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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...

Our Top Customer Reviews in October

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Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Here we are again, almost at the end of another month. Halloween is upon us, which means we’re that much closer to Christmas! With that, however, comes the arrival of colder weather. It’s understandable that many of us may wish to bolt the doors and hibernate until summer. However, one group was more than happy to get out and about (albeit in a car). Who were this plucky bunch? None other than this month’s happy new drivers,...

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....

DVSA To Introduce Driving Test App For Examiners

The driving test is constantly undergoing changes and improvements to ensure learner drivers become the safest drivers they can possibly be. From the 2017 changes that brought in the pulling up on the right manoeuvre and sat nav driving, to the introduction of motorway driving to lessons, the DVSA is completely focused on increasing road safety. They’re also intent on simplifying the process of the driving test—both for learners and examiners—which is why they’re introducing a driving test app for...

Pontefract Test Centre Relocation

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If you’re a regular reader of the PassMeFast blog, you’ll be all too aware of how many test centres in the UK end up closing or relocating each year. That’s why we keep an eye on test centre news, to make sure you know exactly where your test will take place. This month, the DVSA has relocated Pontefract test centre due to maintenance work. Fortunately, this is only a temporary relocation, and learners will still be able to take their...

Driving Examiners Have A Fail Quota: True Or False?

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The driving test is one of the most important moments in many people’s lives. As such, plenty of myths have sprung up around it. One of the most common is that driving examiners have a pass or fail quota. It’s a common excuse trotted out by those whose test doesn’t go to plan—but does it have any grounding in reality? Here at PassMeFast, we’re here to debunk and driving test-related mysteries and provide learners with clarity. That’s why we’ve set...

Can My Examiner Stop The Driving Test Early?

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When we’re preparing for a particularly important moment in our lives, it’s natural to think about what could go wrong. In few circumstances is this more apt than in the driving test. Now, it’s unlikely that any of the worst case scenarios racing through your mind will actually come to pass. Nonetheless, you may still worry about what may happen if things go south. For example, can an examiner stop the driving test early? The answer to this question is...

Tricky Junctions And How To Deal With Them

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If learning to drive wasn’t complicated enough for you, the driving test will certainly take the cake. No stone, or rather, road type, is left unturned during the practical. Indeed, driving examiners will use everything at their disposal to ensure you’re well and truly put though your paces. (Who said becoming a fully qualified driver would be easy?!). Some of the trickiest parts of your test route will be junctions. If you’re looking to pass with flying colours, then it’s...

Our Top Customer Reviews in September

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Greetings PassMeFast readers! The month of September is officially over—boy, it certainly flew by! Holidays are officially over (sob) and school’s back. At least those enjoying freshers’ week got to revel in a bit of a heatwave. We certainly hope that’s not the last we’ll see of the good weather—we’re just not ready for weeks of endless torrential rain. Though you might have found yourself too preoccupied to do much this month, the same can’t be said for some of...

What Are The Cheapest Cars To Insure For Young Drivers?

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As a young driver, the prospect of getting your first car can be an extremely daunting prospect. First, you have the cost of learning to drive to take into account. Then, you’ll have to pay for the car itself. And then it’s time for the biggie: insurance cover. With younger drivers paying the highest insurance premiums of any age group, it’s easy to understand why many simply avoid driving altogether. However, all hope is not lost. Choosing the right car can...