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Frustrating things when driving

Frustration and driving often go hand in hand, but what makes drivers see red the most? We su...

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UK Drivers and their cars: A match made in heaven

For many, a car is more than just a means of transport. Often, extra time and serious in...

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Top 10 Factors Affecting Car Depreciation

Looking to purchase a new car in 2023? It’s a good idea to understand how depreciation...

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Top Tips to stay safe on the road this Autumn

We're into that time of year when leaves start changing colour, the temperature drops a little, and your ...

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Driving Behaviour differences

From time to time, even the best of us are prone to getting annoyed while driving so we surveyed 1,...

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UK’s Most Confusing Driving Laws - Explained

All the driving laws in the UK are enforced to ensure the safety of road users, but there are many ...

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Half of drivers don’t trust driverless technology

Half of the UK’s drivers do not trust new driverless technology, with women less likely to trust ...

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One in four have damaged their car on a speedhump or pothole

One in four people have damaged their car on either a speedhump or pothole, rising to almost one in...

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Getting your car ready for your first date

It’s almost Valentine’s day and panic (we mean excitement!) sets in when the time finally comes...

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Traffic Road Signs Quiz Part 2

So, you’ve completed our Traffic Road Signs Quiz Part 1, but now it’s time for Part 2! Let’s ...

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Traffic Road Signs Quiz Part 1

In the UK, we drive thousands of miles every day and come across a countless number of road signs, ...

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Nearly a third of drivers have had a car written off

Writing off a car might seem unusual to many, but nearly a third (29%) of UK drivers have written a...

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Monthly car payments highest expense after mortgage

Almost a third (30%) of UK drivers say their monthly car payments are their second highest expense,...

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ITG British Car Quiz Part 2

How well do you know your British Cars? Test your knowledge with the Great British Car Quiz!

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Owning a car is essential for everyday life

More than three quarters (79%) of UK drivers think that having a car is essential for their everyda...

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10 factors that would persuade a UK driver to buy an electric car

Ease of charging, distance travelled on one charge and saving money are the top considerations ...

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Top 10 things that make UK drivers see red

UK drivers are an irritated bunch according to a new survey on what makes drivers see red when ...

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The Great British Car Quiz - Part 1

How well do you know your British Cars? Test your knowledge with the Great British Car Quiz!

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The Best UK Cities for Parking

Searching around for a parking space in a city centre is often a stressful experience. Finding ...

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Car showrooms or private sellers?

The polished floors, shiny cars and bright lights of car salesrooms still appeal to the over 55...

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Cars made in Great Britain

Buying British made cars could help bolster the UK car industry. Honda is closing its Swindon plant...

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Top considerations for Britons when choosing a car

Britons buying new cars this March are a sensible bunch, according to a new Opinium* survey, mostly...

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What Britons want from UK Driving Tests

The UK driving tests exist to assess people’s driving ability and their knowledge of the road. D...

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UK drivers and their cars – A love story

This Valentine’s Day, 98% of the UK’s drivers are spending it with something they love, even if...

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Dashboard Lights Quiz

Dashboard Lights Quiz

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How to protect your car from thieves

Autumn is a busy time for car criminals as people spend more time indoors and thieves benefit from ...

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Taxis around the world

In the UK we have a pretty solid idea of what we think a taxi looks like. It has four wheels, usual...

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Top 10 must-know highway codes this Autumn/Winter

From keeping sheep under control, to not flashing or honking in an intimidating fashion and not bei...

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What makes UK drivers angry?

UK drivers are an angry bunch according to a new survey on what makes drivers see red when they...

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Why we love our cars - Top 10 reasons

Britain’s long affair with cars shows no sign of waning with 81 per cent of drivers saying they l...

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Millennials spend just as much on car finance as rent

One in five (20%) millennials (under 34s) pay as much for their car each month as their rent or mor...

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Top ten tips on car depreciation

A new car loses approximately 20% of its value when it is driven off the showroom forecourt, and ca...

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How Britons choose their cars

Britons buying new cars this September are a sensible bunch, according to a new Opinium* survey, mo...

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Britain’s Driving Habits Revealed

With 37.9 million vehicles licenced for use on Britain’s roads and over 48 million driving licenc...

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Test driving a used car: The ultimate checklist

Test driving a used car is always an exciting experience. Yet amidst this excitement, we often get ...

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Strange UK driving habits revealed

From eating their breakfast, to singing at the top of their voice, ducking when they go under a b...

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Only 10 percent of car owners have gap insurance

Dealerships sell GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for up to four times* more than an equ...

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Over one third of drivers would consider buying an electric car

Over a third (37%) of drivers, who do not already...

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Owning a vehicle considered essential for everyday life

74% of people say having a car is essential to their everyday life, with this number rising to 83% ...

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One in four UK drivers have written off a car

Over one in four (27%) UK drivers have written off a car, with a brand-new model accounting for ove...

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Rating the UK’s Motorways

Love them or hate them, if you’re a driver in the UK then there’s a good chance you’ve had th...

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Fastest accelerating cars of the past decade

With the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on the horizon, due to commence on the 8th July 20...

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Our favourite car TV adverts

We’re all big fans of cars here at InsuretheGap.com, but we’re probably even bigger fans of the...

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Car owners would feel safer if all cars had dash cams

A change in the law that requires all vehicles to have dash cams fitted would make drivers feel saf...

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Daily Car Maintenance Checklist

To help keep your car on the road, we have compiled a guide showing you how you can look after your own car...

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A brief history of car safety

Since the first modern automobile was built in 1886, improving the safety of motorists has remained...

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Government U-turn on diesel cars hits drivers in the pocket

Owners of diesel cars in the UK are angry with the government for their decision to ban diesel vehi...

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Changes to MOT testing 2018

The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) are undertaking some major adjustments to MOT testing, wi...

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Driving stereotypes survey reveals worst driven cars and bad habits

A quarter (25%) of drivers who took part in our survey told us BMW was the car brand they most associate...

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New insurance write-off categories aim to provide clarity for buyers

New car insurance categories have been introduced to make it easier to identify the level of damage a ve...

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Are 20mph zones safer than 30mph?

A report on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset Council has revealed that deaths and serious injuries ha...

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GAP insurance quote survey

We are offering a £5 Amazon voucher to the first 100 people who provide us with d...

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We quoted Han Solo to insure the Millenium Falcon

What would it cost Han Solo to insure the Millennium Falcon?

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Europe’s most popular car brands revealed

Research carried out by InsuretheGap, using data from Marklines, looked at 45 countries in Europe and foun...

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Drive-In cinema experiences for Halloween 2017

This tradition has been available to us Brits for a few years now, with many locations throughout the U.K. ...

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Survey: Only one in 10 drivers have GAP Insurance

From the responses we received, only 28% of drivers say they are familiar with GAP insurance, leaving 72% t...

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Nearly 50% of people fear car showroom rip-off

This was felt more strongly by women, with 54% making this claim versus 45% of men. Women revealed they wer...

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A third of buyers don't consider car depreciation

The survey also found that 11% of drivers believe that all cars depreciate at the same rate, with 22% say...

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What gets drivers honking? - Infographic

Manufacturer’s came up with a variety of solutions, however it was the Klaxon (from the Greek word klaxo...

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Drivers admit to taking risks when on the road

Now if you’re an experienced driver it isn’t something you particularly want to hear (backseat drivers ...

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UK roadside is 'final refuge' for rarest plants

Country road verges are the final refuge for the remaining species of wildflowers which have survived losi...

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The cost of driving is pricing young people out

The average cost of car insurance for a 17-20-year-old driver is around £1400*, rising to as much as £387...

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Survey: Cost of motoring second only to housing

Without a car, holding a down a particular type of job would be impossible, as would being able to visit fr...

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Negotiating could save you £1000 on a new car

It might not come naturally to Brits, but the power of negotiating could save car ...

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One in five have written off a car

One in five (18%) have written off a car, with 77% saying it was not their fault, ...

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Over 40% of drivers buy brand new cars

Four in ten (43%) drivers buy brand new cars, according to a new Opinium survey of...

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Fast, Furious and Extremely Costly!

Since the very first movie came out in 2001, Insurethe...

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Legislation set to change on logbook loans

When it comes to buying a second-hand car, it goes without saying that you should ...

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Driverless cars - Why it's all or nothing for some manufacturers

The development of the driverless car continues to evolve at what feels like a sig...

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Five things to consider before leasing a car

Car leasing is increasing in popularity as more people seek a mobile phone ‘pay ...

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New car tax tariffs for 2017

2017 sees new rules for Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) coming into effect and it...

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U.K. councils may get control over yellow box junctions

They’re up there alongside spiders and whole weekends in the company of your in-...

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What does it cost Santa to deliver presents to the UK?

Christmas is a time of year that’s often described as ‘magical’. There’s Santa singlehandedly deliv...

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10 Unusual Driving Laws from Around the World

If you find yourself driving in any of these countries, make a note of these rather odd driving laws to a...

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How to help maintain your tyres

Keeping your tyres in good condition and extending their longevity depends on many factors and is essentia...

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Car Depreciation - What You Need to Know

Fuel economy, performance and aesthetics usually top the priority list for people investing in a new c...

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Turn your old smartphone into a dashboard camera

Remember that old smartphone you stashed away in a draw never to be used again? Go and grab it, because it...

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New Car Registrations and Models

September marks the return to school for children all over the country, the football season is in full swin...

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Car Colour – It matters more than you may think

Black or white? Red or blue? When it comes to choosing the colour of your car, it’s only your personal ...

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How to Protect Your Car from Thieves

Okay, so we all know that car thievery exists. Despite technological advances in vehicle security car theft...

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Cars of the future

The Beatles once famously sang 'Tomorrow Never Knows', but when it comes to the type of car we'll be drivin...

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New Car Map of Britain 2015

Over 120,000 new cars were purchased in Great Britain in 2015, but which regions bought the most? Click on ...

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Top car salesmen phrases and what they really mean

"One careful lady owner" - No idea who owned it, but this line usually works

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A brief history of car manufacturing in Britain

When it comes to the manufacturing of motor vehicles, it's fair to say the Brits have a rich heritage. Havi...

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Buying a new car - What you need to know.

There's nothing quite like the excitement of buying a new car, but it's important to know what you're look...

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The What, Why's and How Guide to Car Depreciation

What is Car Depreciation? Depreciation is the difference between what you pay for a car, whether...

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Top 10 best-selling cars of 2015

1. Ford Fiesta Much like the X-Factor winner, the Ford Fiesta usually ends the year as number one...

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What to do if You're Involved in an Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be one of life's more stressful ordeals, especially if you are unsure ...

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