Chris WhealFinance Journalist

Chris Wheal is an award-winning business and finance journalist who has edited Insurance Times and worked for the 180-yearold insurance paper Post Magazine (the first magazine ever sent by post).

Chris has edited financial websites for AOL and others. Chris has also done voluntary work for the Worshipful Company of Insurers and has worked for the Chartered Insurance Institute’s journal.

What is skid pan training?

Skidpan training boosts your driving skills and odds of avoiding a crash.

Car remapping – is it worth it and will it work for me?

Discover if it's worth remapping your car's engine to improve its economy and performance or whether the risks of a bad remap outweigh the benefits.


Claiming for whiplash

Discover the causes of whiplash, how easy it is to make a claim and what efforts are being made to stop fraudulent claims.

MOT checklist: how to prepare before your test

Discover everything you need to know about UK MOTs - how much it will cost, what is covered in the test, and the checks you can carry out at home to help your vehicle pass


Factory fitted immobilisers explained

Discover what a factory-fitted immobiliser is and whether your car has one.

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UK car seats law

Make sure your child is safe and that you stay on the right side of the law with our guide to child booster seats in the UK.

Driving after a stroke

This guide explains what you need to know about driving in the UK after a stroke, a transient ischaemic attack (TIA, or ‘mini-stroke), or a heart attack and whether you have to tell the DVLA and your motor insurance provider.

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Pass Plus course explained

Find out about the Pass Plus driving course and what it means for the cost of your car insurance

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Advanced and intensive driving courses

Find out how advanced driving and intensive driving courses can improve your driving and help reduce the cost of car insurance

Tips if your car squeaks while driving

If your car is making a squeaking noise while driving, there’s something wrong. Learn more about the usual causes of those squeaks, squeals and screeches and what to do to fix them.

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How your occupation effects your car insurance premium

This guide explains why your occupation counts when looking for car insurance. It also reveals the job titles insurers like and dislike.

Driving at over 70

A complete guide to getting a new driving licence at 70, including the medical tests. We also explain how to give up your driving licence should you either want or need to.