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Top 10 gifts for new drivers

Passing your driving test is a massive landmark, and something that’s definitely worth celebrating. If you know someone who’s just ditched their ‘L’ plates, it might be nice to get them a little pressie to mark the occasion. ...

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Should I take my car to university?

You’ve got all your books packed, pens bought and Nandos loyalty card at the ready, but how are you going to get there? Driving yourself is the obvious solution, but there is a lot to consider when taking your car to universi...

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Top 10 safest first cars

When buying your first car, you want to make sure you’re making the right decision, both financially and when it comes to safety. Although a huge part of staying safe on the road is down to the driver’s actions behind the whe...

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How to buy a used car

Whether you need to buy a car to learn to drive in or you’re looking to buy one for after you pass your driving test, you’re probably thinking about buying a used car. Buying your first car is an exciting but expensive time, ...

Winter driving tips for new drivers

Winter driving tips for new drivers

Winter driving can be pretty unpleasant for even the best drivers, so it’s no surprise that snow and ice cause a lot of concern for learner and newly-qualified drivers - especially if you took your driving lessons during the ...

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Top 10: Eco-friendly first cars

We all know how important it is to look after the environment, and choosing an eco-friendly car can be one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you're just starting your driving lessons or you've newly re...

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Car servicing: all you need to know

Getting your car serviced can seem like just another expense to add on to the cost of motoring, but keeping your engine and vehicle maintained and in good working order is essential for your safety and for your pocket. It's n...

Do I need a dash cam

Do I need a dash cam?

The Russian dash cam is something which YouTube viewers will probably be familiar with. As highlighted by February’s meteor, the number of dash cams in Russia appears to be higher than in any other country in the world. Peopl...

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Electric cars — should I buy one?

With petrol prices and pollution levels rising, electric cars are an attractive option. The government are also offering discounts to anyone wishing to purchase their first electric car, and have allocated £400 million toward...

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Video: How to save money on fuel

While it’s immensely freeing, driving can also get rather expensive, what with the cost of lessons, driving tests and insurance. In this video we take you through a number of ways you can keep your driving costs down so you c...

How to save money on fuel

How to save money on fuel

We know being a young driver can be expensive (driving lessons, insurance... the list goes on). But there are ways to minimise the costs of being on the road. If you’re fed up of watching your money disappear into your fuel t...

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Do I need snow tyres?

Snow tyres are designed to make driving in snow and ice easier. Unlike regular tyres, they’re designed to cope with wintery conditions and slippery roads. There’s no doubting they’re great for getting about during a cold snap...

Should I buy a petrol or diesel car

Should I buy a petrol or diesel car?

One thing that your driving lessons probably won't shed much light on is whether you should choose a petrol or diesel model for your first car. There are certainly a lot of reasons to consider diesel over petrol: cheaper tax,...

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Should I use P-plates

If you’re preparing for life as a newly qualified driver you’re bound to have a lot of questions. If one of these is whether or not you should use P-plates once you’ve passed, this short guide will help you decide....

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Should I buy a car on finance?

Buying your first car is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing trying to compare all of the options. More and more of us are switching to finance deals to buy vehicles, and here we take a look at how buying a car on ...

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What to do after a car accident

Road accidents can happen to even the most cautious of drivers. Although you can ensure that you’re a safe driver, you can’t control other motorists’ actions, and finding yourself involved in a crash can be extremely scary. Y...

How to deal with tailgators

How to: deal with tailgaters

Most of us have had to deal with tailgaters. Whether we’ve been driving for 2 days or 20 years, there always seems to be other drivers who just don’t like being behind us. Drivers who tailgate can be intimidating, but knowing...

A guide to defensive driving

A guide to defensive driving

You might think that learning what to do in the driver’s seat is tough enough without having to worry about what everyone else is doing around you, but anticipating other drivers’ actions and expecting the unexpected is all p...

New drivers' guide to tyres

The new drivers’ guide to tyres

Tyres aren’t the most fascinating of subjects, and they're not something you'll learn an awful lot about in your driving lessons. But every driver should know how to look after theirs, what the legal requirements are and how ...

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What to do if your car breaks down

During your driving lessons, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is what to do if your car breaks down, but, unfortunately, it’s something that most of us will have to deal with at some point during our time on the road....

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What is a No Claims Bonus?

It’s a question you’ll be asked when trying to get insurance quotes, but do you understand how a no claims bonus – also known as a no claims discount – works? It's not something that's typically covered in driving lessons, so...

Car insurance guide for new drivers

Car insurance guide for new drivers

You're covered under your instructor's insurance during driving lessons, but if you’re looking for an insurance quote on your first car, there’s probably going to be a lot of questions which don’t make much sense. This articl...

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Driving at night

Driving in the dark presents a whole host of new challenges. Driving at night is something which most learner drivers will get a bit of experience of in their driving lessons, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared f...

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Driving through flood water

It might not have been a white Christmas, but we’ve certainly had our fair share of adverse weather conditions over the festive period. With parts of the UK having been covered in floodwater over the past couple of weeks, we ...

Change a flat tyre

How to change a flat tyre

It can be pretty unnerving the first time that your journey is interrupted by a flat tyre or puncture. Being stuck at the side of the road with a limping car and a car jack that you’ve never even looked at, let alone used, is...

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