What to do if your car has been clamped or towed away
Nov10

What to do if your car has been clamped or towed away

With over 3,500 vehicles clamped each week on average in 2018, here is our a guide on what to do if you find your vehicle clamped, or worse, towed away and how to prevent it. According to data acquired by Moneybarn via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the DVLA, over 3,500 vehicles were clamped each week on average in 2018. This prompted the government to launch a nationwide campaign targeting drivers with untaxed vehicles,...

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What to do when driving in fog
Nov05

What to do when driving in fog

We have some tips on how to stay safe when driving in fog writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Slow down – Driving at normal speeds in fog can be very dangerous particularly when you cannot see where you are going. 2) Clear your windows – Before you leave ensure you can see out of all windows and once on the road don’t let your windows and mirrors get fogged up. You need to have full visibility at all times so make sure your windows are clear....

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Preparing your car for Winter
Nov01

Preparing your car for Winter

Come the snow and ice and we slide, slither and bump our way around and very often our cars are as unprepared for winter as we are. Geraldine Herbert has some tips on how to get your car ready for Winter.   A properly maintained car can weather winter’s chilly temperature and November is the perfect month to start preparing. Ideally a pre-winter service is the best bet, when tyres, battery, wiper blades and anti-freeze will all...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct23

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this weekend, we have some tips for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, caffeine alone is not a fix. Take a break and have...

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20 Fuel Saving Tips
Oct12

20 Fuel Saving Tips

The increasing price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers these days. We have 20 fuel-saving tips that can be surprisingly effective. 1) Remove all non-essential items from your car and don’t forget to include the boot! 2) One of the easiest and most effective ways to conserve fuel is to change driving styles. Change up into a higher gear as soon as its possible, correct use of gears can save you up to 15% of your fuel bill....

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Sep18

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

  We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at less than 20mph are likely to make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 40mphwill be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Increasing your speed from 55mph to 75mph  can raise fuel consumption as much as 20% Save on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear. Save Stress – Driving can actually be a...

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