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Driving in Snow and Ice

By countryvehiclesshefford | Jan 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Driving in Snow and Ice
Driving in Snow and Ice

4 Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice The days may be get longer, but January and February are the months when we can expect the worst ice and snow of the winter. Some of our customers still talk about the Jan 2010 snowfall that brought much of Bedfordshire to a halt for weeks. We’ve…

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Highway Code Changes

By countryvehiclesshefford | Jan 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Highway Code Changes
Highway Code Changes

Highway Code Changes You Should Know About There are major changes to the Highway Code coming into force at the end of January 2022. Hadn’t heard about it? You’re not the only one. The AA carried out a survey of its members in December and found that only 1 in 3 drivers were aware of…

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Green Driving Techniques

By countryvehiclesshefford | Dec 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Green Driving Techniques
Green Driving Techniques

5 Green Driving Techniques to Start Using Now Not driving an electric care yet? If the answers ‘no’ you’re in the majority of drivers in the UK. Demand is rising fast, but many people are waiting for more affordable models to appear, not to mention a reliable charging infrastructure. So, what do we do whilst…

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Night Driving Tips

By countryvehiclesshefford | Nov 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Night Driving Tips
Night Driving Tips

5 Tips for Driving in the Dark It’s that time of year once more when driving to and from work takes place in the dark, and even the school run occurs in the murk of twilight. Research shows that November through to February is also the period when serious road accidents spike – so extra…

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Change Windscreen Wipers

By countryvehiclesshefford | Nov 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Change Windscreen Wipers
Change Windscreen Wipers

Is it Time to Change Your Windscreen Wipers? Changing your windscreen wipers is a bit like changing toothbrushes. We know it should happen regularly but it’s easy to forget to do it. Autumn is a good time to check out your wipers’ condition. They do an important job, especially in adverse weather conditions, but if…

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Wet Weather Driving

By countryvehiclesshefford | Nov 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Wet Weather Driving
Wet Weather Driving

5 Tips for Wet Weather Driving Driving on wet roads can test even the most experienced driver. It’s a condition common to the winter months in the UK, and the Met Office warns that our temperate climate is becoming even wetter! Highest rainfall measurements are now 4% higher, and it looks like we’ll be getting…

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Dashboard Warning Lights

By countryvehiclesshefford | Oct 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Dashboard Warning Lights
Dashboard Warning Lights

5 Dashboard Warning Lights That Require Immediate Action Think of dashboard warning lights as the way your car communicates with you. No doubt, in the not too far distant future, they’ll be replaced with a voice, but for now they’re symbols. When they flash on, they’re reporting a malfunction in your car’s system and a…

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Autumn Driving Safety Tips

By countryvehiclesshefford | Oct 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Autumn Driving Safety Tips
Autumn Driving Safety Tips

5 Autumn Driving Safety Tips Ah Autumn, season of mists and driving in the dark once more. There’s plenty of pleasures associated with Autumn; the spectacular reds and yellows, bonfire night and Halloween. But the change of season also brings a distinct change in the weather, and with it the need to prepare our vehicles…

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5 Ways to Make Your Tyres Last Longer

By countryvehiclesshefford | Sep 13, 2021 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Your Tyres Last Longer
5 Ways to Make Your Tyres Last Longer

Lots of Country Vehicles customers are astounded when we tell them they need new tyres. “But I’ve only just changed them!” is a common reply. And it can feel like that, can’t it? Of course tyres take quite a pounding with the amount of driving we tend to do now. And it can feel like…

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How Much Do You Know About Braking Distance?

By countryvehiclesshefford | Sep 10, 2021 | Comments Off on How Much Do You Know About Braking Distance?
How Much Do You Know About Braking Distance?

When we talk about braking distance, what do we mean by the term? Common sense suggests that it’s the time it takes for your car to come to a stop. And of course, that’s true – but it’s only half the equation. As well as braking time there’s ‘thinking time’; the time it takes for…

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