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Essential advice for young learner drivers

Young driver

With driving lessons resuming across the UK after lockdown, many young people are feeling anxious about their return to the wheel. To aid learners, the experts at young driver insurance provider, Marmalade, have put together some simple tips on how to combat those nerves: 1) Keep in touch with your …

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Average UK car costs £192 a month to run

Cost of motoring

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £192 a month to run a car, with fuel accounting for nearly half of all expenditure. The study, conducted by online car parts provider CarParts4Less, calculated an eye-watering total of £2,300 a year. Fuel costs for a typical driver were …

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Most expensive UK cities to drive a car

London traffic

Birmingham is the most expensive city to own a car in the UK, according to new research. Researchers looked at the most common items of motoring expenditure in 20 locations across the country and found that our second city is actually top of the table. Its position was largely driven …

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Five tips for slashing the cost of car hire abroad

Car rental sign at airport

Brits hire an estimated two million cars abroad every year, according to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association – but are you getting the best deal? We’ve teamed up with Hitachi Personal Finance to help cash-conscious holidaymakers save money on their rental car and avoid possible extra costs. Read these top tips on …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Classic cars of the future revealed

Audi TT

The Audi TT is the modern car most likely to become a future classic, according to more than a third of drivers. Despite only 5% having owned one, more than a third (36%) of people surveyed by classic car insurer Carole Nash thought the German sports car is the most …

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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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£212,904 – the cost of a lifetime’s motoring

Save money on your motoring costs

The average motorist could buy a property with the money they spend on car care over a lifetime, reveals new research. Online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic, claims we spend £212,904 on maintaining our cars over a 63-year driving career. We’ll also buy a total of 14 cars and spend an …

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UK’s Top 10 car crime and road safety city hotspots

Vehicle crime and car theft

Vandalism, car crime and road safety concerns combined make London the worst city to keep your car, according to new research. The latest insight from insurer Rias, which analyses 2016 police data with claims data and consumer research, shows that whilst London doesn’t have the highest level of car crime …

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Whiplash fraud given cold shoulder

Traffic jam

Falsifying injuries on a motor insurance claim is as unacceptable as drink-driving, according to new research. The study for insurers Aviva, indicates that 87% of Brits reckon it’s unacceptable to make a false whiplash claim, compared to 88% who say the same about drink-driving. Aviva, which is investigating around 14,000 …

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