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Buying A Used Car: Dos and Don’ts

Silver car at a dealership

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...

Single vs Double Yellow Lines: What are the Rules?

Bird walking over double yellow lines on the road

When you’re out and about on the road, you’ll notice that there are signs and road markings dotted all over the place. Before you learn to drive, you might find a lot of these symbols confusing. And that’s fair enough! They come in many different shapes, colours and sizes. Once you crack open that highway code, though, things start to get a lot clearer. As a driver, one of the most important (not to mention common) road markings you need...

Should I Buy A Dash Cam?

Two front view dash cams attached to front windscreen

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...

July 2019 News Roundup

As we reach the end of July, the summer holidays are well and truly upon us. In the world of driving, though, there’s no time for R&R—there’s a whole month’s worth of news to catch up on! So, whether you’re heading abroad, sticking to a staycation or slogging through work, our news roundup is the perfect summer read. This month, we’ll start off by covering the long-awaited release of the 2018/19 driving test pass rates. After that, we’ll see why...

Minuscule Minors, Parking Pros and a Doctor on a Mission—It’s Our Top 5 Pass Photos From July!

Collage of July's top pass photos

If we’ve learnt anything this month, it’s that Mother Nature giveth and Mother Nature taketh away. Yes, it’s turning out to be another classic British summer. One minute we’re being treated to blazing sunshine, the next we’re cowering under the nearest shopfront to avoid incineration via some fairly biblical thunder and lightning. I mean, really—what’s a girl to wear to protect herself from the elements these days?! Every time you step outside your door you’re forced to partake in a...

Our Top 5 Customer Reviews in July

Cartoon of Mark Sheet

Greetings PassMeFast readers! We have officially hit the end of the month of July—it certainly flew by, for us at least. We’ve been slightly distracted by the increasingly good weather—catching the rays whenever we get the chance! With schools officially breaking up for summer and hundreds of holiday-goers taking to the roads en masse, you’d expect many learners to press pause on their driving journeys and take a long break. It seems like PassMeFast learners are made of sterner stuff,...

5 Ways to Speed Up Learning to Drive

Dashboard of old car with speedometer in the middle.

We don’t know about you, but one of the first things on our mind at 17 (besides where our next tenner was coming from) was getting our hands on a driving licence. Learning to drive is a rite of passage as far as we’re concerned, and nothing feels as good as when you first take to the road as a fully qualified driver. The sense of accomplishment, freedom and independence is pretty unbeatable! The fact a lot of learners quickly...

Top 10 Interesting Facts About The Driving Test

The UK’s driving test has now been going for over 84 years. Yep, that’s right—the driving test has been bringing learner drivers to tears and testing their mettle for over 84 years. As frustrating as it can be for learners to tackle, the roads would be a much more dangerous place without the driving test. With such a rich and long history, it’s unsurprising to find that there are some pretty interesting driving test facts and statistics that you might...

Driving in Hot Weather: Dos and Don’ts

Side view into empty car with sun shining through

Ahhh, British summertime. Three months of blissful heat, never-ending sun and big smiles all round…well, not quite. While we’ve had a smattering of mini heatwaves here and there, it’s been a good few years since the British Isles were gifted a real scorcher of a summer. Sigh! That being said, it only takes one day of blazing sunshine to change the conditions on the road and alter how your car responds to them. Yep—driving in hot weather can be a...

Meet an Office Pet: Zephyr

Meet an office pet: Zephyr

Every now and then, we like to give our readers the opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain of PassMeFast HQ. So far, you’ve had the chance to meet some of our top instructors and hard-working booking agents. This month, we thought we’d give you an extra treat… Yes, it’s finally time for us to introduce one of the most valued members of the team—Zephyr the cat! Since the summer of 2018, our little stress buster extraordinaire has been...