5 things you need to consider when buying your first car
Aug03

5 things you need to consider when buying your first car

When it comes to buying your  first car there are some specific considerations writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Size Matters Think about how much space will genuinely be needed because the bigger the car the more it’s going to cost in terms of fuel and maintenance. So small is generally better plus it is much easier to drive and park a small car. 2) Basic is best We all enjoy a little luxury in life but when it comes to first cars the more...

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Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave
Jul14

Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave

Summer is back and with temperatures set to soar into the high 30s and possibly higher we’ve got ten driving tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest heatwave When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid...

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The wrong fuel in your car
Jul12

The wrong fuel in your car

What happens if you put the wrong fuel into your car? It’s easier then you think in fact the AA estimate that every year 150,000 people make the mistake of putting the wrong fuel into their cars writes Geraldine Herbert The damage you do to your car essentially depends on the type of engine you have and how much of the wrong fuel you have put in Petrol in a diesel engine? Diesel is not only a fuel, but it also acts as lubrication oil...

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Six unexpected health conditions you MUST tell DVLA about
Jul06

Six unexpected health conditions you MUST tell DVLA about

Drivers have been warned about six surprising health conditions that the DVLA must be notified about – or motorists could face a fine of up to £1,000.  Car hire comparison site StressFreeCarRental.com have revealed six illnesses and ailments that must be declared, including vertigo and sleep apnoea. Motorists can be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects their driving, and drivers may also...

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Tips for Travelling with pets
Jul01

Tips for Travelling with pets

Taking your pet along can make a family trip more fun for everyone so we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert For the safety of people and pets, animals should be restrained in the car. Never let pet travel in the front because it could be seriously injured or killed, just as a small child could be if an airbag deploys. Also, it is never a good idea to put a pet in the boot. They deserve your attention and who knows what they could...

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How to be a safer driver
May07

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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