7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2020
Dec31

7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2020

Instead of  creating a daunting list of New Year’s resolutions you’ll break before the month is through why not resolve to do 7 things that will make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of  main causes of car accidents so for 2017 avoid anything that takes your eyes off the road and that includes not only talking on your mobile but texting, emailing,...

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Winter car care tips
Dec05

Winter car care tips

Ensure your car survives the winter with our winter car care tips writes Hannah Gordon I think most of you will join me in dreading winter, the cold mornings and constant eating trying to produce a layer of fat worthy to keep the bitterest arctic winds from reaching my internal organs is really not my idea of fun. But there are a few tips which will help keep you and your car safe if you decide to venture out. 1. Fluid Levels One of...

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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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