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Are SUVs Really Safer?
Are SUVs Really Safer?
A look at some of the safety concerns raised by the growing popularity of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)....
Buying and Using a Winch
Buying and Using a Winch
An electric or hydraulic winch can prove useful in a number of motoring situations. It's important before buying, though, to check issues such as the maximum line pull....
Car Insurance
Car Insurance
A survey of car insurance in the UK - a look at what the options are, and some tips on how to cut costs....
Car Seat Regulations
Car Seat Regulations
On Monday 18th September 2006, new regulations came into force concerning the enforced use of car child seats in the UK. Everything you need to know is right here....
Caring For Your Windscreen
Caring For Your Windscreen
Keeping our windscreens clean and chip-free is important and not just because driving with restricted vision can net you a £1000 fine - it's extremely dangerous too....
Choosing Tyres For Your Car
Choosing Tyres For Your Car
When you're considering which tyres you need to get, you need to consider several factors. So how do you know which tyres are the 'right' ones for your car?...
Future Safety Innovations
Future Safety Innovations
The motoring industry produces innovations all the time. Some of the most interesting that will appear in the future relate to vehicle safety....
How a Chassis Contributes to Car Safety
How a Chassis Contributes to Car Safety
For engineers, the starting point of car safety is the chassis. A well-designed chassis absorbs crash energy and plays a fundamental role in reducing injuries and…...
How Do Steering Systems Work?
How Do Steering Systems Work?
The steering system of a car uses either a rack-and-pinion or recirculating ball method. The hydraulic pump used by power steering also makes turning a car much easier....
How Does a Braking System Work?
How Does a Braking System Work?
A braking system is generally safe and effective. When a driver activates it with a pedal or handbrake, hydraulic power operates brake pads and shoes to slow a vehicle…...
How Does a Cooling System Work?
How Does a Cooling System Work?
The cooling system in a vehicle uses coolant, a radiator and other features to dissipate the heat an engine generates when it burns fuel....
How Does an Exhaust System Work?
How Does an Exhaust System Work?
The exhaust system of a vehicle processes and discharges harmful gases. The system consists of various parts that include a catalytic converter, muffler and tail pipe....
How to Choose Motorcycle Insurance
How to Choose Motorcycle Insurance
A survey of motorbike insurance in the UK - a look at what the options are, and some tips on how to cut costs....
How to Recycle Your Old Car
How to Recycle Your Old Car
Motorists must recycle cars. The vehicle scrap yard is now an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) governed by recovery, reuse and recycling regulations....
How VSRC Makes Motoring Safer
How VSRC Makes Motoring Safer
For almost 30 years, VSRC has investigated road safety. Its data and advice have helped governments and companies reduce the number and severity of motoring accidents....
Keep Your Car Safe From Thieves
Keep Your Car Safe From Thieves
Car crime is always in the news - but there are a whole host of ways that you can protect your car from thieves, and most of them are so obvious that you know them…...
Monthly Vehicle Checks
Monthly Vehicle Checks
Everyone knows that you need to have regular services on your car, but you should also keep an eye on it and the easiest way to do this is by running a series of…...
Preparing For A Long Car Journey
Preparing For A Long Car Journey
Long car journeys test even the most patient of drivers. Here are some tips on how to reduce stress and tiredness and cope with lengthy trips on the road....
Safety Role of VOSA
Safety Role of VOSA
VOSA plays a vital role in improving standards of motoring safety in the UK. It does this with a range of services and by working with the Traffic Commissioners....
Seatbelt and Child Seat Regulations
Seatbelt and Child Seat Regulations
Not wearing a seatbelt can cost you £500. The driver is responsible for all passengers under 14. Seatbelt safety advice andchild seat regulations....
Servicing And MOT For Your Vehicle
Servicing And MOT For Your Vehicle
Everyone who owns a vehicle that is used on the UK's roads is required to keep it in a roadworthy condition. Find out about the MOT test and when and where you should…...
Weekly Vehicle Checks
Weekly Vehicle Checks
Weekly vehicle checks are essential if you want to keep your car in tip-top condition and roadworthy. Check out our guide to weekly maintenance checks....
What Do Tyre Markings Mean?
What Do Tyre Markings Mean?
Every car tyre has a sequence of numbers and letters on it. These markings refer to the type of tyre, the width, speed, load capacity and other features....
What's That Noise?
What's That Noise?
There's nothing worse than driving along and hearing a funny noise coming from your car. Read our guide to the most common noises you are likely to hear, and what to…...
What's Wrong With My Car?
What's Wrong With My Car?
There are always times when our cars let us down. Read our guide to some of the most common problems you might experience, and how to go about sorting them out....
Why Do Cars Have Crumple Zones?
Why Do Cars Have Crumple Zones?
Every car has crumple zones that collapse in the event of a crash. But how do these zones help ensure driver and passenger safety?...
Winter Vehicle Maintenance
Winter Vehicle Maintenance
Whether you're driving in the summer or the winter months, each season can bring with it it's own problems for the motorist. Make sure you're safe with these seasonal…...
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