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Christmas present ideas for car lovers

Last Updated: 20/11/2019

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to actually start looking for those presents you should have bought weeks…

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Your insurance options when buying a new car

Last Updated: 08/11/2019

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but it can also feel like a bit of a minefield where…

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What type of car insurance is best?

Last Updated: 08/11/2019

Car insurance can be a bit of a minefield, whether you’re a new driver or experienced motorist looking for the…

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What is any driver van insurance?

Last Updated: 08/11/2019

Choosing van insurance can be overwhelming at the best of times. There are so many options out there, but it’s…

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The ultimate guide to buying your first car

Last Updated: 08/11/2019

There aren’t many bigger moments in your life than buying a first car. It’s one of the first steps as…

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Can i drive a van on my car insurance?

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

Once-upon-a-time, driving a friend’s car or van was as simple as that. In the past, fully comprehensive car insurance policies…

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How to check if a car is taxed and MOT’d

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

Like insurance, tax, and MOT are essential requirements for the vast majority of cars owned and driven in the UK….

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How to cancel your car insurance

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

Sometimes it’s necessary to cancel car insurance. There are lots of reasons why you might want to do this, from…

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Choosing insurance for first time drivers

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

You’ve finally made it! You’ve passed your test and are ready to hit the open road as a new driver….

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Questions to ask when buying a used car

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

Buying a used car for some people is exciting and fun. For others, it’s more of a stressful chore. But…

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The cheapest cars to insure for young drivers

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

The type of car you drive plays an important role in getting cheap car insurance – especially if you’re a…

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Winter driving tips

Last Updated: 24/10/2019

With the clocks going back, the nights are drawing in and the start of the cold, icy and windy weather…

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Insuring temporary workers to drive the company van

Last Updated: 21/10/2019

Recent years have seen a boom in van sales, fuelled by an increase in self-employed workers and a surge in…

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New car owners most at risk of accidents

Last Updated: 17/10/2019

As some 340 thousand people received the keys to a brand new 69-plate car in September, Accident Exchange delivered a…

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Are we at a tipping point for Electric Vehicle demand?

Last Updated: 17/10/2019

Interest in leasing electric and alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) has increased dramatically over the last 12 months, according to sales…

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Know your tyre tread depth, or risk losing your licence

Last Updated: 17/10/2019

A recent survey by car servicing and repair company Kwik Fit, suggests that only a quarter of UK drivers can…

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The perils of parking

Last Updated: 17/10/2019

Frightening thought: every day there are more than one thousand low-speed collisions in car parks. With the average repair bill…

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Call for mandatory eye examinations for drivers every 10-years

Last Updated: 16/10/2019

The road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist are calling on the government to introduce mandatory eye tests as part of…

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How Car Sharing can benefit our Planet

Last Updated: 16/10/2019

We live in times when environmental sustainability is a constant backdrop to our daily lives. Perhaps nowhere is the subject…

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Standby for 2020, the electric revolution is coming

Last Updated: 15/10/2019

The latest figures on UK car sales from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), made underwhelming reading. In…

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10 things influencing your Car Insurance Premium

Last Updated: 14/10/2019

We all know that applying for annual car insurance often results in a barrage of questions. The sometimes lengthy process…

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The Sunday Times, Times and Sun Motor Awards 2019

Last Updated: 04/10/2019

Last night saw the second annual News UK Motor Awards, an event designed to celebrate the best cars on sale…

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Driving in Europe Post Brexit: what to expect

Last Updated: 03/10/2019

We tend to take for granted the idea of traversing Europe unhindered. The spectacle of the Stelvio pass in the…

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Vehicle modding and car cosmetics can damage your premium

Last Updated: 30/09/2019

According to research by Auto Express, failing to disclose basic modifications to your vehicle – including paint protection products, new…

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Driving someone else’s car: the options

Last Updated: 30/09/2019

There once was a time when most Fully Comprehensive car insurance policies included a fairly standard provision that enabled you…

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How a holiday led to a Classic Car purchase

Last Updated: 26/09/2019

Of all the things to follow a family holiday to Spain, I didn’t expect to find myself buying a classic…

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Shared Mobility: a new era of fractional usage

Last Updated: 25/09/2019

Earlier this month a certain Chinese car manufacturer published its company results and, in the process, claimed to be the…

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How a simple test drive could get your car crushed

Last Updated: 25/09/2019

A recent survey on the automotive social media platform DriveTribe, suggests that nearly 70% of people mistakenly believe they would…

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Car Servicing: what to look out for

Last Updated: 23/09/2019

According to a recent survey on automotive social media platform DriveTribe, some 50% of people book their car in for…

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The solution to who does the driving during the Rugby World Cup

Last Updated: 23/09/2019

Last Friday saw the start of a six-week emotional roller-coaster that is the Rugby World Cup. An excuse for fans…

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Am I Insured to Test Drive a car for sale?

Last Updated: 17/09/2019

If you’ve ever bought a new or second hand car from a dealer, you’ll know there is a moment –…

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Top 10 Greatest British F1 Drivers of All Time

Last Updated: 11/07/2019

The biggest event in the British motor racing calendar takes place this weekend with the historic Silverstone Circuit once again…

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The Royal family’s car collection

Last Updated: 08/07/2019

The Royal wedding is just over a week away, and while many people will be focusing on Meghan Markle’s dress…

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Senior officer recommends Drivers are forced to pay for petrol upfront

Last Updated: 01/07/2019

A senior police boss has recommended that petrol companies force drivers to pay for their petrol in advance of filling…

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Meet the Customer Care Team!

Last Updated: 01/07/2019

To give you a better idea of what goes on behind the scenes at Tempcover HQ, we’re going to be…

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7 ways to keep your car cool this summer

Last Updated: 01/07/2019

We’ve already seen some of the hottest temperatures on record this year and while the soaring temperatures may be great…

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Everything you need to know about electric cars

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

With new diesel and petrol vehicles set to be banned in the UK from 2040, is it time for us…

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What to do if you break down

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

If your car breaks down while you’re on the road, it can not only be incredibly frustrating but it can…

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5 perfect driving days out ideal for Half Term

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

February half term is just around the corner and if you’re like many parents up and down the country, you’re…

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Road rage at Christmas

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

The snow has begun to fall and is already turning to slush, a sure-fire sign that Christmas is just around…

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Worlds first 3D printed electric car revealed

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

The ever-expanding limits of 3D printing have gone a step further this week after start-up company XEV Limited revealed the…

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2018 London Motor Show preview

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

This weekend sees the return of the UK’s largest automotive retail event as the third annual London Motor Show returns…

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How to save money while driving home for Christmas

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Every year, thousands of motorists up and down the country embark on the long journey home for Christmas. Whether it’s…

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The real impact of drink driving at Christmas

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Drink driving is never okay. No matter who you are or what the situation is, there is no reasonable reason…

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Crackdown begins on drivers getting too close to cyclists

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Drivers getting up close and personal with cyclists are set to face punishment as part of a new government crackdown….

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UK car sales see biggest drop in 10 years

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

2018 saw the biggest drop in UK car sales since 2008 as uncertainty about Brexit and low consumer confidence hit…

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6 new driving laws for 2018

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

We may already be well into 2018, but millions of drivers are still unaware of the numerous new driving laws,…

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UK Car of the Year Award winner announced

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

27 leading motoring journalists had the difficult but always fun job of choosing from the 13 category winners which were…

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Introducing the brand new Tempcover.com office

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Thanks to the continued hard work of the Tempcover.com team and the rapid growth and success of the business, we…

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UKs crash for cash hotspots revealed

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Ten UK cities have been revealed as hotspots for fraudulent crash for cash schemes, with Birmingham taking the top spot. Data…

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Motorway speed limit increases to be tested on weekends

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Speed restrictions in place during motorway roadworks are set to be scrapped on weekends during new tests by Highways England….

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Green Cards

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

As we’re sure you’re aware, the initial Brexit deadline has now been moved to the 31st October but could be…

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The worst times to hit the road over Christmas

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

The great holiday exodus is almost upon us and whether it’s a long journey to visit relatives or just popping…

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Car seat laws in the UK are changing

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

What’s changing? From the 1st March, new baby car seat laws come into effect and it could have a huge…

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Easter 2018 travel guide

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Whatever your plans are this Easter, it’s very unlikely that you’re going to be alone on the roads. 19 million…

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New car sales drop for first time in six years

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

For the first time since 2011, the number of car sales in the UK has dropped. According to figures released…

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Tempcover.com wins 2017 Queens Award

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation…

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4 basic car repairs anyone can master

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Even basic car repairs and maintenance can be quite daunting for any newbie. Whether it’s the technical terms, the lack…

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Tough new penalties for drivers using mobile phones

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

From today, 1st March 2017, drivers face a range of new penalties if caught using a mobile phone behind the…

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New laws mean you may not need to get an MOT for your car

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Government changes which will come into effect from May 20th 2018 will see thousands of vehicles no longer require an…

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The true cost of taxis at Christmas and New Year

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

For many people, December is a month full of social events, Christmas parties and general celebration. Whether it’s catching up…

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The future of autonomous vehicles

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

For most people, autonomous vehicles or self-driving vehicles as they’re more commonly known, are the future of cars and the…

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10 new cars to get excited about in 2018

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

2018 is already in full swing and a new year means a brand-new batch of new cars are ready to…

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The most stolen cars in the UK

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Having your car stolen is every owner’s worst nightmare but is it always simply a case of being in the…

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Car insurance costs cut but its not good news for everyone

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

The seemingly never-ending rise in car insurance prices could be coming to a screeching stop thanks to proposed government changes,…

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Premiums rise again thanks to car insurance premium tax

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Have car insurance premiums gone up? Annual car insurance premiums have risen by an average of £110 in the last…

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Controversial new driving lesson rules come into effect

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

From 4th June 2018, new driving lesson rules came into effect which means that learners are now allowed to drive…

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Men are still paying more for car insurance than women

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Despite five years of EU legislation designed to level the playing the car insurance playing field, men are still paying…

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 Preview

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

The much-loved and legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed gets underway this week and once again the festival looks likely to…

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Tempcover poll reveals startling statistics about tired driving

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Driving while tired There are many hazards drivers face when getting behind the wheel but one that’s often overlooked is…

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10 greatest English cars ever made

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

To celebrate St. George’s Day, we’re celebrating England’s long and decorated history of producing great cars by looking back at…

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Huge discounts on new cars in August before new emissions rules begin

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

If you’re on the lookout for a new set of wheels, you could get an amazing deal and save thousands…

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The best car jokes

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival and the modern spiritual home of comedy is back once again…

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UKs parking ticket blackspot revealed

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Very few things in life will strike fear into the heart of drivers up and down the country quite like…

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Chinese backed Byton unveils futuristic smart device car

Last Updated: 13/06/2019

Chinese start-up, Byton has released plans for an exciting new vehicle which they’ve described as “the first real smart car,”….

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FAQs about impounded vehicles

Last Updated: 02/05/2019

Having your vehicle impounded can be a scary experience, not only do you risk losing your vehicle, but many of…

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Drive yourself to lose weight with the FitCar

Last Updated: 01/05/2019

Ever wished you could find the time to exercise more? Well with the world’s first calorie-burning car, the FitCar PPV…

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The UK’s most congested road revealed

Last Updated: 13/02/2019

The UK’s most congested road has been revealed as data reveals drivers lost a week’s worth of time sat in…

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10 new cars to get excited about in 2019

Last Updated: 28/01/2019

2019 looks to be a big year for the car industry with plenty of exciting releases already planned. There are…

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Police trial new roadside eye tests with big consequences for drivers

Last Updated: 16/10/2018

Three police forces in England are set to trial a new scheme which will see all motorists stopped by police…

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