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Are Diesel Car Owners Receiving A Rough Deal?
Car Insurance
Tuesday 9th May 2017
Diesel engines were first used in cars in the 1930s, when Citroen developed the Rosalie in 1933. After World War II, diesel-powered cars became more popular for commercial vehicles such as ambulances and taxis, with Mercedes-Benz offering many of the latter.
Driving Rules For Passengers: How to Be A Helpful Passenger
Driving
Tuesday 25th April 2017
In 2006, a study showed that on average, a driver engages in distracting activity once every six minutes, and 21% of crashes were attributed to driver distraction. A different study conducted in the USA found that 78% of crashes had one form of distraction as a contributing factor.
Be Wiser’s Guide to Car Modification
Car Insurance
Tuesday 21st March 2017
A car modification is any change made to a vehicle that isn’t part of the original manufacturer’s specification. Many drivers like to make changes to their cars to personalise them, to improve the way they look, and to make them perform better.
Get A Grip: Looking After Your Tyres
Car Maintenance
Tuesday 17th January 2017
In June 2016 the world’s most expensive tyres sold for $600,000 in Dubai. While most of us don’t really need diamond encrusted tyres with 24-carat gold leaf for our morning commute, we do all need tyres.
A Guide To Safe Winter Driving
Driving
Tuesday 13th December 2016
Adverse weather conditions such as snow, fog, ice, and cold weather in general can all have an impact on your vehicle and your daily journeys, so it’s important to be prepared for a cold snap. If you’re going to be out and about a lot during the Christmas period, take a look at our top tips to help you stay safe on the roads this winter.
Can’t Drive, Won’t Drive: Why Are Some Young Adults Not Getting Their Licence?
Learning To Drive
Tuesday 15th November 2016
44% of the UK’s first time drivers are over the age of 25, research from earlier this year has suggested. The number of 17 to 20 year olds taking driving lessons has dropped by 21% in the past nine years, meaning just a third of today’s first time drivers fall into this age bracket. But why has there been such a decrease in young adults learning to drive?
How Safe Are Our Road Junctions?
Driving
Tuesday 25th October 2016
As motoring think-tanks call for traffic lights to be scrapped, and several towns experiment with switching them off entirely, the safety of our road junctions is being called into question.
The Hidden Dangers of Being A Motorist
Driving
Tuesday 18th October 2016
According to a report by the Harvard Health Watch, the average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. That’s quite a lot of time for anyone to spend sitting behind the wheel, but isn’t very much compared to HGV drivers, who in the UK can drive for up to nine hours per day.
Low Deposit Car Insurance
Car Insurance
Tuesday 11th October 2016
Low deposit car insurance is a way to spread the cost of your car insurance premium across a number of months. It appeals to motorist who would prefer not to pay out a larger lump sum for their insurance all at once.