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Petrol Prices – Here We Go Again January 17, 2011 No Comments

Its been a while since I last wrote about record highs at the pump but super high prices are back again, along with talks of blockades and strikes. Its a familiar story but this time I’m not sure what can actually be done to bring the prices down.  The root cause of the problem is [...]

Sharp Rise in Insurance Premiums February 4, 2010 No Comments

According to data from the AA, insurance premiums in Q4 2009 rose at their fastest rate since records began.According to data from the AA, insurance premiums in Q4 2009 rose at their fastest rate since records began.

Illegal Tyres, Higher Insurance Premiums January 21, 2010 No Comments

Thanks to the Internet, its now possible to buy all sorts of cheap goods from online auction sites, including car tyres. Although used tyres can be picked up at bargain prices, recent research shows that these savings could be a false economy. 20 tyres were bought from an online auction house and tested for roadworthiness. [...]

Winter Driving Reminder No Comments

The UK has really had a hard winter so far.  Hopefully the snow and blizzards are now behind us but you never know what February can bring. This post about winter driving was written a few years ago but the advice is still relevant to our current situation in 2010 so don’t forget to read [...]

Motoring Convictions – The True Cost January 20, 2010 1 Comment

No-one likes getting flashed by a speed camera. Getting caught speeding will cost you around £60 and add 3 points to your license. The hidden cost of driving convictions is one of the most annoying things about these endorsements. The first problem is your car insurance renewal as if you are unlucky enough to pick [...]

Conviction Codes – Aiding, Abetting, Counselling or Procuring January 6, 2010 No Comments

Conviction Codes & Penalty Points Below is a table showing all the current conviction codes and penalty points associated with each endorsement. These codes and point are for “aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring” endorsements. Visit the price comparison site Quotezone if you are looking for convicted driver insurance. All the conviction codes for endorsements titled [...]

Conviction Codes – Causing or Permitting January 1, 2010 1 Comment

Conviction Codes & Penalty Points Below is a table showing all the current conviction codes and penalty points associated with each endorsement. These codes and point are for “causing or permitting” endorsements.  Visit the price comparison site Quotezone if you are looking for convicted driver insurance.  All the conviction codes for endorsements titled “causing or [...]

Petrol Prices Slide – Save Even more in the Credit Crunch November 21, 2008 No Comments

Petrol prices have fallen rapidly on the back of a record decline in the price of crude oil.  In some UK filling stations it now costs just 90p per litre, down from highs of around £1.20 just three months ago.  The savings can continue if you pay attention to the AA‘s Eco-Driving article for van [...]

Van Drivers Warned about Keys as Van Theft Increases October 27, 2008 No Comments

Police have issued a warning to van insurance customers after a number of recent thefts in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area.  Motorists have been told to keep their keys on them at all times as opportunistic theives have targeted delivery drivers in the area. Delivery drivers often leave the keys in the ignition to save [...]

Basic Checks could Help Van through MOT October 13, 2008 No Comments

Van insurance customers who endure increased road costs by failing their MOT have been told that carrying out some basic preparation before an MOT can improve their chances of a first time pass. Many van drivers are stepping up their search for cheap van insurance as a way of combating high road prices, including fuel [...]