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Dec 16

Driving in Bad Weather: Tips for New Drivers


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Whether you are a new or a seasoned driver, you should avoid driving in bad weather if possible. If you can’t avoid the trip, or the weather comes down when you are already driving, you need to take extra care. Below are some tips for avoiding problems if bad weather kicks in while you are already driving.

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24
Nov 16

What to Put in a Basic Car Repair Toolkit


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You may think that most people these days don’t bother working on their car, so why would you need a toolkit? If you’ve ever been stuck on the side of the road because of a problem that you could have fixed with a screwdriver, then you’ll understand the need to carry a basic car repair toolkit.

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10
Nov 16

Tips for Visitors Driving in the UK


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If you’re visiting the UK and plan to bring your car or hire one for your stay, it’s a good idea to do some research. Every country has their own particular rules of the road, and driving in the UK is often confusing for visitors, especially as it’s customary to drive on the left, rather than the right. It’s also an interesting exercise for new UK drivers, and those who’ll be taking their driving test soon, to see UK driving from an outside perspective…

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03
Nov 16

Texting While Driving: Fines Going Up


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The roads today are a lot more dangerous, and more busy than they used to be, so the one thing that’s essential to safe driving is concentrating on the road. Despite the number of accidents that have occurred because a driver was not paying sufficient attention to the road, people still indulge in dangerous habits. Common sense says that if you are reading or writing a text on your phone when you are behind the wheel, then you are not concentrating on the road in front of you.

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27
Oct 16

Government Consults Public on Driving Test Changes


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This year, the proposed changes to the driving test put forward by the DVSA have been sent out for public consultation. Although the consultation period is now at an end, some sources show that the public, a good number of whom were existing licence holders, were mostly in agreement that the independent part of the test should be extended.

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20
Oct 16

Is Your Postcode Affecting Your Motoring Costs?


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Running a car these days is an expensive business; no matter how you look at motoring, the costs of it are constantly on the rise, whether in one area or another. If you have an old car, and many people do these days, then your costs are even greater. Older cars are far more likely to fail their MOT test, which often means replacing expensive components for the vehicle to pass. One of the costs that everyone has apart from the MOT test and petrol or diesel, is insurance.

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13
Oct 16

Drive Through Cornwall this Autumn


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If you really want to see the colours of autumn in one of the most beautiful settings, then a drive through Cornwall is a must. In the countryside, there are some beautiful historic relics, and if you drive by the sea, you can enjoy the sight of beautiful bays and whitewashed homes. If you like history and historic buildings set in areas of natural beauty, then take a trip through Cornwall this autumn.

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06
Oct 16

Be Prepared for Bad Weather Driving


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When it comes to bad weather conditions the best advice is to avoid driving, but that’s not always possible. Heavy rain, fog, and icy roads make roads more treacherous and driving more difficult. If you have to travel in bad weather this autumn, there are a few things that you can do to mitigate dangerous conditions.

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29
Sep 16

The Story of Top Gear


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Anyone who owns a television set, or has ever opened a newspaper, will have heard about Top Gear. However, the programme may not have entered your world until just over a year ago, when the lead presenter Jeremy Clarkson was fired for his treatment of a back stage colleague. So, what is the rest of the story?

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22
Sep 16

What is Biofuel?


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Almost everyone has heard of biofuel, but not everyone is clear on what it is, or why it might be a preferable alternative to petrol or diesel when fuelling a vehicle. In recent years, there has been considerable emphasis on how we treat Planet Earth, and the things that we can do if we want to slow down the buildup of greenhouse and other harmful gases.

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