British Summer time starts on Sunday March 27 – remember to change the clock in your car too

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The UK swaps to British Summer Time on Sunday March 27 at 1am , which means you should put your clock forward an hour.

Most mobiles phones and radio-controlled clocks will do this automatically, but your car clock is likely to require you to manually change it

Car clock

The moving of the clocks was first introduced during World War One by Germany and Austria, and then by the allies, to save on coal usage.It was invented by George Vincent Hudson, a New Zealand entomologist in 1895, while British businessman William Willett is also credited with the idea as a way of getting up earlier and so having more daylight hours after work.

While the UK has always had daylight savings time since it was first introduced, it came into widespread use across the world during the 1970s because of the energy crisis.

Here is a tip on how to remember which direction to change the clocks To avoid confusion, simply memorise the simple phrase ‘spring forward, fall back’.

Of course it being summertime – it’s time to get into a convertible and at Prestige have a few to choose from including these and more

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