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Car expert busts common money-saving insurance myths

Finding the right car insurance policy can be time consuming, especially when drivers are conscious about saving money where they can and getting the best deal available. In fact, Vertu Motors have noticed that Google searches for ‘how much is car insurance per month’ increased by 319% in the last year, while queries for ‘how […]

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Keep calm and…carry on? A quarter of drivers wouldn’t risk stopping to help another driver in trouble

Latest data from Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) UK has found that, while women are more likely than men to stop to help stranded motorists (44%), only 10% of lone female drivers would stop to offer assistance. The research figures also show stark demographic differences. Only 15% of those aged over 50 said they’d stop to

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New study names the regions with the highest car ownership per household

A new study has identified which region is home to the households with the most cars or vans, with Birmingham ranking first. Conducted by Insurance experts Howden Insurance, the research utilised data from the 2021 census. The analysis focussed on the number of available cars per household across the top 25 largest regions in England

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New study reveals that 5m learner drivers are fighting for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024

When it comes to scheduling driving exams, trainee drivers who are frustrated will be shocked to hear that in 2024, demand will soar above capacity by a whopping 177%. The assertion comes after young driver insurance provider Marmalade analysed official statistics and predicted that 5,004,282 students will compete for 1,808,148 test slots this year. According

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DVLA unveils ’24’ number plate auction amid ban on offending combinations

Many individuals will be eyeing a personalised number plate to add some personality to their vehicles when the new “24” vehicle number plates go on sale on March 1. Nonetheless, some people might find that the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) stifles their creativity by banning certain personalised licence plates every year that might

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New research reveals UK’s top 10 car theft hotspots

The UK’s worst places for car thefts have been revealed by private number plate vendor Absolute Reg, with rates rising in several of these areas. In 2023, more than 130,000 cars were reported stolen, and an additional 212,900 drivers had an item taken from within their vehicle. Director of Absolute Reg, Jake Smith, advised motorists

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How to revive your car’s interior with household items

According to a vehicle specialist, all it takes to clean your car in the winter is one carbonated beverage. The first indications of spring are beginning to emerge after months of rain and subfreezing temperatures. Millions of people around the nation are looking forward to lighter mornings and warmer evenings. A car expert has revealed

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Majority support nationwide ban on pavement parking, survey finds

The majority of people support demands to outlaw parking on pavements, with nearly two thirds (62%) supporting the idea. Startline Motor Finance conducted the research after the Local Government Association (LGA) called for increased authority to impose the ban in England. According to the surveys, 28% of respondents thought that parking on pavements is “just

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