Parking

Pros and cons of personal breakdown cover

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If you have ever been in the position that your car has broken down and you don’t have personal breakdown cover then you may kick yourself for not having it. alternatively, you may have personal breakdown cover and not ever actually needed to use it. so, what are the pros and cons? Pros – It’s affordable – you can often add personal breakdown cover on your car insurance policy and its fairly cheap. Much cheaper than breaking down and having to acquire roadside assistance which can often be pricey. – Your policy covers other vehicles, not just yours. If you happen to breakdown in a family member or a friend’s vehicle you may be covered even if it’s not your vehicle. This only applies to personal breakdown cover, not vehicle...

Parking Sensors – are they Essential?

When you buy a new car, you will inevitably have a thorough checklist outlining all of the things that are non-negotiable for you. One thing that is becoming more desirable in new vehicles is a parking sensor. This is essentially a device that will help you to park the car successfully, allowing you to park in smaller, tighter spaces. Some parking sensors will work by beeping when you get too close to a vehicle or object, alerting you to the fact that you need to stop. Others will also be visual – you may be able to see where you are parking via a rear-view camera. Some cars are even able to park themselves using advanced self-parking technology. Parking sensors can be a great idea if you are not that...

Parking woes

Some people dread parking their car. It may be that they are not very confident, that they have recently acquired the car or that it is a rental or new / looked after car and they are worried about it getting damaged. You will often see (usually expensive cars) parked across two spaces in a supermarket car park for example, although the owners do it to try and prevent their car from being damaged this is selfish and you may find yourself lumbered with a parking ticket for doing so. When finding a place to park, make sure that you are confident that you have enough room to park your car whilst allowing for the other people to get in and out of their vehicle. Parking too close to someone...

New parking laws in Shropshire

  Shropshire has introduced a new parking law that allows people an extra fifteen minutes parking on top of their stated ticket time. When your ticket is due to expire you will automatically be grated the extra time before you risk getting a parking fine. You will also be grated the fifteen minutes free parking when you first visit the high street car parks or online parking allowing you to run a quick errand. This initiative has come about following the concern of lack of footfall in to the towns and local councils are hoping that this will encourage more people in to the high streets. Although this is not the same for all areas many have now added a ten minute grace period and some are looking to try...

Parking tickets in the UK

When parking your car either on a public road or in a car park be sure to check a) that you are legally allowed to park there and b) that you are aware of the time limits or charges. If you have parked somewhere for too long or illegally parked then you can expect to get a parking ticket. There are two main types of tickets, one that is issued by the council / local authority and one that is issued by a private companies. The laws regarding these two types of tickets differs substantially so if you have received one, it is advised that you check who the issuing party is. Some private companies are not actually legally allowed to enforce the ticket they have given you, but always...