A Guide To Stylish Driving

There are so many things to consider when learning to drive. Who to choose as a driving instructor? How many lessons to book? How much to spend on a car? Where to get specialist car insurance and what sort of cover to opt for? My head is almost buzzing with all this boring and mundane stuff. But, we can also have a little fun when it comes to our cars even with all these things to consider. I think the best way to make your driving experience as stylish as possible is to think of everything in terms of fashion!

My Driving fantasy

Gloves

My mantra at the moment seems to be ‘what would Grace do‘, whenever I’m faced with any issue, problem or dilemma. In terms of driving, Grace always wore a gorgeous and elegant pair of driving gloves, in ladylike white or a pastel shade. So my first step towards stylish driving may well be to get my hands (so to speak) on a pair of beautiful, elegant driving gloves.

A Personalised Number Plate

Next to consider is the number plate. Do you really want to settle for just a bog standard plate, wouldn’t it look much better to get something personalised and special just to you? NewReg.co.uk and one of the UK’s oldest and foremost number plate companies, and can allow you to search their database of thousands of numbers in order to find a personalised number plate that is perfect for you, your personality or your hobbies and interests, It will make your car feel just that little bit more special to you, giving you that thrill every time you see it, and, of course it will make your car just that bit easier to find in a crowded car park!

Driving Licence

Now let’s look at that driving licence. Grace would never leave that important piece of paper bare and uncovered in the bottom of her handbag. Grace would have a special driving licence cover, probably leather, most definitely designer.

A Head Scarf

And then there’s the question of scarves. Grace often wore them to cover her hair when driving, Brigitte Jones tried this look with a little less success. A pretty square scarf is perfect for covering the head, and if you happen to find one with a car print, that is even better, a sublime  gift for any pretty petrolhead.

 

 

 

 

 

Chipex Aquaphobic Screenwash – Review and Competition

Driving in the rain is never a good situation, and the weather over the last week, which has seen Storm Doris and Ewan make an appearance, has been what can only be described as ‘Biblical’. The rain has literally lashed down, making the wipers seem almost useless as a torrent of water has battered down onto windscreens, making visibility very difficult. But the Chipex Aquaphobic Screenwash is a product that can offer some help in the most difficult of weather circumstances.

Hydrophobic Aquaphobic Rain-Repelling Screenwash 1L
Price: £13.95 Click to visit Chipex

Chipex are a company best known for their colour match paint repair products, but they also do a very effective screen wash that can also act as an anti-freeze up to -5 degrees. The Aquaphobic screenwash comes in a one litre bottle which is a decent size anyway, but as the liquid is also super-concentrated, this will actually cover you for about 7 refills, making it a product that is also a money saver.

So what makes this screenwash any different from the bottles you can pick up on the High Street? Well, we’ve already mentioned the size and concentration, which will help you to save money, but there is a lot more to it than that. As it’s name suggests, this is a screen wash that also repels water, making it bead away so that your visibility is improved when driving in the rain. It also removes bird droppings and any other debris from trees and road surfaces.

In addition to this, the screenwash also acts like a wash and conditioner for your windscreen wipers too. It can help you avoid that really annoying squeaking sound that the wiper blades can often make.

You can find all the latest Chipex products on their website here. You can also enter my competition to win a Chipex Bundle. Details below.

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Dashboard Advice for New Drivers

So you’ve just got your driving license and have thrown away those ‘L’ plates with glee. The next step is to get your first car and to get yourself out on the open road, enjoying that sense of freedom that can only come from getting your own set of wheels. All goes well, until suddenly you have a flashing light on your dashboard and ask that immortal question ‘what the hell does that mean?’ Is it a minor issue or a major problem? Do I need to get to a garage straight away, or is it just telling me it’s due for a service? Seasoned drivers can still sometimes panic about warning lights on the dashboard that they don’t recognise, so for a new driver, this can be a nightmare.

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Go Girl Insurance offer car insurance to younger drivers, those generally aged between 17 – 30 years old and enjoying their first experiences of driving. They have recently put together a fun, but informative infographic about those pesky warning lights that can suddenly start flashing on the dashboard, including some of the most obscure, tricky ones that you may not have ever seen before. Go Girl offer some great deals on insurance, as a young driver, saving money is always important so it may be worth getting a quote from Go Girl for a young driver insurance quote .

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The infographic, which you can see in full here, also gives information about the colour that the light flashes in, so that you understand that green and blue are for information, whilst red is a much more serious proposition, red is always for danger and the same is true when it comes to your car. Service issues can be indicated by an orange and yellow light.

Ultimately, when you see a warning light on your dashboard that you don’t recognise, it is best to consult your car manual for full information, but this fun guide is well worth bookmarking for a quick glance of information.