Driving Advice


Tips for driving in Europe

Tuesday 31st August 2021

Headed to Europe and want to know more about driving in Europe requirements? You’re in the right place. If you’re unsure how driving in Europe after Brexit will affect you or you simply want to get your hands on some top tips for how to drive in Europe, read our dedicated guide today to find out eve... Read More

Laws around using mobile phones while driving

Friday 20th August 2021

Driving with a mobile phone is potentially a criminal offence in the UK. Have you ever wondered, “Can I hold my phone while driving?” or even “Can I skip a song on my phone while driving?”. There are clear mobile phone driving laws in the UK, and this guide clears up any confusion on what is legal a... Read More

Tips for driving in summer

Wednesday 11th August 2021

Spending a lot of time on the road this summer? From overheating to glare when driving, there are a few problems you’ll want to avoid. We’ve put together our best summer driving tips to help keep you safe and comfortable on the roads. If you’re travelling abroad this summer, take a look at our drivi... Read More

Pothole damage: what it is, and how to avoid it

Wednesday 14th July 2021

What is a pothole? Potholes are holes located in the road which can vary in both size and shape and are typically caused by the weight of vehicles combined with the effects of the elements, such as rain, snow and ice. A pothole is caused by the weight of cars passing over the weak spot in the road.... Read More

Driving Abroad Checklist

Thursday 10th June 2021

You’ve booked the hotel, dug out your sun hat and bought a bunch of road trip snacks – there’s just a few more steps to take before you’re ready for driving overseas. Whether you’re hiring or taking your own vehicle, this guide has plenty of top tips for driving abroad, a plan-ahead timeline for get... Read More

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