Category Archives: Advice

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May Day Bank Holiday driving guide 2014

By Pete Barden • May 1st, 2014 • (0 comments)

Bank Holidays are great… until you step from your door, jump in your car and grind to a halt twenty yards down the road. Don’t despair though, the Crawley Down Group has all the info you need to swerve a motoring mayday in the getaway gridlock. Before you go?..

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Buyers Guide – How to spot a flood damaged car

By Pete Barden • March 12th, 2014 • (0 comments)

How to spot a flood-damaged car The waters are receding and spring seems to have sprung, but now you need to make sure you don’t get hung out to dry by purchasing one of the thousands of water-damaged vehicles expected to flood the UK’s used car market. En...

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How to beat leaky cars

By Pete Barden • March 6th, 2014 • (0 comments)

Beat the leak that’s slowly rotting your car from the inside, with the Crawley Down Group’s guide to ensuring a soggy car doesn’t drain your bank account. As the wettest winter on records draws to a close, the UK might be starting to dry out – but has your car...

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Don’t be driven to distraction…

By Pete Barden • March 5th, 2014 • (0 comments)

Attention munching smartphones to bickering kids, we’re being driven to distraction by a multi-tasking modern-day world – making it ever more important to keep our eyes and brain fixed on the road ahead. Read the Crawley Down Group’s safe driving guide to en...

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Reporting potholes and claiming compensation!

By Pete Barden • February 12th, 2014 • (0 comments)

Torrential rainstorms, severe flooding and the prospect of freezing weather mean that 2014 is threatening to create the perfect storm to deliver the UK’s most damaging pothole season yet. Read The Crawley Down Group’s guide to find out all you’ll need to...

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Driving in floods and heavy rain

By Pete Barden • January 29th, 2014 • (0 comments)

Heavy rain has left much of the South East subject to a Highways Agency flood warning or alert, so it’s essential that you and your car are prepared for driving in heavy rain and on flooded roads. Follow our guide and stay safe on the streets this winter. Don&#...

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6 Top Tips for Winter Driving from the IAM

By Pete Barden • November 26th, 2013 • (0 comments)

Road safety charity the IAM’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger has offered his expert advice on what drivers can do to keep safe and well in the winter. He said: “It can take a bit longer to get yourself going on a cold, dark winter morning, and getting t...

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How to drive safer in the winter

By Pete Barden • November 18th, 2013 • (0 comments)

You’ll notice that I titled this article “How to driver safer in the winter” and not “how to driver safely in the winter” and there’s a good reason for that. Because, with the best will in the world, there’s always a chance that something utt...

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