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Driving Etiquette Around the World
PUBLISHED: 03/09/2016

The mechanics of driving a car varies little wherever you go; however, the laws, unwritten rules and cultural etiquette that govern roads can be drastically different, even between neighbouring countries. iCarhireinsurance researched the rules across 6 countries, as well as some of the wackier driving customs from around the world, and visualised ...

Survey Reveals Male and Female Perspectives on Car Buying and Driving
PUBLISHED: 23/08/2016

A survey of over 500 MyCarCheck.com customers (355 men and 190 women) in July 2016 has revealed some intriguing differences in male and female perspectives on motoring Q1. When buying a car, what is most important to you? Female: Sale price, followed by fuel efficiency Male: Sale price, followed by look and style Q2. When buying a vehic...

10 of The World’s Most Dangerous Roads
PUBLISHED: 13/08/2016

As car enthusiasts, driving on roads that prove to be a challenge are always a task worth attempting. Imagine driving along a scenic route, enjoying the views, when around the bend the road narrows and the strong winds plummet your car off the edge. We have accumulated our own lists of 10 of the world’s most dangerous roads, and they may very wel...

Thinking of Buying a Used Car? The Average Repair Bill Comes to £603
PUBLISHED: 26/07/2016

Warrantywise data reveals that the average cost of repair for the most popular brands comes to £603 Some brands are cheaper to repair than others with Peugeot, Ford and Suzuki leading the way, boasting average costs of £406, £421 and £424 respectively On the other hand, Porsche, BMW and Subaru all have average repair costs of more than £70...

Car Insurance - Where does your money go?
PUBLISHED: 13/07/2016

48% of motorists find motor insurance confusing Over half (51%) don’t understand how motor insurance is calculated Motor insurance is a grudge purchase for over two fifths (43%) of the UK’s drivers Half of the UK’s drivers believe that motor insurance is too confusing, with the overwhelming majority (86%)* believing that it needs to be...

Britain's Worst Drivers Exposed
PUBLISHED: 05/07/2016

Research by AA Tyres, reveals that Generation Y — those aged 25-34 — are the biggest offenders when it comes to the nation's worst driving habits, such as tailgating, driving while tired and fiddling with tech in the car. The research also shows that Londoners are the UK's No.1 middle lane hoggers and worst for overtaking on the left. ...

Dundee Has Highest MOT Failure Rate In The UK
PUBLISHED: 21/06/2016

Four out of the worst five towns and cities for MOT passes were in the West Country (Truro, Plymouth, Exeter and Bath) Scotland fares worst – seven out of 20 towns and cities with lowest percentage MOT pass rates are north of the border 18 out of 20 towns and cities with the highest MOT pass rates are in the south east of England Dundee ca...

Avoid the Increase in Insurance Premium Tax
PUBLISHED: 28/03/2016

Millions of people, including motorcar dealers, face seeing their insurance costs increase. What is Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)? IPT was first introduced to the UK in 1994. Many people are unaware of what IPT is or that they are even paying it. IPT is a form of tax on general insurance premiums added to any insurance policy, and is paid directly ...

5 of the Safest Cars on the Market
PUBLISHED: 15/01/2016

We all love the sleek designs, thrilling acceleration and technological features of a car, however, safety when driving is an important factor to consider when buying a new car. After all, visual appeal simply isn’t enough to prevent a crash. Not to worry though, because by using Euro NCAP crash test data, we’ve put together a list of the fi...

Top 10 Warrantywise Car Repair Bills Paid in 2015
PUBLISHED: 13/01/2016

Do you worry about expensive car repair bills? If your car goes wrong, it’s likely you’ll be met with one. You may see it as part and parcel of owning a car or van but you have to admit, when it really comes down to it, hassle free motoring is what we all want. When your vehicle is in the garage there’s a scenario most motorists experience a...

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