Archive for the ‘Experiences’ Category

Spain: the best driving destination for some autumn sunshine?

Posted on November 5th, 2013, by Ronald Carter

It may be October, but temperatures in Spain are still very comfortable indeed. As sunshine becomes increasingly scarce across the UK, holidaymakers and natives of Spain are still enjoying the country’s splendid beaches. But Spain also offers a wealth of …

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Man drives into own front room after discovering wife is unfaithful

Posted on November 1st, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh

As a provider of car breakdown cover insurance, here at startrescue.co.uk we sometimes see vehicles get damaged in unusual ways. But a recent YouTube video has showed the world a particularly unique way to sustain damage to your car: by …

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Graduated licencing plans may see driving age rise to 18

Posted on October 14th, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh

Young drivers may have to wait until they are 18 to take their first test under new proposals being considered by the government. Additionally, newly qualified drivers (with 12 months of driving experience or less) under the age of 30 …

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Road trip advice: Should I rent or take my own car?

Posted on October 10th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer

Are you planning a road trip, but are unsure whether to rent a car or take your own? It is a common question and here at startrescue.co.uk we’ve put together some questions to ask yourself and those travelling with you.…

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Road trips that make the most of autumn

Posted on September 30th, 2013, by David Rogers

To help reduce the impact of a summer lost, autumn gives us a welcome hit of dazzling colour just when we need it most. The reds, yellows and browns of fallen foliage are to be enjoyed across Europe, but there …

Want to pay for parking using conkers? Head to Leeds…

Posted on September 24th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer

As far as many drivers are concerned, parking is a slightly tedious and sometimes expensive business.

But one car park company has come up with a novel twist on traditional parking; letting its customers pay with conkers.

“Bonkers for Conkers”…

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How do I get my car to Sweden?

Posted on September 9th, 2013, by William Amos

Sweden is a wonderful country to visit any time of year, but the warmer months are when most UK holidaymakers decide to make the trip. Stunning mountain ranges, verdant forests and dynamic cities ensure that this unique Scandinavian nation has …

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New “flash and crash” insurance scam identified

Posted on August 21st, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh

Many of our roadside assistance customers will have heard of the so-called “crash for cash” scam, in which criminal gangs drive around in numerous cars and apply their brakes suddenly, with a view to causing a rear-end collision with the …

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New £100 fines for anti-social driving come into effect

Posted on August 19th, 2013, by David Rogers

Certain careless driving offences will attract an on-the-spot penalty of £100 under new legislation that came into effect on the 16th of August.

Offenders will also receive three points on their licence, while other existing offences – such as using …

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Is it safe to drive to Istanbul?

Posted on August 1st, 2013, by William Amos

Turkey, and Istanbul in particular, have hit the headlines a lot recently. Riots over the redevelopment of Istanbul’s Gezi Park, along with general anti-government feelings, have made parts of the city centre no-go areas. But for those considering the journey …

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