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Winter car safety checklist

Friday 16th October 2020

How to prepare a car for winter With the nights drawing in, the temperature plummeting and the leaves falling from the trees, winter is certainly on it’s way. But how can you ensure your vehicle is prepared for the colder season? From winter driving advice to winter car safety tips, our guide has y... Read More

How can drivers help the environment?

Thursday 15th October 2020

Why driving is bad for the environment The impact that vehicles have on the environment can be quite damaging, but what is it that causes this adverse effect? Vehicle exhausts release hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides which, together, react with sunlight to increase the ground-level ozone. They also... Read More

How to charge a car battery

Friday 9th October 2020

Wondering how to charge a car battery correctly? Or how long it takes for a car battery to charge? Our guide to charging batteries has you covered with everything you need to know. Firstly, it’s important to understand why you might need to charge your battery. Your car’s battery can become flat fo... Read More

When should you use hazard warning lights?

Tuesday 8th September 2020

What are hazard warning lights? Hazard warning lights are used to warn other road users that there is a temporary traffic obstruction. You can access your hazard warning lights by the hazard warning lights button – which is usually either a red triangle with two smaller white or black triangles on... Read More

What are anti-lock brakes?

Thursday 13th August 2020

What is an anti-lock braking system? ABS – more formally known as anti-lock braking systems – are standard safety features of all modern cars. ABS prevent the wheels from locking, helping to maintain grip on the road – which is especially beneficial if you come across unexpected trouble on the road... Read More

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