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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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Rust Prevention
Sep07

Rust Prevention

Rust on your car is not just unsightly but left untreated can cause irreversible damage – Corroded metal is weaker and will eventually crumble away warns Suzanne Keane Diagnosis – Apart from the obvious visible signs of rust other hints that you have a problem include bubbles under the paintwork, flaky paint, water leaks or paint blisters.   Prevention – Washing – keeping your car washed regularly, especially during winter...

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Electric Picnic Motoring Tips
Aug28

Electric Picnic Motoring Tips

With Electric Picnic kicking off on Friday we have some tips for safe festival motoring writes Geraldine Herbert   Before you leave  Make sure your car is up to the job so check the following check the oil check the tyre pressure check all fluid levels fill up the tank check your spare tyre Don’t forget  Plan your route and journey time before your set off – if you know where you’re going, you’ll avoid the added stress of...

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Back to School Safety Tips
Aug25

Back to School Safety Tips

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small...

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Running on Empty
Aug23

Running on Empty

Running out of fuel is not only an inconvenience but can do costly damage to your car writes Suzanne Keane A study from Topaz has shown that 60% of motorists will only fill up their car when it’s in the red. The study has also shown that 1 in 10 of us have run out of fuel while driving. While running out of fuel on the go may seem like just an inconvenience it can cause damage to your car (along with making you late). Even running...

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