• Car insurance auto renewal

    Car insurance can be a huge cost for many motorists. If you are a young male with no no-claims-discount then you can often expect to pay the highest premium. Why you take out your car insurance, it often has a term that states the policy will automatically renew after 12 month, unless you contact them in advance. This is done to prevent people driving around with no insurance as you can still cancel within the 28 day cooling off period. The problem is not everyone is checking their renewal quotes to see if they are paying over the odds. ┬áThis can lead to people having to spend a lot more on their car insurance than they have to and with many companies competing for business, its often not hard to find a better deal. You may find that despite you…
  • Should you Claim on your Insurance for Car Damage?

    Damage to your car will be covered by your insurance. This makes sure you can get anything you need to sorted out and will cover you for accidents (as long as you have fully comprehensive insurance and not just 3rd party). If damage occurs to your car, or you damage someone else’s, you need to think and talk carefully about whether you will claim on your insurance or not. Here are some of the things to think about: How much would the damage cost to repair? If it is something small like a broken windscreen wiper or a wing mirror issue, you may want to pay for it yourself. This will prevent premium being put up due to a claim. Is the damage to your car? If not, you are obliged to cover damage you have caused to another vehicle.…
  • How to Get the Most Out of your Car

    As an expensive piece of equipment, you will want to ensure you can get the very maximum out of your car in order to make sure it is worth the cost. If you are looking for ways to look after your car and make sure it continues to perform well, read on. Carry out regular checks on your vehicle, especially before you go on a long journey. Look at the lights, check the oil levels and put in new screen wash. Check tyre pressure and ensure you don’t have any punctures. When you are driving your car, make sure you are a sensitive driver. Don’t rev the engine too hard and don’t force your gear stick into first gear too soon, as this can cause major friction within the gearbox. When you brake, try not to do it too harshly…
  • Effective Fleet Management – It’s No Easy Task

    Fleet management is a large undertaking for any company. There are so many requirements to think about and there will definitely be aspects of fleet management you haven’t considered until you have to do it. Here are some tips to manage your fleet of vehicles effectively: Outsource fleet management. Designated car management companies will have software and resources that would cost you far too much to invest in yourself. Make fleet management someone’s role. If you do manage vehicles in house, it should be a dedicated position. Even if you use an agency, give them one point of contact within your company. Keep track of your vehicles. Know mileage, know who has which vehicles and know of any damage caused. Address all issues promptly – members of staff should never be driving damaged or dangerous vehicles. Give all staff the…
  • Should you Drive an Automatic Car?

    An automatic car can be a great option for many drivers. It can be easier to drive one in some ways as you won’t have to control the gears yourself, giving you less to think about whilst driving. This means that it could be a good option for someone who is a nervous driver or who is struggling to learn to drive. It may even give some people with certain disabilities the option to drive a car. If you are thinking about getting an automatic car, try taking one for a test drive. This will give you a good idea of whether you like driving an automatic. As a compromise, you might want to get a car that is semi automatic. This gives you the option to put the car into automatic mode or to drive it as a manual…