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  • Volkswagen scandal Q&A

    Volkswagen scandal Q&A

    What has Volkswagen done? The German manufacturer installed illegal software into its cars which allowed them to cheat emissions tests. Because of this, tests couldn’t detect cars that were, at points, emitting up to 40…

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  • The need for speed

    The need for speed

    The UK has recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the 70mph speed limit. It was introduced for an initial four month trial period in 1965 and made permanent in 1967. To mark…

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  • Top five ways to love your car

    Top five ways to love your car

    Who’s the love of your life? Someone who gets you where you need to be, will sit for hours with you in a traffic jam without complaining and doesn’t laugh when you sing along to…

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  • How does your no claims discount work?

    How does your no claims discount work?

    The term ‘no claims discount’ is often bandied around, on TV adverts for car insurance and on comparison websites, but is everyone clear on what it actually means and how it works? Just in case,…

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  • What to do if your tyre bursts

    What to do if your tyre bursts

    A tyre blow out is arguably one of the most frightening things to experience when driving. The important thing is to try to remain calm and not slam on the breaks because you’re panicking, as…

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  • Stop-start technology – is it worth it?

    Stop-start technology – is it worth it?

    Public opinion on stop-start technology has been chequered in the past, with some seeing the fuel and CO2-saving elements as no-brainers while others were left confused and frankly irritated by it. So, when buying a…

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  • Diesel drops to below £1 a litre

    Diesel drops to below £1 a litre

    The price of diesel has now dropped to below £1 per litre, with independent garages lowering prices and putting pressure on larger supermarket chains to follow suit. Three Midlands garages made the choice to lower…

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  • Young drivers unconvinced on autonomous cars

    Young drivers unconvinced on autonomous cars

    Only 22 percent of young drivers in the UK want fully autonomous cars within the next ten years, according to a survey conducted for tyre manufacturer Goodyear and the ThinkGoodMobility group. Of the 18-30 year…

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  • Traffic chaos at Bluewater Shopping Centre

    Traffic chaos at Bluewater Shopping Centre

    Christmas shoppers at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent became embroiled in a six-hour wait to get out of the popular shopping destination. Huge bottlenecks were caused as the centre’s car parks struggled to deal with…

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