motoring costs

The shocking truth about council fines

Friday, 05 March 2010 | Article

It used to be relatively straightforward: criminals were the bad guys who ripped people off and ruined lives; the rest of us were decent law-abiding citizens.
But a rising tide of new rules...

Claim compensation for pothole damage

Tuesday, 09 February 2010 | News

Drivers have been warned to be on their guard against the current ‘pothole epidemic’, after a sharp rise in the number of related claims.

Why are car insurance costs increasing?

Thursday, 28 January 2010 | News

The growth of compensation culture, rising fraud and increasingly savvy consumers have all led to a sharp rise in car insurance premiums, according to the latest premium index from the AA.

Brits burnt when buying second-hand cars

Monday, 21 December 2009 | News

A major investigation into second-hand cars has found that 86% of problems arise within just three months of purchase – with the average cost to the buyer a painful £465.

Lower the cost of your MOT

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

Avoid the crash-for-cash scammers

Thursday, 19 November 2009 | Article

In the last three years hundreds of motorists have had the same experience; they were driving round a roundabout when suddenly the car in front slammed on the breaks, leaving them no time to stop.

Five things to do when the clocks go back

Friday, 23 October 2009 | News

The clocks are due to turn back one hour this weekend – meaning darker mornings and earlier sunsets.

How to appeal an unfair parking ticket

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

The art of insuring a classic car

Wednesday, 07 October 2009 | Article

Whether you drive a mint condition MGB, a cute and curvy 1955 Beetle or a cooler-than-cool E-type Jaguar getting the right insurance to cover your pride and joy is vital.

Should you trade in your old banger?

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 | News

The car scrappage scheme is to be extended, with an additional £100 million cash injection to enable a further 100,000 drivers to swap their old bangers for a discounted new vehicle.