|By Marketwired .||
|February 19, 2013 01:00 AM EST||
LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- Research has shown that rain, sleet, snow or fog was responsible for 1,786(1) reported road casualties in 2011, with slippery roads due to weather playing a part in 13,420 road casualties in the same year.
With the MET Office issuing severe weather warnings for several parts of the UK in recent months(2), Asda Money looks at some of the most common winter breakdown call outs.
Leaving your radio or lights on may deplete your car battery, so it essential this is checked on a regular basis to prevent your running into trouble on the road. Having a set of jump leads on hand will also ensure that you can re-start your battery should you encounter any problems.
As with batteries, checking your tyre pressure at regular intervals will help to avoid flat tyres and blowouts. Visual checks are also key as items, such as glass, getting caught in tyres could lead to punctures. Carrying a spare tyre is good practise year-round, but is particularly important during winter months.
In the rush to get from point A to B drivers could find themselves accidently locking themselves out of vehicles, or misplacing their keys. While a vehicle locksmith should be able to help you address the problem if you have lost your keys.
Running out of fuel
Motorists may end up running on empty if they have underestimated the amount of fuel needed for their journey. Fortunately this problem is one the drivers can avoid, and it's crucial that the fuel gauge doesn't read below a quarter of a tank, even if motorists are making a short journey.
Electrical and mechanical failures
Electrical faults and problems ranging from spark plug failures to faulty starter motors could act to stop drivers in their tracks when they are out on the road. Ensuring your vehicle is regularly serviced can help to detect these problems before winter weather sets in.
The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) estimates that drivers could be hit with a typical call-out charge of around GBP 100 plus a charge of GBP 1 per mile(3) should their car need to be towed.
In contrast, Asda Breakdown Cover offers home start, roadside assistance and UK recovery all for just GBP 70 a year(4).
Notes to Editors
1. http://www.iam.org.uk/media-and-research/media-centre/news- archive/20126-iam-launches-winter-driving-campaign 2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/11/uk-weather-warnings-cold-snap 3. http://www.newspress.co.uk/ViewPressRelease.aspx?pr=33687 4. http://money.asda.com/breakdown-cover/
About Asda Breakdown Cover
-- 76% of cars fixed at the roadside (i) -- Average response time under 42 minutes ^ -- 98% of customers satisfied with our service + -- Cheaper than the AA & RAC (ii) -- Pay annually and save GBP 20 on UK breakdown and European cover -- Asda Breakdown Cover provided by Britannia Rescue
(i) Fix rate of 76.3% taken from 108089 returned agent invoices between 01 January and 31 December 2012.
^ Response time of 41.9 minutes taken from 61317 customer questionnaires during 1 January to 31 December 2012
+ Customer satisfaction of 98.2% taken from 61317 customer questionnaires during 1 January to 31 December 2012
(ii) Based on Asda UK Breakdown Cover compared to the nearest equivalent level of cover from the AA and RAC. Competitor's prices include discount available on 04/01/2013 (online and call centre). Prices quoted are for annual payment only and relate to vehicle only cover and not personal cover.
Asda Money is a trading name of Asda Financial Services Limited. Asda Financial Services Limited uses a selection of companies to provide its products and services. Asda Financial Services Limited and Asda Stores Limited act as Introducer Appointed Representatives to Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited for Breakdown Cover. Britannia and Britannia Rescue are registered trademarks and are trading styles of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies. Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited, registered in England and Wales number 3232514 is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 202965. Registered address for all Liverpool Victoria companies: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.
+44 (0)1925 611 026
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Jul. 30, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,293
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
Jul. 30, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 563
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Jul. 30, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,117
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 30, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,269
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Jul. 30, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 628
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Jul. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,061
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
Jul. 30, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 529
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Jul. 30, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 973
Ovum, a leading technology analyst firm, has published an in-depth report, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17. The report focuses on the automation aspects of DevOps, Release Management and compares solutions from the leading vendors.
Jul. 30, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,856
Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
Jul. 30, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,124
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
Jul. 30, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,364
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Jul. 30, 2016 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,405
StackIQ has announced the release of Stacki 3.2. Stacki is an easy-to-use Linux server provisioning tool. Stacki 3.2 delivers new capabilities that simplify the automation and integration of site-specific requirements. StackIQ is the commercial entity behind this open source bare metal provisioning tool. Since the release of Stacki in June of 2015, the Stacki core team has been focused on making the Community Edition meet the needs of members of the community, adding features and value, while ...
Jul. 30, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 630
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Jul. 30, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 552
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Jul. 30, 2016 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,120