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Advice for selling your car quickly

Selling your used car can be a stressful process. For most people, a car is the second largest investment we make in our lives behind homeownership, so making sure you get the best price for your vehicle is important - particularly if you intend to use the money to buy a replacement car....

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London is leading the country for installed public use electric car charging points

Regions falling behind for electric car charging points

London is leading the country for installed public use electric car charging points, according to Department for Transport figures.

The capital takes top spot in nine of the UK’s ten authorities with the highest number of installed charging devices. Westminster, with 1,021 devices in place tops the figures nationwide, followed by Wandsworth with 596 - and Richmond with 366.

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Here's how motorsport is driving the charge towards sustainable transportation

The first image that comes to mind when you think of motorsport is probably extravagance.

It is an industry built on vast amounts of resources - both human and environmental. It is easy, then, to believe motor racing is a waste of fossil fuels, churning out harmful gases as cars drive around in circles for no reason other than championship glory.

Well, that is the narrative...

A comparison website show almost a third of all learner drivers are over 30 years of age.

Third of all learner drivers over 30 years of age

As comparison website show almost a third of all learner drivers are over 30 years of age.

Quotezone.co.uk ’s data also reveals that many motorists spend longer as learner drivers than might be expected, with almost a third (32.2%) holding a provisional licence for more than a decade.

While the general picture of learners being young still rings true, with 60% of learner...

6 Most common motorcycle riding myths

Motorcycles inspire crazy levels of passion in those who love to ride them, and they also come with a significant set of built-in risks. Put those two together, and you’ve got a recipe for myths and misinformation that are constantly bubbling up to confuse riders old and new. It seems like everyone’s got their own piece of apocryphal advice about motorcycles, and it can be confusing for...

New survey reveals insights into Brits’ driving etiquette

Know the rules of the road? New survey reveals insights into Brits’ driving etiquette

A new survey from ATS Euromaster revealed how in-the-know British motorists are regarding driving etiquette. The study polled 2,000 motorists in the UK to find out whether age, gender and location play a role in their driving knowledge.

55-64s have the best driving etiquette

According to the survey conducted in February 2021, younger generation drivers are the most likely to...

How much does a grab lorry cost?

Ever wondered how much does a grab lorry cost? Well, it's time you found out. This blog post is going to answer all your questions about the average cost of a grab lorry.

And with that, we're off! So what are you waiting for? Pick up a coffee and get reading!

A large truck that can transport a large amount of waste at one time. A grab lorry is typically designed with an...

Driver stress on the increase following a year of lockdown

New research from Brake, the road safety charity, and the insurer Direct Line, has revealed that stress and anger behind the wheel has increased since the first national lockdown, in March 2020, and that drivers themselves admit that these negative moods are having a detrimental effect on their driving behaviour.

The findings, published in the partnership’s new ‘Driving behaviour’...

Buying used cars – the new norm

'The new normal' is something of a catch-phrase right now, reflecting how the global coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives and how we are seeking to re-establish routines and processes. Some things will revert to how they were before, but other aspects of life are probably changed forever. One of these is possibly our comfort with using public transport and cramming up against hundreds...

Drivers are unaware that summer driving can pose similar risks to winter driving

Getting caught wearing flip flops whilst driving could land you with instant £100 fine

With the clocks having changed and the weather warming up, many drivers are unaware that summer driving can pose similar risks to winter driving.

Uswitch have put together a checklist on things to do in preparation for getting back in the car now the travel restrictions have eased slightly.

Joel Kempson, car insurance expert at Uswitch.com says: “The majority of drivers...

Millions of drivers are at risk of being fined because they don’t know when their MOT is due

Nine million drivers don’t know when their next MOT is due

Millions of drivers are at risk of being fined because they don’t know when their MOT is due, amid confusion caused by the MOT extension scheme introduced during the pandemic.

Some nine million* UK drivers (28% of all drivers) don’t know when they need to get their vehicle tested to ensure it meets required legal standards, according to a survey of 1,292 drivers by Total UK ....