What should you do if you’re involved in a car accident?

Having a car accident is a terrible and scary thing, even if you are not hurt you can often feel very shaken for a number of days and often it can take a bit of time before you feel ready to drive again. If you are involved in a car accident it is very important to try and remain calm. Firstly try to make sure that your vehicle is stationary and not going to move by applying the handbrake and turning the engine off. Once you have done this you need to check if anyone else has been involved and if they are ok. Depending on where you are and how bad the accident is you may need to call the police and an ambulance to help with the situation....
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Making sure your tyres are legal

Tyres are a very important part of the handling of your vehicle. Did you know that if your tyre is worn below the legal limit or excessively damaged you can be given three points on your license for each tyre? If all four tyres are below the legal limit, that’s an instant driving ban. Tyres can not only cost you points on your license but can also be one of the main causes of accidents on the roads today. If your car tyres are below the minimum tread required by law then it will have an effect on your stopping distance and makes it more likely for you to have a blowout which could be disastrous. The legal limit for tyre depths in the UK is 1.6 mm around the...
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The new diagnostic equipment being sold by many breakdown companies

Breaking down is a nightmare and it usually happens at the most inconvenient time like on a motorway or when you are miles away from home on a dark, wet night. Breakdown cover can cost as little as £5 per month and is well worth having for peace of mind, as one call out can cost you in excess of £100 if you are not with a breakdown company. Breakdown companies are always trying to advance and offer their customers a reliable and effective service and recently many of them have started to offer equipment to try and prevent a breakdown. These boxes plug into the port inside your vehicle which is linked up to the onboard computer. It can read faults that the care is displaying and check on...
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Why a job in the motoring industry may be worth more than you think

If you are in the process of deciding on a new career then you may wish to consider a job in the motor industry. Many car dealerships offer their employees great incentives and even if these are not written into your contract you may find that they are willing to help you out from time to time. With car running costs amongst one of the highest annual bills a person has, any money you can save on this has got to be a good thing. Most garages offer employees a very reasonable discount on parts and labour, often selling tyres etc. at cost price meaning you simply cannot find a better deal. This can save you hundreds of pounds over the year on serving and repairs and you can often...
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Common issues with airbags within your vehicle

  Many cars now have airbags fitted to them, this may be driver airbags, passenger airbags, or a combination.  It is proven than air beds can save lives and therefore it is vital that they are in working order.  It is not uncommon to see an airbag light on up the on a vehicle.  This light is there to indicate that there is a fault with the airbag system, but this is not always the case. Sometimes your backlights can come on if the battery has been disconnected or if the plugs for the airbags have been removed and put back together again. If you have an airbag light come up on your dashboard then you need to take the vehicle to a garage to get them to check what...
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