How to be a safer driver
Mar19

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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How Germ Friendly is your Car?
Mar15

How Germ Friendly is your Car?

With most drivers regularly eating and drinking in their cars is it any wonder your car could be a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria writes Geraldine Herbert We all now know how to wash our hands properly while singing Happy Birthday twice, but are we aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our cars? Here are just a few things to consider 1) So how grubby is your car? Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells,...

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Van Buying Tips
Mar10

Van Buying Tips

Thinking of buying a Van? Here are some ‘Van Buying Tips’ that you should bear in mind writes Suzanne Keane Size – Overloading is both dangerous and illegal so work out the size of van you need. A good rule of thumb is to add 15 per cent more than you think you will need. Space – What will you be carrying regularly and what is the biggest load you are likely to need to transport Cost – Consider the price, finance and how close you are...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice #SnowDarcy
Feb07

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice #SnowDarcy

Storm Darcy is on the way bringing icy conditions and snow, we have  some tips for driving in wintry conditions Ensure your windows are clean and clear, and that you have all-round visibility before you set off. Also, take the time to clear snow off the roof of your car. When driving in snow, get your speed right – not too fast that you risk losing control, but not so slow that you risk losing momentum when it is needed From...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Feb04

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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Tips to avoid Road Rage
Jan11

Tips to avoid Road Rage

Financial stresses, early commutes and bad road surfaces all add to the congestion and create an atmosphere that could potentially lead to more accidents, we look at ways to avoid road rage writes Geraldine Herbert Driving gets most of us in a tizzy. The endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane when you’re desperate to go left. The peak hour traffic experience is the stuff of nightmares....

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