How to be a safer driver
Mar29

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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How Germ Friendly is your Car?
Mar11

How Germ Friendly is your Car?

With most drivers regularly eating and drinking in their cars is it any wonder your car could be a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria writes Geraldine Herbert We all now know how to wash our hands properly while singing Happy Birthday twice, but are we aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our cars? Here are just a few things to consider 1) So how grubby is your car? Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells,...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Feb10

Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Buying a used car shouldn’t be a leap of faith. Here are our top ten tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car, says Geraldine Herbert. Determine what your price range is and draw up a budget; don’t be tempted to exceed it. Consider how you would use the car, long commutes, journeys around town, city centre driving. Buy from a reputable car dealer, You will be assured of the best possible service and this will help to...

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Tips for Travelling with pets
Feb01

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 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 could...

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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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