certain weather because of their location and/or...

The Advantages of Buying a Used Car

When looking to get a new car for yourself, buying it pre-owned and previously used is a good option to at least consider, due to the vast number of benefits and advantages it has. Buying used doesn’t mean that you’re picking up a piece of junk, as there are many great second-hand dealerships that are selling fairly modern cars for good prices, making the used car market a fertile and varied...

What are the best up and coming cars in the UK from 2021

If you are looking to buy a new car in 2021 then your timing is perfect because it looks set to be a fantastic year for the auto industry after such a strange year in 2020. There are a handful of highly anticipated car releases scheduled for 2021 which every motorist looking for a new car should be aware of.

Dacia Spring Electric EV

Dacia is a brand that appeals to many...

The cost of lessons and licences put off people learning to drive

Over two-thirds of non-driving Brits regret never learning to drive

New research by compare the market .com reveals the top reasons why some Brits who can’t drive never learnt and if they will ever take lessons in the future.

The top five reasons why people who can’t drive never learnt to do so are:

  1. The cost of lessons/licences is too high (31%)
  2. I can’t afford to buy a car and the extras e.g. insurance, MOT (31%)
  3. ...

Why car colour is more important than you might think

Have you ever given much thought to your choice of car colour? Perhaps you want something understated - or prefer bold shades that stand out in crowded car parks. But from resale value to road safety and crime, research shows that car colour can influence much more than mere aesthetics.

Black cars are currently most common on UK roads according to DVLA statistics , while white car...

Most asked questions on electric vehicles in the last 12 months

Over 80,00 Brits want to know the cost of insuring an electric car

In a bid to slash the UK’s carbon emissions, Boris Johnson has unveiled a £12 billion 10-point plan, which involves the banning of petrol and diesel car sales by 2030.

Raising concerns on whether the UK is ready for the rapid switch, experts around the country are questioning whether manufacturers will be able to supply enough vehicles to meet the demand, and whether there will be...

10 winter driving myths debunked

Common winter driving mistakes that could land you a hefty fine

As the winter nights draw in and UK roads are blasted by rain, sleet and snow, many drivers will start to panic.

To help motorists stay safe on the roads and ensure their insurance is valid, here at Uswitch we've debunked 10 winter driving myths to set the record straight.

Uswitch car insurance expert, Florence Codjoe, said: “Drivers often feel less confident during the...