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Driving Tips

Whether you’re just starting out as a learner driver or have already had your licence for years, we all need a few pointers here and there to help us avoid making mistakes and adapt to new situations. That’s why, in this section, we’ll provide you with plenty of informative and useful driving tips to help you become a safer, more confident driver, and get the most out of motoring. We’ll add in everything from articles and guides to interactive quizzes, meaning that there really is something for everyone. Check out our driving tips section for advice that all drivers can use!

Ask Zephyr: I Hate My Instructor’s ‘Tough Love’ Approach!

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Just when you thought you had nowhere to turn to air your driving dilemmas—he’s back! Zephyr has awoken from what we’ll call his delayed winter hibernation (basically just a hell of a cat nap) and is ready and raring to answer any queries you may have. As long they’re about driving or small shiny objects, that is. To be fair to him, February was a very short month, so he didn’t miss out on much. Just the odd record-breaking storm...

Can I Learn to Drive Without an Instructor?

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When it comes to learning to drive, there’s no one-size-fits-all. People develop skills in a variety of different ways and time frames. You might opt for hourly lessons, an intensive course, or perhaps a mix of the two! Even before you settle on an approach, the big question is often: who is going to teach me to drive? It may surprise you to learn that you don’t actually have to take lessons with a bona fide, DVSA-approved instructor. Some people,...

Ask Zephyr: Why Do I Keep Failing The Theory Test?

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January is a month often dedicated to setting new goals and striving for some form of self-improvement. We figured it was the perfect time, then, to introduce the first article in 2020 of our Ask Zephyr series! You may be wondering what Zephyr’s New Years resolutions are—and you’re not alone! Frustratingly, he’s a kitty that likes to keep his cards quite close to his fuzzy little chest. If we had it our way, mind you, his resolutions would be to...

What Happens During A Car Service Check?

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If you’re still relatively new to owning a car, you might not be familiar with the process of taking it in for a service check. Whilst it might seem quite intimidating, it’s not something you should ever put off. It’s important that your car is well maintained—both for yourself and for the safety of other road users. Taking your car in for regular service checks will help keep your car running as smoothly as it should be. It might even...

Ask Zephyr: Being the Designated Driver is Ruining My Party Plans!

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It’s time for another instalment of our Ask Zephyr series, where we put your driving dilemmas to the surprisingly well-informed PassMeFast office cat. We were lucky to get an audience with the clever kitty this month, as this is one of his favourite times of the year! There are Christmas trees to pull down, fairy lights to fixate on and presents to prematurely unwrap (read: rip to shreds—it’s a good job he’s cute!). Sit down he did, though, just long...

Driving After Brexit: EU Citizens Visiting the UK

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A world away from the political drama, Brexit will have real-life consequences for all of us. That’s why, here at PassMeFast, we’ve created a series of articles covering Driving After Brexit. In this guide, we’ll discuss the implications for EU drivers visiting the UK. Will you still be able to drive here on an EU licence? Let’s find out! I’m planning to visit the UK after Brexit. Can I still drive there on an EU licence? While Brexit has thrown up...

11 Signs You Know You Need To Replace Your Car

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With the amount of money we typically spend on a car, it’s not really surprising to find that most drivers tend to hang onto their car for a bit longer than they should. Though replacing your car can be costly, it’s important to recognise when it’s beyond repair and causing you more problems than it’s actually worth. The question, then, is how do you know when it’s time to replace your car? We’re going to take you through 11 signs...

5 Things to Consider When Driving with Passengers

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Being one of the first in your friendship group to pass the driving test is a pretty great feeling. You get to show off your new wheels to your jealous mates and the bragging rights pretty much never expire. The thing is, though, you also get lumped with a certain amount of responsibility. The people you’re gloating at are also the same people who will no doubt be asking for lifts here, there and everywhere. Now, cruising around with your...

What Do Your Dashboard Warning Lights Really Mean?

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There are certain signs that every motorist knows to watch out for. No one would ignore their fuel gauge telling them their tank was almost empty, for example. However, it can be a different story when it comes to your dashboard warning lights. Believe it or not, the constellation of coloured symbols in front of you aren’t just there to be the butt of sitcom jokes. Failing to act on what they’re telling you can lead to a whole host of...

7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Renewing Your Car Insurance

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So, you’re slowly approaching the due date of your car insurance renewal. Most drivers in this situation tend to auto-renew purely because it’s easier to do so. Plus, loyal customers get the best deals, right? Well, as it happens, that’s not necessarily true. In fact, drivers across the UK are paying hundreds of pounds more than they need to, simply because they renewed their current policy instead of looking further afield. We’re going to take you through seven reasons why...