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Don’t break down on the 5 most haunted roads in UK!

As autumn’s chill envelops the UK, many adventurous souls seek out the thrill of visiting haunted locations, with ghostly tales of mysterious apparitions and eerie occurrences. While these tales add an extra layer of excitement to the journey, one thing no one wants is a vehicle breakdown on the UK’s …

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Top 10 tips for driving in hot weather

Motorway in the summer - CarGurus

In hot weather conditions, it’s more important than ever for drivers to carry out basic preparation and checks to reduce the risk of mechanical breakdowns, and maximise passenger comfort. CarGurus – a leading online automotive marketplace to shop, buy, and sell used vehicles – has compiled a list of essential …

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Six quick checks to help you avoid a breakdown this summer

Six summer car health check tips - GEM Motoring Assist

With the summer holidays around the corner, thousands of cars will get dusted off to tackle long journeys on potentially congested roads in hot weather. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has a selection of simple tips to minimise the risk of breaking down during a trip. Six …

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Eye-watering Easter short stay car parking charges revealed

Car park, parking

Motorists should do their research ahead of their Easter city breaks to avoid serious ‘short stay’ parking pain. Research by car breakdown cover service, Start Rescue, found that visitors to Leeds and Liverpool could pay an astonishing £135 for eight hours in short stay rail car parks. So, the advice …

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Pothole-related breakdowns are accelerating

Road pothole - RAC

RAC patrols attended nearly a quarter more breakdowns where potholes were likely to blame in the last three months of 2022 compared to the previous three months, according to new RAC figures. Released to mark today’s National Pothole Day show, the data show’s the motoring services company’s roadside staff went …

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Do you suffer from ‘breakdown anxiety’?

Motorway traffic

The cost of fixing a car is the most stressful aspect of a breakdown for a third of motorists, according to new research. The survey for Green Flag also found that being far from home (24%) and location (23%) were the other main breakdown concerns. The breakdown provider reckons ‘breakdown …

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Don’t become a ‘breakdown statistic’ this summer, drivers warned

Car journey breakdown - RAC

New figures from RAC Breakdown show only a fifth of UK drivers regularly check their vehicles are ready for long journeys, while a quarter admit to never doing so – dramatically increasing the risk of breaking down and incurring costly garage bills. The findings, released on the inaugural National Check …

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Beat the post-Christmas car battery blues

car battery

Motorists are being warned to make sure that the first Monday after the festive break doesn’t turn into a nightmare due to a flat car battery. The first day back after the Christmas and New Year break is traditionally the biggest breakdown day of the year for the RAC as …

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Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads

Young driver

New research has revealed that most younger motorists don’t know basic car maintenance, leaving two million cars unprepared for the treacherous winter road conditions. More than 55% of drivers aged 17-25 questioned by Inchcape were not fully competent with tasks such as maintaining oil and water levels and checking tyre pressures. …

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Winter car maintenance essentials

Winter driving

Avoid the misery of a breakdown this winter with these five basic car maintenance tips… Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering advice for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys over the next few months. Here are GEM’s simple steps for reducing the chance of a breakdown or malfunction this …

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