Motoring Advice

The Motor Ombudsman is dedicated to offering fair and impartial dispute resolution however in addition to this we offer helpful motoring advice to help consumers keep their cars on the roads as well as reporting and providing commentary on the Servicing and Repair and Vehicle Sales sector.

Take a look at the Motoring Advice section for useful information on how to keep your car safe on the road and in the best possible condition. We have written a wide range of articles commenting on economical driving, seasonal tips such as how to prepare for summer and winter driving, essential car maintenance and a guide for new drivers

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May 7, 2019

Motoring Advice

Getting to know airbags

Vehicle Maintenance
In this week’s “Getting to Know” guide, we turn our attention to what an airbag is, and how it is today, such a vital component of vehicle occupant safety.   What is the function of an airbag?   Airbags, which are sometimes referred to as Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS), are designed to enhance the protection … Continue reading "Getting to know airbags"
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February 14, 2019

Motoring Advice

Getting to know daytime running lights

Vehicle Maintenance
In this week’s “Getting to Know” guide, we turn our attention to daytime running lights (DRLs) – what they are, and how they work.   What are daytime running lights (DRLs)?   Daytime running lights (DRLs), which use LED lighting technology, can often be found next to the front headlamps. They are designed to increase … Continue reading "Getting to know daytime running lights"
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