Caught on camera – Investing in a dash cam could save you thousands in a crash
Nov03

Caught on camera – Investing in a dash cam could save you thousands in a crash

    As more stupid and careless acts on our roads are captured on dash cams do they contribute to safer roads asks Geraldine Herbert? Sales of dashboard-mounted cameras are nearly doubling each year as the technology is now cheap to obtain and easy to install. Rarely a week passes without us being treated to yet another viral video record of what’s happening on the road, particularly from Eastern Europe or Russia where high...

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6 Spooky European Road Trips
Oct29

6 Spooky European Road Trips

With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time for families to go on a road trip. We have 6 spooky destinations   Get Spooked in Scotland From haunted castles and horrible histories to Celtic legends across ancient moors and mountains, Scotland’s got a lot to offer the Halloween holidaymaker. Start in Edinburgh, the Castle is said to be one of the most haunted in Europe, with many previously sceptical...

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Winter Car Preparation
Oct25

Winter Car Preparation

With shorter days and darker evenings approaching it’s time to get ready for winter writes Suzanne Keane Firstly, make sure to keep the following items in the boot for emergencies – Torch Hi-Vis vest Raincoat Wellys Warm Blanket Warning triangle Phone number for a breakdown service Can of De-Icer   It’s a good time of year to get your car serviced and to get a general check-up done – as you don’t want to be stranded at the side...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct18

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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Renault Koleos
Oct14

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving still on...

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#StormCallum: 70mph winds and heavy rain are on the way
Oct10

#StormCallum: 70mph winds and heavy rain are on the way

As the country is braced for Storm Callum we have some important tips to keep in mind when driving in windy weather conditions writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees? Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can...

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