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Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?
Sep20

Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?

What really is the difference in performance between budget and premium tyres, and in tyres of different depths? Geraldine Herbert went to Hanover to find out. Thundering towards a hair-pin bend at speed I am abruptly reminded of the importance of a decent set of tyres. As the back end of the car begins to slide and the wheels spin I sigh with relief that this is not a public road I am driving on but a test facility for Continental...

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Driving in Windy Weather
Sep12

Driving in Windy Weather

It’s time to batten down the hatches as Storm Aileen is on the way. We have some tips for driving in windy weather 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 catch out...

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10 tips for buckling up your child’s car seat
Sep11

10 tips for buckling up your child’s car seat

Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe, we have ten things to know about protecting your most precious cargo writes Geraldine Herbert Ensure the seat you are using is the right one for your child and that it is secured properly, it should not move around. Check the car’s seat belts too, to make sure that they release smoothly, and that they aren’t worn or frayed and that the shoulder straps are adjusted properly. If possible...

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How to declutter your car
Sep07

How to declutter your car

  Is your car disappearing under the weight of all the family clutter? Use our easy hacks to clear and organise writes Geraldine Herbert   Is car clutter driving you round the bend? Steer things around and get on the road to lasting cleanliness with our tips and tricks. Here’s where to start:   Clean First job, clear out all rubbish. Start from the front and work your way to the back, including under the seats. Organise items...

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Ten things to know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf
Sep06

Ten things to know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf

Following months of leaks and speculation Nissan finally revealed their eagerly awaited new Leaf writes Geraldine Herbert   With a more sleek and aerodynamic  exterior the Leaf is not as radical a design change as the new Micra but it’s certainly a big improvement on the previous version. New to the Leaf is the e-Pedal allowing the car to be driven with just one pedal. The e-Pedal handles starting, accelerating, decelerating, and...

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