The ‘L’ plates are off and your shiny red licence has dropped through the letterbox – congratulations, you’re now a fully-fledged driver. But the learning doesn’t stop there, and it’s fair to say some of your biggest lessons are yet to come.
We wanted to know, when it comes to actually owning and running a car, just how clued up are new drivers? Put your knowledge to the test with our quiz and find out: are you really ready to own a car?
So, how did you do? Are you ready to hit your nearest forecourt, or are you worried you’re still not quite ready for the responsibility of car ownership? Let us know how you did on our Facebook page.
From car tax to insurance to fuel to breakdowns – there are lots of things to consider and manage as a driver, and they can be quite overwhelming for new drivers. Even when you’ve passed your driving test, you’ll still be learning as you go for the foreseeable future – especially when it comes to buying and running your own car.
Of course, one of the biggest learning curves for new drivers is finding out just how expensive it can be to run a car, especially when you factor in hidden costs like depreciation, servicing and maintenance, and cheaper cars can sometimes end up being more expensive to run. All these things can make or break the decision to buy a car, so you’ll need to do your homework and work out how much you can afford, and maybe get advice from a driver who’s been there.
There are other things to deal with as a driver too, like the possibility of penalty points and fines. The laws surrounding things like using your phone at the wheel change quite often, and many drivers still underestimate the risks and potential penalties of breaking certain driving laws. For new drivers, the repercussions can be pretty severe, so we’d definitely recommend that you swot up on the Highway Code before you start driving full-time. It’s important you feel confident when you’re driving, and knowing the rules can save you a lot of time and hassle!
At Holts, we have products that help you feel confident in an emergency. Tyreweld puncture repair is easy to use at the side of the road to get you back driving. For more information about our products or to read more motoring advice from the Holts team, visit our homepage today.