DRIVING across Europe is set to get a whole lot tougher for UK motorists in the event of no-deal Brexit. Millions of drivers will have to present a "Green Card" when travelling across the EU or crossing the Irish border from March 29. Whether you're on a family holiday or commuting across Europe for work, you will be forced to provide a card when crossing borders. The cards are an international certificate of insurance issued by your provider that allows you the minimum amount of cover required to travel through each country. The changes mean will need to order a card at least a month before travelling across the EU with a UK-registered vehicle, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).How do I get a Green Card to drive in the EU? If you're planning on travelling across Europe later this year, it's best to get in touch with your insurer as soon as possible. Checks by your insurer can take up to a month so make sure you're leaving plenty of time for it to be processed and … [Read more...] about How do I get a Green Card to drive in the EU, what happens if I don’t have one and will I need to pay for it?
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Andrew McDonald • There are so many different types of vehicles on the road, and so many variations in engine choices in one model of vehicle, it can be confusing to the everyday motorist to decide on the appropriate fuel. There are also many reports of people putting the wrong fuel in their vehicles, often with catastrophic results. This guide will help clarify fuel differences, and what to do if you put the wrong fuel into your vehicle. What are the fuel types commonly available? Enter any fuel station and you’ll see a whole range of different fuels, especially the premium offerings. You’ll see regular unleaded, or 91-octane, premium unleaded 95, premium unleaded 98, E10 unleaded, E85 ethanol, diesel and premium diesel. That’s a lot of choice and potential disaster considering that there are only two major fuels: unleaded petrol and diesel. LPG, or liquid petroleum gas, is another fuel you’ll find, but it’s not as popular as it … [Read more...] about Which fuel type do I need? Petrol, diesel, E10, LPG… what’s the difference?
BRIT drivers could be running the risk of a fine up to £1,000 due to an existing medical condition. Around a million motorists are estimated to be on the road with a health issue they haven't flagged to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). What do I have to tell the DVLA about my health? According to the DVLA, you must tell them if you're suffering with any of the "notifiable" conditions on its list. And the list doesn't just run to a few simple things, it's an extensive A to Z of diseases, syndromes and ailments. It's also packed with common conditions with everything from diabetes to depression and blood pressure to strokes included. Failing to report to the DVLA could see you slapped with a £1,000 fine and invalidate your insurance - and even lead to prosecution if you have a crash. A to Z of potentially 'notifiable' medical conditions Is there a chance I will lose my licence? Some of the conditions will lead to immediate licence revocation, for example eye … [Read more...] about What medical conditions do I have to tell the DVLA about, what is the penalty and can I lose my licence?
You will agree that the traditional way of buying car insurance was very tedious and involved extensive paperwork. But now, this process can be completed in a matter of minutes and hardly involves physical documentation. What changed? The answer is – Now we have advanced electronic devices and high-speed internet. With the help of just these two things, a lot has been achieved in terms of convenience and saving time. Parts of your routine tasks like visiting a store and buying necessary items can be performed with the help of your phone. The only difference is, you don’t have to make a physical trip to a store. Simply visit their website and buy those items to expect a delivery at your doorstep. Similarly, major tasks like getting your car insured can also be done using your phone or laptop. As compared to the traditional way, buying car insurance online is quick, easy and secure. 10 Tips To Buy Car Insurance Online 1. Know Your Requirements Car insurance policies are … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Buy Car Insurance Online
You wouldn't invite just anyone into your car or truck, would you? While most of us would never allow a total stranger to hop aboard, a growing number of car owners are increasingly comfortable letting their insurance company come along for the ride — every ride. Usage-based car insurance allows a customer to potentially save money by more accurately tracking driving criteria such as the mileage driven in a given month or the time of day someone's routine driving is taking place. Related: Driving Smart Video: Do I Need Gap Insurance? In some cases, a sensor is plugged directly into a car's diagnostics port to monitor the car and driver. Other programs use smartphone apps that work with a Bluetooth-enabled sensor positioned in the vehicle. That eliminates the need for a fixed connection to the car itself. "Think of these devices as a way to get insurance more 'custom-tailored' to the way you drive," said Lynne McChristian of the Insurance Information Institute, an … [Read more...] about Big Savings or Big Brother? Your Usage-Based Car Insurance Is Watching