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Bluetooth mobile phone handsfree kit for an MGV8
Many modern cars are now fitted with built in handsfree Bluetooth connections for mobile phones and used occasionally and with care they are a useful convenience. But can the technology and convenience be transferred to a classic car like an MGV8? Well yes, Jabra have an answer. 161125 More

Dash cam & satnav combined
Garmin make a combined Sat Nav and Dash Cam, called the Drive Assist 50 LMT-D which also has the additional benefit of a Bluetooth connection which enables you to link up your mobile phone for hands-free calls. A useful convenience in an MGV8. 161119 More

Updated dash cam review
Since we last looked at dash cams they have continued to improve in terms of functionality and performance. There has also been a surge in the popularity of dash cams, so the results of the latest product test by the leading UK consumer group Which? are a useful guide if you are thinking of getting a dash cam. 160928 More

New compact dash cam from Nextbase
A new, smaller dash cam has been launched by Nextbase which looks as if it will have most of the features a driver will need in a compact dash cam. That will enable the 212 to be fixed to the windscreen and hidden from the driver's view through the windscreen in front of the rear view mirror. 160529 More

Dash cam special offer at Halfords
Useful discount on the Nextbase 402G. 160528 More

CHIPnTRAC tracker improvements and member discount
The vehicle tracker, CHIPnTRAC, has now been operating for six years and many technical improvements have been made over that time and, even better news, the supplier has been able to continually lower costs and reduce prices. 160408 More

Growing use of dashcams
A feature in the Sunday Times in their Driving section mentioned two related developments with the use of dashcams in cars: first "the popularity of dashcams has soared to the point where the RAC estimates that 9% of motorists now use one in their vehicle - that amounts to 2.9m camera-equipped cars on the road" and second the growth of "dashcam vigilantes" reporting everything from minor misdemeanors to reckless driving. 151207 More

Guides to setting up and installing a CHIPnTRAC GPS tracker

See our short and detailed guides to setting up a tracker and details of how you can get a guide to installing a tracker in an MGV8. 150715 More

Guide to crimping bullet or lucar connectors
Whether you are doing maintenance on the electrical system on a modern classic car like an MGB or V8 or installing new wiring for equipment, getting a good crimped bullet or lucar connector is essential. But how do you do a good job and make a good crimp on the bullet connector or lucar? See the guide from Holden Vintaage & Classic. 150710 More

Review of the Nextbase402G dash cam
What's it like and how easy is it to set up and use? See a review by Mike Howlett. 150711 More

Review of the CHIPnTRAC GPS tracker
See a copy of the review published in the July 2015 issue of Safety Fast! 150701 Review and Kit contents

Dash cams - what are they like?
Review of the dash cam supplied by RBS Property Marketing in Kent first published in the November 2014 issue of Safety Fast! 141031 More
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