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The car technology baffling drivers

In-car technology

Almost half of drivers struggle to get their heads around in-car tech, according to a new study. Research revealed that despite technology in cars enabling us to find routes at the touch of a button, chat to friends and family hands-free and brake without touching a pedal, a large percentage …

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Top 25 factors that influence car buyers

Buying a new Hyundai

Running costs, reliability and price are what motorists look for when buying a car, according to a new study. Researchers polled 2,000 British car buyers and found that fuel type, road tax and the manufacturer also influence the motor we go for. Economy, handling and safety have a bearing too …

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How to maintain and restore a classic car

If you’re thinking of investing in a classic car, or you’ve already invested and want to make sure your purchase stays valuable, it’s time to get familiar with classic car maintenance and restoration. Full restorations are not for the faint-hearted; they require considerable amounts of time, money and dedication, not …

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Top 10 tips for driving in a heatwave

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed that motorists are sitting ducks when it comes to driving in extreme hot weather with millions failing to take extra precautions. According to car insurance provider 1ST CENTRAL, 4.4 million admit that they fail to take any safety precautions at all when driving in the hot …

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Choosing The Best Car Service

When should I service my car? As a good rule of thumb, we suggest you have your car serviced every twelve months or 12000 miles, whichever comes first. Heavy car users, who drive many miles a year, should aim to have an interim service every six months or 6000 miles. …

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Don’t be dazzled by the summer sun

summer driving glare - IAM RoadSmart

Nothing beats taking to the road on a glorious summer’s day. However, the glaring sun takes no prisoners and being dazzled can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions. Here’s some essential tips on how to stay safe on the road at this time of …

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The speed that bad habits develop in new drivers

new driver

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, claims new research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted …

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Five tips to help you endure long car journeys

Driving a car

Whether you’re off to your favourite festival or on a family holiday this summer, it’s likely you’ll be enduring a long car journey. To save your sanity, Martin Cariven of car finance specialist Moneybarn has put together his five top tips to prepare you for the hours on the road. …

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Best used electric cars for under £10,000

Electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7% increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT. For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best EVs to buy for …

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Own a Bugatti Chiron for just £329.99

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

Have you stopped dreaming about buying a Bugatti Chiron because you think it’s way out of your league? Well, think again. The new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron has been unveiled, and though it’s not quite the real thing, this 1:8 scale supercar is available for just £329.99. The model brings …

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