26 Nov 2018
toy-christmas-tree-on-car-bonnet

Halloween has been and gone and so has Guy Fawkes’ night. It’s a clear run now until Christmas and there are only – a few weeks left before the big day is upon us. When did that come around so quickly again? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time to do what you need to do and with our help, you can get it all done without the stress that would normally come with the biggest holiday of the year. Especially if you have little ones who are already getting overexcited by the thought of Santa Claus and his lists. (more…)

20 Aug 2018
large-crowd-at-music-festival

If you are anything like us, you’ve been looking forward to this year’s festival season with baited breath. And now it’s finally here! If you haven’t yet figured out which event to go to, have another look at our top 10 events for the summer. Before you get so excited you forget to pack your toothbrush, use our list of essentials (and good-to-haves) to help you pack and then just get on the road! (more…)

25 Jul 2018
band-on-stage-at-festival-at-night

We may be half-way through the summer, but with schools only just finishing the holidays are only just hotting up. Last month we looked at our favourite places to visit in the UK for a staycation and this month we thought we would pick our top 10 festivals and events. The adventurous among you may even look to combine your staycation spot with a visit to one of them – and we know that there are plenty to choose from! (more…)

25 Jun 2018
edinburgh-castle

The summer is finally upon us! We don’t know about you, but we have been basking in the sunshine as much as work will allow and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Which got us thinking… If you were planning a staycation this year, what would be the top 10 places to choose from? So we got to researching and put our top 10 list together. In alphabetical order (to avoid any hint of favouritism) here it is. Let us know what you think! (more…)

25 May 2018
motoway-speed-camera

You are in the process of shopping around for car insurance around your renewal time and the dreaded question comes up: “have you had any motoring convictions in the last five years?” Declaring penalty points is critical to making sure that your policy will be paid out should you have an accident; in fact, you are obligated to declare any penalty points to your insurer as soon as it happens. This month we explore the link between penalty points and car insurance premiums and look at why this is and how you can avoid being penalised twice. (more…)

23 Apr 2018
Football-shirt-ilford-CVS

We hope you will indulge us with a slightly different topic for this month’s article. We are taking a detour from the usual topics around driving because we are proud to say that we are now official sponsors of Ilford Football Club (Ilford FC). What makes us do that and why does it matter to our readers? We are glad you asked… (more…)

26 Mar 2018
parking-ticket-on-windscreen

We have all experienced that feeling of frustration, anger, and confusion at least once in our life when we return to our carefully parked vehicle and find a penalty charge notice on the windshield. Where did we go wrong? Did we, in fact, even go wrong somewhere or could the fine be the result of an over-zealous parking attendant or some confusion over where parking is allowed and where it is not? Let’s take a look at what you can do if you think that you have received an unfair penalty charge notice. (more…)

26 Jan 2018
Have you remembered to pay your vehicle tax?

The answer is probably obvious for most – a resounding ‘yes’! However, you may be surprised to hear that not having that small piece of round paper in your windshield means you forget. If that is you, then know that you are not alone. A recent report in the Guardian discovered that the number of untaxed vehicles in the UK has trebled since the abolition of the tax disc. (more…)