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    Easter bank holiday weekend is not just about eating copious amounts of chocolate, egg hunts, fluffy bunnies and Easter bonnet parades. Over recent years it is becoming more and more synonymous with a frenzy of DIY and home improvements.
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    Have you ever been in the situation where you have broken down whilst driving on a busy road? Panic is normally the first feeling that sets in. So what do you do if you breakdown? The main thing to remember is to stay calm and follow these useful steps.
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    The car battery is an essential component in your car and it requires routine maintenance in order to work efficiently and correctly. If you monitor your car's battery and maintain it when needed, you will maximise your car's battery life. They usually have a lifespan of three to four years, and when your battery is close to that age you should start to expect problems.
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    6-12 May 2015 is Deaf Awareness week in the UK and we want to raise awareness of this by offering a viewpoint on life on the road from drivers with hearing impairments. We have spoken to two deaf drivers with very different levels of driving experience, to get an insight into the problem they face when driving.
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    If you're driving a vehicle for commercial reasons you could need more than a motor insurance policy. It's important that you've got cover that meets your business needs as well as your legal obligations, and one of the most important aspects to consider will be any goods that you carry.
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    Whether you've left the lights on, the keys in the ignition or your battery is faulty, having to jump start a van to get the engine running can be a daunting experience. If you're not sure how to do this just follow our simple steps and you'll be on the move again in no time.
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    A burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK and you are most likely to fall victim of a burglary when you are away from home, when you’re occupying your home but you are busy or asleep, and especially after the festive season when criminals assume your home is full of new, expensive items.
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    Living in Britain it is useful to know how to de-ice your car, if it is not done carefully you could potentially damage your windscreen and other important parts of your car.
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    An MOT test is something that all motorists have to put their vehicle through each year once the car is 3 years old. It thoroughly tests the road safety and environmental standards of the vehicle. However, a lot of people are left asking if a vehicle fails it's MOT, can they still drive it?
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    As you may know the new James Bond film is due to be released next week and we have produced lots of interesting things for you. So, to stay in theme we thought it would be a great idea to put together a guide on how to avoid ‘villains’ on the road, as we all know there can be motorists who put others in danger.
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    Insurance premiums are always up and down and can sometimes cost more than you want to pay. There are a few things you can do to ensure you have the correct van insurance and keep the cost down by checking out our latest guide.
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    Anyone driving a commercial vehicle needs to look for appropriate van insurance before it can be used for business purposes. Being on the road without suitable protection not only means you’re breaking the law but it also puts your financial interests on the line, and if you’re driving for a living, your whole business could be put in jeopardy. You need to find a policy that meets your specific requirements, but it also needs to match your budget of course, so just how can you identify the right quote to suit? Comparing the various options and types of cover is often a good place to start.
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    Many businesses provide company vehicles for their staff to carry out their duties. However, the recession saw some companies cut the size of their fleets over time, or even remove the provision altogether in some cases, forcing employees to use their own vehicles and get reimbursed in related expenses instead. While reducing or removing a fleet of cars or vans clearly cuts out the expense of buying the vehicles in the first place, it can actually lead to higher costs in the long term for some. Depending on the type of business you run and the type of vehicles needed, your employees may not even have a suitable vehicle of their own to use, as most employees won’t already have a van, or be able to buy one if necessary for the job.
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    There are a number of ways you’ll be able to reduce your premiums for quality cover and here are just a few things you might want to try:
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    As you may know the Tour of Britain has now begun and will be passing through areas of Staffordshire this Thursday. So, to keep with the theme of biking we have put together a safety guide for bikes to ensure you stay safe on the roads.
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    Van drivers were recently advised of the importance of regular eye tests, after a survey from one commercial insurance broker found that nearly a fifth of van drivers who responded claimed they had not had their vision tested within the last three years.