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7 Safety Checks to Complete After a Break From Driving

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Has your car been off the road for a while? Maybe you’ve been WFH, gallivanting around the world, or unable to drive due to medical reasons? Either way, there are some crucial checks to carry out before driving again. Failure to do so can result in breakdowns or fines. These checks won’t take you long, so let’s get going! 7 Checks Before Driving for the First Time in a While   Fuel or battery power Call me Captain Obvious, but...

DVSA Discloses Surprising Theory Test Fail Stats — How Do You Compare?

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None of us really enjoy exams. However, if you’re learning to drive in the UK, you’ll have to grin and bear it, because you’ll sit TWO driving tests before becoming a fully qualified driver. The first of these is the theory test, consisting of multiple choice questions and hazard perception clips. Once passed, you’ll take the practical test in which you’ll be judged on your actual driving ability. All fairly simple, right? What’s the average number of theory test attempts...

Do Electric Cars Have Gearboxes?

With the UK planning to ban new fossil fuel vehicles from 2030, electric cars are booming in popularity. As a result, many learners come to us with questions about the future of driving and something we’re often asked is: Do electric cars have gearboxes? And it’s a good question! At the end of 2020, there were 373,600 plug-in vehicles on the UK roads with around 50% of those being all-electric. So petrol and diesel engines will eventually be left in...