Top Motoring Tips
Here are our top tips for women drivers to do with everyday motoring, insurance, new cars, garages, tyres, accident repairs and car dealers.
23 June 2023
Are you dreaming of an epic road trip? It's not just about the destination, but also the journey - finding the perfect car to get you there is essential!
2 February 2023
If you’re thinking about upgrading your car and need to raise funds, selling it privately can earn you more money compared to selling it to a dealership...
6 October 2022
Autumn: the fall of leaves, temperature, and daylight hours. But how do these effect our daily driving conditions?
13 July 2022
There are some quite significant differences from petrol that you should know if you’re considering buying a used diesel car.
20 May 2022
With summer on the horizon and road trips making a well deserved comeback, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a new set of wheels.
1 April 2022
Buying a car can be an exciting experience but at the same time a little daunting. Going for a used car rather than new can save you a lot of pennies upfront, however there are several things you must look out for before handing over your well-earned cash.
22 December 2021
With family visits, Christmas events a more over the festive period, can you really afford to be without transportation?
Get yourself a free Best4 Warranty quote and you may be surprised how much we can help lessen the risk.
2 December 2021
Use our Best4 Warranty Winter Checklist make sure you have all the items you need during the Winter months.
18 November 2021
Indeed, e-scooter culprits could face fines of up to £300 and six points on their licence if caught by the police. It only takes six points accumulated within the first two years of passing a test for a new driver’s licence to be revoked.
22 October 2021
The scary reality is that Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians and pedestrian fatality is 43% higher than average.
23 September 2021
A happy dog leads to a pleasurable journey. Make sure to pack some of your pup’s favourite toys, avoid blasting loud music and be conscious of driving gently.
17 August 2021
How much does it cost if you don’t have breakdown recovery?
Instant breakdown cover could cost you up to £110 just to set up the account.
11 June 2021
Buying a used car isn’t as mysterious as it once has been. Nowadays buyers can get a full track record (including MOT and Servicing history) before making the commitment of buying a big-ticket item such as a car.
28 May 2021
These are just the major checks that you should make as we ease out of lockdown and your car usage starts to increase to ensure that your vehicle is still safe and roadworthy.
6 May 2021
Be sure to note that Wear and Tear cover ceases to be applicable once the vehicle has exceeded 8 years of age or 80,000 miles, even if this occurs during the lifetime of the policy.
26 March 2021
Although 2030 may seem quite a way off, it’s less than nine years away, and if the UK is to meet its target of stopping fossil fuel-powered cars from being sold and on UK roads, we need to start looking more into electric vehicles now.
4 March 2021
Learning more about your car can be a fun thing. It allows you to maintain your car properly and you start to understand your car’s language.
19 February 2021
When it comes to choosing the best car to learn in, you need to take a few things into consideration and keep in mind what features will be the most convenient for you as a provisional license holder.
16 December 2020
If you’ve been involved in a collision, you’ll know how scary it can be. But do you, and your family and friends, know what to do when it happens? Hence our tips to make sure you are prepared, just in case.
7 November 2020
Positive concentration behind the wheel will help you avoid the many roadside and in-car distractions that cause accidents. You know it makes sense.
4 October 2020
Heavy rain affects visibility, so always take your driving seriously and slowly. Here are some useful tips to help you decide how to tackle this, where absolutely necessary.
1 September 2020
September is a busy time for motorists with many MOTs and insurance renewals on the horizon. But for motoring Mums and Grans it’s also the start of a new school term, coronavirus concerns and a busy morning...
3 August 2020
Serious caravan towing incidents are usually down to inexperienced drivers or experienced drivers who become complacent.
1 August 2020
Anxiety levels can affect motoring confidence and make certain tasks and situations seem like they are too much to take on – some of us feel overwhelmed as a result of lockdown.
1 July 2020
Now that traffic levels are nearly back to pre lockdown levels we’d like to remind members how to handle road rage during these stressful times.
23 May 2020
A good personal credit rating will make it easier to arrange finance. Either way it makes sense to know what your rating says and to challenge this if need be.
8 April 2020
Top Ten car care tips when laying up your car during the coronavirus crisis
2 March 2020
Buying a new car should be fun but this depends on how well you have done your car buying homework in advance. Members of FOXY Lady Drivers Club can call upon us for advice and support.
11 February 2020
Too many cars fail their MOT for the lack of simple and regular DIY checks we can all do re tyres, lights and windscreen wipers as a safety minimum.
6 February 2020
Keyless cars are convenient and sold to us as a feature but they’re also the gateway to car theft in too many cases. Be aware and take simple precautions here.
7 January 2020
How about resolving to be a safer and greener motorist in 2020?
2 December 2019
Alongside Tyresafe and its supporters, FOXY doesn’t approve of part worn tyres so we asked a leading tyre expert, Win in Stockton-on-Tees, for her tyre buying advice.
11 November 2019
With a bit of TLC your battery will keep on going. Be sure to look after it and know what to do if it shows signs of being under stress. A full charge is likely to give you longer before you need to buy another one!
29 October 2019
Fog is an added hazard as winter approaches. It’s important to know how to help others see you and when to use (and switch off) fog lights.
29 July 2019
Taking a child on holiday can be a stressful experience especially for first-time parents or grandparents.
26 June 2019
Tips to get the best value airport parking and steer clear of the cowboys that risk the security of your car.
28 May 2019
The number of car thefts as a result of keyless entry methods has risen recently. So what can to do to make sure this doesn’t affect you?
2 May 2019
Make sure you have right emergency breakdown cover and that you know how to contact the service when you need to.
19 April 2019
This year Easter will be busier than ever on our roads because many motorists are staying at home not travelling to Europe because of Brexit uncertainty.
28 March 2019
Taking hayfever remedies can make you drowsy behind the wheel. Know what you can take to help and if you need something stronger get others to drive…
19 February 2019
Learning to drive is expensive so if parents can help by observing driving behaviour before the test this experience will help. Needless to say, rules apply.
19 February 2019
Cars don’t just let us down in winter. In fact it’s a well known thing that they let us down when it’s most stressful and inconvenient. So best to be prepared we say.
29 January 2019
Whilst it’s often easier to trade your car in, this mightn’t get you the best price at the end of the day. But you do have to factor in the cost of a relatively stress-free car selling transaction, and your time of course.
16 January 2019
We hope these tips might remind us to do something that prevents our car being stolen, or us assaulted.
1 January 2019
At New Year time a good resolution for drivers might be to refresh your motoring knowledge and become a better, more confident one in the process.
26 November 2018
Well worth reading this motoring advice for when you might have to drive in snowy conditions.
10 June 2018
France may be geographically close to the UK but it’s a very different place when it comes to motoring rules and law. Make sure you’ve done your homework before you venture autoroute-wise because ignorance is no excuse in any Gendarme...
8 June 2018
A useful driving tip when motoring in France – Crit-Air ie anti-pollution stickers are required for all British-registered vehicles driving in Paris.
31 May 2018
Hybrid and electric cars need servicing by qualified technicians who know how to do this professionally and safely. As yet very few garages have invested in this expertise as yet.
23 January 2018
Cars are getting safer but road accidents don’t seem to reduce as much as they should if everyone had these safety technology systems on board their cars. Maybe one day. Here’s a jargon glossary to help we hope.
10 October 2017
Our message for Tyre Safety Month is to always buy the best tyres you can afford and then check their tread and pressure levels monthly. No excuses.
31 August 2017
With the new school term on the horizon here are some important road safety tips for parents and children.
8 August 2017
If you register for an insurance quote with FOXY Lady Insurance you’ll get a complimentary lifetime online membership of FOXY Lady Drivers Club with added benefits!
21 July 2017
This is our essential road trip checklist for you to print off and start going through a week before you travel.
9 July 2017
Here are some practical tyre safety tips to help you detect, hopefully prevent and at worst cope should a tyre puncture happen. Which we hope it doesn’t of course.
27 June 2017
Reasons why women should join a motoring club for women. To enjoy a better deal that’ll save them time, money and stress. FOXY is the only club doing this for females.