We love working with the community. It is very rewarding knowing you are able to work and help each other out together. This year we decided to volunteer to be a drop off point for Mission Christmas.

Mission Christmas is a campaign ran by a charity called Cash for Kids. Their goal for this campaign is to respond to the needs of children in the community to make sure they have presents to open on Christmas morning. There are thousands of children who don’t get the luxury of waking up to presents on Christmas day. For some families, they just can’t afford Christmas and children are left with no presents.

Cash for Kids are looking for new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18. When you donate a gift, they will make sure that they go to disadvantaged children in the local area. All the gifts should be new and unwrapped. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to support this campaign and drop by our office to donate a gift if you can.

We will be accepting gifts up until Tuesday 17th December 2019.

Our address is,

37 Comber Road,



BT16 2AA

If you are unable to drop a gift into us due to location, check out the map online which will show you closer locations that are also accepting gifts. http://www.cashforkids.uk.com/mission/

Adapting your driving for winter conditions!

It has come to that time of year again where the weather is starting to become more miserable. The temperatures are dropping, the rain is getting heavier, it is getting darker earlier and the winds are getting stronger.

The road conditions can be really challenging, especially in the winter. It becomes more difficult for drivers as there is a lot to consider when planning a journey during bad weather.

The met office has listed a number of tips that they recommend when driving in these conditions.

Choices and planning ahead

  • Even moderate rain can reduce your ability to see and be seen. A good rule of thumb is ‘if it’s time for your wipers, it’s time to slow down’.
  • If heavy downpours are expected, avoid starting your journey until it clears.
  • If you can, choose main roads, where you are less likely to be exposed to fallen branches and debris and flooding.
  • Use dipped headlights if visibility is seriously reduced.
  • Gusts of wind can unsettle vehicles – grip your steering wheel firmly with both hands. This is particularly important when planning to overtake.
  • Keep an eye out for gaps between trees, buildings or bridges over a river or railway – these are some of the places you are more likely to be exposed to side winds. Ensure that you maintain enough room either side of your vehicle so you can account for it being blown sideways.
  • Roads will be more slippery than usual in wet weather – be sure to give yourself more time to react when approaching a hazard. Increase your following gap to at least four seconds from the moving traffic in front.
  • Keep your eyes peeled on the road at all times as spray from other vehicles can suddenly reduce your visibility. Remember it affects others too, so anticipate their actions and be prepared.

What to do when the road is flooded

  • On flooded roads, think before driving through deep water; don’t stop in standing water, and drive through the highest section of the road slowly. If there is any doubt don’t enter it.
  • Once you have managed to drive through check your brakes and dry them out as quickly as possible – a light touch of the brakes whilst still moving should do the trick.
  • RAC offers more in-depth advice about driving through water and floods.

Keep an eye out for cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians

  • Remember to give vulnerable road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians more room than usual. They are more likely to be blown around by side winds – always keep a safe distance.

To read more- https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice/travel/travelling-in-storms-rain-and-heavy-wind

Breakdown is also more common throughout the winter period. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a breakdown over the winter, just remember we are here 24/7, 365 days a year. Let us take the strain as one call to us can start the ball rolling to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.  Our breakdown includes:

  • Roadside Assistance
  • Flat/Punctured Tyre
  • Fuel Shortages/Misfuelling
  • Accident Cover
  • Locked/Lost Keys
  • 24 Hour Emergency call line
  • Local Recovery
  • Home Start
  • 3 Assistances per Annum

All for £25! Make your life less stressful this winter and purchase our breakdown today- https://misclaims.com/breakdown-recovery/

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