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What emergency essentials should you keep in your car?

What emergency essentials should you keep in your car?

Nobody wants to be involved in an emergency, but it's always a risk for all of us that we might be. Whether it's a breakdown, an accident, or some other kind of emergency situation it pays to have the right provisions in your vehicle. Just a few hours spent making sure your vehicle has the right things on board can save you a lot of discomfort and frustration if you encounter a difficult situation.…

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Should you still be thinking about buying a diesel car?

Should you still be thinking about buying a diesel car?

If you've been keeping up with the automotive news headlines over the last few years you will doubtless have read at some point that diesel cars seem to be falling from grace. At the beginning of the 21st-century diesel cars were heralded by Governments for their increased fuel economy and their lower carbon dioxide emissions. In light of various diesel scandals in recent years, however, and the push for cleaner air in cities, diesel cars are becoming increasingly unpopular - and are even getting banned in certain cities if they're over a certain age.…

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What are the best ways to keep your vehicle in good condition?

What are the best ways to keep your vehicle in good condition?

Everyone wants to keep their vehicles as reliable and safe to use as possible. Getting stranded at the roadside is not high on anyone's list of priorities - but it's a serious risk. Vehicles are complex machines, so there's always a chance for something to go wrong completely out of the blue. Many drivers, however, unknowingly increase their risks of breaking down. There are some very simple ways of ensuring your vehicle is as reliable as possible for you to drive.…

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What do you need know about driving safely in winter?

What do you need know about driving safely in winter?

Winter is coming, and every year presents considerable issues for motorists. Whether it's preparing your car for those cold early starts, or altering your driving style in line with changing road conditions, there are things you need to be aware of to keep as safe as possible on the roads through winter.…

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What should you if you're involved in a car accident?

What should you if you're involved in a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be a very scary thing - but it's important to remember the steps you need to take in order to deal with the situation. In many cases, panic is brought about by not knowing what you should do next, so it's essential you understand how best to react in the event of an accident.…

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What kind of vehicle fuel is right for you?

What kind of vehicle fuel is right for you?

A vehicle can be such an essential part of your daily life, but everyone has different primary needs for a vehicle. Whether your focus is more on long-distance commuting or local driving will have a great impact on which fuel type is best for you. So what are your main options, and what do you need to know about each?…

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How do you keep your vehicle's tyres in the best possible condition?

How do you keep your vehicle's tyres in the best possible condition?

Your tyres are one of the most essential parts of your vehicle - they are literally the only thing keeping you on the road. Your whole vehicle touches the road's surface on a surprisingly small patch of the tyre. Despite this, however, many drivers fail to understand how to keep their tyres in the best condition possible.…

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How to safely store your car for a long period

How to safely store your car for a long period

Whether it's your weekend fun car, your beloved classic, or your daily driver that you simply don't have the need for any longer, it's important to store your vehicle properly if you're not going to be using it for a while.…

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Does modifying your car affect your insurance premiums?

Does modifying your car affect your insurance premiums?

If you have a modified vehicle, or you're thinking about modifying your vehicle, it can be confusing to understand how it might affect your insurance premiums. If you're spending a lot of money upgrading your vehicle, the last thing you want is an unexpected rise in your insurance costs. That's why Gap Insurance UK has put this brief overview together to give you the information you need to make an informed decision.…

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Do Dashcams Make Car Insurance Cheaper?

Do Dashcams Make Car Insurance Cheaper?

Basically, they’re a type of on-board camera that you can fix to your car that continuously records video footage of everything that goes on around you whilst you’re driving. It essentially captures evidence that can be used by you, in the unfortunate event of an accident, to help determine with whom the fault lies.…

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