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GEM helps keep older drivers safe on the road


  1. Posted on September 26th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. International Day of Older Persons takes place on Sunday 1 October More than 100,000 people over 90 still have driving licences ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is keen to stand up for the increasing number of older people who choose to continue driving. The support is backed up by findings from […]

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Car finance under the spotlight


  1. Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. It is difficult to know who to trust these days. The emissions scandal has called into question the credibility of more than just a single car manufacturer but it seems that, once again, the financial sectors may not have been acting as transparently as they should. Now where have we heard that before? The main […]

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GEM urges all road users to put safety first and make Project EDWARD a reality


  1. Posted on September 18th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The second European Day Without A Road Death takes place on 21 September 2017 70 people still die every day on Europe’s roads Please support Project EDWARD by signing the pledge   ROAD SAFETY and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist is once again proud to be supporting Project EDWARD, the European day Without A […]

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Extend windscreen wiper life


  1. Posted on September 14th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. Until recently, the humble windscreen wiper had escaped the rampant increase in complication that has affected virtually every other part of the motorcar. Its construction has remained fixed for years, in that a thin blade of rubber is kept in contact with the glass by a flexible metal frame. The arrival of the flat-blade wiper, […]

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‘Clocking’ on the rise.


  1. Posted on September 12th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. To me, ‘mileage correction’ is a rather misleading phrase, because it tries to give something that appears to be inherently immoral an outwardly respectable facade. Yet, I accept that the ability to alter a vehicle’s mileage has a viable place in the arena of honest vehicle repairs. Historically, a car’s total mileage reading was presented […]

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A good night’s sleep helps keep you alert on the road


  1. Posted on September 11th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. BREAKDOWN AND road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ensure they get sufficient sleep before getting behind the wheel.  GEM says this will not only help them feel better, but will also make a significant contribution to reducing the risks they face on the road. Recent research from the United States* shows […]

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Emergency! Do you know how best to help a blue light vehicle


  1. Posted on August 10th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging all road users to be ‘Blue Light Aware’, and to know how to assist the emergency services vehicles when required. The call comes as online views of its short video on the subject approach the 400,000 mark. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth says: “We […]

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GEM supports call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards


  1. Posted on May 24th, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.   Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is supporting today’s call by a coalition of industry, NGOs and consumer groups for the European Commission to bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks. There have been too many delays in making these standards mandatory, and lives are being lost […]

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Take extra care with your dog in the car this summer


  1. Posted on May 23rd, 2017 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. ROAD SAFETY AND breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys this summer. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes ill or dies, the owner […]

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Fake car parts situation is getting worse


  1. Posted on May 16th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. It appears as though the fake car parts scandal is worsening, since our last blog on the topic. In a worrying recent development, we have come across an honest motor trader getting caught-out, by receiving counterfeit shock absorbers through his well-established, trusted and reliable parts supplier. Thankfully, the technician noticed that there was a problem […]

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