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Six ways to protect your car this winter

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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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Busted: Five myths about winter road gritting

Winter gritting lorry at work

‘Tis the season for snow and ice on our roads, which means gritter trucks are back in action across the UK. We’ve teamed up with the specialist operator, The Gritting Company, to dispel five myths about road gritting. Myth 1: “The winter wagons contain grit.” Untrue. It’s not grit, it’s …

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Millions of motorists wary of driving in the dark

SEAT Ateca LED lights

New research has revealed that nearly one in three drivers actively avoid driving in the dark if possible. Of those who said driving in the dark makes them nervous, more than two thirds (68%) said it’s because they don’t like having lower visibility. Perhaps surprisingly, 18-24-year olds (37%) are most …

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Top windscreen care tips for the winter

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

Now the clocks have gone back and the temperature has dropped, we’ve teamed up with Autoglass to give you some timely advice so that you can think ahead and prepare your car for driving in wintry weather conditions. To protect your windscreen from wind, rain and ice, and avoid dangerous …

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Top five types of winter road crashes

London traffic

March is the second-worst month for accidents after November, according to new analysis from industry specialist, AX. Winter months see a 7.45% spike in road accidents, with rear-end collisions the most common, while the 10-minute spike between 17:00 and 17:10 sees most prangs across the evening rush-hour peak. The 3pm …

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Stay safe on the roads this winter

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As temperatures start to plummet, driving on the roads can become increasingly difficult and hazardous. To stay safe, it’s important to adjust your driving style according to the weather conditions, and carry out the necessary vehicle checks before you venture out. We’ve teamed up with Jonathan Allbones from leading car …

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Winter driving pet peeves revealed

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

De-icing car windscreens first thing in the morning, poor visibility and people driving too fast in harsh conditions are the biggest annoyances for motorists in the winter. New research conducted by car leasing specialist, Leasing Options, also found that nearly a third (29%) of motorists said that driving in the …

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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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De-ice, stay safe

Winter driving

One in three motorists involved in car accidents in wintry conditions did not fully de-ice their car. New research by a money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has revealed that as many as one third of British motorists either experienced or came close to a car accident this winter after not fully …

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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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