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What to do to reduce fuel consumption

Avoid Carrying unnecessary weight
Avoid Under inflated tyres
Remove roof rack not in use


What is a vehicle watch scheme

A scheme to help keep your car secure. A high visibility vehicle watch sticker invites police to stop the vehicle if seen in use between midnight and 5am


When might you inflate your tyres to more than the recommended normal pressure?

When driving fast for a long distance
When carrying a heavy load


A heavy load on your roof rack will

Reduce stability


Overloading your vehicle can seriously affect the

Handling and steering. Any change in the centre of gravity or weight he vehicle is carrying will affect its braking and handling on bends. Be aware if this when carrying passengers, heavy loads, fitting a roof rack or towing a trailer.


You are planning to tow a caravan. What would help to aid the vehicle handling?

A stabiliser fitted to the tow bar


Are passengers allowed to ride in a caravan that is being towed?

Never it's highly dangerous.
Moving passengers would make the caravan unstable and loss of control


A trailer must stay securely hitched up to the towing vehicle. What additional safety device can be fitted to the teaser breaking system?

A breakaway cable. It will activates the trailer brakes in the event of a towbar failure.


Why would you fit a stabiliser before towing a caravan?

It will help with stability when driving in crosswinds.


Why are the mirrors often slightly curved(convex)?

They give a wider field of vision. They do not cover blind spots though


When driving a car fitted with automatic transmission what would you use 'kick down' for ?

Selects a lower gear, enabling the vehicle to accelerate faster