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Driverless Cars Pros and Cons

Published: April 11, 2018
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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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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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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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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Best Cars 2020

The Best Cars of 2020

Published: January 18, 2021
The mantra of “best” car in our yearly round-up is a prestigious one. The top spots are reserved for noteworthy cars that not only impress with slick exteriors and punchy paintwork, but with exciting mechanical performances. A car’s value runs deeper than its sticker price. From the size of your budget to the power of […]

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How the UK will Prepare for All Electric Cars

Published: December 16, 2020
When Will Electric Cars Take Over?   With the recent announcement that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars is set to be banned from 2030 instead of 2035, the United Kingdom is turning to electric cars and asking if the infrastructure will be in place for this deadline. Will schemes, grants and perks will be available to switch? In this article we discuss how the […]

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Guide to the Best Track Days in the UK

Published: October 30, 2020
Relish the journey, not just the destination. This maxim, it would seem, still carries weight. And this is especially true for owners of performance cars in the UK. When testing the performance – speed, handling, etc – car owners can learn, and push, the strengths and weaknesses of their cars on one of many top […]

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Can You Convert A Car To Electric In The UK?

Published: September 18, 2020
As the UK prepares for a greener future, where celebrated brands like Tesla lead the charge, having your next car as an electric option may seem increasingly tempting. New taxes or an early retirement, the road ahead for diesel cars is one running against limited mileage. It would seem as Government plans, recently accelerated to […]

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Pavement Parking Could Be Banned in the UK to Make Life Easier for Pedestrians

Published: September 9, 2020
In a recent announcement, UK motorists could now be fined for parking on pavements. The UK Government’s Department of Transport has released new proposals to make walking safer and easier for families and for those with disabilities, such as visual impairments. Pavement parking has historically been banned in London for 50 years now, but outside of our capital the only vehicle that can’t park curbside is a lorry.   For years, communities have been vocal with complaints from members of […]

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Why Are Japanese Cars So Reliable

Why Are Japanese Cars So Good?

Published: September 7, 2020
Once sceptical, the American and European car markets have gradually embraced Japanese imports and brands alike. Impressing beyond their domestic market, automakers like Honda, Toyota, and Nissan – nowadays big market names – are very reliable. Many have noted that Japanese carmakers have historically been associated with manufacturing long-lasting and durable vehicles. With the passage […]

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