Helpful ideas to keep you motoring

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Car rental tips

    Renting a car can be the easiest way of getting around whether you are at home or on holiday, but if you’re not careful, it can also be very costly.

  • MOT Survival Guide

    For anyone with a car that is over three years old, the MOT is an annual ritual that can often cost hundreds of pounds to complete.

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