Archive for the ‘Experiences’ Category

Driving safely on flooded roads: top tips from startrescue.co.uk

Posted on January 17th, 2014, by Ronald Carter

With over 200 flood warnings at the time of writing, most British motorists are aware of the hazards of driving in heavy rain or through standing water. If water gets into your engine or electrical systems it can play havoc …

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Festive shopping in some of Europe’s finest Christmas markets: 2 hrs’ drive from Calais

Posted on December 19th, 2013, by William Amos

While here in the UK we have some fantastic Christmas markets, mainland Europe also has some distinctive and highly festive markets. Unique Christmas gifts, delicious seasonal foods and beautiful decorations make visiting these markets a wonderful way to enjoy the …

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Spookiest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial not for feint hearted

Posted on December 6th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer

Tyre adverts are not particularly memorable, but one Japanese tyre maker has released what may be the scariest advert for anything, let alone tyres.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54U6BgYuJMY

So spooky is the commercial that a warning is issued at the start: not for …

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Are children more distracting than mobiles behind the wheel?

Posted on December 5th, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh

 

A new study suggests that having child passengers in your car is more distracting than using a mobile phone.

The report, which analysed 12 families over a three week period involved rigging up four cameras in the subjects’ cars …

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Driving breaks on the Mediterranean: where the sun still shines

Posted on November 14th, 2013, by William Amos

Slipping from summer into autumn into winter is such a slow, gradual process, that we often fail to recognise how much sunshine – or a lack of it – affects our mood. But for those lucky enough to have remaining …

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Autumn driving/road trip advice

Posted on November 13th, 2013, by William Amos

Autumn driving/road trip advice

Autumn months bring with them particular problems that the UK motorist should be aware of. Whether you’re heading off on a long road trip, or simply wish to prepare for colder months, this post will help.…

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Spain: the best driving destination for some autumn sunshine?

Posted on November 5th, 2013, by Ronald Carter

It may be October, but temperatures in Spain are still very comfortable indeed. As sunshine becomes increasingly scarce across the UK, holidaymakers and natives of Spain are still enjoying the country’s splendid beaches. But Spain also offers a wealth of …

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Man drives into own front room after discovering wife is unfaithful

Posted on November 1st, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh

As a provider of car breakdown cover insurance, here at startrescue.co.uk we sometimes see vehicles get damaged in unusual ways. But a recent YouTube video has showed the world a particularly unique way to sustain damage to your car: by …

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Graduated licencing plans may see driving age rise to 18

Posted on October 14th, 2013, by Craig Hindmarsh

Young drivers may have to wait until they are 18 to take their first test under new proposals being considered by the government. Additionally, newly qualified drivers (with 12 months of driving experience or less) under the age of 30 …

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Road trip advice: Should I rent or take my own car?

Posted on October 10th, 2013, by Kevin Spencer

Are you planning a road trip, but are unsure whether to rent a car or take your own? It is a common question and here at startrescue.co.uk we’ve put together some questions to ask yourself and those travelling with you.…

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