The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Sep06

The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car

Sellers have a legal responsibility to give you accurate and truthful answers so ensure you ask the right questions writes Geraldine Herbert When buying from a private seller you do not have the same consumer rights as you do when buying a car from dealership, it is very much a case of ‘buyer beware. However it is an offence for a seller to withhold or provide misleading information about the car so with this in mind there are...

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Back to school road safety tips for your children
Sep03

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 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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Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend
Aug23

Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend

As we gear up for the bank holiday weekend the price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers, so here are some ways you can save this weekend writes Geraldine Herbert Did you know by applying four simple fuel saving measures you could save yourself some money this weekend These are: Removing the roof-top cargo box Shopping around for fuel Checking and optimising tyre pressures every month Removing excess weight from inside the car A...

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5 things you need to consider when buying your first car
Jul28

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
Jul25

Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave

Summer is back and with temperatures set to soar into the 30s 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 travelling at peak...

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Are We There Yet?
Jul18

Are We There Yet?

Travelling with children can be exciting, challenging and hard work. Geraldine Herbert, outlines some tips to make your car a safer place to travel in for you and your family. A mere three seconds can change your life; it is estimated that nearly 80% of crashes are caused by some form of driver distraction within three seconds before the event. Distractions in the car are far too numerous; we talk on mobile phones, read or write when...

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