Category Archives: Seasonal

windscreen
29 Jun

Heat wave causes surge in windscreen damage

The recent hot weather has led to a surge in calls to windscreen repair companies for replacement glass services, following glass expanding in the heat. When this is combined with air conditioning and pre-existing chips, it causes windscreens to crack. The difference in temperatures between the heat outside and the cold interior of your car

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Love your car A-Plan blog
14 Feb

Show your Car Some Love this Valentine’s.

7 ways to reignite that spark: Our cars are often the unloved, unappreciated heroes in our lives. They’re dependable, sturdy and selfless; dutifully ferrying us in safety, comfort and warmth to whichever destination we desire. Yet, it’s the one relationship in our lives which requires a little more love, after all, it slays distances without

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15 Jan

Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape of water home insurance claims. Some steps you can take to minimise the chances of an incident happening this winter are outlined below in our infographic: If

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car freezing
28 Dec

How to prepare your business against disruption from cold weather

The UK has already seen freezing weather conditions causing disruption this winter, from flights being cancelled to schools being closed. For small businesses, winter weather conditions can increase the risk of property damage, injury and potential liability. One common issue during cold weather is escape of water caused by frozen pipes, where even a small

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roof collapse snow
27 Dec

How to Prevent Roof Collapse Caused by Heavy Snow.

Nothing says festive like a tablecloth of snow draped over roofs and tree-tops. Yet, despite its magical and fluffy appearance, snow, in particular its weight, poses a serious hazard to our homes, cars and businesses. But how many of us seriously consider the possibility of roof collapse when we awake to several feet of snow

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21 Dec

Tips to Prevent Burglary This Christmas.

Long, dark nights, combined with inviting, unoccupied homes and the lure of tantalising Christmas presents left under the tree, provide burglars with all the excuses they need to brave a break-in.  Burglaries in the UK typically rise by almost 20% over the Christmas period and in December 2016, 37,492 break-ins were reported, more than any

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gas safety
04 Dec

Christmas Day – Most Dangerous Day for Gas Safety

Christmas Gas Safety Tips   Did you know most gas related house fires occur on Christmas Day? According to the Gas Safe Register,  only 5% of adults put a gas safety check on their to-do list in the run up to Christmas, making the festive season the most dangerous time of the year when it

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christmas market
20 Nov

Where to visit a traditional Christmas market

Christmas markets in the UK have become extremely popular over the last 15 years, following the European tradition of small stalls selling gifts, crafts, food and drink. Most big cities and towns now boast their own, many in the same areas as our A-Plan branches. Here is a list of our favourites: Bath – A

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summer
10 Jul

10 free things to do with children this summer

The summer holidays are fast approaching and are a notoriously expensive time for parents. Keeping the children entertained for 6 weeks can really add up! If you want some ideas for free family activities, we’ve put together a list below: 1. Visit a museum. Lots of museums now have free entry and there is bound

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