How to Protect yourself from Unauthorised Firms and Scammers

Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). However, some firms act without FCA authorisation and some knowingly run investment scams. The FCA has recently published an article about a firm they believe have been providing financial [...]
Demist your windscreen

Winter Driving Hacks – Demisting your windscreen

When you’re in a hurry, walking out to find that your car is misted up and that you can’t see out of any of the windows can be frustrating. Regardless of what you might have seen some people do this is where you, stop and wait until the windows are clear before starting your journey. [...]
Best Learner/Young Driver Insurance Provider

Winning the Treble at the DIA Awards

We are delighted to announce we have won the DIA (Driving Instructors Association) award for Best Learner/Young Driver Insurance provider for the third year running. These awards are extra more special because they are voted for by driving instructors and not a panel of ‘Industry Experts’. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s fantastic to receive [...]
The hidden cost of partworn tyres

The hidden cost of part-worn tyres

We take a look at part-worn tyres, the lure of saving money is making part-worn tyres an interesting option for many drivers in the UK. But are they a good deal or a safety hazard? To find out we have reached out to Tyre experts Davanti and research conducted by the charity Tyresafe You can [...]
Winter Tyres What's The Point!

Car Tyre Safety Guide – What’s the point of winter tyres?

In part two of our tyre safety campaign, we look at Winter Tyres, why you might want to switch over to them in the colder months and what they actually do. We've again enlisted the help of tyre specialists Davanti who know more than a thing or two about winter tyres. You can win a set [...]
Win a Set of Tyres and Free Fitting

CLOSED – Win a set of tyres and fitting or one of 10 tread depth gauges.

We’ve teamed up with Davanti Tyres to bring you this great competition to win a set of tyres and free fitting for yours or another car. To enter fill in the form below and answer one simple question (which is even easier if you’ve read our ‘Car Tyre Safety Guide‘). As the competition includes free […]

Car Tyre Safety Guide – How to stay safe and avoid points and fines.

When it comes to road safety, tyres are one of the most important parts of your car, having the right rubber is vitally important in both staying safe and avoiding huge fines and potentially losing your licence. We've enlisted the help of tyre specialists Davanti to make sure you're getting the best advice possible. Plus we're [...]
Insurance Choice Award Winner

Collingwood Win Best Specialist Insurance Provider Award

Collingwood Insurance Services UK Ltd has won the 2018 Insurance Choice Award for Best Specialist Insurance Provider. On Thursday the 4th October 2018, Collingwood snapped up the award for Best Specialist Insurance Provider.  Everyone at Collingwood is very excited to win this prestigious accolade, which just wouldn't have been possible without the support and votes from [...]
Progress road mmap

Free Learner Driver Progress Tracker

When you're learning to drive its a good idea to keep track of your progress, to help with this, we've put together a handy download that lets you record what you've covered with your instructor, in private practice and log all of your driving hours and distance. The progress tracker is based on the recommended [...]
Essential Summer Driving Tips

Essential Guide to Summer Driving

Apart from accidentally getting burnt in the garden, cooking sausages to within an inch of their lives and declaring that they aren't burnt just 'properly cooked'. The summer has some potentially unexpected effects on driving; we cover off the most common things that could put a dampener on this great weather. Overheating Cars are designed to [...]