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New Year Resolutions | Blog
Easy on the pedal | While we’re familiar with the dangers of speeding, did you know that slowing down is not only safer but it’s also more cost-effective – particularly on the motorway? The optimum speed for most cars is 55mph, so driving faster will result in higher fuel consumption and more emissions. It’s a win-win situation.
Give your car a little TLC | In many cases, motorists will put off basic car maintenance, including self- check-ups, until a problem arises. It is easy to save car owners from an expensive bill by performing routine inspections like checking the tyre pressure, oil level, aircon and lights.
Ensure you maintain car servicing per your service book | it will save you money in the long run and identify problems for they become an issue
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Ditch the phone | Did you know that drivers are four times more likely to be in a crash if they use their phones? It’s easy to get distracted and change the playlist or check a notification, and so the best thing to do is try and switch your phone to a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode. If you must use the phone for GPS, make it a point to set it up before you begin your journey. As of 2022, it is illegal to use a phone while driving and if caught, are at risk of 6 penalty points and a £200 fine!
Long trips? Take a break
The Highway Code recommends that drivers take a 15-minute break every two hours. Even if you just stop for a few moments and stretch your legs, it will serve as a refreshing break from the road.
No more unnecessary idling
Another great habit to break this year is idling with the engine running. Leaving the engine running is illegal; according to Rule 123 of The Highway Code, ‘You must not leave a vehicle engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road.’ So, this resolution will help you avoid the risk of a fine and also help keep the air clean!