Driving Tips

8th December 2022

Urgent warning to drivers of sub-zero temperatures

The Met Office has issued an urgent weather warning to Brits of impending ice and snow, with temperatures expected to drop to -10°C.  As per The […]
5th December 2022

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 […]
10th November 2022

When is the best time to buy or sell a car?

Buying a car isn’t always easy – not only do you have to raise the funds, you need to make sure you pick the right one. […]
2nd November 2022

7 things to keep in your car during winter

Has your ever car broke down in winter? If so, you probably wished you had a snack, or a blanket to keep warm while you waited […]
6th October 2022

How do speed cameras really work?

Have you ever questioned the accuracy of speed cameras in the UK? You might have noticed drivers exceeding the speed limit only to pass by without […]
3rd October 2022

Road safety: 5 tips to stay safe when driving in the dark

Did you know that 40% of all road collisions happen at night? With the nights getting longer and clocks going back, that means you’ll be driving […]
29th September 2022

Fog lights: When to flip the switch

Did you know there are strict rules around using fog lights? You can be fined £30 at the roadside just for switching them on at the […]
15th September 2022

Stopping on the hard shoulder could land you a £2,500 fine

Ever pulled over onto the hard shoulder for a quick pitstop? Be warned – unless your reason for doing so meets Highway Code rules, you could […]
31st August 2022

Drivers face fines for overtaking cyclists

Could you be fined for passing a cyclist? The Highway Code’s revamp for 2022 ruled in favour of cyclists and pedestrians, with drivers facing penalties of […]
5th August 2022

Car crime turns tech: Half of ‘keyless car’ owners are at risk

Does your car have a keyless lock system? While the latest tech gives you quick and easy access to your car, it also opens the door […]
3rd August 2022

7 ways to keep kids entertained in the car

“Are we there yet?” How many times have your kids asked you this question during a car ride? On long car journeys or road trips – […]
28th July 2022

Change your car tyres to save money on fuel

High fuel prices aren’t going away anytime soon, but a simple tyre change could make all the difference. It’s no secret that fuel prices are soaring. […]
26th July 2022

Travel delays crossing Channel to France over the summer

Travelling to France for a weekend getaway? Be prepared for busy roads along the Channel. After a weekend of traffic build-ups leading to the Eurotunnel terminal […]
21st July 2022

Around 19 million cars set to hit the roads this weekend as summer holidays begin

The sun’s shining, school’s out and summer holidays have officially started, but what plans have you made for the first weekend of the holidays? Whether you’re […]
12th July 2022

Heatwave survival guide for your car

Say hello to the heatwave… Britain’s enjoying scorching temperatures this week, with the mercury rising above 30 degrees in many areas of the country. But if […]
28th June 2022

1st CENTRAL’s ultimate staycation guide

The flights have been cancelled and your holiday plans are grounded. But that’s no reason to write off an adventure. To help you on your way […]
6th June 2022

5 steps to cutting your fuels costs

Has the rising cost of fuel got your purse strings in a tangle? The price of petrol and diesel is hitting new highs every week. And […]
20th May 2022

Four ways to drive more economically

From increased fuel prices to soaring household bills, the high cost of living is impacting many in at least one way or another. To save money, […]
19th May 2022

Seven car noises you need to listen out for

Ever heard your car making weird noises but not sure what it means? Even though you might just want to ignore the problem, it’s better for […]
22nd March 2022

New app helps offset your tailpipe emissions

Do you, as a driver, want to take more responsibility for your impact on the environment? Thanks to a new app, you can now begin to […]