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Can Your Job Affect Your Car Insurance Premiums?

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When it comes to car insurance, insurers look at every scrap of information there is to know about you in order to calculate your premiums. From where you live to how old you are, no stone goes unturned—and this even includes your job! Depending on what your occupation is, and the risks that insurers associate with it, you could see your car insurance premiums skyrocket or plummet. We’re going to take a look at how your job can affect your...

Coronavirus: How to Keep Learning to Drive During Lockdown

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With lockdown rules in place, many learner drivers have seen their driving journey grind to a complete stop. Meanwhile, most theory and practical tests have been suspended until further notice. So, does that mean you’ve got to wait until lockdown is lifted to start your learning journey again? Not necessarily! Whether you only just got your provisional licence before lockdown was announced or were almost ready to take your theory or practical test, there are still ways to stay on...

Meet an Instructor: Dave

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We’re back yet again with another instalment in our Meet an ADI series! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast instructors from Greater London, South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Today, we’re heading over to County Durham to meet local ADI Dave! Dave has been a member of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has got 12 years of teaching experience under his belt! Keep on reading to find out more about his story! About Dave Age: 60 What age were you...

Am I A High Risk Driver?

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Buying car insurance can be a tricky and expensive ordeal. Insurance providers have to look at factors ranging from your experience on the road to your claims history in order to calculate your premiums. What can really drive up the cost of your insurance, however, is if an insurer decides that you’re a high risk driver. If you’re unlucky enough to end up in this category, you could end up paying a fortune to insure your car. So, how do...

Coronavirus: What Should I Do If My Car Breaks Down?

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Though the majority of the public are under lockdown, there are some who need to get behind the wheel every day. If you’re a key worker or volunteer who is entirely dependent on a car for travel, you might be wondering what will happen if your car breaks down during the coronavirus pandemic. If you end up with a flat tyre, or you encounter a problem with your engine, will breakdown services be available to help? We’re going to take...

Coronavirus: How To Maintain Your Car

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With the coronavirus pandemic putting normal life on hold, it’s understandable that car maintenance may not be at the top of your list. However, there are plenty of reasons why it’s still vital to take proper care of your car. Whether you’re a key worker or volunteer depending on your car for travel, or are keeping your motor locked safely in your garage, there are some important steps you need to take to keep things running smoothly. We’re going to...

Meet an Instructor: Philippa

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It’s time for us to shine the spotlight on yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors! In the past, we’ve interviewed PassMeFast ADIs in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Greater London. Today, we’re heading over to Derbyshire to meet local ADI Philippa! Philippa has been a part of the PassMeFast team since 2018 and has been an instructor for 15 years. Let’s hear more about her story below! About Philippa Age: 52 What age were you when you passed your test?...

Coronavirus: Can I Cancel My Car Tax?

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With the entire country on lockdown due to the coronavirus, drivers are minimising the amount of time they spend behind the wheel. In fact, unless you’re a key worker or volunteer, it’s likely that you’re barely using your car, if at all. If that’s the case, you may be considering declaring your car as off the road. Officially applying for a Statutory Off Road Notification enables you to cancel your car tax and insurance. This could save you plenty of cash...

Our Top Customer Reviews in March

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! We’ve officially reached the end of what’s certainly been a turbulent and trying March. Something that’s been keeping us going strong here at PassMeFast is the number of learners who still managed to ace their practical and get their hands on a full driving licence this month. If you’re looking for something to cheer you up, you can’t go wrong with our latest batch of success stories. Check out our top customer reviews in March 2020 for...

What Happens If You Drive Just Above The Speed Limit?

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Though we all know speeding is illegal, virtually every driver will break the limit at some time or another. We’re not talking about the really flagrant cases here. Instead, it’s often the times we go one mile per hour too quickly that catch us out. This, then, begs an important question: is it ever okay to drive just over the speed limit? We’ve created this guide in order to answer all your questions on the topic. What really happens if...