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What is Hypermiling & Will it Harm Your Car?

Published: September 16, 2021
Hypermiling is a technique used to drive in the most fuel-efficient manner possible. Discover how you can implement it, and the key facts you should know.

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E10 Petrol Brought Into UK From September 2021: Is Your Car Compatible?

Published: August 25, 2021
E10 petrol will be supplied in petrol stations across the UK from September 2021, in an effort to cut down the country’s carbon emissions. E10 will become the default type of petrol at forecourts, however not all vehicles are compatible with the fuel. We take a closer look at the implications of moving over to E10 petrol, and at E10 petrol compatible cars in the UK.

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Buying A Car from Auction: A Buyer’s Guide

Published: August 12, 2021
Whether you’re after a bargain, or a just like to collect different models and makes of cars, you can find inspiration at a car auction. Read here for more.

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Keyless Car Theft

5 Ways To Prevent Keyless Entry Theft

Published: July 5, 2021
With new forms of technology to beat the criminals, it might be time to investigate ways to prevent keyless entry theft.

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Green Laning in a 4×4

Published: June 18, 2021
The UK countryside has a reputation for its lesser travelled paths, stunning views and boundless opportunity for adventure. From afar, Britain can look like an impressive scene of sloping hills and non-descript lanes that zag endlessly through its variety of landscapes. For off-roaders, the temptation to explore has never felt more exciting. These nondescript tracks […]

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How to (Confidently) Return to Driving After a Break

Published: June 11, 2021
For anyone, returning to driving after a long break can seem daunting. The combination of coordination, alertness and concentration required behind the wheel can be hard to remember and feel tiring after a break. From new road rules to shaken confidence, making a return to driving after a break is not always easy.

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driverless cars

Driverless Cars Pros and Cons

Published: May 11, 2021
Whilst we may be years off completely ‘driverless’ cars, for owners of cars fitted with autonomous lane-keeping systems (ALKS), hands-free driving is now expected to be become legal on UK roads by the end of 2021 (up to 37mph on motorways), according to the Department of Transport.

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A Driver’s Guide to Hybrids

Published: April 29, 2021
Hybrid cars are becoming an increasingly popular choice with drivers. What types of hybrid car are on offer and how do they compare? Find out more.

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Catalytic Converter Thefts are on the Rise, But What Can You Do?

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Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in 2021. Discover why, the cars most likely to be at risk, and how you can protect your car from theft.

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sat navs and the law

Is Your Sat Nav Legal?

Published: April 23, 2021
Sat navs, cars and the law can often be a grey and confusing area. Particularly now that more than ever, people are opting to use their phones to navigate them to their destination. This means there is added confusion with the strict mobile phone laws in place. We've brought clarity to the situation.

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Brexit

What Does Brexit Mean For Motorists?

Published: April 8, 2021
So, we've left the EU. 52% of Britons voted Brexit in the referendum in June and have changed the course of the country. Now that we've begun to cut ties with Europe, how are motorists going to be affected?

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Five Future Car Technologies to Look Out For

Published: April 1, 2021
The brightest minds working in technology, all over the world, are persistently developing new and exciting concepts and innovations – including those found in cars. As one key example, electric cars are constantly developing to improve their efficiency and range through new technology. Yet, innovation in cars is not limited to only electric models. Other recent inventions such as in-car voice assistants and self-parking capabilities are becoming more commonplace, too.   With new car technology […]

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New Law Coming into Place Means Touching Your Phone Will Land you Six points

Published: February 26, 2021
Current Laws & Hands Free  In the UK, it is currently illegal to make phone calls or send text messages while driving. Yet, handsfree phone users are technically able to make calls while driving.  Phones behind the wheel: explaining the law  Using a hand-held mobile phone or sat-nav while driving is illegal  Any hands-free devices should be fully set up before you […]

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Should You Still Buy A Diesel Car in 2021?

Published: February 23, 2021
The future of diesel cars seems uncertain in 2021. After the double-barrelled blast of increased environmental consciousness and global scandal, it seems like diesel cars are dead in the water.

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Most Highly Anticipated Cars of 2021

Published: February 5, 2021
Every year, car fandom reaches fever pitch when the big brands unveil their latest concepts and line-ups destined for the market. However, in 2020, setbacks caused by the uncertainty of lockdowns, dealership closures and paused production lines means many manufacturers were forced to stall new releases.   But, hopeful as ever, 2021 is anticipated by many pundits to be a productive year for the automotive industry and […]

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