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GUIDE - TOWING WITH A CAR

Towing a caravan or trailer with your car can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you’re doing it for the first time. Even if you’re experienced, there’s a whole host of things you need to think about, and that’s before you even set off.

Fri 20/12/19
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INTRODUCTION TO ADAS

As technology becomes more advanced, a growing number of vehicles are being built with intelligent systems to help motorists. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, is a term used to describe these smart features.

Wed 27/11/19
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Avoiding Costly Damage

Even the most careful and experienced of drivers sometimes find manoeuvring and reversing in car parks difficult. Most of us don’t do much reversing when you consider that a fraction of our driving time is backwards and the statistics speak for themselves. Around 28%* of all accidents with company cars involve reversing while parking and manoeuvring in car parks.

Tue 10/09/19
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HOW TO AVOID FINES AND PENALTY CHARGES

To help you avoid receiving a fine or penalty charge, we’ve pulled together some top tips.

Thu 29/08/19
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BLIND SPOTS

Even the most experienced driver can forget to perform a ‘shoulder-check’ when changing lanes from time to time, so it’s important to understand where your blind spots are and how to use your mirrors appropriately. Arval’s guide to blind spots highlights the general rules around carrying out necessary checks before performing a manoeuvre.

Wed 29/05/19
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Cyclists and Drivers Do's and Dont's

Expect sudden movements by cyclists, especially in windy weather and on bad road surfaces

Wed 07/11/18
Top Tips to save fuel

Top 10 tips to make your fuel go further

Not only are correctly inflated tyres safer and longer lasting, they also reduce road resistance which means greater fuel efficiency. Over time tyres naturally leak air so regular checks are important. Consult your handbook for the correct pressures (and increase pressures for heavy loads as recommended).

Fri 31/08/18
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DRUG DRIVING LAWS

It’s illegal to drive, attempt to drive or be in charge of a motor vehicle with a controlled drug that exceeds the prescribed limit.

Fri 01/09/17

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