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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!

Coronavirus: Driving After Lockdown

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Unless you’re a key worker, it’s likely that your car usage has declined significantly since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, many drivers haven’t used their car at all since lockdown was announced. It’s not surprising, then, to find that some may feel uneasy about driving. Given that a big part of being a driver is having confidence in your driving ability, this is slightly concerning. So, how do you get used to driving after lockdown? If you...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: Best Budget Sat Navs for Under £150

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If you intend to be on the road on a regular basis, the best thing you can do is invest in a portable sat nav (unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to have a built-in system). It reduces your chances of getting lost, helps you find the best possible route to any destination and, depending on your choice of model, can help you bypass heavy traffic. Of course, with the sheer number of sat nav models available, you might be...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: Dash Cams

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There’s a good reason why dash cams have become so popular in the last few years. It’s because they give drivers peace of mind on the road—enabling them to easily compile evidence for insurance claims, lower insurance premiums and record footage of bad drivers! But with the wide variety of dash cams available, you might find yourself stuck on where to begin. In this guide, we’re going to take you through PassMeFast’s top 10 dash cams!...

Driving in Flip Flops—Are You Breaking the Law?

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When the summer months hit, we Brits are often guilty of taking things a little too far. Starved of sunshine for so much of the year, it becomes our sacred duty to make the most of any hot weather that is thrown our way. Grown men proudly stride topless and sweaty down the high street, music worthy of an Ibiza foam party is blasted from previously sleepy terraced houses and we happily surrender our bare skin to the sun’s beams...

How to Drive an Automatic Car

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Back in the day, manual cars were the default choice for most new drivers. Nowadays, however, more and more drivers are opting for automatic cars—not having to deal with the pesky clutch is seen as an opportunity too good to pass up. Though they have the reputation of being easier to drive, they can be difficult to adjust to if you’re not fully prepared. That’s why we’ve put together a guide that walks you through how to drive an automatic...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: Gifts for Car Lovers

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Buying gifts for friends and family can be a tricky business. How much should you spend? What do they already have? They say they like it, but are they just being polite?! There are plenty of ways the present buying process can go awry! If the person you’re buying a gift for is a petrolhead, it can be an even bigger challenge. Short of forking out for a brand new car (your wallet says a resounding NO), it’s hard to...

What Can Invalidate My Car Insurance?

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A lot of time and energy goes into finding the right car insurance provider and picking the right policy. You’ve got to figure out what you need and read up on all of the fine print involved. Once you’ve chosen a policy, you’ve then got to fork out for the agreed-upon insurance premiums. When you’re spending so much on car insurance, you want to be sure that it remains in place until you’re set for a renewal. Unfortunately, if you’re...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: YouTube Channels for Learner Drivers

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If you find yourself struggling to master a certain driving skill, or you’re trying to dispel some of the mystery surrounding the dreaded driving test, there’s one place to head to: YouTube. Though nothing compares to the actual tuition of a DVSA-approved instructor, YouTube videos are a great way of watching lessons in action, getting top tips from experienced instructors and easing your nerves. But where do you start? In this guide, we’re walking you through our top ten YouTube...

PassMeFast’s Top 10: Accessories to Keep Your Car Secure

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With the amount of money we spend on our cars, and how dependent we are on them, the last thing we want is to have them stolen. If you’re looking for ways to secure your car, there’s a range of car accessories and devices available to give yourself some peace of mind. In this guide, we’re going to take you through PassMeFast’s top ten accessories to keep your car secure! Below, we’re going to take you through our choices of...

Coronavirus: Car Cleaning Tips to Keep You Safe

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to change our habits and view life through a different lens. In particular, people are taking cleanliness and hygiene very seriously. Though it’s a little scary to think about, we have to face the fact that the virus is able to live on various surfaces for a certain amount of time. Why is PassMeFast interested in this? Well, because your car (even though you shouldn’t be using it as often) is a potential...