Summer drive check tips

The holiday season can mean high temperatures, increased stress levels and extra needs for your vehicle The key to avoiding stress whilst you’re on the road is to plan ahead. Before you set off on your holidays this year, you should really take a look at our summer driving tips so here’s our advice to help with the challenges of summer driving. One Call Accident Management presents : Summer Drive check tips Oil & Water : Top up the water , check the oil & ensure coolant /distilled water system is at 50-50 to prevent overheating (Century Gothic) Windscreen: Clean the windscreen inside out with spray and check wiper blades are clean to prevent smearing on the glass. Sunshade : Use a sunshade to keep the car cool from the inside as extreme heat can cause damage. (Century Got ...

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Is uncut grass to blame for rise in traffic accidents?

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Will Collision-Avoidance Technology Lead to Cheaper Car Insurance?

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