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Tyre safety takes a back seat

checking tyre pressure

One in 10 UK car drivers have never checked their tyre pressures, according to new research by Hankook Tyres. In addition, one in five only check their tyre pressures every six months, despite the general recommendation that they should be checked every week. The Hankook survey delves into drivers’ awareness …

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Dangers of driving dehydrated revealed

driving dehydrated danger

At this time of the year there’s rightly a focus on drink driving, but did you know it’s also dangerous to drive whilst dehydrated? Two in three (67%) drivers in the UK fail to recognise major symptoms of dehydration including slower reaction times, loss of focus and muscle cramps, potentially …

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Subaru sensation: seriously capable 4×4 fun

Subaru Outback

Subaru couldn’t have picked a better week to demonstrate the all-terrain skills of three of its cars – the Forester, Outback and XV. The off-road course created in the heart of Lincolnshire was challenging enough before Storm Angus battered Britain. Farm tracks were quickly transformed into foot-deep muddy ruts, streams …

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#KUGAdventure highlights

#KUGAdevnture

Our Race Red Kuga ST-Line looked the business in the Arctic conditions. Starting off in Oulu, we drove some 500km north to Ivalo. This was as warm as it got during our time in Finland. … and this was a close as I got to Santa when we stopped off …

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Coast to coast in a Mercedes-Benz

Coast to coast in a Mercedes-Benz

A fleet of Mercedes-Benz four-wheel drive vehicles have successfully traversed the UK, from the east coast to the west coast, without the use of any open public roads. In what is believed to be the first ever journey completed off-road, the 12 vehicles – a mixture of GLE, GLS and …

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Bride opts for the perfect pick-up

Newlyweds Dave and Esther Lee.

A Yorkshire farming couple rejected the traditional wedding car in favour of a fleet of 11 rugged Isuzu D-Max pick-ups. David Lee and his bride Esther, who run a farm in Thirsk, tied the knot in Croft-on-Tees, Yorkshire. Both run Isuzu D-Max pick-ups, a firm favourite with many a farmer …

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Valvoline to keep Manchester City moving

Valvoline and Manchester City sign deal

Valvoline has teamed up with Manchester City to become the Premiership giant’s ‘Official Automotive Lubricants Partner’. Throughout the multi-year partnership, City and Valvoline will work together on a series of innovative marketing campaigns that will exemplify their passion for progress and excellence, whilst also bringing them closer to their respective …

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Revealed: UK’s angry women drivers

Angry woman driver

Women drivers are angrier than men, claims new research. A study of 1,000 UK drivers for Hyundai Motor UK revealed that women are, on average, 12% angrier than men when they’re behind the wheel. In an experiment conducted by Patrick Fagan, a behavioural psychologist at Goldsmiths University, London, drivers were …

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