This website is packed with relevant information by topic, under the horizontal menu headings CARS, DEALERS, GARAGES, INSTRUCTORS, INSURANCE and TYRES menu sections.
Below please find motoring miscellany that doesn’t fit into other topic sections or categories.
Windscreen wipers: how to care for and replace your wipers
2 February 2023
When you get into a brand-new car or walk out of the opticians with a fresh set of spectacles, there’s one thing they have in common. That refreshed, bright feeling is thanks to unsullied glass...
Why You Should Make the Switch to an EV
8 August 2022
The motor industry is evolving rapidly. Electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer the minority on the roads...
Four in ten motorists do not know the drink-drive limit
20 May 2022
Potentially millions of motorists could be unknowingly getting behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit...
Driven mad… where do Britain's angriest motorists live?
20 May 2022
The places where Britain’s angriest drivers live can now be revealed - and Londoners are far more hot-headed...
How Do You Take Care of a Car with High Mileage?
01 April 2022
Do you own a car with high mileage? If you do, congratulations—you've likely gotten great value for your money.
6 Highway Code Changes for 2022 That You’ll Want to Know
08 February 2022
To kick off 2022, the Highway Code is due to introduce new driving laws as well as making amendments to existing ones.
Pausing is the smartest answer to motorway safety worries says IAM RoadSmart
12 January 2022
The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has commended the government’s decision to put the brakes on the rollout of controversial new All Lane Running (ALR) smart motorway schemes.
Stress-free parking this Christmas
3 December 2021
This week’s tips from Richard Gladman, Head of Driving and Riding Standards at IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s largest independent charity, gives advice to shoppers on securing the perfect parking space ahead of the busiest...
More than half of older drivers support testing of older drivers every 5 years
18 November 2021
The fact that over half of older drivers are willing to undergo extra driving checks bodes well for the policy changes we advocate.
What to do if your tank is empty or nearly empty
4 October 2021
Some stations are considering a fuel limit of £30 until supply issues are fixed. So, if you’re driving on an emptier than usual tank, we’d advise you to follow the above steps, plus those outlined in our guide to fuel-efficient driving.
Automatic for the people – could this be the end of the manual driving licence?
23 September 2021
Until things change however, young people need to be aware that manual driving licences will always open up a wider range of job opportunities for them, particularly as the country recovers from the pandemic.
Older Drivers fit, healthy and determined to keep driving for at least the next 12 years or more
17 August 2021
The survey took place early in the pandemic, many respondents reported missing a routine eyesight test, visual problems or medical problems were left unchecked, thus potentially making them unsafe to drive.
UK road deaths drop for the first time in eight-years
25 June 2021
Up to date collision information is essential to avoid transport policy being developed in a data vacuum. We urge the Government to issue road safety figures more frequently so that informed decisions can be made.
The All New Green Number Plates
15 June 2021
With these number plates you’re able to access cheaper parking and even free entry in low emission zones.
Upcoming Changes To The Highway Code
6 May 2021
We are aware that these change aren’t huge, but they are put in place to clarify existing rules on pedestrian priority as well as cyclist and horse riders safety.
Easy ways to save money running a car
31 March 2021
Buying or financing a car is a really exciting time and it can be great for your bank balance.
ALAN DAY VOLKSWAGEN TEAM UP WITH ENGLAND GOALIE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
12 March 2021
The #ChooseToChallenge fundraiser was launched as part of International Women’s Day.
All Things Dash Cam!
26 February 2021
The main selling point of any dash cam is that it can be used as evidence in the event of an accident or can greatly assist when it comes to processing a claim.
Avoidable collisions with wildlife
8 November 2020
Autumn is the time of year with the highest risk of animals venturing unexpectedly into roads.
Do you know the motoring rules?
3 October 2020
Few motorists know enough about the rules of the road not realising that the driver is responsible for topping up their knowledge at all times. Be sure to read The Highway Code on a regular basis, just in case.
Suffering from driving fears or anxiety?
2 September 2020
FOXY Lady Drivers Club members can call on a range of anxiety support services to help them cope with motoring stress or motorway driving fears.
Car Games With Children
4 August 2020
Car journeys with children can be stressful. So it’s good to have some car games up your sleeve when the going gets tough…
Are You Wearing The Right Sunglasses?
3 July 2020
Like most things, there is an EU standard for sunglasses. Some aren’t suitable for wearing when driving or cycling and photo chromic ones might be too dark for convertible drivers in tunnels.
What to do when your car is uneconomical to repair
25 May 2020
What are your choices when you need to dispose of an elderly car? Is it time to scrap it we wonder?
Six month MOT extension during coronavirus
31 March 2020
In certain cases your car’s MOT will be extended by 6 months during the coronavirus epidemic
Likely Causes of Brake Failure
2 March 2020
Brake performance can be adversely affected by overheating or the presence of water in brake fluids.
The Value of Business Awards
4 February 2020
Awards single out businesses as being better than the rest because the winners have to go that extra mile to make the grade ahead of others.
Do You Know Your Consumer Rights When Motoring Goes Wrong?
3 February 2020
When things go wrong and you’re dealing with a faulty car or garage service we sure to know your rights conferred by the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
About Quad Bike Safety
7 January 2020
Useful information about quad bike safety training courses
How company car schemes work
1 December 2019
This is a Guest Blog from Lease Plan UK explaining the many company car scheme options for employers.
How To Improve Staff Loyalty and Retention
1 November 2019
Is your Employer Benefit Scheme good enough when it comes to the mental wellness of your staff? Find out more about HR strategies and unique support services to help here.
These Tyres Can Generate Electricity
29 July 2019
Here we have an innovative proposal to use tyres to produce electricity to all round green and value for money effect here.
How to buy a car that is good value, genuine and reliable
18 June 2019
A staggering one in every 17 used cars for sale has some type of mileage irregularity, including newer and expensive cars.
Meet the Motor Claim Guru
21 May 2019
Club members can ask Motor Claim Guru Tim Kelly for advice in an insurer dispute about an accident repair claim.
Auto Excellence Business Awards 2019
28 March 2019
Business awards are especially important in an industry with little regulation of standards and too many complaints. We like to see leading awards like AIEA 2019 so motorists can identify and support the local garages...
About French Motoring Law
19 February 2019
French law states that a clean air sticker, called a Crit’Air vignette, must be displayed to identify what emissions your vehicle produces. Did you know this?
Have you signed the #SwearToChange driving challenge?
6 February 2019
FOXY Lady Drivers Club is happy to support AutoTrader’s #SwearToChange campaign because we agree it’s time to address selfish behavioural attitudes which affect the road safety of others.
Our FOXYLadyApproved garage in Cheadle
30 January 2019
Cheadle’s AA Silencers is a FOXY Lady Approved garage in Cheadle. A commitment to quality, friendly and professional staff plus first rate garage services and customer facilities differentiates this garage from...
Don't let stress rule your driving
15 August 2018
Apparently 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep-related so please don’t drive if you feel sleepy or stressed. Here are some stress-busting tips to help.
Important changes to your car's MOT test
18 May 2018
New MOT rules could mean motorists being (or just feeling) ripped off, especially if they don’t know the new rules or garages they can trust.
Look Out - Car Fraudsters About
10 May 2018
Nearly five million UK cars may have had their mileage digitally altered – could affordable finance plans be to blame?
Be Part Of The Italian Job in 2018
22 March 2018
The 2018 Italian Job invites Mini drivers to enjoy a special adventure, driving to Italy, raising money for children to have their own bed.
Women drivers and Protyre
26 February 2018
Protyre centres are part of the Micheldever Group,the largest independent wholesaler, distributor and retailer of tyres in the UK, selling over six million tyres nationwide each year.
Tyre Safety Evening for Ladies in Morecambe
29 October 2017
One of the best ways to learn about your car is to attend a local Ladies evening. And as you’d expect, businesses that are FOXY Lady Approved come with added reassurance to boot.
Bognor, Beaches & Business
16 October 2017
FOXY Lady Approved dealers are rigorously approved & monitored as female friendly as per GWA Cars & Finance in West Sussex.
FOXY Female Business Partnerships
30 May 2017
FOXY Partners are female led organisations whose female members/customers can claim a free FOXY Lady Drivers Club membership as part of this relationship.
Do You Know Your Used Car Consumer Rights?
3 May 2017
Be sure to know your rights. The Consumer Rights Act favours motorists who have bought a faulty car & within six months of purchase you may get a full refund.
The Cost of Motoring - VED Rates
24 March 2017
New changes to car tax in April 2017 are going to hit brand new car buyers who choose environmentally-friendly car models most of all. Be sure to compare and shop around re VED levels.
FOXY sponsors the Brighton and Hove Motor Show
16 February 2017
The Brighton and Hove Motor Show is a special event for all motorists in Sussex. Women who register in advance get a gift membership of FOXY Lady Drivers Club plus valuable female motoring insight on Stand 17. See you...
Tyre Safety Month Promotion #TSM17
29 September 2016
Women getting tyres checked and OK’d by a FOXY Lady Approved garage get a special motoring gift during Tyre Safety Month, October 2016. Just do it please…
Paddy Hopkirk appointed as Mature Drivers' Ambassador
19 January 2016
Famous rally driver Paddy Hopkirk MBE has been appointed Mature Driver Ambassador by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) to represent the best interests of older motorists who are often...
Happy 10th birthday FOXY
9 December 2014
FOXY Lady Drivers Club celebrates its 10th birthday in December 2014. So what has happened in the last ten years. Quite a lot explains FOXY Founder Steph Savill.