3 things to consider before buying your first car

Passing your driving test is one of the best feelings, especially when that means you can finally turn your attention to picking your first car. And, while you might have had your heart set on the latest model, it’s time to start thinking sensibly about the purchase. With plenty of things to consider, including setting your budget, getting expert help, and test driving your options, we know it can get complicated. So, we will be offering our top tips to help you buy the perfect first car. Set a realistic budget Before you commit to a sale, you need to…

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Money saving tips for learner drivers

Our roads may be jammed, the private car may be a dinosaur doomed to extinction, but let’s face it, right now, if you can’t drive you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage: in employment terms, in social terms.  Passing your test takes, on average, around 45 hours of lessons and that’s going to cost you around £1,000.  And then there’s the cost of buying a car and the cost of insurance, which for a young person is probably going to be a lot more than the value of your car.  Pretty daunting and if you’re a student it’s going to be…

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What Type Of Driver Are You?

Did you drive to university this year? Did you drive safely? Well, you can now find out exactly what type of driver you are with this interactive calculator from The Fuelcard Company.Are you a backseat driver or a karaoke legend? Or do you constantly break the rules? Now’s your time to find out.The company has also done a study which discovered that more than 52% of Brits have potentially dangerous driving habits, the most common being… Going too fast (64%)Texting while driving (60%)Using the phone or hands-free (57%)Eating at the wheel (54%)Driving too close to other vehicles (52%)Throwing rubbish out of…

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What kind of student driver are you?

Did you drive to University this year? Did you drive safely? Well, you can now find out exactly what type of driver you are with this fun interactive calculator from The Fuelcard Company.Are you a backseat driver or a karaoke legend? Or do you constantly break the rules? Now’s your time to find out and share with your housemates.The company has also done a study which discovered that more than 52% of Brits have potentially dangerous driving habits, the most common being… Going too fast (64%)Texting while driving (60%)Using the phone or hands-free (57%)Eating at the wheel (54%)Driving too close to other…

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Driving Anxiety

As a younger generation, more and more of us are suffering from anxiety or from feeling constantly anxious, (The Guardian 2015). We don’t yet know why this. Maybe it’s the increased pressure on us to succeed? Maybe it’s the increased pressure to be perfect at everything; have the perfect good looks, the perfect body, be smart, be rich? One thing we do know is that this is a problem. Anxiety sucks, big time! And worse? You can never be sure when it will hit, leaving you in a constant state of worry that at any moment, a panic attack can occur, you…

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