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Monday, December 5, 2016

With the party season upon us, a Welwyn Garden City-based road safety charity has launched its Christmas anti-drink drive campaign.

After police were called to reports of men launching fireworks in a Hatfield street earlier this week, a road safety charity has issued advice for motorists ahead of Bonfire Night.

The clocks go back an hour tonight when British Summer Time 2016 officially ends.

With nights getting darker earlier, a Welwyn Garden City-based road safety charity has warned about the potential dangers of driving at this time of the year.

As British Summer Time comes to an end this Sunday, don’t be ‘in the dark’ on the roads as the clocks change.

Motorists in Welwyn Hatfield are being warned about the heightened risk of collisions involving deer at this time of the year.

The very best classic cars from across the country, as nominated by classic car clubs in the UK, are set for a final face-off in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, at Birmingham’s NEC from November 11-13.

Staycations or stay-at-home holidays in the UK are set for a boost with, for the first time, personal contract purchase (PCP) becoming widely available in the motorhome and touring caravan market.

The Indian summer was fun while it lasted but make way for the hats, scarves and wellies because winter is on its way.

Like one of the car owners previously featured, I also spent my National Service at Bulford Barracks, Salisbury Plain, and learnt to drive at Houndstone Camp, Yeovil, Somerset.

My first car was a Reliant Regal MkI made of aluminium nailed onto a wooden frame with a plywood floor, all screwed to a simple hollow chassis.

More than a million parents are left with the same messy motoring dilemma every Monday morning – getting their company car fit for business after a weekend with the kids.

The UK’s largest road safety charity, which is moving its HQ to Welwyn Garden City, has issued motoring advice to stop drivers becoming distracted at the wheel.

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Quick Tips & Advice

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.

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