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Traffic Signs and Meanings

If you are you confused by the many different traffic signs in the UK, this is the website for you. Even for experienced drivers, getting your head around all o...

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About Driving Abroad

Driving can be highly stressful at the best of times, but stress levels often multiply when driving in countries that you are not familiar with, particularly if...

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No Penalty Points

A resource for UK motorists, our articles offers you a safe haven to help with challenges that can come as a result of driving. You'll find tips on handling and...

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Child car safety – tips and tricks to keep your little ones safe in the car

Want to know the best ways to keep the kids safe in the car? We run through the tips, tricks and regulations that’ll keep your most precious cargo secure.

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Tips on how to avoid traffic

We’ve all been there – stuck behind the wheel, frustrated at the lack of progress in front of us as we crawl forward at a snail’s pace. Unfortunately, traffic i...

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Top tips for eco-safe driving

We all want to contribute to preserving the future of our planet. In recent years, the spotlight has been shone on our lifestyles and how they affect our enviro...

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What can fail an MOT: Common problems and what you can do about them

Taking your car for its MOT is a bit like going to the dentist – it usually comes around once a year and is not something that anyone particularly looks forward...

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What is checked on an MOT and service?

All cars need them, but what is checked on an MOT and service? What's the difference between the two? Jardine Motors answers all your questions on the subject.

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Driving in Built-up Areas

Driving in built-up areas requires different skills to driving on normal roads. In many urban areas, there will be many obstacles to take into account, such as ...

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Driving HGVs

A Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) can be any vehicle used for the transportation of goods and heavy duty equipment from one place to another. HGV drivers require spec...

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Everything You Need To Know About How To Tow A Caravan

Thinking about towing a caravan for your next holiday? There are a few things you might want to know, so read on for Jardine Motors' caravan towing tips.

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How Your Car's Condition Affects Fuel Economy

As a motorist, you'll probably be feeling the pinch recently as the cost of oil has soared sending fuel prices sky high with it.

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5 Rules to Know Before You Pay a Parking Ticket (PCN)

New laws have been introduced in recent years to promote fairness, and to protect drivers, town centres and local businesses. And while many of these changes ar...

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Changing a Wheel

Modern tyres are durable and quite reliable but there are still several things that can go wrong with them - blowouts and tread separating being the most common...

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Car Insurance Explained: Everything You Need To Know

The world of car insurance can seem complicated. What does it cover? What are the different types? This is car insurance explained with Jardine Motors.

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How To Sell Luxury Car Online

Looking to sell your car online? With luxury vehicles, it can be tricky, but help is at hand thanks to Jardine Motors' tips on how to sell luxury cars.

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Electric Car Maintenance: Everything You Need To Know

Seeking tips on how to look after your electric vehicle? This guide from Jardine Motors can tell you everything you need to know about EV maintenance.

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Car Air Conditioning Safety

Air conditioning is an increasingly common feature in cars. And like other parts of a vehicle, the air conditioning system needs careful maintenance.

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What is The Theory Test?

The driving licence theory test was introduced in the United Kingdom back in 1996 as a means of enhancing not only the learner driver's perception of the road w...

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How is a Road Built?

Vehicles need good roads. So does the economy. The Romans, for instance, built roads not just to move armies around their empire but also to open up trade route...

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Keeping Your Family Safe on the Road

Whatever your holiday plans, if you’re taking your family in the car there are some important safety tips that you need to be aware of.

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Green Number Plates And What They Could Mean For EV Drivers

Green number plates for electric cars were launched in December 2020. But what are they and what could they mean for drivers of zero-emission vehicles?

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Driving Abroad After Brexit: Everything You Need to Know

Planning on driving abroad after Brexit has completed? Read our guide first to find out everything you need to know about your insurance, licence and more.

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The Government Electric Car Grant: Everything You Need To Know in 2021

Want to know more about the government electric car grant? For info on how to apply or how much you could receive, read our guide to the UK electric car grant.

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Understanding Your Car Warning Lights And What You Should Do About Them

Do you understand the various car warning lights and what they mean? If one shows up, do you know what to do about it? Our guide is here to help you.

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Common Driving Test Mistakes That Could Mean a Resit

Sitting a driving test can be stressful and with the added pressure it is all too easy to make small driving errors, commonly known as minor errors. 

 

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The Highway Code

The Highway Code is a series of guidelines, rules and regulations laid down by the Department for Transport (DFT), which aims to help both fully qualified and l...

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Low Emission Zones: Everything You Need to Know

Confused about the various low emission zones around the UK? Here's everything you need to know - including what and where they are and how much they cost.

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A Guide To Safe Motorway Driving

Do you spend a lot of time on the UK's motorways? It's important that you look after yourself and other road users - here's our guide to safe motorway driving.

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Combating Driving Fears After the Test

There are ways to combat driving fears after passing the test including specialised driving courses and even hypnotherapy.

 

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Car Cleaning Tips: 8 Steps To Clean Your Car Interior Like A Pro

There is nothing like a brand clean car that smells fresh. We all love sparkling clean glass and a dazzling dashboard. But with time, dirt and dust start to mak...

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How To Keep Kids Busy In The Car

Are you forever wondering how to keep kids occupied during long journeys? It can be tough to keep kids busy in the car, but here are a few tips to help you.

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Quiz: Is Your Eyesight Good Enough to Drive?

Your eyesight may have been good enough to pass your practical driving test, but have you ever wondered whether your eyesight is still good enough for you to be...

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Learning About the Blind Spot When Driving

Part of safe driving is fully understanding the situation of the road around you and always knowing where other drivers are. In a car it can be very easy to ass...

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Taxing Your Vehicle

You cannot drive a motor vehicle on a public road in the United Kingdom without having: valid road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty); vehicle insurance and an MOT certi...

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Appropriate Footwear When Driving

Your brand new pair of Jimmy Choos might look fantastic but certain footwear is just not suitable for driving in. Even something as simple as changing gears cou...

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How To Maintain Your Car When You're Not Driving Regularly

How do you ensure your car stays in top shape when you aren’t able to drive it? Follow our top tips to keep your car running like usual, even if you can't drive...

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Traction Control

Traction Control helps you to accelerate, brake and steer properly, which obviously makes driving much easier and safer than it would normally be.

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Working Time Legislation For Professional Drivers

There are limits and restrictions on the number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel of a van, lorry or car in the course of their employment. These lim...

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Checking Your Brake Fluid & Topping Up

Most major vehicle manufacturers recommend that drivers should change their brake fluid at least every two years or 24,000 miles. This is because brake fluid is...

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Car Cleaning Tips: How To Wash Your Car Like a Pro

Nothing beats a new car with a showroom shine, so to maintain it you'll need to clean your car regularly. We’ve put together a list of the best car cleaning tip...

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Q&A: Could We Apply for a Disabled Parking Bay?

My husband and daughter are disabled but outside our terraced house is a grass road and down the bottom of the street where all the residents park is an unadopt...

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Parallel and Reverse Parking

Parallel parking (otherwise known as reverse parking) is often thought of as one of the most challenging driving skills for a new driver to get the hang of. It ...

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How to Become a Chauffeur

A chauffeur is a professional driver but don’t make the mistake of thinking that it’s as simple as that. Being a chauffeur requires a very specific type of pers...

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Turning Your Vehicle Around

Turning your vehicle around can take two main forms: a three-point turn (a turn in the road) or a five-point turn (a U-turn). Both of these manoeuvres require s...

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Road Markings: What They Mean

Road markings are as important as road signs and give us information about the roads we are travelling on and the actions we should or should not be taking. Rea...

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Checking and Topping Up Your Oil

Running low on motor oil can cause a lot more damage to your car than you might think. Having a low level of oil in your car will mean that the engine is being ...

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Weekly Vehicle Checks

Keeping your car well maintained and safe to drive means that you are less likely to pose a danger to your passengers, pedestrians and other people on the road ...

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Using Your Car Mirrors Correctly

Your mirrors aren’t there for you to check your appearance - they are necessary for safe driving, and for seeing what other road users are doing. A lot of drive...

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What's Wrong With My Car?

We've all had one of those moments of confusion when an issue arises with our car. What does this light mean? Why won't my car start? Well, Jardine Motors has p...

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MOT Your Vehicle

MOT is an abbreviation of Ministry of Transport and the MOT test is a compulsory examination of any motor vehicle over three years old. The test is designed to ...

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Our Top Tips: How To Drive Safe in Europe

If you’re heading to Europe, make sure you have the correct insurance and other road essentials for your trip.

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Skidding and How to Avoid It

Have you ever experienced a skid when driving? It can be an unnerving experience to suddenly feel that you are losing control over your vehicle, even for just a...

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How to Choose Best Car Seat for Your Child

Keeping your child safe whilst driving is important. But there can be an overwhelming number of things to consider when choosing a child’s car seat.

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Towing a Trailer or Caravan

Whether or not you can legally tow a caravan or trailer on UK roads will depend on the type of driving licence you hold. If you do have entitlement to tow, you ...

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Who Do I Ring If I Have Lost My Speeding Ticket?

Who Do I Ring If I Have Lost My Speeding Ticket?

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Driving Whilst Tired

Driving to work while still half asleep is something that lots of us do every single morning, and many motorists will admit to driving when we think we might ac...

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Driving In The Dark

Driving at night can pose problems for many drivers, who find it disorientating.

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Travelling With Animals

Many pet owners are understandably attached to their pets and see them as part of the family. Animals tend to get very nervous about travelling. If you need to ...

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Making a Car Insurance Claim: What You Should Know

Whilst you will certainly want to avoid it, there may come a time when it is necessary for you to make an insurance claim for damage caused to your vehicle or s...

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Power Steering Fluid - Topping Up

If your car has power steering you will need to make sure that the system is operating effectively on a regular basis.

 

 

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Importance of Correct Oil and Tyre Pressure

Making sure that your engine and your tyres are in tip-top condition are key to essential car maintenance and can help to extend the life of your vehicle.

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Car Insurance When Driving Abroad

Most people set off on their overseas car journey with the belief that they’ve fully covered by their own car insurance. If you’re taking your own car abroad, i...

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The Pass Plus Scheme From the DSA

The Pass Plus Scheme is designed for and aimed at new drivers who are statistically more likely to be involved in an accident within their first two years of dr...

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Advanced Driving Tests

Many people believe that when they have passed their driving test and take to the open road that they have finished learning how to drive. This, however, is not...

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Driving Abroad After You Pass Your Test

Driving abroad can be great fun. New scenery, different cultures and picturesque towns and villages to explore await the eager new driver. By taking some simple...

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Consider Becoming a Driving Instructor: FAQ

Becoming a driving instructor may sound like the ideal option for those who love driving and the idea of being self-employed. But it does take a lot more than s...

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Parking Aids & Sensors

If you have a decent-sized vehicle, it can be a bit of a challenge to get it in and out of the garage without causing some damage to the sides of the car in the...

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Choosing a Safe Car for a New Driver

There are a few good rules you can follow to ensure your driving life is a safe one and one of them is choosing a car that is safe for you. Your choice will be ...

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Hazard Perception Test

The hazard perception test is the second part of the three-part driving test, and every learner driver must take and pass this before moving on to part 3, the p...

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Leaving Your Vehicle Unattended

As reported by RAC Insurance, vehicle thefts rose to the highest level in four years, as more than 150,000 cars, vans and motorcycles were reported as stolen in...

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Level Crossings: How do They Work?

Though they may seem like relics of a bygone age, there are still over 9000 level crossings in use in Britain today. Together, they represent a significant safe...

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Your Definitive Guide to HUDs

Car innovation continues to advance with the introduction of Augmented Reality Car HUDS. Follow our guide on how they work and what they do.

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10 Essential Summer Driving Safety Tips

Driving in hot weather can pose significant challenges and risks to your health and safety. That’s why we've compiled a list of 10 essential summer driving safe...

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How to Get The Best Sound From Your Car Audio System

Want the best sound system or want to make the most of your current set up? Read on.

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Driving on Dual Carriageways

Driving on dual carriageways does not require you to display any driving skills that are fundamentally different to the skills needed on other types of road. Ho...

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Rules for Learner Motorbike Riders

Just as with learner drivers, learner riders must follow a set of rules to ensure that they keep within the confines of the law whilst learning to ride a motorc...

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Understanding Road Markings

As with road signs, it can be challenging to understand all of the different road markings. It is important to have a good working knowledge of what they mean, ...

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Driving as a Profession

There are many opportunities for people with the right qualifications, skills and attitude. So how do you go about becoming a professional driver?

 

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How to Test Drive a Car: The Essentials

The test drive is your chance to put the car to the test and make sure it is comfortable, enjoyable to drive and the right choice for you. The test drive is you...

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How to Lower your Car Insurance

If you’re looking to save some money and become a savvier shopper, we’ve found the top 10 ways that can help lower your car insurance.

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Winter Driving: The Ultimate Guide

With winter fast approaching, it’s that time of year again to ensure your vehicle is ready for those blustery, wintery and snowy conditions.

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Minor Car Modifications that Do and Don't Affect Car Insurance

Here are some minor car modifications that can push your insurance premiums up or down.

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Driving and Using Toll Booths

Toll booths are a necessary part of modern driving. Many countries have toll booths in place for a number of reasons. Primarily they are used to gain extra fund...

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How to Keep your Car Roadworthy

Buying a car and paying for fuel, insurance, tax and all the other things that keep you on the road is always a fairly expensive exercise. However add things li...

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Compulsory Basic Training for Motorbikes and Mopeds

Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is the course that all individuals wishing to learn how to ride a motorcycle or moped must take before being allowed to ride suc...

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Using Emergency Stops

Some drivers will need to make an emergency stop at some point whilst behind the wheel, but it's far better if you never need to make one!

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Understanding Parking Rules

Parking rules can vary greatly from place to place. This is because the council for that area determines what is and isn't a parking violation and this can lead...

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Driving with a Medical Condition or Disability

When you apply for your driving licence you may be in good health but as time passes your health may deteriorate or you may contract an illness that makes it di...

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Eye Sight Standards for Driving in the UK

You must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of any condition that is likely to interfere with your ability to drive safely. One of these req...

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Road Signs with Text and a Red Border

Being a primary colour, red objects often catch people’s attention and the colour red can often have connotations of authority, anger and danger. No matter what...

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How To Transport Your Pooch Safely

Driving with your pet is sometimes a necessity, whether it’s a short trip to the vet or a longer trip for a weekend away. Many people don’t know the safest way ...

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8 Best Driving Theory Practice Tests and Apps to Pass First Time

Read on to find out how the theory test works. Then discover our list of the 8 best driving theory test resources, including practice exams and mobile apps, to ...

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When Is the Best Time to Check Your Car Tyres

When to change your tyres is dependent on the time of year, age and overall appearance of the tyres, but spending a few minutes to regularly check them is a tas...

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A Guide to Electric Charging Points

With motorists slowly ditching petrol and diesel engines in favour of electric cars, we have created a handy guide to electric charging points for when you next...

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Fuel Economy Tips: How to Get More MPG

Once again, the price of petrol has increased, hiking up running costs for drivers. By making a few tweaks to your driving style and car maintenance, you could ...

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6 Bad Driving Habits Costing You Money

Find ou how to minimise wear and tear to your vehicle, by exercising sound driving habits next time you're behind the wheel.

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Say it With Wheels: Our 'How to Gift a Car' Guide

Thinking of buying someone a car as a gift? Check out more information on what to consider when surprising that lucky someone.

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10 Essential Winter Driving Safety Tips

As winter is here to stay, here’s our essential tips for you to stay safe on the roads during the colder months.

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How to Get a Car Unstuck From the Mud

For anyone caught bogged down in the mud, we’ve put together a list of handy tips to help you out of your rut.

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Draining and Refilling Coolant

Having the right level of coolant in your car engine is a lot more important than you might think. Coolant stops your car from getting too hot and overheating. ...

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How to Give Learner Drivers Confidence

Having confidence in your ability is something all drivers need, but this has to be well balanced. A lack of confidence, as well as over-confidence can be dange...

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Speeding Fine FAQs: What To Do If You Get a Speeding Ticket

Help - I got a Notice of Intended Prosecution! We answer your speeding ticket FAQs, including how much is a speeding fine & what to do now.

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What is a Hybrid Car & How they Work?

Break through the technical jargon! We explain exactly what a hybrid car is & how the 4 different hybrid types work. Read on for answers to your top FAQs.

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10 Useful Tips For Learning To Drive

Learning to drive can be a costly and stressful experience. So we’ve put together a handy list of useful tips that will help you pass your driving test.

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Give Yourself a Test Advantage: Learner Driver Tools

Learner drivers can take advantage of the many products and tools available that will help to increase their chances of passing.

 

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