Driving Tips

5th November 2018
Check out our top 10 winter car checks to help you and your family stay safe on the roads

Your guide to winter car checks

Having something go wrong with your car is never ideal, but when it’s cold, dark and wet and you’re sat on the side of the road […]
9th October 2018
Night driving can be dangerous, especially at Halloween, so here are our top tips to keep you safe on those dark nights

Top 10 tips for night driving this Halloween

Halloween is coming and your little ones are probably already getting excited at the prospect of dressing up as their favourite monsters and heading off in […]
25th September 2018
Driving at night can present a lot of dangers, check out our top tips for driving after dark to help keep you safe on the roads

Top tips for driving at night

With summer now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about the cold, wet days of winter and the horribly long, dark nights […]
5th September 2018
From leaf fall to wet roads and dazzling sunshine, autumn poses all sorts of challenges for drivers.

Stay safe with our autumn driving checklist

We love to moan about the weather, but the summer of 2018 really will go down as one of the memorable ones. Remember the parched yellow […]
24th August 2018
A road trip doesn't need to be stressful, check out or hacks to create the perfect road trip.

You drive me crazy!

With the August bank holiday weekend on the horizon, many people will be ‘gearing’ up to hit the roads for their late summer road trip, with […]
17th August 2018
Check out our top tips for surviving Bank Holiday traffic

Top tips to survive the August Bank Holiday traffic

It’s nearly time for the August Bank Holiday and one thing that it’s sure to bring is a whole heap of traffic. Whether you’re planning a […]
8th August 2018
Image Caption Washing your car yourself is one way to save money

Top 5 everyday tips for cheaper motoring

Driving is an expensive necessity for many of us, especially in the summer. Even before you’ve sat behind the wheel you’ll have already paid out for […]
1st August 2018
Top tips to prepare for driving in a heatwave

Blame it on the weather man: four million Brits not prepared for driving in the heatwave

With Britain basking in the middle of a heatwave, we’ve done a bit of research that revealed that motorists are sitting ducks when it comes to driving […]
4th July 2018
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Summer driving tips to keep you cool as it heats up

Summer’s in full swing and with welcome hot temperatures blanketing the UK in a heatwave, it’s the perfect time to head off on an adventure behind […]
5th June 2018

7 steps to cope with hay fever behind the wheel

Summer’s here, and for many it’s one of the happiest times of the year – sunshine, picnics, holidays…what’s not to like? But for thousands of UK […]
28th May 2018
Navigating the minefield of hiring a car aborad

A handy guide to hiring a car abroad

Overseas holidays are a great opportunity to explore new lands, embrace new cultures, and hit new roads. But hiring a car in a foreign country isn’t […]
9th May 2018
Using a jack, locking wheel nut, wrench and a spare, you can change a tyre in minutes

A DIY guide to checking and repairing your car

Keeping a car can be expensive. But there are steps you can take which could save you some cash. Here are five simple car repairs and […]
1st May 2018
Car finance typically has a lower threshold for approvals, so is good if you have a poor credit rating

Bank loan vs car finance: which is best?

Fancy a feisty Fiesta or a peppy Polo? Basic spec or top of the line? Black, white or red? There are so many exciting options when […]
25th April 2018
Variable speed limits, no hard shoulder, and lane closures are just some of the technological controls on smart motorways

A handy guide to motorway driving in 2018

The warmer weather and upcoming school holidays mean one thing – road trip season is upon us. Whether you’re heading out on a day trip or […]
19th April 2018
Pack cool drinks and games for kids on summer road trips and prevent them being a distraction

Top tips for driving in hot weather

However fleeting the current “heatwave” may be, it’s important to be prepared for driving in the warmer temperatures if you’re going to stay safe on the […]
3rd April 2018
The AA says the easiest way to sell your vehicle is to trade it in or part exchange

How to sell your car in a few easy steps

There are around seven million used cars bought and sold in Britain each year, and many of them change hands through private sales. If you’re thinking […]
14th March 2018
Planning an Easter road trip takes time, preparation and some effective packing.

How to prepare for an Easter road trip

Squabbles, boredom, hunger, car troubles…they’re all very possible when packing up the family for a long-distance car journey. A successful road trip takes planning and preparation, […]
12th March 2018
Snow, ice and rain brought by the Beast from the East has created and exacerbated thousands of potholes.

The scourge of potholes – and how to handle them

The Beast from the East has brought with it snow, ice and a scourge of potholes. Here’s some things about them you should know and some […]
8th March 2018
Metadescription Planning the journey, prepping your car and planning some in-car entertainment could save the day if you hit Bank Holiday congestion this Easter.

Top tips for surviving bank holiday traffic

The year’s only four-day weekend is on the horizon. Whether you’re planning an Easter getaway or driving home to see family and friends, our tips for […]
4th January 2018
Save on your cars running costs this year with 1st CENTRAL

Top ways to save on car running costs this year

It’s January, which means two things are inevitable. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you’ve probably already given up on it! So how about making […]