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Driving In Europe

There are several things to consider when driving in Europe. Road rules and legal requirements differ from country to country, so be sure to do your research before leaving, but you can find some general advice here about what to expect, particularly if you’ve not ventured abroad in your car…

Car Insurance

Different motorists have differing needs when it comes to car insurance. The type that suits you depends on the kind of car you drive and how much experience you have, as well as things like if you go abroad regularly. Car insurance is compulsory in the UK, even if your…

Summer Driving Checklist

At Southern Car Buyers, our team of automotive specialists have over 20 years experience in the used car industry. As a result, we have amassed a wealth of on-the-job experience and specialist automotive expertise. We believe in sharing this knowledge with our valued customers and as such have created a…

Driving In The Heat

At Southern Car Buyers, our team of automotive specialists have over 20 years experience in the used car industry. As a result, we have amassed a wealth on-the-job experience and specialist expertise. We believe in sharing this knowledge with our valued customers and as such have created a series of…

Preparing Your Car For Winter

Keeping your vehicle well maintained all year round is a necessary part of car ownership, but it is especially important in the winter months as poor conditions can exacerbate existing problems. It’s best to ensure your car is fully prepared for winter driving before you set off – we’ve provided…

Winter Driving Checklist

Nothing beats being prepared for all eventualities when you’re out on the road. Start the winter season with everything you might need for poor weather conditions, and you’ll be less likely to come unstuck. Here’s our checklist of items you’ll need in your emergency kit: Ice scraper and de-icer Spare…

Driving In Heavy Rain

Winter doesn’t always bring snow, but it quite often brings heavy rain, which can be as difficult to drive in due to reduced visibility. There is also the possibility of flooding in times of consistent heavy rain. Here’s how to remain safe in such conditions. Setting out The first step…

Driving In The Snow

Driving in the snow can be a tricky business, particularly if you have only recently passed your test. We’ve come up with some tips to help you stay safe when it’s snowy outside. Prepare your car The first thing to do is to ensure your car is prepared for poor…

General Road Safety Advice

The UK holds one of the best records for road safety in Europe and across the world. Between 1980 and 2012, the number of UK road related deaths decreased from approximately 5,500 per year to approximately 1,754. Despite this reduction in road related deaths, national road safety figures highlight that…

Child Seats

In the UK, children up to 12 years of age and up to 135cm tall are required by law to use either a child seat or child booster when travelling in the front or rear of any car, van or large vehicle. All child car seats must conform to the…