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Six ways to protect your car this winter

Peugeot-208-driving-n-the-snow

Winter is well and truly on its way, and the more the weather becomes unpredictable, the more challenging or even dangerous driving becomes. In fact, the highest percentage of severe car accidents happen between November and January, with drivers 20% more likely to be in an accident over the winter …

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Stay safe with these winter driving tips

Toyota RAV4

Snow, ice, storms, flooding and fog make winter the most challenging time to drive on our roads. To help you stay safe, Toyota has shared these winter driving tips… Driving tips for snowy and icy roads If your car has a control setting for snow or ice, use it. This …

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Dangers of driving with iced-up windscreens

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

Millions of UK drivers are risking their safety as well as their bank balance by driving with their windscreen iced up in wintry conditions, according to new research. The dark, wet and cold months can be the most treacherous on the road – with motorists more likely to be caught …

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Are you all set for winter driving?

Millions of motorists are unprepared for winter driving – with nearly half admitting they have not conducted any maintenance checks on their vehicle, according to research. One in six revealed they have previously broken down in the cold season due to not checking their vehicle and, as the weather worsens …

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Winter worries: Top five common causes of breakdowns

Winter driving tips

When winter sets in, many aspects of the daily routine become more complicated. From the first time you flick the heating switch up in autumn to de-icing your car for the morning commute, life is just a little slower during the dark winter months. Did you know the top causes …

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Top 10 winter driving tips

Winter driving tips

Did you know that it’s six times more likely for drivers to have an accident in the winter than in the summer? We’ve got together with Mark Griffiths, safety expert at Continental Tyres, to give you top tips for driving safely this winter… especially if the weather takes a turn …

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Driving home for Christmas?

Volkswagen Golf R

Make sure your car is roadworthy before setting off on your journey – and stays safe when you arrive. As millions of people take to the roads in the great Christmas getaway, we have tips to help everything go smoothly. Autoserv Car & Bike in Weston-super-Mare is offering this free …

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After Christmas

It’s all over for another year and we pack our jaded families into the car for the long trip home, back to hum-drum normality. The festive season can be surprisingly tiring so it makes sense to have a good sleep before departure and, in the case of the duty driver, …

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Water, Water Everywhere

This year our winter season has, at the time of writing, been reasonably mild. Instead of snow we’ve had rain and lots of it. In fact, it is hissing down as I type. Heavy rain and high wind can make driving a dangerous misery. Big puddles hide potholes and other …

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The Big Freeze

There used to be a commodity available to all – and still is – that is called common sense. So it is even more amazing when bad things happen to people who have neglected to consume their fair share of the stuff. These days modern cars use built-in security that …

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