Using public transport is a greener and often cheaper alternative to hiring a car when considering travelling around while on holiday. In most larger cities, particularly English speaking ones, finding your way around using the local network of trains and buses shouldn’t be too much of an issue. You also have the added bonus of not worrying about the local traffic idiosyncrasies, and being able to enjoy a drink of alcohol without worrying about the drive home.
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When you join the over 50′s crowd, your car insurance premiums are likely to go down. Insurance companies calculate policy prices by determining the risk of each driver. When you get older, you are considered to be less of a risk, giving you more affordable options to choose from.
However, if you do a few things, it may be possible for you to see even better reductions. If you are really keen on squeezing every last penny out of your next policy, there are a few things you can do.
When it comes to protecting your car, you want the best car insurance that money can buy; or do you? While having car insurance is generally legally required in most regions, motor insurance companies can make additional profits by offering more extensive insurance packages to their drivers. These insurance packages may include various benefits apart from car accident repairs, such as roadside assistance or routine car maintenance. This is obviously a direct contrast to very basic packages, such as with liability coverage, which will only cover the cost of a third party’s repairs should the insured driver get into a car accident.
Comprehensive car insurance is quite the opposite. This type of insurance can cover other motor related matters, such as repairs in the case of an “act of God.” If you have housing insurance, you may already know what an “act of God” is, but essentially it is a natural disaster that cannot otherwise be predicted.
The Honda Micro Commuter, released in November 2012 is set to challenge the only other 100% electric urban compact two-seater, the Twizy by rival car manufacturer Renault. Its official title is ‘micro size, short distance, EV commuter’.
The car is lightweight, sleek and state of the art. It measures at just 2.5m long, 1.25m wide and 1.45m high. It runs on a rear-mounted electric motor with a 15kW lithium-ion battery. The Micro Commuter has an approximate range of 37 miles and maximum speed of 50mph.
As a rule of thumb, consumers should include the cost of insurance in their auto-buying budget since it’s such a vital aspect of owning a car. Many people may not realize that they should buy the insurance before buying the car.
It’s an even lesser known fact, that buying insurance online is where the biggest discounts are. But before you buy car insurance on lacapitale.com or some other website, check out some insurance comparison websites and keep in mind these important items:
There are many things to consider when maintaining your car, and sometimes it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental components – the tyres on the wheels that allow it to move.
Tyre Safety Month took place in October 2011 in the UK, and featured a number of special events and promotions designed to get drivers thinking about the condition their tyres are in and how to improve them.
Throughout October, motoring organisations highlighted the benefits of keeping tyres pumped up to the recommended level, not least of which is significantly improved fuel consumption – helping motorists to save money on fuel which can go towards other essentials such as car insurance renewal.
There are several different types of car insurance policy, and it is important that you purchase the correct one. If not then there is a danger that you will not be covered as you might wish, or alternatively it could be costing you too much money. Here is an overviews of the main type of insurance policies that are available.
Third party insurance
Third party insurance is the minimum level of car insurance and it is the type of insurance that the law stipulates you must have if you own a car. Even if you don’t intend to drive it but is does not have a SORN, you still need third party insurance. It covers any damage you might do to property that is not owned by you covers potential compensation payments to anyone who might be injured in an accident involving your vehicle, including your passengers.