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Jennings Ford Direct Car Guides - Car and Motoring Safety Tips

There is more to buying a car than simply looking at a few pictures and negotiating a sales price. Driving is a serious responsibility that requires a mindset of safety. So whether you're already driving your first used car or getting ready to select a new one, we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to stay safe. That is what this section of our website is all about.

Here you will find plenty of informational articles designed to keep you one step ahead of both maintenance and safety issues. Our maintenance articles offer valuable information covering everything from tyres to MOT inspections. Our safety articles deal with things such as recognising an unsafe car, adjusting your driving to weather conditions, driving with a mind toward other drivers, and avoiding common and not-so-common hazards. We hope you find this information as invaluable as we do.

What to do if you're involved in a Road Traffic Accident

Posted on: 12 November 2018

What to do if you're involved in a Road Traffic Accident

While being involved in an RTA can be not only stressful and dangerous but a major inconvenience we need to go through to motions to ensure we are operating by the book and here are a few tips on how to do so!

Tips for checking and test driving a Used Car

Posted on: 29 October 2018

Tips for checking and test driving a Used Car

When buying a car privately it can be overwhelming to know what to look for, so we have come up with a few tips for you to follow to ensure you don’t invest your hard-earned cash in a faulty car!

Road Rage and how to avoid it!

Posted on: 25 October 2018

Road Rage and how to avoid it!

Road rage itself is the act of displaying aggressive or hostile behavior towards other drivers, whether this be verbally, physically or from behind the wheel of a vehicle, whilst it may seem trivial it said than an astounding 80% of British motorist being subject to road rage abuse!

Top tips to legally defrost your car

Posted on: 29 November 2017

Top tips to legally defrost your car

With the cold and frosty mornings here, the annoying task of defrosting your windscreen is added to your morning rush. To save time it may be tempting to turn on the ignition and pop back into the house. Jennings For Direct takes a look at the law when it comes to defrosting your car.

What Does It Mean When the Airbag Light Comes On

Posted on: 11 September 2017

What Does It Mean When the Airbag Light Comes On

All the warning lights in your car mean something. That includes airbag light. This light illuminates when your car's computer system detects some sort of problem with the airbags or supplemental restraint system (SRS). As far as faults go, those related to airbags and restraint systems are relatively easy to fix.

How Do Airbags Work?

Posted on: 10 May 2017

How Do Airbags Work?

It is pretty rare these days to find a brand-new car not equipped with at least two airbags in the front. Though airbags are not required by law, they are standard fare in a day and age when car companies are competing to be the safest in the industry. Most new cars come with a full kit of airbags in both the front and sides.

How do you fit a car seat?

Posted on: 24 April 2017

How do you fit a car seat?

When it comes to fitting a car seat safely and securely many people are opting to use the ISOFIX system. Removing the need to use a seat belt to secure the car seat, it provides a quick and secure way to install the chair. From 2018, all UK Cars seats must be manufactured with ISOFiX fittings.

How to fix a tyre puncture

Posted on: 18 April 2017

How to fix a tyre puncture

Getting a tyre puncture, or as it is probably more commonly known a flat tyre, is one of the most irritating things that can happen as a car driver. But just how easy is it to fix a tyre puncture? Jennings Motor Group takes a look.

How to Maximise Tyre Life on Your New Ford

Posted on: 11 April 2017

How to Maximise Tyre Life on Your New Ford

When you buy a new Ford, you are buying a car built to be as reliable as it is enjoyable to drive. You are buying a car with the expectation that you will not be pumping loads of money into repair and maintenance during your years of ownership. You certainly don't want to be putting new tyres on the car after just one year.