What is a car insurance write-off and how are the categories changing?

September 22nd, 2017

Car Write-offThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) is changing the code surrounding vehicle salvage and scrappage for the first time in over a decade. The moves are designed to take dangerous vehicles off the road for good and make it easier to buy second-hand cars with confidence. Read the rest of this entry »

The ten strangest driving laws from around the world

September 6th, 2017

Car on Global MapIt’s a funny old world and we’ve rounded-up ten of the most peculiar motoring laws from across the planet. Admittedly we have some seemingly strange laws over here (technically you can be fined £5,000 and receive nine penalty points for driving through puddles and soaking pedestrians), but overseas they take things to the next level: Read the rest of this entry »

The nation’s most annoying parking habits

August 25th, 2017

Yellow car parkedAccording to government figures there are 30.5million cars on the country’s roads, and given that they are stationary most of the time, it’s hardly surprising that we’ve got problems with parking. We decided to take a closer look at which parking manoeuvres drive the nation crazy: Read the rest of this entry »

The real cost of running a car over a lifetime

August 22nd, 2017

Money BankEvery motorist knows that running a car isn’t cheap, but have you ever thought of what it costs over a lifetime? We’ve decided to crunch the numbers and the total is jaw-dropping, prompting the question: what’s more expensive a lifetime behind the wheel or your house?  Read the rest of this entry »

10 motoring misdemeanours that could invalidate your car insurance

August 16th, 2017

Toy figure singingResearch has revealed that millions of motorists are making daily driving decisions that could unwittingly invalidate their car insurance. Figures from the Association of British Insurers show that 99% of car claims are paid-out and just 1% rejected. However, that means 43,000 motorists are left out-of-pocket and we want to make sure that you aren’t one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the country’s most annoying driving habits?

August 1st, 2017

Angry lego headA leading motoring organisation recently polled their members and found that over a third were unaware that the crime of ‘careless driving’ included: tailgating, lane hogging and driving too slowly. The fact that just 8,000 motorists have been issued fixed penalty notices since the legislation was introduced in 2013 suggests that either we are a nation of very well-behaved drivers or the laws aren’t being strictly enforced. Quoteline Direct decided to take the motoring public’s temperature and see what dodgy driving habits make our blood boil. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does car insurance cost more than on the continent?

July 21st, 2017

Toy car on global mapThe rising cost of car insurance is never far from the headlines and a recent report has revealed that we are paying more for cover than our continental cousins. Quoteline Direct looks at what’s driving-up premiums and why Britain’s 45million motorists are getting short changed. Read the rest of this entry »

Business Car Insurance Explained

July 12th, 2017

Mercedes carsIt’s said that ‘the first rule of business is to protect your investments’ and that means making sure you’ve got the right insurance. If you use your car for business, you’ll know that cover can be costly, but with help from the right broker; it needn’t break the bank.

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Driving Safely with Sat Navs

July 3rd, 2017

Mobile navigationSatellite navigation has changed the way we drive, and mostly for the better, but sat navs do come with a word of warning. On the upside: you’re much less likely to get lost on a back road or stuck in a traffic jam. On the downside: they can be a dangerous distraction, and when things go wrong; they can go spectacularly wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Insurance and Driving Tests in the Driverless Future

June 26th, 2017

Bumper carsThe boss of one of the world’s biggest insurance companies has been gazing into his crystal ball and made the headline-grabbing prediction that babies born today may never learn to drive. We decided to peek into the driverless future to see whether it’s fact or fiction. Read the rest of this entry »