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Catalytic Converter Theft: How to Protect Yourself

You might have seen videos posted on social media showing thieves climbing under cars and sawing off key components. The gangs are targeting catalytic converters. These are part of the car’s exhaust system, and they’re used to convert polluters into less harmful substances. What’s really shocking about these videos is that they take place in […]

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Tyre Wear on Outside Edge: Is It Legal & What Causes It?

Tyre safety is a matter of life and death. Tyre wear on outside edge – is it legal? The legal minimum tyre tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm, which must be in a continuous band around the middle three quarters of each tyre, leaving some allowance for the very edges. But this is just […]

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Is Using a Phone as a Sat-Nav Legal?

Are there any laws about what you can use as a sat-nav? Technically, yes. But not in the way you might think… Can You Use a Phone as a sat-nav? There are clear UK laws when it comes to using both sat-navs and mobile phones to navigate while driving. In short, you must not hold […]

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How Does Temporary Insurance Work and What Are the Pitfalls?

Many companies offer temporary insurance cover, also sometimes referred to as pay as you go insurance. This lets you insure a person to drive your car for a few hours at a time without invalidating your main policy. How Does Temporary Insurance Work? Some companies offer flexible hourly car insurance or daily car insurance cover. […]

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Do I Need to Add Business Use to My Insurance?

To correctly calculate the sort of insurance cover you need, insurers need to know exactly what you intend to use your vehicle for. And if you’re going to be using your car or van for business reasons, then yes – you do need to add business use to your insurance. What is Business Use? Many […]

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