• Choosing the correct car seat for your child

    Choosing a car seat can be quite daunting. You may not have hundreds to spend on one but obviously safety is must. My best advice to your when it comes to finding a car seat is to read reviews. You want to make sure that it is safe, easy to transport and easy to secure in to the vehicle. If the seat is going to be used in a newer vehicle you may have the option of choosing one that as an Isofix connection. This allows a base to stay secured in to the vehicle and then the car seat just clips on to it when required. These types of seats are also known for being excellent in terms of safety as the seat is essentially bolted to the chassis of the car rather than using a seat belt. Some…
  • Is car breakdown cover essential?

    With the cost of running a car an expensive outgoing, do we really need breakdown cover on top? It really depends on how much you use your car and how far you travel. Many insurance companies now offer 12 months free breakdown cover as part of the package and even some bank accounts come with car breakdown. Always read the small print and check what you are covered for as there is a few options and many do not include home start. If you find that you come to start your car on the drive and it won’t go, you may not have sufficient breakdown cover to allow the company to assist you. This is of course normally an added extra which carries a cost but if this is something that is vital to you getting to work then it…
  • Preparing for a Long Drive

    Not every place we want to get to his close to home, and if you’re driving the distance, then you should ideally prepare well. Driving for a long time can make you feel tired, meaning your reactions are not as quick and you’re not alert. To prevent this from happening you should have a good night’s sleep the night before you drive, meaning you feel fresh and prepared. Breakfast is important and it plays a part in waking you up and energising you for your long drive. If you’re travelling in the UK you’re likely to be spending most of your time on the motorway, and though they can be stressful when traffic build up, they’re ideal for stopping off, with many services every few miles or so. You should take advantage of these and perhaps half way through stop…