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Motorway Driving

More than a third of drivers rarely, if ever, drive on a motorway. If that’s you, you may find motorways daunting or may be unfamiliar with some of the recent innovations. Safety advice: Keep left unless overtaking – return to the left-hand lane after overtaking Follow the two-second rule – give yourself enough time and […]

Get Ready for Spring

1. Time for a spring clean ⛅️ Now is a good time to give your car a thorough going-over, washing off all the grime and road salt (which is corrosive and can cause rust if left on bodywork). Use a pressure washer to clean the underside – but be careful with delicate areas and don’t […]

Tips for Christmas Driving

12 TIPS OF CHRISTMAS DRIVING The Christmas break is here! And this can only mean one of three things: bad weather, family feuds and traffic chaos – bah humbug! Try to spend more time around the tree than on the road this Christmas, but if you do have to brave the cold, here’s 12 tips […]

Clearing your windscreen of ice in those early morning starts

How to de-ice your car quickly and safely The return of frosty weather in West Sussex today (November 22) brings back that perennial problem – how to best de-ice your car. Clearing that frost on your vehicle is an annoying morning headache that can leave you late for work. Many drivers heading to the office […]

A guide to in-car camera systems

In the heat of the moment, even when you think you had a full view of the road, there are still times when we miss what really happened in an accident. A dash cam could be the answer in settling insurance disputes and claims, and may help you to improve the way you drive. What’s […]

Autumn car maintenance tips

Low sun, and the return of icy windscreens. Stay one step ahead of the seasonal switch in driving conditions. Autumn’s not just about blackberries and fiery leaves – it brings changes to the roads, too. Check out our Autumn car maintenance tips Dazzle Glare when the sun’s low in the sky is more likely to […]

Summer Car Tips in this Scorching Weather

This may come as some surprise but the warmer months present challenges to driving and maintenance, this list will help us all have a Summer we can enjoy. Here are our top 10 tips to keeping your car and its passengers in good shape this scorching Summer. 1. Coolant System Keeping cool is paramount, not […]

What to do if you have car problems on a trip

1. Move the car to the side of the road as quickly but safely as possible When something goes wrong, don’t be too eager to apply the brakes if it isn’t necessary. If your engine has stopped, you’ll need to keep your momentum up until you’re safely at the side of the road. Be prepared […]

Car Maintenance Tips

There are two ways to reduce your chances of breaking down. The first, and most important, is to stick to your manufacturer’s advice on servicing. Your handbook will tell you when a service is due and exactly what’s needed – just make sure you book your car into the garage promptly. The second is to […]

When is the best time to buy a car?

Getting a good deal on a new or used car can depend on the time of year you buy it. Make sure you keep an eye on the calendar so you can take advantage of seasonal factors affecting the car trade and take advantage of the best month to buy a car. So if you […]

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