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DVSA Driving Test Examiner Strike: Everything You Need To Know

LATEST UPDATE (12:10 18/10/2021) The DVSA test examiner strike originally scheduled for 11th–12th October was pushed back to 18th–19th October. Now the DVSA has announced the strikes are suspended indefinitely as discussions continue. Here’s the latest official statement from the DVSA: The Public and Commercial Service (PCS) has agreed to suspend industrial action while talks continue. This means there will be no industrial action on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October 2021 and action short of strike (work to rule)...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Yung Filly!

This one’s been soooo hard to keep under wraps — Yung Filly has just passed with PassMeFast! Here’s our favourite YouTuber-slash-rapper’s pass story: Going from YouTube to U-Turns Filly came to us way back at the end of 2020 in the middle of lockdowns. But that didn’t put our Filly off — he doesn’t like to Take Time, so he booked a 20-hour PassMeFast course with theory and practical test. We discussed what he needed and started fast-tracking Filly to...

What is Hill Start Assist technology?

Hill Start Assist Technology

Once upon a time, you’d have had to rely on a sturdy handbrake and your own impeccable clutch control for a smooth hill start—but now there’s technology to help mitigate human error. Many cars now come equipped with Hill Start Assist (sometimes known as Hill Hold Assist) which is there, quite literally, to catch you before you fall. It aims to make it easier to move off on a gradient but also claims to reduce your vehicle’s wear and tear....

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Model & Vlogger Sian Lilly Garnett!

Fashion (turn to the left), fashion (turn to the right), oooooh fashion! This week we’ve got Bowie’s dream of a pass pic. Driving and fashion come together because Sian Lilly Garnett has just got her licence with PassMeFast! How Sian spotted us Sian is used to sashaying down the catwalk but decided it was time to get driving. Who better to call than PassMeFast? So, that’s exactly what she did. In fact, she called us the same day that she...

What are the Best Names for Cars?

Man thinking about car names

Their headlights look like eyes; their grills, teeth; and they very often have their own temperament and personality—so it’s only natural that there’s a long history of naming our vehicles. From Herbie the Love Bug, to the inimitable Batmobile, good car names can really transform a piece of metal into part of the family. But how should you go about choosing the right moniker? What are the best funny car names? And have you thought about the fundamentals, like how...

How to get Cheap Car Insurance using Price Comparison Sites

How to get cheap car insurance using comparison sites

The least fun aspect of driving is dealing with the admin that goes alongside it. Hunting for cheap car insurance is not only time-consuming but also ends in you spending a tonne of money on a service that, hopefully, you’ll never have to use. That’s where price comparison sites come in. They have really changed the game, making the whole process smoother, quicker—and likely to save you some dough. Whether you’re a learner driver looking to get some practice in...

Our Pass Photo of the Week—Melissa from Manchester!

Look who’s back with a brand-new pass! Yep, it’s PassMeFast. All the credit should go to Melissa, though — she’s the one who passed both her theory and practical tests FIRST TIME. Here’s Melissa’s pass story: Bumpy beginnings If you’re learning to drive in post-pandemic Gret Britain, this will probably all sound very familiar. Melissa booked her 20-hour course around the end of 2020 — probably the worst ever time to learn to drive. But, needs must, so Melissa cracked...

Student Driving Lessons: Your Concerns, Our Solutions

Learning to drive as a student

Ah, September—and for young adults galore, the beginning of a new term. Sometimes it can feel almost more New Year-ish than New Year. We did a bit of research, and alongside your studies, most of you wanted to harness those good intentions to develop your ‘soft skills’ too. Things like learning to drive, which will put you in good stead for the future. But while the majority of students want to take driving lessons and get their pink licence, not...

Pass Your Theory Test First Time With Our Top 10 Revision Tips

Pass your theory test with our top 10 tips

About to sit your theory test? Follow these 10 simple steps to give yourself the best chance of passing in one: Our Top 10 Theory Test Tips 1. Know what you’re up against There are two sections to the test. The multiple-choice section has 50 questions and lasts 57 minutes. You need 43 out of 50 to pass. The questions range from road signs to road safety to case studies. The hazard perception section contains 14 clips containing at least...

5 Driving Monitor Apps to Relieve Anxiety

Top 5 Driving Monitor Apps

It’s not just new drivers who are affected by nerves; as your loved ones take to the car, you might also experience butterflies (and not the nice kind). Even if you’re not the wrap ’em up in cotton-wool type, you can still acknowledge the risks they’re undertaking—and it’s natural to want to set your mind at ease. As it turns out, there’s a driving monitor app for that. Or, several, actually! So, as your nearest and dearest rev away on...