Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Aug30

Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Buying a used car shouldn’t be a leap of faith. Here are our top ten tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car, says Geraldine Herbert. Determine what your price range is and draw up a budget; don’t be tempted to exceed it. Consider how you would use the car, long commutes, journeys around town, city centre driving. Buy from a reputable car dealer, You will be assured of the best possible service and this will help to...

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Back to school road safety tips for your children
Aug27

Back to school road safety tips for your children

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For […]

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small child...

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Ten things to check before you take your car for its MOT.
Aug20

Ten things to check before you take your car for its MOT.

A few quick checks can make all the difference to getting a car through its MOT.   1. Check Mirrors Make sure all your mirrors are in place and check they’re not cracked, impairing your view or exposing a damaged edge. 2. Warning Lights If a warning light is showing on your dashboard before the […]

A few quick checks can make all the difference to getting a car through its MOT.   1. Check Mirrors Make sure all your mirrors are in place and check they’re not cracked, impairing your view or exposing a damaged edge. 2. Warning Lights If a warning light is showing on your dashboard before the MOT, get the problem sorted. If the tester turns on the ignition and a light shows you will fail your MOT. 3. Tyre Tread Having the right...

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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Aug18

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of […]

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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Tips for driving in the countryside
May21

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what that could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles […]

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what that could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how you...

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