Winter Driving

The first combined summer and winter tyre of its type arrives


  1. Posted on April 30th, 2015 by Rob Marshall
  2. Swapping tyres is often far from easy and the majority of motorists in the UK tend to run their cars on summer tyres all year-round. Due to the nature of our climate, there is no legal requirement to change to cold-weather (known less accurately as ‘winter’) tyres, unlike some parts of Europe. Yet, after experiencing […]

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Car battery care tips


  1. Posted on February 4th, 2015 by Rob Marshall
  2. With batteries being sealed, they tend to be ignored, until they are subjected to an outpouring of disgust, when they fail to start an engine. With cold weather reducing their capacities and making engines harder to start, the savvy car owner can save money and reduce the chance of battery let-down, by following these ten […]

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Winter car maintenance tips


  1. Posted on November 11th, 2014 by Rob Marshall
  2. Now that the leaves are in free-fall, thoughts are turning to switching on the heating, wrapping up warm and, if you are anything like Mrs M, making Christmas preparations. Yet, do not forget that, no matter how new, or advanced, might be your car, winter checks are necessary, to reduce the risks of you being […]

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Winter Driving


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. If the past three winters have been anything to go by, then we can soon expect some challenging driving conditions as another winter sets in. Of course, it’s impossible to predict exactly what weather we will have to deal with, and conditions can vary so much from one place to another. But it does make […]

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Winter Driving Abroad


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Your guide to safer winter driving on foreign roads, whether you’re in your own car or a rented vehicle. Be prepared What to expect Tactics for safer driving to the slopes Legal requirements Snow tyres and snow chains Fitting snow chains FAQ’s Be prepared If you’re heading for a great winter holiday in the Alps, […]

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Winter Driving Checklist


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The British winter is unpredictable, so It pays to ensure your car is properly prepared for use while the weather can be at its coldest and most challenging. Introduction Lights Tyres Windscreen Maintenance Take with you GEM – Winter Driving Leaflet and Video Introduction It is worth remembering that bad weather can strike suddenly – and […]

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Winter driving


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. If recent winters have been anything to go by, then we can soon expect some challenging driving conditions as another winter sets in. Of course, it’s impossible to predict exactly what weather we will have to deal with, and conditions can vary so much from one place to another. But it does make sense to […]

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15 Winter Car Care Tips


  1. Posted on December 20th, 2012 by Rob Marshall
  2. As the temperatures plummet, the Internet starts to bristle with cold weather driving tips but few hints exist to encourage car longevity and reliability, during the harsh winter months. Here is GEM’s contribution: 1.   Prior to making a cold start in sub-zero temperatures, leave the ignition on for approximately five seconds, before activating the starter […]

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