It can be a bit of a nightmare if you’re driving and suddenly your speedometer stops working. It’s not always easy to judge the speed you’re travelling at, and you may find yourself exceeding the speed limit, putting yourself at risk of a fine or worse – points!

Many sat-navs are very good at detecting the speed at which you’re travelling, so if you do have one handy, plug it in, and always stay 5-10mph below the limit just to be safe. If you don’t have one handy, you may have to pull in to the nearest garage. Even if you get a temporary one fitted, it’s better and safer than driving for miles without a speedo.

As soon as you do make it home, get booked in to your nearest car dealership and leave it with them. They can then see where the problem lies and fix it, so you’re good to go again.