10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Aug13

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 your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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Van Buying Tips
Jun27

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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Beach Days
May20

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the beach… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy sand may look nicer but...

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Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend
Apr28

Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend

As we gear up for the May bank holiday weekend the price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers, so here are some ways you can save this weekend According to a recent survey motorists could see themselves better off to the tune of £800 a year by applying four simple fuel saving measures These are: Removing the roof-top cargo box (20 per cent) Shopping around for fuel (7 per cent) Checking and optimising tyre pressures every month (4...

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Tips for Travelling with pets
Apr21

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 a 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...

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Ten tips for cutting the cost of motoring
Jan30

Ten tips for cutting the cost of motoring

From smart parking  to reducing your insurance premium Geraldine Herbert has some tips for cutting the cost of motoring It’s no secret that owning a car is expensive, whether resting on your driveway or eating the miles on the motorway your car is costing you money. So from avoiding unnecessary parking charges to reducing your insurance premium we have 10 tips to make driving a more economical option Frugal refuelling Working out...

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