Helpful ideas to keep you motoring

Keeping you on the road

Tips and Advice You can’t always know everything, which is why we’re compiling tips and advice all related to driving your car or van and keeping you on the road.

There is so much advice available on topics like how to drive in the snow, what to do in the event of an accident and how to be a safer driver that we thought we’d collect it all in one place for you as easy reference. Some of the tips and advice provided here could even help you to save money on a daily basis. For example reduce excess weight from your vehicle if you don’t need it like emptying the boot or removing a roof rack. Why not have a read of the tips and advice on the left and see if you can learn something new.

Tips and Advice

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  • Ten driving habits that will please other road users

    These days, the roads are so busy and clogged up that everyone needs to be considerate and courteous just to make the traffic flow.

  • Chancellor aims to keep Britain moving

    The biggest news this November is that this is the last ever Autumn Statement. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, confirmed the full budget will move to the autumn slot next year, with a much reduced ‘Spring statement’.

  • A law update about child car seats

    This December, new laws come into force covering child car seats for younger children. These new rules take into account the latest safety advice from experts, and are aimed at providing the maximum protection for traveling toddlers.

  • The 2-second rule

    We all remember learning the Highway Code for our driving test, complete with those quaint diagrams of stopping distances in car lengths and metres.

  • Plotting your course – the sat nav versus the road map

    A recent survey showed that as many as 80% of 18-30 year olds said that they were unable to navigate a new journey without a dedicated sat nav or a similar app on their smart phone.

  • How to cope with power steering failure

    Power steering is one of those modern luxuries that we have all come to take for granted on our cars.

  • Driving offences abroad

    Driving abroad involves a lot more than simply driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road; you can all too easily end up on the wrong side of the law too.

  • Five top road trips

    With dry roads and warm weather, it is a great time to rediscover the joys of driving. So say goodbye to that commuter crawl and those crowded motorways and head for the open road.

  • Motorway driving lessons

    It has to be said; the UK system for training and testing drivers is rather strange when it comes to motorways.

  • A red light for traffic lights?

    We have all been there. Sitting at a red traffic light, muttering about how late these delays are going to make us.

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