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  • Car has been hit but due to be traded in next week
    @TC1474 Thank you very much, I have really been pushing them as you have said explaining that the costs will soar, but like anything these days... see more
  • Car has been hit but due to be traded in next week
    You can claim for what is called "Uninsured losses" What this means is that because you are out of pocket as a result of negligence on the part of... see more
  • Car has been hit but due to be traded in next week
    Hi, Was just wondering if I could get some advice please as genuinely don't know the best course of action, in 15 years of driving I have never... see more
  • Driving shoes
    I think I'd rather drive in boots than barefoot. see more
  • Driving shoes
    I can only drive comfortably in thin-soled shoes; thick ones make me feel disconnected from the pedals. Practice must be key for those who manage... see more
  • Driving shoes
    Interesting posts, I was wondering whether or not I was in a minority My Dad had to drive with Dr. Martens or whatever they were called when in... see more
  • Reverse gear
    Pull out the transmission dipstick. Is the oil dark or black and does it smell burned? These transmissions are normally very reliable with no known... see more
  • Following an accident my car has been given a Category D write off..
    You must tell your insurance company before you use it and they may want a higher premium or even refuse to accept you. see more
  • Driving shoes
    When I drove a truck, I wore heavy steel-toed safety boots all the time. It was often a requirement in places I delivered to, although some... see more
  • Driving shoes
    Circumstances dictated that I had to drive once in work boots. I drove around the NW London suburbs pretty much all day with no problem until the end... see more
  • Following an accident my car has been given a Category D write off..
    It has been repaired by a reputable garage am I still Insured? ​​​​​​​Thanks. see more
  • Driving shoes
    I absolutely agree. I tend to drive in trainers, I can drive in boots, but only once they are sufficiently worn in, and that can take quite some... see more
  • Driving myths
    There have been many cases where people have ended up in jail for "impersonating a doctor". That certificate they proudly display after six or more... see more
  • Driving shoes
    Does anyone tend to need a certain type of footwear for driving? I find myself unable to drive in any kind of thick soled shoes, all I can drive... see more
  • Bad driving instructor
    For the driving test (says I putting on my ex examiners hat) you will be required to signal by the numbers (MSM), but once you are through your test,... see more
  • WHAT is the Biggest PROBLEM In the Car Industry?
    A bit of advice to the auto industry. Stop doing stuff like this to claw every last penny out of the motorist. see more
  • Driving myths
    I have actually seen that done at a few RTC's over the years and it worked. Admittedly the person doing the procedure was a first aid instructor... see more
  • Driving myths
    @Rolebama Yeah, that makes sense I remember watching a film in which someone performed a tracheotomy-style operation using a biro pen ... I... see more
  • Driving myths
    As far as I am aware, to become a doctor, (the first step to becoming a surgeon), means a 5/6 year course. Any Joe Public can be a first aider. ... see more
  • Reverse gear
    Some auto boxes use cables. I would suggest having it checked. see more
  • Odd hints and tips
    There's an app for everything. The last time i was hanging a picture i realised that I'd mislaid the small spirit level. I knew it'd be in the... see more
  • Bad driving instructor
    On test, the examiner doesn't expect a new driver to have the observation skills or experience necessary always to judge whether anyone would benefit... see more
  • Driving myths
    Totally offtopic but I often wondered if surgeons have to have some kind of license, seeing as they are sticking blades in people, or is it just... see more
  • Bad driving instructor
    will National Intensive at very least refund the cost of the theory test? You would have to ask them that. she was more interested in saying... see more
  • Reverse gear
    Are you parked on an incline? see more
  • Driving myths
    @Santa This guy bought a Range Rover, possibly the most unreliable car ever and bought an extended bumper to bumper 6 year warrant for $3900 (about... see more
  • Bad driving instructor
    I've just read on here that a theory test is valid for two years, that takes a lot of weight off my mind. see more
  • Bad driving instructor
    Well an update and a bump on this thread. My instructor through National Intensive cancelled last minute due to covid and last minute they... see more
  • Speed limiters in July
    If it was being used today this would never have happened. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-tells-horrific-search-baby-29510551 Makes... see more
  • Reverse gear
    I have a 2009 Astra Vauxhall automatic. for 2 days now I started feeling when I put the reverse gear it's feels a bit hard like stuck before it... see more