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Ditch the trickle charger


  1. Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. At this time of year, many members enquire about charging their batteries externally over winter, using a mains-powered source. It is not a bad idea, especially if you cover many short journeys.   Ian Newham, Training Manger at GS-Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd., the market leader for vehicle and industrial batteries and one of the […]

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GEM warns motorists as snow, sleet and ice threaten this week


  1. Posted on November 19th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to take extra care, with plunging temperatures and winter weather predicted this week.   Road journeys are more difficult and treacherous when there is ice on roads, foggy conditions or a fall of snow. GEM is encouraging drivers to make good use of some […]

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Road Safety Week: we can all make a difference to help the most vulnerable on our roads


  1. Posted on November 19th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging every road user to get involved in Road Safety Week (19-25 November).  A key task for this year’s initiative is to encourage drivers to be ‘Bike Smart’ in an effort to raise awareness of the risks faced by cyclists and motorcyclists.   GEM road safety officer Neil […]

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Avoid the misery of a winter breakdown with some simple car maintenance


  1. Posted on November 6th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering basic tips for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys this winter. Giving some attention now to batteries, tyres, antifreeze, wipers, lights and other vehicle essentials is the best way of ensuring reliability in the months to come, says GEM.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “Last […]

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Use GEM’s top tips on speed limits to be safer… and better off


  1. Posted on November 2nd, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is today issuing a series of simple tips for drivers to ensure they don’t exceed speed limits. This, says GEM, is not only a key part of reducing collisions and casualties on our roads, but it should also help drivers keep their cash in their wallets.   […]

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Sensors lead the way in warranty claim


  1. Posted on October 29th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. A report that says sensors have pipped alternators to become a top warranty claim (for those sold by the RAC dealer network) came as little surprise to us, when the news hit GEM’s technical helpdesk. There are several reasons for this, such as virtually everything mechanical being influenced, or controlled, entirely by electronics that depend […]

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GEM welcomes addition of Highway Code ‘Dutch Reach’ advice to protect cyclists


  1. Posted on October 18th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist welcomes the Department for Transport announcement that vehicle drivers and passengers will soon be encouraged to use the ‘Dutch reach’ when opening doors from the inside.   Pioneered in the Netherlands, the Dutch reach is a method of opening a car door with the left hand (right hand for […]

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Reform for driver eyesight regulations supported by 75 per cent of road users


  1. Posted on October 17th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist says three quarters of its members back long-overdue changes to driver eyesight regulations.  A survey of more than 2,500 GEM members reveals that 75 per cent support mandatory eye testing for anyone returning to driving following a court ban or medical revocation, with 71 percent also in favour of […]

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Take care on country roads while deer are on the move, warns GEM


  1. Posted on October 10th, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY organisation GEM Motoring Assist is advising drivers to take extra care in areas where deer are common. The rutting (breeding) season means deer are more mobile than usual, bringing them onto roads and increasing the risk of collisions.   GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “We encourage drivers to be extra observant, […]

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Check tyres once a month, every month, says GEM


  1. Posted on October 1st, 2018 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to make monthly checks on tyres, to ensure tread depths are sufficient and pressures are correct.   Correct tyre pressure is not only vital for your safety on the road, it’s also the best way to maximise fuel economy, according to GEM road safety […]

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