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Driving in Spain

Driving in Spain is a great way to see the country. Whether you’re heading to the hot spots that attract tourists year on year, or seeking out the many hidden gems to be found off the beaten track – you will need to familiarise yourself with the rules of the road in order to stay […]

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Driving in France

Driving in France is a great way to see this beautiful and scenic country. Every year we see thousands of British motorists crossing the channel with their cars to enjoy the numerous delights France has to offer. Many other drivers choose to hire a car upon arrival, preferring to drive a left hand drive vehicle […]

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Are snow socks legal in the UK and Europe?

There are often added precautions to take whilst driving in the winter which aim to improve your safety and increase your confidence as it can often be scary to drive in adverse weather conditions. However, the confusion can often set in when trying to differentiate between what is a legal requirement and what isn’t. So, […]

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Car batteries: Why they die in hot weather

Dead car batteries are more often linked to winter conditions, when colder temperatures inhibit the chemical reaction necessary to make a battery work. Extreme cold also increases the thickness of the engine oil, meaning your battery has to work harder to crank the engine. Under such conditions we also tend to use energy consuming features […]

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Car batteries: Jargon buster

  Car batteries ignite the fuel/air mixture in an engine’s combustion chamber which in turn starts the engine and powers all of the electrical components in the vehicle. That’s the simple explanation, the bit we can all understand, but what about all the jargon and tech words we come across when trying to find the […]

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Why choose RAC Batteries?

RAC batteries are reliable and affordable, providing drivers will a range of batteries that will suit your vehicle’s performances needs as well as providing an outstanding fitting service. Our RAC batteries include up to a 5-year guarantee that helps to deliver a service that is reliable and convenient. RAC Batteries are high quality, powerful batteries […]

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About Our Batteries

Gone are the days of a one size fits all car battery, today’s vehicles and engines include some of the most advanced features, meaning that they demand so much more from their batteries. They need to be fully specialised to vehicle specifics such as its electronic equipment, driving styles and weather conditions. We have teamed […]

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Car battery leaking: Advice and tips

Car batteries contain a sulphuric acid solution that is highly toxic and corrosive. It is therefore vital you handle leaking car batteries with extreme care and attention and for safety reasons, we advise you use protective eyewear and gloves. Always ensure a leaking battery is stored in a safe and secure manner, well away from children […]

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Car battery sizes guide

Car battery size and choosing the correct battery for your make and model of vehicle is important – pick the wrong one, then no matter your cars specification, or how well it is maintained, it simply will not perform as it should or could. Your car battery powers the spark that ignites the fuel that […]

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Has my car battery died?

A dead car battery being jump started.

Your car battery is perhaps the most essential part of your vehicle. Once the battery is ‘flat’ or ‘has died’, the vehicle will no longer function. In the first instance, if you are struggling to start your car, it is highly likely there is a problem with the battery. A working battery recharges itself as […]

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How to charge a car battery

How to charge a car battery correctly is a question we are often asked – unfortunately this is often when attending an assistance call where battery problems have led to a breakdown. Although most car batteries can provide trouble free motoring for between three to five years when cared for correctly, occasions do arise when […]

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Car batteries, questions and problems: Car battery advice

Car battery problems are the cause of many thousands of roadside rescue calls every winter – and whilst most motorists are aware that cold temperatures can play havoc with a car battery, few realise hot sunny days can be even worse! Extremely hot weather and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life […]

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What is an AGM battery?

Absorbent Glass Mat car batteries (AGM) were developed for use by the military in the 1980s. Their high performance and enhanced electrical reliability are ideally suited for today’s modern cars that are often heavily equipped with sophisticated electrical systems and energy consuming devices and accessories. The last decade or so has seen an increase in the […]

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RAC car battery guarantee

The RAC Car Battery Guarantee is designed to ensure peace of mind for motorists when purchasing new car batteries. We offer a five year guarantee for all RAC branded batteries and the more usual three year guarantee for all others. To help keep you mobile and minimise the inconvenience a flat or dead battery can […]

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RAC battery fitting service

The RAC battery fitting service is a fast and convenient way to have a new car battery delivered and fitted at a location and time frame to suit you – whether or not you are a member of the RAC. We have two battery fitting options available to ensure you’ll be mobile again quickly, without […]

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Top 10 Car Battery Facts

A car battery gives the initial boost that cranks and starts the engine of your vehicle. Once the engine is running, the battery could, theoretically be removed and the car would run quite happily. However, we wouldn’t recommend testing this theory as you’d have a problem restarting the engine once the ignition was switched off. […]

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How to fit a car battery

Car batteries, like most things, don’t last forever, at some point they do need replacing. Year on year, car battery problems are one of the top reasons for roadside assistance calls. A flat, unreliable battery, is always an inconvenience and at times compromises safety and can be positively dangerous. Often, the reason a car battery […]

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How to Jump Start a Car

Hopefully, you will never need this advice, however, flat batteries do happen – at such times knowing how to jump start a car can be the quickest way to get you mobile again. Although a new battery should give a number of year’s trouble free motoring, usually somewhere between three and five years, there are […]

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Car batteries, Cold Weather and Winter Tips and Advice

Battery winter care is a subject many of us don’t give a second thought – until the worst happens and we find ourselves scrabbling around looking for a set of jump leads and someone to give our flat battery a much needed boost, a battery charger, or worst case scenario when we must call for […]

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What to Think About When Buying a Dash Cam

Installation of a dash cam directly behind the car's rear-view mirror

Finding the best dash cam for your car can often be difficult. But when you get the right one, it offers great peace of mind. It’s important to understand the pros and cons of dash cam features before you make a purchase. And as they become increasingly popular among drivers, their high-tech specs are becoming […]

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How UV light technology can eliminate bacteria, germs & viruses

UV light

Ultra Violet light technology has been shown time and time again to be the single most effective way of safely and efficiently sanitising an area. This not only means elimination of all harmful bacteria, germs and viruses, but also, the associated smells. With UV cleaning already featuring in many washrooms worldwide via hand dryers, this […]

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Will a dash cam reduce my insurance?

Being cautious on the road is a given, although there are many careless drivers that are putting other people at risk. For this reason, dash cams are becoming increasingly popular with motorists as they act as a 24/7 silent witness that can be used to provide recorded evidence, that can protect drivers from any fraudulent […]

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What is a dash cam?

As the integration and need for high tech in modern vehicles is constantly growing, you are probably looking for some clarification on what their benefits are and how they can improve your driving experience. In the past 3 to 5 years the consumer demand for dash cams has surged to try and combat the growing amount of […]

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Is having a dashboard camera legal?

A dash cam recording the road in front.

Motorists are starting to think more about buying and using dashboard cameras (dash cams) as these can be used to by people who want to try and protect themselves against bogus insurance claims after an accident/incident has occurred by gaining quality video footage. The evidence can be sent straight to insurance companies or the police […]

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Dash cam installation guide

Over recent years, the demand for dash cams has surged, with them becoming a popular item that can be integrated into vehicles to gain quality footage in case an accident arises, which will help to protect them against false insurance claims. We have the most advanced range of dash cams available which can be suitable for […]

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Choosing the best dash cam/in car camera

As the demand for high tech devices is growing, so is the demand for dash cams, especially for those who do a lot of driving. The main function of a dash cam or in car camera is to provide you with video, image or audio evidence if an accident occurs to prevent against fraudulent insurance […]

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Reversing aids and parking aids: Advice and tips

Vehicles parallel parked on a street

If you were lucky enough to avoid the parallel park manoeuvre in your driving test, it is likely that you are filled with dread when there is no other option than having to squeeze into a tight space. We’ve all been there, parking in a space that is so far away from where you need to […]

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In-car cameras and dash cams: Advice, tips and benefits

The road can be a dangerous place, even as the most careful and cautious driver other road users may put you at risk. If you are involved in a traffic collision it could cost you hundreds of pounds to repair your vehicle or in insurance premiums even if it wasn’t your fault. In car cameras […]

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In-car WiFi: The essential advice and tips

The reliance on smartphones is constantly growing in the UK, from reading the news, being in constant contact with friends or to getting from A to B.  Whilst people are traveling or commuting via bus or train, there is often a quality connection to Wi-Fi. So, why shouldn’t this be the same whilst you are traveling […]

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Safe Ways to Travel with Pets in the Car

Off somewhere in the car with your pet? Planning a road trip with your furry friend may seem like no big deal, but there are several safety factors to take into account before you get on the road. It’s often discussed how important passenger safety is in the car, so why shouldn’t we treat our […]

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Travelling with Dogs

As responsible motorists, before setting off on a journey in the car, it is second nature to make sure the children are strapped in securely but what about our dogs? How safe are they as we drive on our roads and motorways. An unrestrained dog in the car is not only at risk from injury, […]

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MOT Changes 2018

Change is in store for motorists all over the country as the DVSA plans to roll out new tweaks and improvements to the MOT test we’ve all grown to know. Tougher emissions checks for diesel cars and new defect categories are on the cards for the MOT changes 2018, so make sure you’ve got your […]

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Car mats: refresh, protect & add resale value

Car mats are one of the best ways to protect your car’s floors, give an instant interior face-lift, and enhance resale value. Without protection standard factory floor mats can quickly become ingrained with dirt, grease, stains and other unmentionables. Leave it too long and you will never fully restore them. The floors of a car […]

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