Driving in Spain

If you have previously driven around different European countries, you are probably well aware that driving requirements differ around the continent. So, before you start your journey to either travel around Spain or through it, we want to provide you with as much information as possible to ensure that are fully prepared by having the […]

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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 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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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, it results.  Whilst people are travelling 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 […]

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