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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!

Sharing A Car? Here Are Some Top Tips!

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Nothing quite compares to having the freedom to go wherever you’d like. Being able to drive gives you ultimate independence. Whether you’re nipping out on a quick errand or taking off on a long road trip, it can feel like the world is at your feet. Unfortunately, freedom can be pretty costly. When you add up the upfront cost of buying a car, vehicle tax, insurance and the cost of fuel, it can often feel like you’re watching most of...

10 Bad Driving Habits You Should Stop Right Now

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As soon as you earn your driving licence and start hitting the road solo, the sense of freedom can be very empowering. There’s no need to worry about tests or the watchful eye of your instructor anymore, because you are going it alone. Woohoo! Don’t get too carried away, though. A licence doesn’t grant you free rein to do whatever you want on the road. It’s important to play by the rules and work with the skills you learnt in...

How To Adjust To Driving A New Car

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There’s nothing quite as off-putting as getting to grips with driving a new car. All of the familiar nuances that you’re used to with your previous car are now thrown to the wind. From your clutch’s biting point to the sensitivity of your brakes to where each control is located, you just don’t realise how accustomed you are to handling your car until you make the switch to a new one. If you’re a creature of habit that can’t quite...

How to Keep Your Car Clean

You know the phrase, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? Well, it applies to cars as well as humans. Washing the outside of your car is all well and good, but the interior of the car is where you actually spend most of your time. So, it only makes sense that this is where you really need to be focusing your cleaning efforts! Plenty of people end up treating their car like a bit of a rubbish dump—you wouldn’t...

Driving With Pets in the Car: What You Need to Know

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In many ways, pets are the perfect car companions. They can’t criticise your driving, they don’t get a say in the music playlist and they (hopefully) won’t eat the last of the car sweets. All in all, with your trusty feline or canine companion in tow, you should be in for a pretty fun drive! The thing is, though, travelling with pets in the car isn’t that straightforward. You need to make sure you follow the rules set out in...

Summer Tyres vs. Winter Tyres: What’s The Difference?

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If you’re a frequent traveller, you might already be aware that many countries that experience extreme weather conditions have made it a legal requirement for drivers to own both summer and winter tyres. Depending on the time of year, drivers will switch between the two in order to adapt to the change in conditions. Whilst UK drivers aren’t legally required to follow suit, and mostly stick to summer tyres all year round, it might still be worth investing in winter...

I Don’t Like My Driving Instructor—Help!

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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: a good driving instructor is key to ensuring that you are able to pass that test and earn your very own licence. This is why PassMeFast only works with the best! Not only do instructors provide you with the skills you need, they also instil in you that confidence behind the wheel that should stay with you for the rest of your life. With this in mind, there is nothing worse...

How Do You Do a Hill Start in an Automatic Car?

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Hill starts: a dreaded phrase to many new learner drivers. Hill starts in an automatic car: only mildly better. Depending on where exactly you’re learning to drive, you might have to start on an incline on a daily basis, or just every now and then. And, even if your car has hill start assist, as many do nowadays, it’s imperative to learn the right technique. You don’t want to rely too much on a fallible feature, or panic driving a...

Going on Holiday? Here’s How to Load Your Car

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When you’re planning for a trip, the list of what to take can seem endless. Tent? Check! Sunscreen? A must. That extra outfit (even when you already have fourteen… for a weekend trip)? PACK. IT. The point is, it’s easy to end up bringing a lot with you when you go away. That’s why knowing how to load your car is crucial. In this guide, we’ll show you how to load your car the right way, including techniques to help...

When Can You Use The Hard Shoulder?

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The hard shoulder is a common feature of most UK motorways and even a few A-roads. While plenty of people have heard of it and could probably point it out on a car journey, not everyone is completely clued-up on what its exact purpose is. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that according to Highways England, around 100 people are killed or injured on the hard shoulder every year. A lot of these incidents could likely be avoided...