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Beware of Fraudulent Claims Ads on Social Media

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has issued a warning to the public about the rise of fraudulent ads targeting insurance customers on social media. What are Scammers Trying to Do? Scammers are impersonating reputable insurers online. The aim is to trick...

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Do I Need a Paper MOT Certificate?

No, however it’s a good idea to keep hold of your paper MOT certificate, but you shouldn’t worry if you’ve lost yours. Do Garages Still issue MOT Certificates? Yes – when you take your car to a garage for its annual MOT, the garage will issue you with a paper MOT...

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Difference Between Owner and Registered Keeper

In big bold letters on the front of all V5C registration documents issued since April 2019 are the words “this document is not proof of ownership.” When it comes to cars, there’s a difference between the “owner” and the “registered keeper”. What’s the difference,...

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What Happens If You Do More Miles Than Your Insurance?

Generally speaking, the more miles you drive in a year, the more you’ll pay for your car insurance cover. Insurance is all about risk. The more time you spend on the road, the more likely it is that you’ll be involved in an accident. This is why insurers often...

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Can You Test Drive a Car Without Tax?

Car tax is vehicle excise duty. This is a running cost for your car that must be paid on almost all vehicles either registered in the UK, driven in the UK, or kept on a public road. Driving a car without tax in the UK is illegal and will lead to a fine. The DVLA...

Can I Drive Someone Else’s Car on Fully Comp Insurance?

Being able to drive someone else’s car on your fully comprehensive insurance is not always included. If you are intending to drive another car it is important that you check your car insurance certificate to see what cover you have in place. Why Do People Think...

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If Early MOT Fails, Can I Still Drive Until it Expires?

There are some rare circumstances when you can drive a car that’s failed an MOT. For example, you are able to have an MOT up to a month before your current MOT is due to expire. If you choose to do this, it is possible that your car may fail the new MOT even though...

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Driver Fatigue: Why Does Driving Make You Tired?

You’ve probably seen the signs on the side of motorways, saying something like “tiredness kills, take a break”. In this post we’ll examine the risks of driving tired and share some tips on how you can stay alert behind the wheel. Driver Fatigue – The Facts Driver...

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Keeping Dogs Safe in Cars – The Law, and Some Tips

Do you know the laws about travelling with your pets? In this post we’ll review what UK law has to say about driving with dogs and other pets and share some tips for keeping pets safe in your car. The Law About Driving With Dogs & Pets in the Car Though there...

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What Windscreen Wipers Do I Need?

Windscreen wipers don’t last forever. You will need to change them every so often. And when it’s time to change them, it’s important that you buy the right size and type of wipers for your car. In this post we’ll discuss how to tell what windscreen wipers are right...

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Our Top Tips for Driving In The Dark

With the reduced visibility, driving at night can be a little unnerving. But as there are fewer drivers on the road, driving at night is really no more dangerous than driving by day. Though there are some precautions you should take to ensure you stay safe when...