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Category Archive: Car

Accident-prone: the stats for UK road traffic accidents

You’d be mistaken for thinking road traffic accidents only happen to a certain type of driver. In fact, any road user of any age driving any vehicle anywhere in the country could cause a collision. Which is exactly why we pay car insurance in the first place. However, some areas, drivers and manufacturers are more […]

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Is it ever ok to leave your dogs in a hot car?

Summer in the UK can see soaring temperatures, along with unpredictable spikes in temperature. Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has warned that during the summer months, pet owners should avoid leaving animals in their cars, as even a matter of minutes can prove fatal. It doesn’t matter on the breed of your dog, whether you […]

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Here’s why car insurance is set to rise

What do you know about the Ogden rate? Also known as the discount rate, this is used to work out the interest of the compensation payout amount that victims who have suffered life-changing injuries will receive to cover their future losses. As victims can invest their payout, this rate dictates the percentage of the payout which will be deducted by […]

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Maintaining the value of your supercar

For many, buying a supercar or hypercar is a lifelong dream that may never be realised but for the fortunate few that dream can come true.   But simply driving it off the forecourt can slice the value off it. Maintaining any vehicle protects its value, safety, efficiency and performance, but it’s much more important for exotic […]

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Which new car models are most susceptible to keyless theft?

Just purchased a brand-new car? Even though it comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect of a newer model, it might not be as secure from break-ins as you would expect.   The Relay Attack In response to a new criminal technique of exploiting cars with keyless systems, Thatcham Research (recognised by the […]

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Are Bad driving habits wrecking your car?

It’s only when our cars are in various stages of protest that we realise something is wrong with them. This might be a mystery squeak or rattle, the assertive glare of a warning light, or a full-on engine implosion. We may curse our wheels when they let us down at the side of the road, […]

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Is speed-limiting technology the right direction?

It looks like Britain’s roads are set to slow down in upcoming years thanks to a new EU ruling meaning that all new cars sold from 2022 onwards need to be fitted with speed-limiting technology, designed to automatically ensure the driver sticks to the speed limit. The ruling has only been provisionally agreed at present and […]

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The best cars to buy for under £100,000

Whether you are buying a high-value vehicle to fulfil a childhood dream, as a smart (though admittedly quite frightening) investment, or simply to soak up what such a machine has to offer, the decision in choosing the right car can take serious consideration. We look at what £100,000 can get you.   The bull: Lamborghini […]

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The perils of modification

    Did you know that something as simple as adding a company logo, sign writing or stuck on sign counts as a modification to you vehicle and needs to be declared to your insurer? Whilst for many of us, that’s the extent of our tampering, vehicle modification has become second-nature for many car enthusiasts. […]

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Future cars will need cyber cover

Long the stuff of science-fiction, driverless cars are very slowly becoming an inevitability with most major motor and technology firms testing their early models as they prepare to hit the mass market in the next few years. However these self-driving vehicles won’t just change the way we get from A to B – they also […]

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