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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How old are my tyres?
Jan23

How old are my tyres?

Regardless of the mileage you do tyres wear and deteriorate with age writes Geraldine Herbert Ever wondered how old your tyres are? Most people are not aware of how old their tyres or and whether or not they need to be changed. So how do you determine how old your tyre is? On the side wall there will be a four digit number eg 2412  – The first two digits of the code represent the week of production during the year (from 1 to 52) while...

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Simple Tyre Guide
Jan15

Simple Tyre Guide

After brakes, your tyres are the most important thing on your car but they don’t have to be complicated!  Suzanne Keane’s guide makes it all simple Not only is it important to have enough thread on your tyres but you should also check your tyre pressure regularly (too much air can be as bad as too little) and remember, correctly inflated tyres will use less fuel so that’s more money to spend on you! Buying new tyres can be a...

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