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Put safety first when fixing your new satnav, urges GEM


  1. Posted on January 8th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Bottom right corner of windscreen is the ‘only legal location’ to fix a device   POOR POSITIONING of satnav devices on windscreens poses a significant threat to road safety, says breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Today’s large screen devices positioned in the middle of a car windscreen mean a potentially lethal reduction in driver visibility, […]

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Clean your plate before every journey and avoid a £1000 fine, urges GEM


  1. Posted on January 4th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to ensure they have clean number plates on all their road journeys.   They risk a fine of up to £1000 if their number plate is dirty and can’t be read easily.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says having a clear, legible […]

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Brake fluid testers


  1. Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2. Technology is a wonderful thing – in many cases, it has made tools that were once solely the preserve of the professionals more accessible to the enthusiastic car owner. A particular example of which is DIY brake fluid tools. Yet, we advise that you must buy with care.   The dangers of old brake fluid […]

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Doing dry January? How about making it a safer January on the roads, asks GEM


  1. Posted on December 27th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging all road users to put safety at the top of their 2019 agenda.   The call comes as we once again prepare to make those well-intentioned turn-of-the-year pledges to do more of this or less of that.   Thinking about road safety makes particularly good […]

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This Christmas, make sure your car lights are twinkling nice and bright.


  1. Posted on December 24th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.     ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to check – and use – their car lights to ensure they’re as visible as possible during this darkest time of the year.   The advice comes amid continued concern that many drivers make themselves harder to spot from behind because they’re […]

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Spare a thought for the emergency services this Christmas, says GEM


  1. Posted on December 24th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist wishes all drivers a very happy and safe Christmas holiday, and takes the opportunity to thank those who will be at work over the festive season to help keep us all safe.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “As the holiday season arrives, we […]

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Protect yourself and reduce the risk of clocking


  1. Posted on December 18th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. Buying a used car is stressful enough but it is all too easy to get burdened down by technical jargon and forget the simple checks that anyone can carry out.   A growing problem is clocking. That is the car displaying a lower mileage on its odometer, than it really has covered. The result is […]

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Your winter driving questions answered by GEM Motoring Assist


  1. Posted on December 17th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2.   Your winter driving questions answered by GEM Motoring Assist Part four: safer driving when black ice threatens   ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they – and their vehicles – are ready for the potential challenges of driving in winter.   In this fourth of four advice […]

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Your winter driving questions answered by GEM Motoring Assist Part three: safer driving in fog


  1. Posted on December 10th, 2018 by James Luckhurst
  2. ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they – and their vehicles – are ready for the potential challenges of driving in winter.  In this third of four advice notices, GEM road safety officer Neil Worth answers questions on driving safely in times of fog:   What is fog? […]

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More cars scrapped following MOT changes


  1. Posted on December 6th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. One of the biggest changes that affected most typical motorists during 2018 was the overhaul of the MOT Test. While the DVSA (the government body that manages the MOT Test) downplayed the changes from last May as being minor, the truth is that it was rather more complex to implement the EU Roadworthiness Directive into […]

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