7 April 2016

Motoring’s future – awesome, awful or a bit of both?


Car technology is racing ahead at such a speed, with exciting new announcements made by automotive firms almost every week. Pushing gadgets and entertainment to one side for a moment, the hottest topics in the motoring world are electric and driverless vehicles. Google, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Renault-Nissan, Ford and other companies have already built cars […]

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5 April 2016

Underwriters: Explained


Just what exactly is an underwriter? If you’ve ever claimed on your insurance policy, or needed to make a significant change to your cover, you may have heard some of our advisors talk about ‘the underwriter’ No they aren’t some wannabe wrestler, more a decision maker on all aspects of your insurance. Underwriters decide your […]

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31 March 2016

Happy 25th birthday, Clio!


Tuesday 29th March 2016 wasn’t just the dreaded first day back to work, college and other routines after the Easter bank holiday weekend. It also marked 25 years since the exact date on which the ever-popular Renault Clio was launched. If you’re good at maths, you’ll have worked out that the Clio’s long journey here […]

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23 March 2016

Top 5 ‘Easter Eggs’ – but not of the chocolate variety!


For decades, video game designers have been sneaking hidden messages, features and witty little design jokes into their products, from Star Wars and GTA to NBA Jam Tournament Edition and classic video games like Zelda, which your older siblings or even parents are more likely to remember. These fascinating, hard-to-find bits of code are actually […]

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22 March 2016

How to improve your smoothness and usage score


Seasoned Carrot customers will know the higher your score the more cash back rewards you can earn but while speed is pretty straight forward –  stick within the speed limits and you won’t go far wrong –  smoothness and usage can prove to be a trickier score to get your head around. So to ensure […]

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17 March 2016

Ten excellent money-saving tips for young drivers


We all like to save money to spend on things that are fun, minimising the amount we have to shell out on boring stuff. Running a car is one of the most expensive things in the lives of many people, so this week is all about money-saving tips for the young motorists we insure. Air […]

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15 March 2016

Why Carrot don’t offer cover for modified cars


No doubt about it, negotiating your first year of driving is tough, and sometimes it’s easy to fall into the trap of buying a modified car. Ask most people what they consider to be a modification and the answer you’ll receive is ‘huge spoilers and blacked out windows’. Both correct, but a modification is any […]

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15 March 2016

Carrot builds the case for giving young drivers a break in this year’s Budget


– Carrot insurance urges the Government to support young drivers in the 2016 Budget – Plough IPT revenue from U23s into road safety, says Carrot director Ed Rochfort Carrot, the insurance company for young drivers, has urged Chancellor George Osborne to exempt young drivers from IPT if they purchase an approved safe driving telematics programme […]

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9 March 2016

Basic car maintenance part two: tyres, battery, bodywork and brakes


Last week on The Root we posted part one of our car maintenance series, with advice on how to check and top up coolant and screenwash, steps to make sure a car’s lights are working and guidance on monitoring and topping up engine oil. This time around, the focus is on tyres, batteries, bodywork and […]

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