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Skoda Fabia celebrates double milestone

Fabia production double celebration

Skoda has produced the 500,000th third-generation Fabia – and the four-millionth Fabia since the model debuted in 1999. The half-millionth Fabia – a Combi with a 1.0 TSI petrol engine and an automatic DSG transmission in Moon white – rolled off the production line in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech …

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Buying and selling used cars – five things to consider

Used MINIs

The second-hand car market is currently booming as more and more savvy Brits are buying and selling used vehicles. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, used car sales were at a record high during the first quarter of 2017. In total, 2,133,956 used cars were purchased in …

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Dacia Duster 4×4 to the rescue

Dacia UK provides Duster to aid the Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire (SERV OBN)

Dacia Duster to aid voluntary emergency riders in transporting blood and blood products to patients in need of urgent medical attention. The bargain 4×4 will enable SERV OBN (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire) volunteers to still attend emergencies during adverse conditions. The SERV OBN …

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Bugatti Chiron breezes into London

First Bugatti Chiron customer car in the UK

Bugatti London has officially welcomed the first Chiron customer car in the UK. The supercar is on display at the Bugatti showroom of H.R. Owen on Bruton Street, near Berkeley Square, London, until the middle of next week. The Chiron’s flying visit to the capital coincides with the first anniversary …

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Family road trips: the facts

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

“Are we nearly there yet?” will be asked three times during the average family road trip – with the first grumble coming in after just 29 minutes. The typical journey lasting over 60 minutes will also include two tantrums, one of which rears its head after 27 minutes. “I’m bored” …

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Electric Vehicle Experience Centre to open

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom is to open at centre:mk in Milton Keynes on July 22. Managed by Chargemaster, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric charging points, and funded by Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme, the EVEC has been established to increase the number …

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Mazda celebrates the Cosmo’s 50th birthday

Mazda celebrates the Cosmo Sport's 50th birthday

Back in 1967, the sleek and stylish Cosmo Sport was the world’s first car powered by a twin-rotor engine. Known outside Japan as the 110S, it was also Mazda’s first sports car, supplying the DNA that has gone into legendary models like the Mazda RX-7 and Mazda MX-5. Although only …

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What should I do if my car needs repairing?

The majority of drivers, at some stage or another, will have to deal with car damage. Whether it’s a simple case of a warning light suddenly flashing, or a full-blown breakdown on a motorway, most cars will need repairs at some point. However, what are the best ways to approach …

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Travelling with dogs: summer driving tips

young woman standing and a dog sitting inside a car

Every year without fail there are horrific stories about dogs dying in cars during hot weather. Many people still believe that it’s ok to leave a dog in a car if the windows are left open, or they’re parked in the shade. The truth is that it’s still a potentially …

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Child car seat safety advice

Baby safety car seat

Find out how to correctly fit a car seat, plus tips on driving safely with babies and children. Driving with kids is more stressful than taking a trip with the in-laws, a new date or even transporting someone in labour, according to a new study. The research by 1ST CENTRAL car …

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