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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What you need to know about Residual Value
Aug16

What you need to know about Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a car and one of the most overlooked writes Geraldine Herbert While all cars depreciate, some lose much less value than others and there are factors you need to be aware of that affect resale values. Brand: The brand you buy has a significant impact on the resale value and historically some brands and models simply hold their value better than others. Paint...

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The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Aug06

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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