Third of MoT failures could be avoided if drivers made basic checks
Drivers have been urged to carry out basic checks on their car before taking it for an MoT, after new research revealed that over a third fail due to poor maintenance. Click to read more.
What's the best way to protect your home against burglars?
Internal and external lights and window and door locks are more effective in reducing burglary than alarms, new research shows. Click the button to read more.
Heavy load can increase braking distance by five metres
Many van drivers don't know how heavy loads impact braking distances, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The findings suggest that drivers may be risking accidents by failing to leave enough distance to stop. Click to read more.
Survey reveals common insurance misconceptions
Will an insurance payout cover the cost of replacing your written-off car? And if you write about your holiday plans on social media, will it void an insurance claim if your home is burgled while you are away? These and other questions were recently put to 2,099 people by Which? to identify common misconceptions about insurance policies.
Average cost of home contents insurance is less than spend on takeaways
Home contents insurance costs have fallen to a record low, yet one in four UK households have no cover for their possessions, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The ABI's Home Insurance Premium Tracker shows that the average cost of home contents insurance now stands at a record annual low of £127 a year, or £2.40 a week. That's less than the £4.40 average weekly spend on takeaway meals and is the lowest since the industry group started collecting the data in 2012. Read more...