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Are studded snow tyres legal in the UK?

Thursday 9th September 2021

In short, no – studded winter tyres are illegal in the UK. Although this type of tyre is available for use in other countries – especially those with harsh, cold winters – studded snow tyres are not permitted in the UK as they would cause significant damage to the road surface of UK roads. However,... Read More

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

What makes tyres illegal?

Monday 16th August 2021

Illegal tyres Ensuring your tyres are legal is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Some of this will be taken care of annually during your MOT test – but it’s important to understand how your tyres could be illegal, as this could lead to an MOT fail, or a hefty fine if you’re caught with ille... 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

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