Category Archives: driving

petrol station, fuel, insurance, forecourt insurance, transport, motoring, car, DriveWrite Automotive

The Petrol Station Through The Ages

Once up on a time, filling up meant swinging by your local petrol station to have your tank refuelled by a friendly pump attendant then moving along your merry way. Since the very first one way back in 1888 however, petrol stations have been given quite the modern makeover and safety is more important than ever. Continue reading

Driving Standards, road safety, motoring, driving, DriveWrite Automotive, automotive blog, motoring blog, car blog

The Standard Of Driving Standards

More than eight out of every ten British motorists are unaware of new speeding fines, which could see someone earning £50,000 pay a fine of £1000 for travelling 41mph in a 20mph limit. This is according to research carried out for a survey by a leading consumer motoring website (acknowledged) and it is relevant to driving standards. Continue reading

driving abroad, holidays, car insurance, car transporters, DriveWrite Automotive

Driving Abroad In Style

Driving abroad is a point of considerable stress for many people. Even experienced motorists can sometimes find the idea of driving in a foreign country a little worrisome. On a certain level, this is perfectly understandable. Continue reading

dashcams, dashcam, RAC, Proofcam, road safety, car insurance, DriveWrite, Automotive blog, motoring blog, car blog blog

Supporting The Case For Dashcams

I don’t have a problem returning to the subject of road safety and the use of dashcams. In my driving life I see so many instances of bad or sloppy or careless or just-plain-stupid driving that I am often inclined to smile at and offer a cheery wave to anyone who is driving conscientiously. I use a dashcam all of the time as a precaution against stupidity or criminal activity. Continue reading

garage, car repair, car maintenance, MOT, book an MOT, car mechanic, DriveWrite Automotive

Car Repair Vs. Maintenance

Cars are expensive and often difficult beasts to run. Like anything using a mix of electronics and mechanical parts; they are very prone to failure. Whether your cambelt snaps or your tyres need to be replaced, you need to be taking the right action. And, sometimes, this work should come before the incident ever occurs. Continue reading

Jaguar F-Type, F-Pace, sports cars, green cars, Jaguar, DriveWrite, Automotive blog, motoring blog, car blog

Jaguar F-Type 4-Cylinder: A Sports Car Too Far?

DriveWriting as devil’s advocate about the new Jaguar F-Type…

Jaguar are on a roll these days. Car after car spill off the design board to delight waiting customers. With the splendid F-Pace, Jaguar have achieved the highest accolade as the big SUV is voted Car Of The Year. Well deserved hugs all round. Continue reading

Classic Trader, Porsche, Mercedes, classic cars, used car, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, cars

Porsche 911 Dominates European Classic Car Trade

Classic Trader, Europe’s leading online classic car trading platform operating the first international online marketplace for the purchase and sale of classic cars, has for the first time eclipsed a total trading volume of €1bn, with Porsche and Mercedes dominating the top ten in the number of listings. Continue reading

Van Monster, minivan, MPV, used vans, commercial vehicles, vans

The Sporting Minivan

If commercial vans are the arterial lifeblood of commerce then the minivan, or MPV, is the vehicle that keeps a family on the road. Roomy and comfortable, the minivan is not known for driving thrills but that does not have to be the case as this fun survey from Van Monster shows…. Continue reading

car sick, driving holidays, summer holidays, driving, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, car, blog

Falling Down Stairs And Being Car Sick

You won’t see any car reviews here for a while. There’s a reason for that. You see, when you are a car enthusiast the prospect of a drive in something tasty engenders a feeling within akin to that of a kid in a sweet shop. The prospect of the open road and the roar of the engine coupled with the feel of the wheel in your hand and the smell of the admiring crowd, all build to a crescendo in your mind: but there are dangers, as I have discovered. Continue reading

Audi A1, Audi, new cars, supermini, small cars, premium cars, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

The Audi A1 Is Just That.

I am of the firm belief that if you took all the variants of all the Audi cars on sale today and lined them up, they would girdle the earth; there’s that much choice from the German brand’s catalogue. At the start of the line observers will see the tiny Audi A1. According to a dictionary (Yup. Still using one), A1 means ‘Very good or well. Excellent’. If a ship is described as A1 it means it is equipped to the highest standard. The definition applies here. Continue reading