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GEM warns motorists as a week of winter weather threatens


  1. Posted on February 8th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is urging motorists to postpone journeys, as bitterly cold temperatures and heavy snow are predicted for the coming week.   GEM is also advising drivers to minimise risks if they need to care for vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.   A cold weather alert is in place for the whole nation […]

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Message for drivers from GEM: Hang up – or face the consequences  


  1. Posted on February 8th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Safety group warns of concerted police action against drivers using mobile phones    GEM Motoring Assist is today reminding drivers that a two-week national police enforcement campaign against illegal mobile phone use starts today.   The campaign is meant to highlight the risks drivers face – and the risks they pose to others – when […]

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Black and silver number plates – the latest


  1. Posted on January 29th, 2021 by Rob Marshall
  2. Blink and you may have missed it but the law on black and silver number plates changed on the 1st January.   The new rule is simple: No car made after 1st January 1980 is permitted to display number-plates with white/silver lettering on a black background.   This means that all cars, built from 1980, […]

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Give your car battery a fighting chance during the cold of lockdown


  1. Posted on January 25th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist says a few basic battery checks will help ensure your car engine starts when you need it.   During the current period of lockdown, only essential journeys are permitted, so many drivers will be using their cars much less… and mostly just for local journeys. Others will have decided not to […]

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End of an era – new printed Haynes DIY car manuals cease


  1. Posted on January 18th, 2021 by Rob Marshall
  2.   2020 has been a year of change and the news that Haynes is to cease printing new DIY manuals will bring tears to the eyes of many car, commercial and motorcycle owners. While the repair and maintenance of cars by home mechanics has been declining for several decades at least, Haynes Publishing diversified into […]

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Low on fuel? Don’t wait for the warning light


  1. Posted on January 11th, 2021 by James Luckhurst
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is reminding motorists to ensure they avoid letting their car’s fuel tank get anywhere near empty. In particular, GEM urges those drivers who enjoy the challenge of seeing how far they can go with the fuel light on and a tank that’s close to empty.   GEM chief executive Neil Worth commented: […]

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Resist deactivating your car’s safety features


  1. Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Rob Marshall
  2. When seat belts were introduced, initially for the front occupants, some drivers refused to wear them, despite the proven safety benefits. Today, electronic safety aids are intended to not only supplement the seat belts but Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) seek to prevent an incident from happening in the first place.   According to Autoglass’s […]

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Supervising a learner? Make sure you give them 100 per cent of your attention


  1. Posted on January 4th, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging anyone supervising a learner driver to ensure they have brushed up their own skills and that they devote 100 per cent of their attention to the task.   The advice comes as different parts of the country deal with different levels of lockdown restriction, which for anyone in tier 4 […]

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Stay safe on the roads, whatever you’re planning for Christmas


  1. Posted on December 23rd, 2020 by James Luckhurst
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is asking all drivers to make safety their priority on Christmas journeys. In particular, GEM says sticking to legal, safe speeds greatly reduces the risk of causing a collision and avoids subsequent unnecessary pressure in already overworked emergency service teams and NHS hospitals.   The call comes as new government figures […]

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Safer driving in rain and floods: your questions answered


  1. Posted on December 14th, 2020 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging motorists to ensure they – and their vehicles – are ready for the potential challenges of driving in winter. This week, GEM chief executive Neil Worth answers questions specifically relating to driving safely in times of heavy rain and flood.   Why can it be dangerous to drive when it’s […]

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