When 2016 started, I promised myself two things: I would travel more than ever and learn to drive. Both of these I accomplished which made 2016 a year of many firsts and one to remember. It took me over 5 years of starting and stopping to learn how to drive because one thing or another. I realised in life there will always be something that will stop you from doing something. It could be money, other commitments and sometimes time unless you sort your priorities nothing changes. I changed my priorities and focus in 2016 and I am so happy I did.
With learning to drive comes a whole load of learning to be had about the road and your car. As a new driver myself, I have lots to learn from which lights are which to the engine. I will confess nothing was easy for me when it came to learning about my new car. I really did think the engine overheating light was a weather indication light. I was super thrilled when Go Girl Insurance shared this awesome infographic to help us new learners know our cars.
New Driver ~ Learn about your car
Learning about the car and the lights has not been the only thing that I have needed help with. I must confess I was too focused on wanting to learn to drive I didn’t think about everything else I would need after. All drivers have legal obligations to be able to drive on UK roads; valid licence, MOT, car tax and insurance. As a newly qualified driver by law I am required to have new driver insurance and the aforementioned.
I will confess, searching for affordable car insurance as a female and as a new driver has been a challenge. The ridiculousness of the quotes from the so-called best insurance companies in the country have been unbelievable. Many people have recommended many insurance companies which I am considering but oh boy its been scary so far. I am glad that learning about my car dashboard lights have been made easier so I can focus on the road.
People always used to tell me, once you start driving the sky is the limit and now I can not wait. If you’ve read my visit 17 places in 2017, you will know I have a few staycations I want to do. Having my own car means I can travel to things destinations at any time of my choosing not what’s dictated by public transport. I am very much looking forward to this new adventure and can not wait.
Are you a driver? What was your experience with choosing the right car insurance and learning about your car?