Motoring Tips

Five inspiring road trip routes for an unforgettable Valentine's road trip. Perhaps you want to cram your ‘amor’ into one or two days, or maybe you fancy a longer getaway. Either way, this quintet of UK and European romantic road trip ideas are sure to get you and your partner in the mood for love...
Motorcycle insurance. It’s not exactly fun and costs you a fair bit of money. However, sorting out your insurance is as big a part of owning a bike as putting on your boots and helmet before you hit the road. But that doesn't stop many of us from leaving it until the very last minute. Indeed, many of us have automatic renewals set up and simply use the same cover provider for the next 12 months. But to do this could mean spending more than necessary.
Around 18 million Britons suffer from hay fever each year – and a great many of them are also motorists. But driving and hay fever don’t mix well – such is the suddenness and ferocity of some attacks. Here we offer some useful tips for minimising the impact of hay fever while behind the wheel.
Despite the fact we in Britain are virtually guaranteed some kind of snowfall each winter, the soft white stuff still takes many of us by surprise, as it recently did over the past couple of weeks. But there are precautions and actions drivers can take in order to reduce any risks – to themselves, other road users and pedestrians. There are also some valuable pieces of advice for staying in co...
Those mysterious dashboard fault codes can be mighty vexing. Here we explain the different parts of EOBD fault codes and how to identify what each code means. In the UK and across the EU, EOBD (European on board diagnostics) regulations began being introduced in January 2000 in relation to vehicles with no more than 8 passenger seats. The system is the European equivalent of OBD II in the United States, which came into effect in 1996.
While the promise of a long weekend can be a very welcome one, there’s always a worry that heavy traffic will put a downer on things. But that doesn’t have to be the case. A little preparation goes a long way: by opting to drive on quieter roads at peak times and busier roads at off-peak times, you should be able to keep moving at a good pace – and save money on fuel.