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Think you have a slow punture? Here is what you should do

Slow punctures are sometimes difficult to detect for a long time especially if you are not particularly tuned in to how your car behaves or if you don’t have an electronic pressure monitoring system fitted to the car.The loss of pressure will slowly cause a faster tyre wear and eventually it will affect your handling and safety on the road.

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What is ESP and ESC on your car?

ESC and ESP is one of the best modern safety features since its introduction in 2014.Some may think it’s as important as seat belts and airbags because it actually helps in preventing an accident to happen in the first place. Research have shown that cars equipped with ESP reduce the chances of having an accident by 25%.

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What is aquaplaning and how to avoid it

Aquaplaning is a common issue in the UK for obvious reasons, in fact we have 156 days of rainfall every year on average. Aquaplaning is a phenomenon where a layer of water forms between the tyre and the road surface this way breaking the contact between the tyres and the road making the car slide over.

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How to use the ABS brakes

Driving in slippery conditions might be dangerous but not with ABS brakes, if you know how to use them.ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is a feature of every new car on the market since it has become a legal requirement for all car manufacturers. For those who are not familiar with the system, ABS uses electronics to optimise the braking system.

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How To Drive In Heavy Rain

We usually associate driving in the winter with snow and icy roads but in most parts of the UK in winter, and throughout all seasons, you are more likely to drive in flooded roads and heavy rain.Here at HiQ we know that driving in wet conditions can be one of the trickiest thing so we have put together top tips and advice to help you be prepared in all conditions.

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How to avoid a flat battery in the Winter season

While car batteries can die during hot weather, flat batteries are typically linked to cold due weather when cold winter conditions inhibit the chemical reactions necessary to make the battery work and turn the engine of your car after a cold winter night.

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Winter Driving - How to control skids

So far, we have had one of the hardest winters in the UK since years. Lately we have seen the constant presence of ice on the roads especially in the early mornings after the recent cold nights reaching -13 degrees in certain parts of the UK.These circumstances greatly maximise the chances of skids.

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Winter Breakdown Checklist

Whether you are staying home or travelling to visit your family this Christmas holiday, it is essential to think about what you must carry in case of emergency on the road this winter.

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Winter Tyres - Are they worth your money?

The popular belief of Motorists in the UK is that winter tyres are solely useful when driving on snow. The truth is that from 7 degrees below, winter tyres are there to support you safely through the harsh winter conditions guaranteeing extra grip while driving. This is because winter tyres have tread patterns that work together with the rubber compound to keep you safe on the road.

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Advice and tips on How to drive on icy roads

As temperatures drops lower and lower in the night, turning rain into slippery ice, mornings and early commutes can become really dangerous as ice becomes the motorists worst enemy. But with some driving tips and advice you should be out of trouble.

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