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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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