Car Insurance

UK’s least reliable used cars 0

For lots of us, buying a used car can be a huge gamble; a giant leap into the unknown with regards to reliability. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Sure, there will always be exceptions to the rule, but by analysis of even the most basic of reliability data, you can get a(…)

The best ways to save money on your car insurance 0

Last year, the average insurance premium rose to £440; the cost of repairs also rose. All things considered, it makes sense to try and find practical methods to reduce our renewal premiums if possible. We’ve compiled some helpful pointers we think could help you achieve this. Pick the lowest insurance group. The band your vehicle(…)

Councils press for legislation banning lorries from using car sat-navs 0

Council chiefs are pressing for a ban on lorries using sat-navs specifically designed for cars. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants new rules introduced to ensure lorry drivers in England and Wales use a GPS system tailored for HGVs. It wants councils to be able to make off limits to lorries, routes where they exceed(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

At Servicing Stop, we’re always keeping our eye on interesting developments from the motoring world, and a new survey we’ve commissioned has revealed some truly staggering results. For the survey*, we asked over a thousand motorists questions relating to car maintenance and running costs. The answers we received turned out to be extremely interesting; and(…)

British insurers ask for driverless car data 0

Driverless car technology is becoming closer and closer to becoming an everyday reality; the changes necessary in the rules of the road however, still appear some way off. The insurance industry has issued a demand for more data from carmakers, regarding accidents involving driverless vehicles, with specific attention to whom or what was culpable. Insurers(…)

The worst places in the UK to own a car 0

Insurers Rias have recently completed a survey revealing the worst places in the UK to be a car owner. Finishing top of the list of shame is London, by some margin. Discounting the nightmares of parking, congestion and ludicrously expensive parking permits, the survey highlighted it as a focal point for car crime. And things(…)

Muscle Cars Just Aren’t That Muscular 0

The muscle car is America. When you think of it you should think America, or if you don’t, then we certainly do anyway. So with all that power in the muscle car frame, how well do the cars perform in crash safety tests? They have never been tested up until recently and the results are(…)

UK named whiplash capital of the world 0

Got a crick in your neck? You’re probably not alone. Whiplash claims in the UK are the highest in the world. A new study has found that over 80 percent of claims made in the UK seek compensation for whiplash related injuries, far higher than the European average. The study, by insurance company LV=, found(…)

Black box drivers being made to do online courses 0

Some drivers who use a Black Box for insurance purposes may be asked to pass online tutorials. Those who are deemed ‘at risk’ will be sent tutorials by insurers asking them to complete it in order to keep premiums as low as possible. Driver Risk Dynamics The tutorials have been developed by Driver Risk Dynamics.(…)

The 5 Types of Windshield Damage 0

Many drivers might not be aware of this, but the glass that makes up your car’s windshield is different from the kind that is used in the windows on your house. Windshield glass is actually comprised of laminated safety glass, which means that it consists of two layers of glass separated and held together by(…)