Tips for driving in the countryside
May21

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what that could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how you...

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Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?
Apr24

Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?

Suzanne Keane gives a few reasons why your car may be overheating! 1. Coolant – Check your coolant level! This is designed to cool your engine so if it’s not topped up it won’t be doing its job properly. Be wary of topping up with water as this will dilute the effectiveness of your coolant and may freeze in cold weather. It’s also important to use the correct type of coolant – mixing them can cause...

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Beach Days
Apr22

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the beach… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy sand may look nicer but...

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Only a third of women feel ‘very comfortable’ shopping for a car alone
Mar25

Only a third of women feel ‘very comfortable’ shopping for a car alone

A new survey looking into female buying habits has found that only a third of women would feel ‘very comfortable’ buying a car in-store alone. A recent survey of over 1,500 members of the public, ran by the UK’s leading used car retailer CarShop, has revealed that many women feel apprehensive about the used car buying experience and, as a result, don’t feel comfortable shopping for a used car alone. The results from the...

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How to be a safer driver
Mar19

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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How Germ Friendly is your Car?
Mar15

How Germ Friendly is your Car?

With most drivers regularly eating and drinking in their cars is it any wonder your car could be a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria writes Geraldine Herbert We all now know how to wash our hands properly while singing Happy Birthday twice, but are we aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our cars? Here are just a few things to consider 1) So how grubby is your car? Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells,...

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