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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So Why Is My Car Battery Dead?
Oct08

So Why Is My Car Battery Dead?

Battery failure is one of the most likely causes of breakdown and despite what people may think they don’t actually last forever. Suzanne Keane explains some of the most common reasons for battery failure     One of the most common reasons for a car not starting is the battery. Your battery not only kick starts the engine but also keeps all electrical items running while you’re driving. The engine in turn recharges your...

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Car nostalgia: Six things only 90s kids will remember
Sep08

Car nostalgia: Six things only 90s kids will remember

Take a trip down memory lane with ‏ ‏StressFreeCarRental.com‏ ‏’s rundown of car features that only 90s kids will remember. ‏ ‏Cassette players‏ ‏In the 1980s and 1990s, aside from the radio to get your tunes on in the car, you’d have to play cassette tapes. From Bryan Adams to The Beach Boys, childhood memories are made on road trip cassette tapes. Sometimes you’d even need to use a pencil to rewind the cassette. Much better than...

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20 Fuel Saving Tips
Sep07

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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Back to school road safety tips for your children
Sep03

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.
Aug25

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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