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Stay Safe on the Roads this Easter
Apr19

Stay Safe on the Roads this Easter

Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the roads this Easter weekend writes Geraldine Herbert Drivers • Plan your route before you set off and check traffic updates. • Allow extra time for your journey, especially if you are travelling at peak times. • Plan a 15-minute break every two hours so you can have a rest from driving. • Check your mirrors regularly and look out for motorcyclists. Always double check for motorcyclists...

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How to protect your car from keyless car theft
Apr16

How to protect your car from keyless car theft

Keyless car theft is on the increase but what is it and how can you prevent becoming a victim writes Geraldine Herbert What is a keyless car? Modern cars no longer require a key to physically unlock the doors instead you simply walk towards the car with your key fob and press a button to open the car and once inside you start the engine via the start button.  The system works by sending a signal from the car to the key, the key...

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Driving for Work
Apr12

Driving for Work

Whether driving for work or over seeing employees on the road we have some guidelines you need to follow writes Suzanne Keane For Employees – Always follow the rules of the road Double check with your employer that you’re insured to drive the vehicle Make sure you have the correct licence for the vehicle type Check that the vehicle is taxed and has the correct NCT/DOE certification (if applicable) Check tyres and fluids before setting...

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Tips to avoid Road Rage
Apr10

Tips to avoid Road Rage

Financial stresses, early commutes and bad road surfaces all add to the congestion and create an atmosphere that could potentially lead to more accidents, we look at ways to avoid road rage writes Geraldine Herbert Driving gets most of us in a tizzy. The endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane when you’re desperate to go left. The peak hour traffic experience is the stuff of nightmares. With...

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Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying
Mar26

Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying

If you want to drive something special then nothing beats a classic car it seems says, Geraldine Herbert A stylish classic car needn’t cost a fortune so if you fancy taking the plunge remember a little homework and patience will save you money in the long run. Here are our top ten tips for buying a vintage/classic car 1)    Set yourself a budget and consult price guides in classic car magazines to determine what you can afford...

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Outstanding finance on a used car
Mar15

Outstanding finance on a used car

What happens if you  accidentally buy a used car with outstanding finance writes Geraldine Herbert Over the past number of years, Personal Contract Plans (PCPs) have proved increasingly popular among car buyers, so much so that over 30% of private buyers use some them to purchase their new car. However, for used car buyers, there has been an increase in the number of cars being offered for sale with finance still outstanding....

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