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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  • 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.

  • 10 Easy ways to drive greener

    Even if your car is an essential part of your life, you can still do your bit for the environment by what you choose to drive and the way you choose to drive it.

  • Traps to avoid when looking for a mechanic

    If we’re honest, most of us take our cars for granted, assuming that they will start first time and get us there and back, whenever we need them.

  • Filling up with the wrong fuel

    You buy them both side by side at the forecourt, they both are designed to do the same job, and they are both made by refining mineral oil, but petrol and diesel are two entirely different fuels and if you get them mixed up, the consequences can be very serious.

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