Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Aug30

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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Back to school road safety tips for your children
Aug27

Back to school road safety tips for your children

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small child...

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Ten things to check before you take your car for its MOT.
Aug20

Ten things to check before you take your car for its MOT.

A few quick checks can make all the difference to getting a car through its MOT.   1. Check Mirrors Make sure all your mirrors are in place and check they’re not cracked, impairing your view or exposing a damaged edge. 2. Warning Lights If a warning light is showing on your dashboard before the MOT, get the problem sorted. If the tester turns on the ignition and a light shows you will fail your MOT. 3. Tyre Tread Having the right...

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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Aug18

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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Why none for the road is always the safest option
May28

Why none for the road is always the safest option

From I was only sitting in the car to I didn’t realise how much alcohol was in my cocktail an expert motoring lawyer sheds light on the reasons why people unexpectantly find themselves convicted of drink driving. Every year around 55,000 people in England and Wales are convicted of drink driving related offences according to Department of Transport statistics. With 2019 figures estimating 7,860 people were seriously injured and 280...

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Picking the Perfect Wheels!
May26

Picking the Perfect Wheels!

Maybe you are bored with your steel wheels or your existing alloys are looking a little tired. New wheels can make or break a car – but before you choose a style you need to know what will and won’t fit your car. Suzanne Keane guides you through the maze that is the perfect wheels The first step to deciding on your new wheels is to take off one of your existing wheels and look at the back of it to see if anything is stamped on it. You...

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