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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

New four-year MoT plan ‘risks lives’

MOT test engineer

Controversial planned changes to the MoT test will increase the number of unsafe vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to Government figures obtained by consumer motoring site HonestJohn.co.uk. The Government’s plans to extend the annual roadworthiness test from three to four years – which is currently undergoing a consultation period – …

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Jamie Oliver’s meals on wheels in a Land Rover

Jamie Oliver and son Buddy in a Land Rover Discovery

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has teamed up with Land Rover to create the ultimate kitchen on four wheels for food on the go. The bespoke Discovery features a toaster in the armrest, rotisserie, pasta maker, gas hob and herb garden – the wheels even churn butter as they move. Jaguar …

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Most expensive UK cities for car repairs

Garage servicing

New research looking at the most expensive average price of car repairs in the country’s 20 biggest cities has revealed that London DOES NOT top the league. Coventry is the holder of the dubious title thanks to an average cost of £290.52, while the average for the UK as a …

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake skis into record books

Graham Bell and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Former Olympic skier Graham Bell and Jaguar have set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest towed speed on skis. Brit Bell was pulled along by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake, reaching an average top speed of 117mph, to smash the previous record by more than 47mph. With temperatures of …

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Audi Q5 review

Audi Q5 review

The Q5 is the latest Audi SUV to get a next-generation relaunch. Like its bigger brother – the Q7 – before it, the jelly mould styling has been replaced by a sharper edges and Audi’s distinctive signature grille. It’s more spacious, efficient, better equipped and connected than ever before. The Mk …

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Honda tops servicing satisfaction survey

Car servicing satisfaction

Japanese and Korean car brands dominate the servicing satisfaction rankings for both newer and older cars, with Honda taking the No 1 spot, according to a new survey. The research by What Car? shows Honda enjoying an overall satisfaction rate of 91.2%, while fellow Japanese brands Lexus, Subaru and Toyota …

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is a record-breaker

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring lap record

The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has lapped the epic 12.9 mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. It’s the fastest time ever posted by a production SUV, beating the previous benchmark by a full eight seconds. Alfa Romeo now holds two Nürburgring lap time records with …

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Smoking can slash a car’s value

Smoking in a car

People who smoke in their cars run the risk of losing thousands of pounds when they come to sell or trade in, claims a new study. According to a Carbuyer survey of 6,000 people, 87% wouldn’t buy a used car that had been smoked in. Worse still, automotive data specialists …

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Heaven scent in-car remedies

Healthy car scents

Did you know that natural aromas such as lavender, lemon, ginger and peppermint can be used to combat everything from travel sickness to road rage? A new project is aiming to help drivers by introducing a combination of scents into the car which could help with negative emotions experienced on …

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Nissan X-Trail review

Nissan X-Trail

You’re looking at the world’s best-selling SUV – the Nissan X-Trail. To be precise, this is the updated version of the car (badged as the Rogue in the US) which sold a remarkable 766,000 units in 2016 alone. The third generation X-Trail has been around since 2014, so Nissan has …

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