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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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See and be seen this winter


  1. Posted on December 5th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is urging all road users to make themselves bright and visible on journeys in the coming winter months. Making an effort to see and be seen could prove a life-saving decision, says GEM.   It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure they can see and be seen, according to GEM.   For drivers […]

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Get wise to the risks of drink driving this Christmas


  1. Posted on November 27th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.    Plan how you’ll get home before going out to celebrate with a few drinks, says road safety organisation Myth-busters show there are no quick fixes to help you sober up if you’ve had a lot to drink   GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to make safety their priority this Christmas and not to […]

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How to drive in flood conditions


  1. Posted on November 26th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Breakdown cover specialist, GEM Motoring Assist has produced a short video with simple advice for drivers on staying safe on wet and flooded roads. The main message from the free three-minute video is for drivers to postpone journeys and not attempt to drive through floods. But if that’s not an option GEM Motoring Assist’s video […]

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GEM issues medicines warning as colds and ‘flu season arrives


  1. Posted on November 20th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is warning motorists about the dangerous effects some medications can have on driving.   Some cold and ‘flu treatments, painkillers and other drugs can cause drowsiness, reducing a driver’s ability to concentrate on the driving task. Driving while affected by drugs of this kind (even those prescribed by a doctor) is […]

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Road Safety Week: we can all make a difference


  1. Posted on November 18th, 2019 by James Luckhurst
  2.   GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging every road user to get involved in Road Safety Week (18 – 24 November).       The theme for Road Safety Week, organised by the road safety charity Brake, is ‘step up for safe streets’, something fully supported by GEM, with opportunities for everyone to reflect on how they […]

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Latest GEM funding window for road safety applications closes on 31 December


  1. Posted on November 12th, 2019 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   The GEM Road Safety Charity is inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000 for road safety projects.   The current funding window will remain open until Tuesday 31 December.   Since it was established in 1985, the Charity has funded many projects which have aimed to reduce the number of people killed or […]

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