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Exhausted drivers pose significant safety threat


  1. Posted on January 28th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys. The risks are particularly high among those who drive for their work, says GEM, as they are likely to be at the wheel for long periods, or with tight deadlines to meet in the course of a day.   […]

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Don’t risk a breakdown during this cold snap


  1. Posted on January 21st, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist says a few basic vehicle checks will help ensure you’re not left stranded at the roadside during the current spell of cold weather.   According to experts at GEM, cold weather slows everything down – including the chemical reactions that take place inside car batteries. When the temperature is at 0 degrees […]

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Storm Brendan: GEM warns drivers of hazardous weather conditions on the roads


  1. Posted on January 13th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is advising all road users to take extra care, as rain and high winds are predicted for most parts of the country. The conditions follow in the wake of Storm Brendan, which has already hit the west coast of Ireland with gusts of 60mph on exposed coasts and hills.   GEM road […]

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Are you looking for Electric Vehicle repairs?


  1. Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. Electric Vehicle (EV) sales may be growing but they still represent well under 1% of the total population of registered vehicles on UK roads. While it is certain that this figure will rise, many independent garages make the business decision to postpone investment in technician training and the appropriate tools, simply because insufficient EVs are […]

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Make sure your eyesight goes beyond 20/20 this year


  1. Posted on January 7th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is reminding drivers and riders of all ages to make an appointment for an eyesight test this year. This, according to GEM, would make a significant contribution to reducing collisions and injuries on the UK’s roads.   The organisation is once again warning that our driver eyesight regulatory system is no longer […]

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2019’s safest cars revealed


  1. Posted on January 7th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. It has been a mixed bag of Euro NCAP results this year, where a top five-star rating has become harder for manufacturers to achieve. This has been due mainly to relatively recent changes in the scoring system that assesses the standard-fitment of driver assistance technologies. Thatcham Research and WhatCar? magazine worked together on the list. […]

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Suspension: replace in pairs for greater safety


  1. Posted on December 31st, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. Sadly, the motor repair trade tends to suffer an unfair reputation of not always having the customer’s best interests at heart. As with any profession, I am not denying the existence of the occasional ‘bad egg’, but I have found that customers tend to view good advice that might cost extra with extreme suspicion.   […]

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Don’t risk a breakdown this Christmas


  1. Posted on December 19th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. A few basic vehicle checks could help ensure you’re not left stranded at the roadside, and reduce your stress levels, if you’re planning to join the great pre-Christmas getaway this year.   GEM’s tips will go a long way to ensuring you won’t be needing to call for help this winter.   GEM road safety […]

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Don’t put your children at risk with a quad bike this Christmas


  1. Posted on December 17th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is urging parents and relatives to think twice before giving their children a quad bike for Christmas.   The call follows a spate of deaths and injuries in recent years among young people riding the powerful four-wheel machines.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warned of legal restrictions on the […]

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Almost 1/5th of motorists know that their car is defective


  1. Posted on December 6th, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2.   While the DVSA is working-out a way of rectifying the 3.4 million cars on UK roads that have been recalled by their manufacturers but not repaired, maybe a bigger road safety issue is looming, involving double that figure of faulty vehicles.   According to Halfords Autocentres, 18% of drivers continue to drive their cars, […]

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