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Why 'fronting' for your child could cost you dear

If your children have reached the age when they've started driving, you'll know only too well how expensive car insurance for young motorists can be. And, as a parent, your instinct will be to do what you can to help. Read More

Naomi Caine, 11 March 2014

 
 

Car Insurance

  • Why 'fronting' for your child could cost you dear

    If your children have reached the age when they've started driving, you'll know only too well how expensive car insurance for young motorists can be. And, as a parent, yo... Read more

    Naomi Caine - Financial journalist

    Updated: 11 March 2014

  • What does your job say about your driving

    There are a number of factors that affect the price you pay for car insurance: the type of car you drive, where you live, your age, driving experience - and your professi... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 01 August 2013

  • 5 ways to pay less for car insurance

    Car insurance can be fiercely expensive, so it's crucial to fight back and find the lowest premium you can.... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 25 June 2013

  • Eco driving: All you need to know

    According to some estimates, we only have 40 years' worth of oil reserves left - in which case petrol and diesel prices will keep rising as supply dwindles. And this is p... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 13 June 2013

  • Don't drink drive this summer

    Summer looks like it's finally arrived, and what better way to while away those balmy evenings than sinking a few drinks in a pub garden? But if you're driving, you need ... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 05 June 2013

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New Cars

  • Kids left home? It's time to choose a new car

    Finding yourself with an empty nest can be a shock to the system - once the children have left the house, there are many changes to take on board. And that includes the c... Read more

    Kevin Pratt - Content Editor, Insure and Home Services

    Updated: 11 March 2014

  • The best cars for young families

    As every parent knows, children change everything. A full night's sleep becomes a luxury, and every trip away from home becomes a military-style operation as supplies of ... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 02 May 2013

  • New car? Spend less on cover

    As the British weather becomes ever more unpredictable, the arrival of spring is not so much heralded by the blooming of snowdrops and daffodils as the sprouting of traff... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 28 February 2013

  • Your motor: Petrol versus diesel

    Diesel cars were once seen as dirty and sluggish but, ultimately, fuel-efficient workhorses, and the choice between buying a diesel or petrol-powered car basically came d... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 22 February 2013

  • What car should you buy?

    September sees the launch of the new 62-plate vehicles, and if you're looking to change your car, then the make and model you choose can have cost implications that stret... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 31 August 2012

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Car Breakdown

  • Halve the cost of breakdown cover

    If you're a regular reader of these pages, you'll no doubt be well aware that shopping around for car insurance at renewal time will pocket you an average saving of up to... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 26 September 2013

  • Breakdown cover: Don't drive without it!

    If you've ever blown a gasket, blown a tyre or just blown any self-respect you had by running out of petrol, then you'll know that being a member of a breakdown recovery ... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 24 May 2013

  • Drive safe as winter bites

    Winter has set in. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the weather is, once again, doing its bit for travel chaos - particularly on the roads.... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 07 December 2012

  • Are you and your car ready for the ravages of winter?

    It's around this time of year I start getting nervous about the reliability of my car. I'm the first to admit I don't look after it nearly as well as I should, but I'm al... Read more

    Mark Hooson - Senior Writer

    Updated: 24 October 2012

  • Driving abroad - the rules and regulations

    Before you head off in the car to Europe or hire a car in North America, make sure you're aware of the regulations that apply in each country you'll pass through. For exa... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 03 July 2012

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Car Hire

  • How best to pay for a car

    After your home, buying a car is probably one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make, so it's important you find the best way to pay for it.... Read more

    Felicity Hannah - Deputy Editor

    Updated: 02 February 2011

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Car Reviews

  • Telematics: The future of driving?

    Regular readers will be well aware that telematics technology is increasingly being used as a way to drive down the cost of car insurance, particularly for young motorist... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 21 March 2013

  • My week with an LPG car

    As petrol prices look set to soar again, it's time to consider ways in which we can cut our motoring costs. The tried and trusted methods of ridding your car of excess ba... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 14 February 2013

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Car Loans

  • How should you pay for your new car?

    September is a busy month for car manufacturers and dealerships, with millions of motorists ordering shiny new vehicles.... Read more

    Jessica Bown - Financial journalist

    Updated: 05 September 2012

  • Should you lease your car?

    March is traditionally a busy time of year for motor traders, largely due to the launch of the new registration plates on March 1. But with so many vehicles available and... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 07 March 2012

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Motorbike Insurance

  • Bikers offered insurance discounts

    Motorcyclists are being offered the chance to take advantage of significant discounts on their insurance by completing a Government-backed training scheme.... Read more

    Updated: 14 August 2008

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Car Leasing

  • All you need to know about car leasing

    So you've decided to buy a new car and a particularly swanky model has caught your eye. But there's just one problem - you don't have the funds to buy it. ... Read more

    Rachel Wait - Editor

    Updated: 14 August 2013

  • Should you lease your car?

    March is traditionally a busy time of year for motor traders, largely due to the launch of the new registration plates on March 1. But with so many vehicles available and... Read more

    Les Roberts - Senior writer

    Updated: 07 March 2012

  • How best to pay for a car

    After your home, buying a car is probably one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make, so it's important you find the best way to pay for it.... Read more

    Felicity Hannah - Deputy Editor

    Updated: 02 February 2011

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