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    Van drivers were recently advised of the importance of regular eye tests, after a survey from one commercial insurance broker found that nearly a fifth of van drivers who responded claimed they had not had their vision tested within the last three years.
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    There are all sorts of factors that are taken into account when you apply for a van insurance policy: the year of make, mileage and claim history, for example. There are many more factors that simply won't affect insurance premiums. It's important to explode some of these myths because they can put people off considering certain policies.
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    Every month is busy for the charity committee here at Autonet with several charity requests that are local and national. This month we have taken requests from our employees for charities they feel can benefit from a donation. Check out the update below.
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    You may remember last month that here at Autonet we announced that we will be the official sponsors for the Autonet Staffordshire Classic Open Invitation Darts Competition.
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    It’s been a busy month here at Autonet with fundraising events happening for local charities and local people. The charity committee and staff at Autonet have been selling cakes and dressing down for worthy causes. See below for the latest charity news and look out for events that are coming up.
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    Summer is finally here, for a few days at least! So you may start to think about going on a long journey to the seaside or you may just be going about your daily routine. The heat can make your vehicle work differently so we have put together a guide so you can be prepared for summer.
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    Water bills can sometimes be a little more expensive than you estimate them to be. We have produced guides on how you can save water making small changes to everyday tasks. This time we are showing you how to harvest your rainfall (we’ve had a lot lately) to save even more on your bills.
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    Applying for a mortgage can be daunting, how do you know what documents you need? Or how do you apply for a mortgage? We have put together a useful guide on how to get a mortgage. We have researched into this and found some tips that could help you if you are looking for a mortgage or are thinking about it in the future.
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    Here at Autonet the charity committee and staff have been busy making donations and supporting local and national charities for all types of events. With Summer officially here (even though it may not look it) lots of fun runs and marathons have been taking place which Autonet have sponsored. Here is an update.
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    Yesterday the annual Halfords Tour Series final was held in Stoke-on-Trent. It was the first time the cycling grand final had been held at the Potteries. We decided to go down and have a look to see what was happening; it turned out to be an interesting day!
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    It is important that you make sure your home is secure; there are a number of alarms and CCTV cameras that can be used to protect your home and a few less costly options too. Check out our guide below and choose the option that is best for you.
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    The wedding season is almost upon us with many brides and grooms searching for their all important wedding vehicle. These days anything from a classic wedding car to a one of a kind form of transport is chosen.
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    It’s been another busy month for the charity committee with everyone working hard to donate and support local and national charities. A number of visits to charity organisations have happened along with North Staffordshire’s very own Olympics. Here is out round up for the month.
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    When you first pass your driving test the first thing you want to do is drive around in your very own vehicle with no instructor or examiner. However there a few things that can be forgotten with the excitement of passing a test which is why we have put together a guide on how to be a prepared newly qualified driver.
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    The North Staffordshire Olympics will be taking place this weekend which is an event that allows people with disabilities to take part from the West Midlands and North Staffordshire areas. Members of the Press Team and Charity Committee are going along to present medals to the winners of the events.
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    The past few months have been busy here at Autonet particularly for the charity committee who have been working endlessly to fundraise for different charities both local and national. The committee and staff at Autonet always strive to raise a substantial amount of money towards for charities that need our help.
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    You probably have already heard the news about the possible tanker strike that could happen over the next few weeks leaving motorists with no fuel. Even without the strike being given the go ahead many petrol stations have been emptied because of panic buying.
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    It’s time for the Autonet charity update! Since the last update the Charity Committee have been busy fundraising and donating to local and national charities. We had a successful fundraising week for the Ruby Owen Appeal, a substantial donation has been made to the Cheethams Children Centre and marathon runner Chris Price has also been sponsored.
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    After the winter months have passed it is a good opportunity to give your vehicle a much needed spring clean. We have put together a guide that will help you to give your vehicle a thorough clean in time for the warmer months ahead.
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    As you may have already heard yesterday the Government announced the budget for 2012/2013. Each time the budget is reviewed fuel prices seem to increase producing extra costs that motorists have to take into account when budgeting.