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It may seem like a silly mistake, but over 100,000 drivers in the UK put the wrong fuel into their cars, vans, and 4x4s every year. Filling a diesel vehicle with petrol is more common, since diesel nozzles are too large to fit into most petrol tanks, but either mixup is possible with enough determination. … continued

In these severe economic times everyone is trying to save money, and drivers are no exception. There are a few ways to reduce your costs while driving a car, and these are mainly altering your driving techniques or saving on fuel costs. You should try and use higher gears at lower speeds, and if you … continued

Do You Need Winter Tyres?

The great British summer is well and truly over and Christmas is now fewer than 100 days away. Thoughts are rapidly turning to winter and, if you’re a driver, that means thinking about the chillier temperatures and trickier road conditions that lie ahead. One common question, particularly from newly qualified drivers, is ‘Do I need … continued

No matter how much you love your car, with the busy lives we live it can be very easy to fall behind on maintenance. Fortunately, we have a few simple tips to help keep your car in top condition between services. The best part is these tasks are incredibly easy and can be done on … continued

No one gets behind the wheel of their car and expects to be involved in a car accident, however it is essential to be aware of the actions that should be taken following a collision. Below are some helpful tips on what you should do if you are unfortunately involved in a car accident. Stop … continued

If you have seen that recent AA ad with the little girl happily sitting in the back, lip-synching to Ike and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, while the car’s engine management light suddenly comes on, you could be forgiven for allowing yourself a cynical shake of the head. The father’s expression of mild, quizzical consternation as he pulls … continued

As a new driver, you feel on top of the world when you pass your driving test. However, there is truth in the old saying that pride cometh before a fall, and the reality is that passing your test is only the beginning. You still have a lot to learn as you become an experienced … continued

Few subjects in the world of motoring are as emotive as those dreaded yellow boxes on the poles by the side of the road. And it is also true to say that few topics are the source of so much rumour, urban legend and misinformation. Here, we sort the wheat from the chaff, looking at … continued

If you spend any amount of time behind the wheel, you are certain to have to deal with a flat sooner or later. Would you know what to do? Here’s our step-by-step guide. Safety first First and foremost, a few cautionary notes: Never try to change your wheel on the motorway hard shoulder. Park up … continued

Summer is a time for long journeys, such as family holidays in the UK or abroad. As a result, summer is also a very important time to get your car serviced. The last thing that you want is for your car to break down half way through a five hour trip to the seaside. Car … continued