Driving Tips

19th August 2021
Woman wears Covid-19 mask while driving.

How to minimise Covid risk when travelling in shared cars

Planning a long-overdue road trip soon, but still keen to urge as much caution as possible? New research has unearthed the best ways to reduce Covid-19 […]
11th August 2021
A green super E10 fuel pump

Petrol car owners urged to check compatibility before using new E10 petrol

What is E10 petrol and is your car compatible? E10 petrol will replace E5 petrol in UK petrol pumps from September. While E5 petrol uses 5% […]
1st August 2021
Essential guide to hire cars

1st CENTRAL’s complete guide to hire cars

Looking to hire a car for your next road trip? 1ST CENTRAL have got you covered. Car hire can feel like a minefield of hidden costs, […]
6th May 2021
A teenage boy learning how to drive

How to supervise a learner driver

Would you feel comfortable giving a family member or friend some driving practice as they prepare for their test? Tests and lessons have now restarted in […]
12th August 2020
Summer staycation road trip

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 […]
1st July 2020
Essential summer driving tips

Essential summer driving tips

After months of being locked inside, the country is finally reawakening and we can’t wait to take advantage of summer. Many Brits are planning to take […]
20th March 2020

Top tips for spring driving

Spring is in the air, evenings are getting lighter and days are getting warmer. While many of you are jumping for joy that winter has finally […]
27th February 2020
Here's your top tips for driving in snow

How to stay safe driving in snow and ice

While the wintry weather makes everywhere look like a Christmas card (at least until it turns to slush), the treacherous conditions make it difficult to drive […]
7th February 2020
Manual vs automatic - which is right for you?

Car buying guide: automatic vs. manual

You’ve chosen your colour and your add-ons. But what about the gearbox? Choosing between a manual and an automatic car is a very personal decision. Which […]
13th January 2020
Large vehicles can often veer off road in strong winds

Top tips for driving in windy weather

Driving in windy weather can be extremely dangerous if you’re not prepared. It’s important you take note of expert driving advice, that’s why we’ve pulled together […]
3rd January 2020
Check out our driving in winter guide for tips on how to be safe on the roads this winter

Driving in winter: The complete guide

Yes, it’s that time of year again — winter is here. And while you’ll be wanting nothing more than to snuggle up on the sofa with […]
5th December 2019
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 […]
1st November 2019
Smoking while driving could cost drivers around £2,000 when they come to sell their car

Smoking in your car could burn £2,000 off its value

Do you light up behind the wheel? Enjoying a cigarette in your car could be costing you more than just your health. Smokers are being warned […]
16th October 2019
Getting back behind the wheel after an accident can be stressful, take a look at our top tips

Getting back behind the wheel after an accident

It doesn’t matter where, when or how it happens; a road accident is always a horrible experience that can leave an impact on you for quite […]
10th July 2019
Top tips for driving in a thunderstorm

Top tips for driving in a thunderstorm

It would seem that us Brits can never truly enjoy a few consecutive days of summer-like weather without the odd thunderstorm popping up to ruin our fun.  […]
9th July 2019
How to protect your car from thieves

How to protect your car from thieves

Every five minutes a car is stolen on Britain’s streets. Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently car theft has risen by over 45% in the last […]
3rd July 2019
Drivers could be charged even if they’re under the drink-drive limit

Drink-driving: Can I be fined when under the limit?

As most drivers know, the general rule of thumb if you’re having a drink is that if you stick to just one – you’ll be fine […]
1st July 2019
Aircon is key, especially in the summer, that's why we've answered some of the most common aircon related questions for you.

Air conditioning: Your questions answered

Summer’s finally here and for many of us keeping cool behind the wheel means switching on that all-important aircon. But how much do you know about […]
18th June 2019
The complete guide to driving abroad this summer

Your guide to driving abroad

Summer’s almost here which means it’s nearly summer holiday time. Each year around 70 million Brits head overseas for their holidays. And while many opt for […]
10th June 2019
Top tips for summer driving

Top tips to stay safe driving this summer

Okay, so summer’s officially here and if you’re anything like us you’re itching to get away for a nice weekend. Despite how much fun summer is, […]