The Root

The official blog of Carrot Insurance

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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16 January 2015

Drive safely this winter

If you love chestnuts roasting on an open fire, making Christmas TV bearable by downing a fair bit of your auntie’s mulled wine and having a snowball fight if the sky does its thing, but hate everything else about winter, you’re not alone. Driving at this time of year can be pretty rubbish, right up […]

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9 January 2015

The new Vauxhall Corsa. Rivals beware – it’s closing in.

Aiming high The current Corsa is this year’s third highest selling model here in the UK. Have a guess what the number one car is, though? Yup, you guessed it, the Ford Fiesta. This has obviously given the bods at Vauxhall a little shiver up their spines – but instead of moping, they’ve decided to […]

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24 December 2014

Drive safely for a chance to be at The BRIT Awards 2015 with MasterCard

At Carrot, we’re all about rewarding safe driving – and the rewards don’t come much bigger than this! Statistics show that road accidents happen more often during the dark winter months, so to encourage our customers to be extra vigilant whilst they’re out and about over Christmas and into the New Year, we’re launching a […]

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