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Car Safety

Top Tips for car maintenance

Your car is likely to be one of the most expensive purchases you make. In the UK, data shows that the average household spends around 4.3% of their budget on car payments, and for some people, that’s much higher. Considering how much we spend buying them, it makes sense to maintain them and keep them running in...

Is Android Auto Safe To Use

Would you like to be able to listen to your favorite music and playlists on the road? Do you want a way to quickly see Google Maps directions and find out where to stop for gas? Are you looking for a way to stream podcasts or audiobooks from your phone?If so, android auto...
Cheap or premium tyres

Budget vs Premium Tyres: Which are better value?

With the cost of living rising, you might be looking at different ways to make motoring more affordable. There’s no doubt that replacing your tyres makes your vehicle more efficient, which means that you’ll ultimately pay less at the pump. But when you come to choosing your tyres, is it worth looking at the premium options, or...
Car safety systems

Car Safety Systems: A Complete Guide

When buying a car one of the important components is its safety features. In this guide, we’re looking at advanced active car safety systems and what they do. In other words, we’re taking a closer look at all the features that car manufacturers are installing to keep you safe on the road. There are some safety systems that are essential...

The most common road accidents in the UK

Ever wondered what are some of the most common road accidents in the UK?Road accidents unfortunately are still a relatively common occurrence. All it can take is a momentary lapse of judgement or attention for an accident to occur.When an accident occurs, the emergency services will be present and...
Car Tyre Safety

Surprising Tyre Stats Every Motorist Needs to Know

Given that a tyre is the point of contact between a vehicle and the road, surprising statistics show that these crucial components are often neglected, resulting not only in high costs but compromising safety as well. In light of this, here are a few important statistics that every motorist should be aware of.Unsafe...
Deer Whistles for cars

Deer Whistles For Cars

Collisions with wildlife is a recurring problem everywhere in the world, and the UK is not any different. In 2017 alone at least 1117 deer, 915 badgers, and 756 foxes suffered the consequences of a collision. In Europe, at least half a million animals die every year after collisions with vehicles. It is also worth noting that...
MOT Test

MOT Test Preparation

Is your MOT due? This can be stressful for a motorist at any point in time as you will want your car to pass and hope that there are no costly repairs that are needed. Now we have the added complication of being under lockdown; Can we get our vehicles tested? Do we still need to? What...
Winter Driving

Tips for winter driving

When wet or icy weather strikes, driving conditions change. It doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you drive. Problems include less steering control – where your steering will feel light and this will eventually act as a catalyst for the car to lose its control and balance. If you want to be safe on the road, then...
Car Accident Statistics - UK

UK Road Casualties: Statistics

It is no secret that driving can be incredibly dangerous and each year there are many accidents, injuries and even deaths. There have recently been calls made to the new transport secretary Grant Shapps to make road safety a priority after statistics show that there has not been a significant reduction in road deaths for many years....
Tyre Maintenance

Essential Tyre Maintenance Tips

Looking after your car is vital no matter whether you drive long distances every week or just do a few miles each month. Your tyres are responsible for a great deal of your safety and comfort on the road and should be looked after with appropriate care. Here are some basic facts about your tyres and how...
Breakdown Warning Triangle

What To Do If Your Car Breaks Down

Top tips and advice should you be unfortunate with a car breakdown. Staying safe on motorways & minor roads.
Xenon Car Headlights

Xenon HID Bulbs – 3 Reasons to Buy

3 Things You Need To Know About Xenon HID D3S BulbsTime to change your headlamps? Well if you’ve been reviewing the market for options, you've probably already run into the plug-and-play Xenon HID (high-intensity discharge bulbs). These bulbs have been available for a few years now and are made by a variety of...
Bad Weather

5 Most Common Causes of Car Collisions

Whether you’re an experienced or first-time driver, Thompsons Solicitors shares the most common causes of car accidents and what you should do to avoid them.
UK car seat rules

Most Parents Don’t Know the UK Child Seat Rules!

Child seats are an essential part of any parent’s life, after all, how else are you meant to transport your kids safely from A to B? But are you aware of the regulations surrounding these essential pieces of equipment?New research from the RAC has revealed that the majority of parent drivers are unaware of the rules concerning child car...

MOT explained: Six simple tips to help you pass 

It’s that time of year again - your car needs to go for its MOT check. According to research conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) across all autocentres and garages, 40% of all cars and 50% of vans fail their first MOT.Quite often, the scare of a repair bill puts many drivers off booking the test...
Check Your Lights

3 Car Checks You Should Carry Out Before A Long Trip

If you have a long car journey coming up, there can be a lot to think about. For example, aside from choosing your route, you’ll need to ensure your vehicle is ready for the trip ahead. So, to make sure that you get from A to B with ease, here are three checks you should carry out before you...
Cleaning Your Tyres

How to Take Care of Tyres and Wheels?

Tyres and wheels do the dirtiest job in your car being constantly exposed to contaminants such as road grime and brake dust. Not only do dirty wheels look ugly, but also the accumulated dirt makes your wheels more prone to corrosion and rubber deterioration. Whether you drive on summer, all-season, or winter tyres, it is important to know about...
Car Maintenance

Top 5 Basic Car Maintenance Tips

Want to know the best maintenance tips for your car? Then read on to find out more. Be observant If you want to save on car maintenance bills then be observant, so you notice problems as they emerge and you can resolve them more easily, reducing the potential for hefty repair bills. Walk around your car and see how it is...
car tyre pressure

Four cost-effective ways to maintain your car

Cars are expensive to keep, but for most of the population, they’re essential to our way of life. Whether it’s the freedom to travel wherever you wish whenever you need to, or simply the ability to get to work on time, the benefits of owning your own vehicle often outweigh the negatives. If you’re someone who dreads the yearly...

Windscreen Chip Repairs

Do any significant driving and you are going to collect the odd chip in your windscreen. Depending on exactly where they are and their size they can be mildly annoying or prevent the driver from getting a clear view in important spot. Did you also know that they weaken your entire front window which in turns weakens the entire...
Drive Responsibly

How to Drive Responsibly

Driving responsibly is of upmost importace for all drivers – it helps to reduce the likelihood of accidents and if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident, the fact you were already driving sensibly can mitigate the effects.Never drink and driveWe all know this, but it’s easy to think that “just the one” will be OK....

Top 3 Car Safety Checklist

Whether you find yourself driving larger Citroen vans or small Japanese compact vehicles, there is always a basic safety protocol to follow if you want to keep your vehicle as trouble-free as possible. Not only does this maintain the value of the car over the long haul should you choose to sell it for an upgrade, but it also...

Car accidents – are we still safe on the roads?

The rain is lashing on your windscreen and flashes of lightning surround you. Rain obscures the motorway in front of you and the only sight you can discern is the fog lights of other vehicles.You squint and strain your eyes before, BANG, another car ploughs into your rear. Tyres skid off tarmac and plummet into a ditch, and you...

The importance of regular vehicle servicing

As drivers, we all carry certain responsibilities. We make sure we adhere to the road rules, give courtesy to fellow motorists and, more importantly, put safety first – including making sure that our automobile is in roadworthy condition. Whether you drive a new vehicle or an older run-around, regular maintenance is a must. Most of us use our cars...

Road traffic accident statistics in the UK

We all know that accidents happen on UK roads every day, but you might be surprised at just how frequent they are – and how many injuries are suffered as a result.For instance, between 2012 and 2013 there was a total of 819,137 claims made for personal injury following a road traffic accident – which averages out at more...

Car tyres: Do you know the law?

Being unaware of UK tyre law can be very costly for motorists, as monetary penalties can be imposed, alongside penalty points on a driving licence. There are laws that tyre manufacturers must adhere to, such as adding the correct markings on sidewalls, however, drivers also need to be aware of what falls within their remit.Tyre maintenance is the responsibility...

Britain’s Road Accident Hotspots

Road safety has always been a hot topic. One of the leading road safety organizations, the Road Safety Foundation reported that nearly half of all crashes occur on less than one tenth ofBritain's 28,000 mile road network. The A537 between Macclesfield, Cheshire and Buxton in Derbyshire topped this list as the most dangerous of all roads.The Road Safety Foundation,...

The Safety of Technology

Vehicle safety technology is one of the most rapid, progressive aspects of motor manufacturing. It has been since Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt in 1959. But the most exciting developments really started happening in the last three decades thanks to improved chassis structure, increased crash test research, crumple zones, air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and less...