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A parked car in snow

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Keeping your car roadworthy in winter

Although some of us greet the winter months gleefully, most people of working age and those in retirement can’t help but think of the impact the weather can have on their routines at this time of year, especially if they need a car to get around. As with anything, good preparation is important when it comes to keeping your car roadworthy throughout the winter months, with cold temperatures possible right up to March and sometimes even later. So what steps can you take?

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Two rings stacked on top of each other

Monday, 04 December 2017

A guide to insuring your jewellery

Whether they’ve been passed down through the generations or are pieces you’ve treated yourself to, we all have a few prized possessions we want to protect. Jewellery can be among our most treasured pieces, and the idea of it being stolen, lost or damaged is unthinkable – but unfortunately it does happen.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

What should you do if you put the wrong fuel in your car?

We all make mistakes occasionally, but when it involves putting petrol in your diesel car or vice versa, it can feel like a disaster. First and foremost, it’s important you don’t put the key in the ignition or switch on the engine if you can help it. Here’s what you need to do next...

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Monday, 13 November 2017

House Extension Costs: A Breakdown

Across the UK, 14% of homeowners are thinking about making improvements to their home, according to a new study from And of those, 5% have decided they’ll extend their current home, rather than move to one that works better for them.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Do I have to declare a speed awareness course?

Many factors influence your annual car insurance premium. So, it’s only natural to wonder whether speeding awareness courses need to be declared to your insurer, and what impact it may have. Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know.

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Someone making notes on a clipboard over a car engine

Friday, 27 October 2017

What to do if you fail an MOT

Cars over three years of age are required to have an annual MOT test to ensure they meet the minimum standards for roadworthiness. Your car’s mechanical condition, so things like the engine, gearbox and clutch – isn’t assessed, but if your car’s old or unreliable, the annual MOT can be a worry.

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