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Member Advice on Cars - Car Safety

Car Safety

(+) A great get you out of jail card (-) Can lull you into a false sense of security (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Speed Cameras

(+) Can reduce accidents and Improve Road Safety (-) There are fundamental problems with the manner in which they are used (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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71 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test

Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test

(+) One of the best skills you can ever learn (-) An emotional rollercoaster (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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42 reviews

LPG Conversions

(+) Cheap fuel, reliable, good for the enviroment (-) Takes up some space, only 1200 filling stations (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Buying A New Car

(+) Choice, worth it in the end, you can save lots of money (-) Time consuming, challanging (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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8 reviews

Autoglass

(+) Reliable. Quick. Polite. Efficient. (-) Cost, if not insured. Seen rather too much of them recently! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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37 reviews

Should The Minimum Driving Age Be Raised To 21?

(+) lower insurance? calming and mellower (-) older drivers can be just as bad, experience is not just automatic with age (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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5 reviews

Member advice on Passing your Driving Theory Test

(+) The people at the test centre make you feel like a criminal (always wanted to know what that was like) (-) Being forced to fill out all the fields above even though they are utterly pointless (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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11 reviews

DIY installations

(+) Money saved, job satisfaction, can be shared with friends (-) Cost to set up, a job for the summer days (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2005)

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1 Review

Petrol Price Debate

(+) Simple steps, money to be saved (-) Some effort required (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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222 reviews

UK Garage Repairs

(+) Save money (-) Lose money (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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42 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centres

Kwik-Fit Tyre & Exhaust Centres

(+) Many centres, atrractive setup (-) Shoddy after sales, workmanship not always upto standard, maybe dishonest (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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95 reviews

Motorway Speed Limits

(+) See opinion (-) See opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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62 reviews

Motor Insurance - In general

(+) You don't get prosecuted for having none, peace of mind till you need help! (-) Expense, hassle, not there when you need help. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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30 reviews

manufacturers - car care products

(+) Quick, automatic, and good value (-) Could scratch your paintwork (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews

Drink Driving Debate

(+) There are none (-) Please just read the op (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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61 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - ATS Tyres and Exhausts

ATS Tyres and Exhausts

(+) Fast Service, Courteous Service (-) Garages will differ around the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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18 reviews

Buying A Second Hand Car

(+) Bargains to be had, large choice (-) Can be risky, it's a minefield (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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19 reviews

UK Car Prices

(+) We don't have to worry about language... (-) ...but instead we have to worry about the deal we are getting in the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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14 reviews

Urban Speed Limits

(+) Saves lives (-) Death on the roads. Driving disqualification or worse. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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13 reviews

Rising UK Insurance Premiums

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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19 reviews

Car Auctions

(+) Some very cheap bargains. (-) Problems cars sold with no warranty unless stated (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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10 reviews

Turtle Wax - Car Wax

(+) Makes your car shiny (-) Can be hard work, and you need to take your time. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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4 reviews

Lane Discipline

(+) See Opinion (-) See Opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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12 reviews

Parking Fines and Clamping

(+) See text of opinion (-) See text of opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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12 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - HPI Vehicle check

HPI Vehicle check

(+) Can prevent you from buying a car that shouldn't be sold, saving you thousands! (-) Costly per check (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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13 reviews

Accident Advice

(+) Don't be a Rager ! (-) Road Rage can Kill (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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11 reviews

Rules of the road

(+) There are NONE (-) Slow, unsafe and stressful (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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6 reviews

Winter Advice

(+) Safety (-) Anything you could name BAD (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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5 reviews
Member Advice on Cars - The Official DSA Guide to Driving - The Essential Skills

The Official DSA Guide to Driving - The Essential Skills

(+) Very clearly written, easy to understand, covers lots of topics (-) None if used in conjuction with actually driving. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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ABS, ASR, ESC ect - confused?

Advantages: A great get you out of jail card
Disadvantages: Can lull you into a false sense of security

So, you got a tasty motor or you are thinking of buying one. The safety sytems offered as standard or optional extras are confusing to say the least. ABS, ASR, ESC, ESP, DSC, DSM, VSC to name but a few. Do you the motorist understand what these syste ...

Story_Weaver 21.02.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Car Safety

Get smashed and grabbed!

Advantages: Keep your car safely in one piece
Disadvantages: Broken windows, no stereo and big hole in your wallet

...panic like state I fumbled for my mobile phone, not really thinking about who I was going to call. Well, the police would have been a good start! If you have ever had to call the police out at eleven o’clock at night for a car break in, you w ...

Niburu 12.08.2003 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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Don't risk your child's life

Advantages: will save your childs life
Disadvantages: none

...Did you know that 90% of child deaths in road accidents are down to child seats that are fitted incorrectly? Ah yes you say but that wouldn’t happen to my child, I drive too safely. Well did you know that if your car crashes at just 5mph an unrestrained c ...

aflynn_01 09.06.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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Always think twice

Advantages: peace of mind, safer car
Disadvantages: invasion of privacy

...and i went away for the weekend and we were going to aberdeen for an RS owners club meeting. It was about 9pm we got into aberdeen and we went and booked into a travel inn for the night. I noticed that the car park at th ...

genie-1803 15.05.2003 · Read full review
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How to survive a long car journey !

Advantages: relieve boredom
Disadvantages: could cause one too many distractions

...Never attempt to make a long car journey in a car without an ample supply of boiled sweets in the glove compartment. An average size butterscotch, driven at a constant 70 mph, will last for almost 25 miles, or two if you crunch it. If you are travelling w ...

joeyhey2007 30.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Car Safety