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Are you handling stress during your business motoring?

By |2018-08-15T06:35:04+01:00August 15th, 2018|Driving advice, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Stress affects us all at one time or another – whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress can affect how we feel physically and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our reactions, which isn’t good news when we need to concentrate on something significant, like driving. So how do you cope with handling stress during your business motoring?

Find the best way to get an immediate car key replacement!

By |2017-11-20T12:36:24+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, Guest blog, Industry articles, News|

KEYS have gone through so many years of transition and the latest models of cars use different mechanisms to control features in the vehicle which can be a challenge when you need an immediate car key replacement. The BMW 7-series’ key comes with a full color touch screen, Tesla Model S key looks like the car itself and has controls [...]

What you need to know about ‘smart motorways’

By |2017-11-20T12:36:23+00:00September 20th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, News|

IT'S nearly 60 years since Britain's first motorway opened and now there is a new generation emerging within the blue network and there are things you need to know about 'smart motorways' . By 2020 there will be nearly 500 miles of smart motorway in the UK, more than double that compared to 2015. Alphabet has produced this guide, saying: [...]

Should I drive when I’m pregnant?

By |2017-11-20T12:20:15+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Contract hire and leasing, Driving advice, Keep it legal, SME business motoring and fleet management|

SHOULD I drive when I'm pregnant? The short answer for company car drivers and business owners is - of course you should! Driving while pregnant is fine; so long as you’re feeling well and comfortable it’s completely safe and you can continue to drive right up until labour. But there are a few tips to help you feel at ease. [...]

Twenty tips for business drivers to stay safe motoring in snow

By |2017-11-20T12:23:59+00:00January 14th, 2016|Driving advice|

If driving is your business - 5 key points If you are a manager you have a duty of care and must ensure there is a policy in place and issued to drivers covering driving in extreme weather Is driving essential? Can business be done by tele-conferencingand/or working from home? Have drivers had recent training such as in skid control? [...]

Top tips to stay cool while driving in the heat

By |2017-11-20T12:30:52+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Driving advice, Keep it legal|

IT’S 9am and a thermometer in the centre of Barcelona already indicates that it's 30 degrees. Phew! That’s hot, hot, hot! when the interior temperature of a car is 35 degrees, a driver's reaction time is 20% slower than when it's 25 degrees. It’s equivalent to driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.5 grammes But meteorologists reckon Spain isn’t alone [...]

Summer driving tips for travelling abroad

By |2017-11-20T12:30:36+00:00June 30th, 2015|Driving advice, Keep it legal|

Documents checklist Valid full driving licence Driving licence paper counterpart International Driving Permit (if required) Original vehicle registration document (V5c) or a Vehicle on Hire certificate (VE103) - Letter of authorisation from the registered keeper if the vehicle is hired or leased (request from your provider) Insurance certificate Passport/s Travel insurance documents Visa (if required) FOR many of us, summer [...]

Hard-pressed company car drivers more likely to risk snow and ice

By |2017-11-20T12:27:07+00:00November 27th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, Keep it legal, News|

According to RAC research, company car drivers are more likely to risk driving in winter conditions COMPANY car drivers are much more likely to risk driving in winter conditions of ice and snow than private motorists, RAC research has found. The survey, which was carried out as part of the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2014, found 16% of [...]

Wet, wet, wet: driving advice in the rain

By |2017-11-20T12:26:57+00:00November 13th, 2014|Driving advice|

Kiran Devgun from the Institute of Advanced Motorists KIRAN Devgun from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) shares her advice with company car drivers travelling in the heavy rain. With more showers on their way road surfaces are expected to get extremely slippery and dangerous. Here is her driving advice on how both riders and drivers can make their journey [...]

Safeguard your company vehicles this winter with fuelGenie

By |2017-11-20T12:26:56+00:00November 11th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, Keep it legal, News|

Loose gravel, road salt and potholes can take their toll on your tyres in the winter - if in doubt, get them replaced! THE first signs of winter are upon us, so supermarket fuel card provider, fuelGenie, is advising company vehicle owners to perform simple checks on their cars and vans to ensure drivers are safe on the roads. [...]

Alphabet shares top tips to stay safe on the roads this winter

By |2017-11-20T12:26:43+00:00October 23rd, 2014|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, Keep it legal, News|

Alphabet has shared its top tips for winter driving BUSINESS mobility specialist, Alphabet, has shared its top tips to help drivers stay safe on the roads this winter. With the clocks soon changing, and the launch of a new campaign by Think! to raise awareness among drivers when driving on rural roads, simply going the extra mile and getting [...]

Six ways to avoid electric vehicle ‘charge rage’

By |2017-11-20T12:26:20+00:00September 27th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, News|

Charge rage - a new experience for many as electric car drivers can't charge up when they want to WE’VE all heard of road rage. But here’s a new type of rage at the more genteel end of motoring: at the electric vehicle charge point. How is this? All those drivers who have chosen to go green with [...]

How to be a safe commuter

By |2017-11-20T12:24:31+00:00March 3rd, 2014|Car rental, Driving advice, Keep it legal, Mobility|

Driving in your daily commute can be a bit of a blur. Sharpen up - concentrate! HERE's a feeling familiar to many business drivers I suspect: you arrive at the office and realise that you can't remember a thing about the journey you've just made. It's scary when you think about it. Driving on 'autopilot' is all too easy [...]

Sun dazzle kills 23 people

By |2017-11-20T12:23:11+00:00September 6th, 2013|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, Keep it legal, News|

23 people were killed in car accidents related to sun dazzle in 2010 - and low autumn sun will make the problem worse THE extraordinary story of the so-called ‘Walkie-Talkie’ tower in London might have got your attention recently. The tower managed to melt a Jaguar with the reflected sun from its structure. A rather unintended consequence of [...]

10 ways to cut fuel consumption and improve safety

By |2017-11-20T12:22:56+00:00July 29th, 2013|Driving advice, Keep it legal|

Just as cars like the Audi A1 have made 50-60mpg seem the norm, fuel prices have rocketed. Saving costs through saving fuel has never been more important, and the great thing is that it makes you safer too WOULDN'T it be great to get company car drivers to drive more safely, and save money on fuel at the [...]

New Michelin best pub grub guide for hungry company car drivers

By |2017-11-20T12:20:49+00:00November 2nd, 2012|Car news and reviews, Driving advice, News|

The Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2013 features 550 of the UK's best pubs   Story: DAVID WILKINS BUSY company car drivers trying to escape the monotony of eating at the main fast-food chains during long days on the road have an alternative – Britain’s rapidly improving pub grub. The new Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide [...]

Exeo keeps me busy

By |2017-11-20T12:20:23+00:00September 25th, 2012|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Driving advice, Keep it legal, Our business cars|

  Our business cars: SEAT Exeo ST 2.0 TDI 143ps estate Story: NICK RATCLIFFE How careful we must be not to take for granted the good things in life! Glamorous wife, beautiful children, lovely house, delightful colleagues, and now I'm just as ready to assume that the SEAT Exeo will move me quietly and comfortably wherever business takes [...]

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