Tag Archives: sat-nav

How close did you come to breaking the law this summer?

  

You might not have realised it, but you could’ve spent the summer breaking the law. Before the summer holidays began, Police Chiefs reminded drivers that the act of using your smartphone while driving would still carry the same penalty as if you were caught texting. What’s important to note however is that while technically you can still use your phone… Read more »

Are you ready for the tech test?

  

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll… Read more »

Changes to the driving test – how to navigate things cheaply and easily

  

You might not have heard about it, but the practical element to a driving test is just about to change dramatically and sat-navs are a big part of it. According to carkeys.co.uk, there are four new additions coming to the practical driving test, which acknowledge new technology and more realistic driving scenarios and manoeuvres, with particular attention being paid to driving… Read more »

5 ways to save fuel

  
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Fuel Efficiency – How To Save Fuel Costs Drivers in the UK are being encouraged to become more eco-friendly drivers. A new campaign by the society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) believes that businesses could save up to 20% on fuel expenditures from their fleets, which could save UK motorists £6.8 billion a year.   Being an eco-friendly driver… Read more »

How To Save Fuel – Economy Tips For All Drivers

  
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Driving Tips To Save Money MINIMISE YOUR VEHICLE USE: vehicles are least fuel efficient and most polluting at the start of trips and on short trips. One reason for this is that catalytic converters (which reduce air pollution emissions) do not operate properly until they have warmed up. Trips of less than five kilometres generally do not allow the engine… Read more »

3 Car Essentials for Your Holiday

  

The summer season is fast approaching, and I’m sure you have your holiday planned. Although you are starting to get excited, anyone travelling by car to their destination must be dreading the long, boring journey there. However, at Car Audio Centre, we aim to make your journey as pleasant as possible.  Here are our recommendations for the top 3 car… Read more »

Motoring gadgets for bikers: The top three

  

Car drivers always seem to get the best gadgets. From in-car entertainment systems to help with parking, heated seat covers and even magnetic key holders, there’s a wide range of innovative products to choose from. Unfortunately, bikers don’t have quite the same choice. While they’re not in the same kind of enclosed environment as car drivers, there are still a… Read more »

Portable sat navs vs. Fixed sat navs

  

As the advancements in modern technology continue to impress and amaze, it’s sometimes easy to forget what a revolutionary piece of kit the satellite navigation system has been. Sat navs, or GPS systems as they are sometimes referred to, have taken the stress out of driving to unknown territories whilst rendering the map obsolete. Aside from the basic purpose of… Read more »