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More Motoring Tips

We took a look at some more motoring tips in order to save you some money during these difficult times.

More Motoring Tips – Do Your Own Fixes

Around 35% of automobiles fail their MOT test the first time, and far too many of them do so for a simple, preventable cause. Fixing problems is frequently a matter of common sense rather than mechanical expertise.

you can repair some failures yourself, while others will necessitate the services of a professional. In either case, sorting it before the test is usually less expensive. According to the DVSA, the following are the most important things to look into.


Every year, millions of pounds are spent on pothole repairs. You may be able to get the cost of your repairs reimbursed if your car has been damaged by one.

There are a few things you should know if you’re considering about filing a claim. To begin with, it is a difficult and time-consuming process. You’ll need to obtain a mechanic to vouch for this as well as gather documentation, such as taking photos of the pothole, to verify it was the pothole that caused the damage.

Lock In Costs

Even if your policy hasn’t started yet, discover whether you can save money by locking in today’s rates.

Comparison services send your information to a variety of insurers and brokers’ websites, scraping their data to find the best deal.

Check the policy specifics of your top quotation to discover what you cover yourself for if you need to file a claim, and then see if cashback comparison sites can beat it. 

Motoring Tips – Winter Prep

Fortunately, we approach the warmer months, as breakdowns are more often in the winter, but it’s still a good idea to prepare yourself for the future.

Here are six recommendations to help you prepare your vehicle before the winter weather arrives:

Purchase antifreeze as well as a screen scraper.
Check to see if your lights are on. Scan and check your lights on a regular basis to ensure they’re in good operating order so you can be seen in inclement weather.

Examine your tyres. For winter driving, the AA recommends a minimum tread depth of 3mm.

Vaseline can be used to keep doors from sticking together.

Make sure your car is fully loaded with necessities. A lamp and spare batteries, a first aid kit, a warm blanket, a mobile phone charger, a shovel, a road atlas, and jump start cables are just a few examples.

Car Clubs

If you only drive your car a few times a month, it might be worth selling it and joining a car club, which can save you money and the environment.

These clubs advertise themselves as a cost-effective way to drive because they cover your insurance, gas, breakdown, and maintenance. However, prices can mount up quickly because many companies charge annual/monthly membership fees as well as a hire fee each time you use a car. Some companies may impose extra costs based on the number of miles you drive.

Reduce Hire Costs

Holiday vehicle rental can save you a lot of money on cabs to and from the airport, and it’s especially useful if you’re travelling with your family. If you’re certain you’ll need it, make sure you book it properly.

The following are the main points:

Define your specifications. There are frequently a slew of expensive add-ons available, such as air conditioning, sat-navs, and additional drivers.

Compare quotes in a flash. Use comparison sites to take the legwork out of your search.

Look for additional savings. Look at fly-drive package offers, cashback, specialist travel brokers, and internet vouchers to see if you can get a better deal.

Find the most affordable excess insurance. At pick-up, rental companies will want to sell you ‘excess insurance,’ but you can get it for less than half the price.

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