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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Caught on camera – Investing in a dash cam could save you thousands in a crash
Nov28

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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Women’s World Car of the Year 2019 Winners
Nov16

Women’s World Car of the Year 2019 Winners

The winners in all categories of Women’s World Car of the Year for 2019 have today been announced at the Dubai International Motor Show. The Supreme Award for 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year goes to: MAZDA 3 The decision was arrived at by 41 jury members from 34 different countries across five continents. From Japan, Mr Ayumu Doi, the General Manager Corporate Communications Division for Mazda Motor Corporation, said he was...

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What to do if your car has been clamped or towed away
Nov10

What to do if your car has been clamped or towed away

With over 3,500 vehicles clamped each week on average in 2018, here is our a guide on what to do if you find your vehicle clamped, or worse, towed away and how to prevent it. According to data acquired by Moneybarn via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the DVLA, over 3,500 vehicles were clamped each week on average in 2018. This prompted the government to launch a nationwide campaign targeting drivers with untaxed vehicles,...

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What to do when driving in fog
Nov05

What to do when driving in fog

We have some tips on how to stay safe when driving in fog writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Slow down – Driving at normal speeds in fog can be very dangerous particularly when you cannot see where you are going. 2) Clear your windows – Before you leave ensure you can see out of all windows and once on the road don’t let your windows and mirrors get fogged up. You need to have full visibility at all times so make sure your windows are clear....

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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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