The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

21 March 2015

Look the part in 2015… wearing stuff like your parents may have worn


Spring is here and we’re leaving the car keys on the sideboard for once, looking at what’s hot in the world of fashion for this week’s edition of The Root. Relax, the orange and green carrot look isn’t on trend for 2015. One thing’s for sure, though – none of the must-have styles are anything […]

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13 March 2015

The swings and roundabouts of driverless cars


With polluting diesels potentially on the way out in the not-too-distant future and hybrid and electric cars shouting from the rooftops about how green they are, the future of motoring is all going to be down to clever technology, and the hot topic at the moment is driverless cars. Google has its hands in so […]

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27 February 2015

If public transport’s got your goat, which city cars are more reliable?


If you feel that fares keep going up but buses and trains never seem to improve in reliability or comfort, you’re not alone. Recent surveys by Passenger Focus and Which? magazine have shown that UK-wide train travel satisfaction levels have dropped by 2% in the last year, which might not sound a lot, but will […]

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20 February 2015

Check your diaries – it’s our car events roundup


Last month we took a look at a selection of great music festivals coming up in 2015. This time, we thought we’d bring you the low-down on our pick of car-related events for the year ahead. Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 If you’re really into cars and motor racing, particularly with a historic slant, the […]

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13 February 2015

Songstress & TV presenter Dionne Bromfield loves her ADAM


It may be Valentine’s Day tomorrow but if you’re hoping for some hot gossip on the romance front, you’re out of luck. The ADAM in Dionne Bromfield’s life is the snazzy Vauxhall urban car she’s been given the keys to, now that she’s a brand ambassador for Vauxhall. The British car maker teams up with […]

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3 February 2015

Meet Suzuki’s new Celerio city car


What is it? Pocket-size cars are all the rage, with 218,000 ‘A segment’ models sold in the UK in 2014 compared to 105,000 back in 2006. With the Kia Picanto, Hyundai i10, VW Up! and Skoda Citigo firmly in its sights, Suzuki is hoping the new Celerio will be an effective cat among the city […]

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31 January 2015

A month on from the festivities, we take a look at festivals


For many of us, the Christmas and New Year holiday was a time when we started thinking about the year ahead, from serious things like moving home, hospital operations and career changes to more fun things like buying new cars, getting married, booking holidays and organising a weekend away with friends. We thought we’d have […]

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26 January 2015

Some people want the driving age raised to 18, 21 or even 24!


Like most young people we know, are you someone who can’t wait to get behind the wheel, seeing learning to drive as the gateway to freedom and independence? We completely agree that being able to drive is a lifetime skill that will open up so many things for you. Here in the UK, ever since […]

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