Diary of a serial car lover 

All things automobile, the blog of Direct Gap.

6 New Affordable Electric Cars for 2020

6 New Affordable Electric Cars for 2020

Electric cars continue to become more and more popular as consumers weigh up the environmental impacts of owning petrol and diesel-powered cars.

By Beate Kubitz at 18 May 2020
Gap Insurance for Second-Hand Cars

Gap Insurance for Second-Hand Cars

Emerging as an essential tool for car owners, GAP insurance covers a number of vehicle ownership areas that aren't typically considered. However, while it may be simple for new car owners, those purchasing a second-hand car may well be unsure of the value of GAP insurance. It's time to explore why GAP insurance is the right choice for your pre-loved vehicle, whether it's nearly new or has a few miles on the clock. Don't forget that the unexpected can happen at any time, so it's advisable to be prepped for every event.

By Beate Kubitz at 11 May 2020
Why buying a car online is becoming more popular

Why buying a car online is becoming more popular

In today's digital world, buying a car online is easier than ever. Many consumers enjoy the convenience of buying a car online, which has caused online car sales to skyrocket.

By Beate Kubitz at 4 May 2020
How will the incoming E10 'green fuel' affect you and your car?

How will the incoming E10 'green fuel' affect you and your car?

E10, commonly referred to as clean fuel, is expected to be available in petrol stations as soon as 2021. This is great news for our environment, as E10 is being introduced to lower our CO2 emissions, but what does it mean for drivers and their vehicles?

By Beate Kubitz at 27 Apr 2020
How to safely (and legally) store your car through a pandemic

How to safely (and legally) store your car through a pandemic

In order to safely and legally store your car during this strange period, we've compiled a list of tips for you to follow to ensure that you are taking the right measures while your vehicle remains off the road.

By Beate Kubitz at 20 Apr 2020
Emergency MOT Test extension welcomed by drivers

Emergency MOT Test extension welcomed by drivers

Government grant UK car owners six-month MOT exemption starting 30th March 2020

By Beate Kubitz at 27 Mar 2020