The family car has a multitude of purposes to serve; it should be roomy with a spacious boot and ideally it’d be cheap to run too.
Choosing a family car that’s in a low insurance group is one way to keep the cost of running the family car down.
Over three quarters (76%) of British drivers do "lots" of checks before setting off on a long journey, like a holiday.
Many respondents commented that they did regular monthly, or even weekly, checks on their vehicles to avoid breaking down.
There is no doubt that Brits look forward to their two weeks away; whether it is just lounging on the beach and catching up on reading or an action packed adventure holiday.
Despite the recession the sales of brand new cars appear to be rising as people buy more efficient and greener vehicles.
Although the vast majority of UK drivers would probably deny speeding if asked it is clear that many people do driver faster than the limit on many occasions. Bad news is on the horizon, however, with a new government proposal to increase fines by up to 50% for speeding.
Local authorities are blaming government austerity cuts for possible decrease in road safety. In a recent report from the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety it has been revealed that many local councils are worried about budget cuts putting lives at risk.