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Eco Driving Tips

Eco driving tips Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, it goes without saying that the more fuel you use, the more your journeys will cost. Not only that but the exhaust fumes are far from environmentally friendly. Whilst driving is a simple pleasure for some, for others it can be a necessity to get from A to B. We’ve compiled a list of handy eco driving tips that could help you save some money and do your bit for the environment. Maintenance Car maintenance is a year-round chore for all car owners but it is an essential task that can prevent damage to your vehicle and ensure...

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Caravan towing tips

Caravanning can be a great way to enjoy a mini-break without breaking the bank. Before you invest in a caravan and start planning your trip, there are a few things you need to consider. Can you tow a caravan with your current licence? Will your vehicle tow your caravan? How do you work out the towing weight? Discover our handy caravan towing tips. Do you have the correct licence? According to Gov.uk, there is no such thing as a trailer licence but you may need to take an additional category driving test depending on the weight of the load you are towing. As of 19 January 2013, drivers...

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Can you use your mobile as a sat nav?

What are the mobile phone driving laws? Using a handheld device whilst driving is illegal, whether you are driving or a passenger supervising a learner driver. Though the driving law was first introduced back in December 2003, the penalty doubled in March 2017 – so those caught using a mobile phone whilst driving will face a £200 fine and receive six points on their licence. The Highway Code states that it is illegal to hold a mobile phone or sat nav whilst driving, even momentarily. You must have hands-free access, such as: A bluetooth headset A built-in sat nav A dashboard...

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Roof Rack Storage Safety Tips

  Whether you’re out cycling for the day, heading off camping for the weekend or moving house, packing a lot into a small space can be tricky. It could be that you may need to use a roof rack or roof box for extra storage. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips for utilising your roof rack storage whilst staying safe on the roads. When to use a roof rack Before deciding whether to invest in and use a roof rack, it might be a good idea to remove anything in the boot of your car that can be thrown away or stored elsewhere. This will help gauge how much space you already have in...

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Summer Driving Safety: Top Ten tips

There’s nothing quite like driving in summer, cruising with the windows down and the radio on. For many, it is one of life’s simple pleasures. However, driving in summer can present just as many challenges as driving in winter. From awkward driving conditions to car maintenance considerations, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top ten summer driving tips to keep you calm and cool on the roads. 1 - Keep it cool As the weather gets warmer, so do our cars. Not only is a hot car uncomfortable to sit in, it can also be dangerous. One of the best summer driving tips is to...

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