On 1st April 2017, the new Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) system announced last summer came into effect. The initial reason given for the overhaul was that it would be fairer, with those forking out for more expensive, environmentally cleaner vehicles having less tax to pay than those who opted for more polluting models, whilst also making up for the deficit in the Treasury caused … [Read more...] about VED Changes Explained
Did you know the average British motorist will clock up a staggering 556,764 miles, fork out £168,880, have 1,935 rows - and 2,709 episodes of road rage in their lifetime, according to new research? Researchers studied British motorists revealing the average lifetime of driving, with the typical driver spending nearly seventy thousand pounds on fuel over the course of their … [Read more...] about The lifetime cost of owning a car [infographic]
It’s a question every car owner asks themselves at some point: ‘Is it costing me too much?’ Sure, we may love our cars – that explains why we obsessively furnish the interior with accessories that really showcase our personalities – but running it can be a major burden on the household budget. Inevitably, then, we end up trying new ways to save money, even when those little … [Read more...] about 5 Driving Myths That Really Don’t Save You Money
There are more than 150,000 fines and prosecutions for speeding in England and Wales each year and the numbers are rising. This may actually be down to more effective ways of measuring speeds and apprehending drivers rather than more people simply ignoring speed limits. More than 50% of the drivers fined were caught on motorways, mainly by cameras and for some drivers, … [Read more...] about How to Defend a Speeding Fine
A new car is very alluring. Who doesn’t love something that’s never been used before? It’s never been driven before, it’s all clean and shiny and there shouldn’t be any surprises. However, used has an advantage when it comes to price. New cars are easier to buy, because dealers have lots of offers on them that may not necessarily apply to used cars. Things like low payments … [Read more...] about How Practical is Buying a New Car?