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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!

Hate Paying Vehicle Tax? Buy A Tax-Exempt Car!

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They say that the best things in life come for free… but when it comes to driving, it’s another story. First, there’s the cost of buying the car, which is staggering enough by itself. Add in insurance and maintenance, and you can practically feel the money leaving your wallet. Then, as one final flourish, you also have to pay the government for the privilege of driving. Yep, we’re talking vehicle tax. However, if you’re particularly savvy, you can dodge this expense...

Driving After Brexit: EU Citizens Living in the UK

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Since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016, the exact consequences of Brexit have remained unclear. While we here at PassMeFast can’t predict every outcome, we can help clear things up when it comes to driving. That’s why, in our Driving After Brexit series, we’re examining what the political changes will mean for everyday motorists. In this article, we’ll cover the potential impact on EU citizens living in the UK. What happens to drivers with a licence from another EU...

Ask Zephyr: I hate driving behind cyclists!

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Welcome to our brand new series ‘Ask Zephyr’! Every month, our furry office friend will be answering your most frequently asked driving questions and treating everyone to some top-notch advice. What does a domesticated cat know about life on the road, you ask? Well, quite a lot actually! You see, Zephyr spends a majority of his time hanging out with the PassMeFast team and this nosy little kitty sees and hears EVERYTHING. He’s now more than qualified to tackle any...

I’ve Just Passed! Should I Buy A New Or Used Car?

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So you’ve finally passed your driving test. Congratulations! Once the initial excitement has worn off and you’re done posing for your pass photo, you’ll probably spend a few hours planning your first road trip. Before you can actually hit the open road unsupervised, however, you first need to do one pretty important thing: buy your first car! Of course, learning to drive isn’t exactly a cheap process. So, you’re probably wondering whether you should buy a new or used car....

Driving Myths Busted: You’ll Fail Your Test If You Stall

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Even the mere mention of the world stalling is enough to strike fear in the heart of many a learner driver. Everyone’s done it at least once or twice, but absolutely no one feels good about it. Stalling is nerve-wracking, embarrassing and, for that split second of engine silence, makes you feel as if you have no control over the car. When it comes to learner driver fears, then, the real doozy is the the idea of stalling during the...

What Happens If You Get Stuck In Traffic On The Driving Test?

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Concerned about what’ll happen if you get stuck in traffic during your driving test? Well, let us clear things up: you’ll get an immediate fail and be banned from the roads for life. Juuust kidding! But, seriously, you’d be surprised how many learners worry about this. When it comes to rush hour tests and the prospect of getting stuck in heavy traffic, the driving myths are ten a penny. The truth is out there, as they say, but it can...

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...