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Driving Other People’s Cars: What Are The Rules?

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If you’ve been driving for quite some time now, you might not give much thought to getting behind the wheel of a family member or friend’s car. With how costly car insurance can be, surely it gives you cover for driving other people’s cars, right? Well, if you’ve been driving as if that is indeed the case, you might want to give it a rethink. If you’re driving other people’s cars without the right cover in place, you could be...

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...

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...

Hazard Perception: Dos and Don’ts

Before learners can even think about booking their driving test, they have one major roadblock to overcome: the theory test. For many, the multiple-choice section is a walk in the park (or at least pretty self-explanatory). The hazard perception test, however, tends to trip up unsuspecting learners. Made up of video clips, the hazard perception test is designed to make sure learners know how to spot developing hazards—a key skill needed when taking to the roads. If you’re not too...

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...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in August

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Good day to you PassMeFast readers! The month of August is almost at an end, and boy, what an exciting month it was. Here at our MediaCityUK office, we particularly enjoyed our three day weekend (we sure love bank holidays!) and Manchester Pride. Add in the unexpected heatwave and countless barbecues and you’re looking at a group of very happy employees! We weren’t the only ones celebrating this month, however. There were plenty of hard workers whose dedication to getting...

Top 10 Ways To Save Fuel When Driving

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Once you’ve passed your driving test, it feels like it should only be smooth sailing from then on. Unfortunately, taking to the roads isn’t always as simple as it should be. In fact, it can often feel like you’re paying an arm and a leg to drive! Matters get even worse when you take into account the cost of fuel, which constantly fluctuates—and is a source of annoyance for drivers across the UK. If this is a bit of a...

Should I Take My Car With Me To University?

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So, you’re taking the next big step in your life and heading off to university. Independence now awaits! Of course, before you head off, you’ve got plenty of planning and packing to do, not to mention countless important decisions to make. If you’re lucky enough to have your own car, you might be wondering if it’s worth taking your car to university. If you’re completely stumped and have had no luck with weighing up the pros and cons, we’ve got...

Buying A Used Car: Dos and Don’ts

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If you’re looking to save yourself some money, then buying a used car could do wonders for your budget. Unfortunately, it can get pretty confusing when shopping around dealerships and private sellers. If you’re entirely new to the world of buying cars, you might find yourself caught out. To avoid buying an absolute dud, it’s important to know what to look out for when buying a used car. In this guide, we’re going to take you through the ultimate dos...

Should I Buy A Dash Cam?

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No matter how careful you are on the road, you never know when you might end up in an accident. Without additional witnesses, however, it can be difficult to ascertain who is at fault. One of the ways in which drivers can settle these disputes is with dash cam footage—clearly showing which party was truly at fault. If you’re not entirely convinced of the wonders of dash cams, and you’re still asking yourself the question, “Should I buy a dash...