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Dec 18

40% Injury Reduction Claimed for External Airbags


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The severity of injuries that result from car accidents could be reduced by as much as 40 percent because of external airbags which inflate from the sills of a car, a leading auto parts supplier has claimed.

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Mar 18

What You Must Know about Using Caravans and Trailers in the UK


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In order to travel with caravans and trailers in the United Kingdom there are certain things you will need to be aware of both for safety and legal reasons. For one thing, neither the car nor the caravan should be overloaded, and the weight of the trailer or caravan needs to be within the towing ability of your motor vehicle. It is also important that the combined weight of the caravan or trailer when fully loaded, and the vehicle when fully loaded, are below your car’s maximum “train” weight.

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Nov 17

Winter is Coming: How to Prep your Car


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The arrival of winter brings with it the need to make certain that your vehicle will be able to cope with the bad weather that will inevitably be on its way. Unusual demands are made of equipment and parts during winter, and failure to prepare your vehicle for the season can have serious or even fatal consequences.

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Jul 17

Driving with a Caravan: The Facts


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Caravanning has long been known as a great British tradition, but it is also an ideal method of snatching a quick break without having to wreck your bank balance in the process. However, it is a good idea to be aware of a number of factors relating to driving with a caravan before you actually go out and buy one…

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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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Dec 15

Christmas Gifts for Petrolheads


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It’s that time of year again, when you face the task of finding last-minute gifts for those you love. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for a petrolhead member of your family, or seeking out something to put on your own Christmas list, we thought we would save you the trouble of trekking for hours around crowded shops by finding the best Xmas gifts for those that love to drive. You’ll have to be quick though!

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Nov 14

Girls: How To Glam Up Your New Car On A Budget

For many women, buying a new car is exciting for two reasons (or more). Firstly because a car is probably one of the most extravagant things a person can buy, and secondly because you have a new place to decorate and make your own – and for many teens, this may be the first interior you ever get to design for yourself!

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Sep 14

How To Choose Your First Sat Nav

No navigation system is completely foolproof. Maps can be held upside down, sat navs instruct people to drive into rivers, and guiding yourself home using the stars doesn’t work very well during the daytime. However, if your sense of direction is less than perfect, a sat nav is probably the best system that humanity has come up with at the moment (rivers aside). They have the additional benefit of being an entertaining toy, if that’s the kind of thing that gets you excited. So how do they work, what do you need to look for when choosing one, and how cheaply can you pick up a decent one? Let’s find out…

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Sep 14

Choosing a Car Stereo for New Drivers

So, you’ve passed your test, and you’ve bought your first car. It’s not new. In fact it’s been around the block a few times, but it works, it’s legal and you love it. There’s just one small problem; there’s a rectangular void where the stereo’s supposed to be. This need not be a huge problem. A decent new one need not break the bank, particularly if the speakers are still in the car. It’s a good idea to get the best one you can afford; you can upgrade the speakers at a later date if necessary. Here’s a look at the basics of choosing a car stereo, and three options under £100.

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05
Jun 14

Useful Tips for First Time Drivers

If you’re a first time driver, whether you’ve just passed or have just started taking lessons, we’ve got some useful tips for you. Driving for the first time can be daunting, but it’s essential that you stay safe and sensible while you get used to the vehicle and the roads. Read on for some useful tips:

Remember, it’ll take time for you to get comfortable with the vehicle you’re driving, whether it’s your instructor’s vehicle or your own. Every car is different, and will take some getting used to.

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