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Category Archive: Car

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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Do superheroes need insurance too?

Just because someone wears a mask and lives in a bat cave, it doesn’t mean that they’re exempt from the repercussions of damaging both public and private property. Movies show superheroes crashing through windows, obliterating skyscrapers and throwing cars through the air as if they were made from foam, which, come to think of it… […]

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Smart homes- Are they a help or a hinderance

While the use of telematics (Black Boxes)in cars is nothing new, the idea that this can be extended to the home marks a significant change both for our customers and the household insurance market as we know it. The application of smart technology in the home is wide-ranging; from smart security systems to fridges that […]

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Hit by an uninsured driver-what next?

The MIB (Motor Insurance Bureau) estimates that 1 in 38 cars is driven by an uninsured driver. So why do some drivers take the risk? It could be they don’t want to pay the premium, are inexperienced, have previous accidents or convictions or are just unable to pass the driving test. All in all most […]

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Cyclists insurance petition attracts online attention

An online petition has attracted both signatures and derision after calling for British cyclists to ‘hold insurance and pay road tax’. The petition was created by motorist Owen McDermott, who claims: “The public roads used by motor vehicles are becoming unsafe to use” “Just like having to sit your theory and your practical test to […]

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Insurance Comparison sites – The downside

There is no doubt that Insurance comparison sites have had a lot to play in altering the insurance market over the last few years but sometimes it’s sad to say it’s not always for the better. If I come across a young driver looking for insurance then I would often these will provide a good route. […]

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