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09 Jan 2014
The weather forecasters are predicting a big freeze next week so we have put together some tips on how to stay safe when the roads are icy: 1. Starting the car – turn off any electrical items in the car before attempting to start the engine. Things... Read more

08 Jan 2014
We have all done it - looked away from the road for a second to change the CD, get something out of the glove compartment or something catches your eye out of the side window. Sometimes driving is a very distracting process and it seems that most... Read more

07 Jan 2014
Cheaper petrol and diesel tops the annual Be Wiser Insurance Motoring Wish-list 2013. Nearly two-thirds (58%) of British motorists put cheaper fuel at the top of their list above all else. Each year Be Wiser Insurance asks motorists to decide what... Read more

06 Jan 2014
Along with New Year’s Resolutions a popular pastime in January is to predict what will be happening in the year ahead. Here are some possible revelations in the motoring world motorists in the UK may be treated to in 2014. Greener Fuel – it is no... Read more

03 Jan 2014
We are forever being warned about the importance of the condition of our tyres. They are the only bit of the vehicle that actually touches the road and so should be in peak shape every time we drive. However, many motorists buy their tyres simply by... Read more

23 Dec 2013
Be Wiser Insurance is honoured to be listed as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, in a report compiled by London Stock Exchange Group.   The list features the 1,000 most inspiring small and medium sized companies in the UK, giving... Read more

23 Dec 2013
With storms predicted this week are you prepared if the roads in your area are flooded? Some drivers in the UK often have fords or roads that get flooded regularly and are probably used to a bit of ground water. However, many of us out there on the... Read more

19 Dec 2013
Christmas time means parties and visits to the pub after work for many UK workers and we all deserve a break at Christmas; we have worked hard all year. But what if you had to spend those two weeks, and possibly more, in hospital watching over a... Read more

18 Dec 2013
While the idea of cars that drive themselves may put many off their lunch cars rolling off the production line now are already half robot. With fantastic technological innovations like cruise control, automatic gears, parking sensors, lights and... Read more

16 Dec 2013
It’s that time of the year again, every drive home from work sees more and more houses joyfully bedecked in glittery Christmas lights. Festive trees are popping up all over the place and soon Santa will be arriving with presents for all the good... Read more

13 Dec 2013
For anyone that has driven on the continent you will know that sometimes the road signs can be confusing. Not only because they are in a different language but because their format and layout are also unfamiliar. A new initiative from the EU is to... Read more

11 Dec 2013
Buying or selling a car via the internet can be easy but be wary of scammers and dodgy deals: 1. Fast Sale Needed – the old adage “if it seems too good to be true...” are good words to live buy especially when dealing with transactions over the... Read more

09 Dec 2013
We have been hearing in the press over that last couple of months more and more about cars that drive themselves. While some people are fearful about what will happen it seems that actually the advances in technology required may well make our roads... Read more

04 Dec 2013
Police forces across the country have started getting their anti drinking and driving campaigns off to a flying start this week. It is a serious subject and many families are affected by the tragic outcomes of accidents every year. A couple of... Read more

04 Dec 2013
Driving with poor eye-sight used to be seen as a preserve of the elderly. However, this may be a misconception as a new survey has revealed that younger drivers are more likely to have problems with their vision. The survey was commissioned by a... Read more

02 Dec 2013
How far would you be willing to walk to avoid paying a parking fee; a few hundred yards, half a mile, more? It seems the average UK motorist is prepared to walk around half a mile just to avoid paying for parking and many will walk up to a mile. The... Read more

27 Nov 2013
The daily commute is a common cause for a good old moan around the water cooler in offices and workplaces up and down the country. Whether it is a particularly tricky junction or just the apparent inability of everyone else on the road to be a... Read more

26 Nov 2013
Motorists are more likely to trust their sat nav in the bad weather and dark evenings of winter than during the lighter months of the year.Two-thirds (66%) of motorists said they trust their sat nav in winter - while just over half (51%) put their... Read more

26 Nov 2013
Be Wiser Insurance, one of the biggest and fastest growing employers in the Andover area, has been crowned Employer of the Year at this year’s Inspire Business Awards.   The winners were announced at a Gala Dinner at Hampshire Court Hotel,... Read more

25 Nov 2013
There are many types of vehicle on the country’s roads and some are more vulnerable than others. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to see the other’s pint of view when an altercation occurs and often road users stand their ground and cannot seem to... Read more

21 Nov 2013
With the help of sites like eBay and Gumtree items as large as cars and even houses can be bought and sold using the magic of the internet. However, there has been a rise in the number of unscrupulous scammers who just want to take your money and... Read more

20 Nov 2013
In a couple of weeks it will officially be winter. Are you and your car ready? With the colder weather approaching many motorists may not realise that their battery is actually physically affected by the temperature outside. The colder it is the... Read more

19 Nov 2013
There has been much recent discussion concerning parking outside schools but Be Wiser Insurance would instead like to stress the need for greater safety outside the school gates, with stringent speed reductions and introducing a "no overtaking" rule... Read more

15 Nov 2013
With more and more drivers on the roads because of company business there is a real likelihood of an increase in incidents and accidents involving company vehicles. And while the vast majority of drivers in the UK are sensible and law abiding it... Read more

13 Nov 2013
Every week, it seems, there is a new warning from the Police about what opportunist thieves will take from cars. We are dutifully hiding our sat navs and valuables in the glove compartment or boot, we are making sure the car is locked and no windows... Read more

13 Nov 2013
We often hear about the North/South divide for all sorts of things like wages, house prices and jobless numbers. Now, however, there is a grimmer subject that seems to be worse in parts of the North of England – crash statistics.   Recently the... Read more

08 Nov 2013
Be Wiser Insurance is proud to announce the winner of the first Be Wiser Insurance and Reading FC competition. The entrants had to predict the number of points the Royals would accrue by the 31st of October, as well as the number of goals scored and... Read more

07 Nov 2013
You have waited for this holiday for ages and you are all packed and out the door for some well earned time off. One of the last things you do is post a joyous message on Twitter or FaceBook. However, sharing this sort of information could have a... Read more

06 Nov 2013
If you decide to buy a new car chances are you will be looking at a second hand one. Many drivers in the UK happily buy used cars from garages and private owners and go on to have an enjoyable experience.   However, figures released by a leading... Read more

04 Nov 2013
Many UK drivers have such hectic schedules that often it seems we live in our cars more than our homes. Some female motorists are even using their cars as a second wardrobe according to a new survey released by a leading on-line car parts website... Read more

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This Month's Poll

Should electric cars be fitted with ambient noise systems to emulate the sound of combustion engines?
Yes, without it they're a silent danger.
No, people should take responsibility for their own safety.
No, the roads are noisy enough as they are!
Total votes: 13