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Motorway driving: essential tips

motorway-traffic

Whether it’s safety, etiquette, fuel economy or dealing with bad habits and breakdowns, driving on a motorway is a daunting prospect for many motorists. We’ve teamed up with Simon Acker of Warranty Direct to create some top tips to help you navigate problems and stay safe on motorways. Safety, discipline …

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See and be seen this winter, motorists advised

Dark evening driving GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being urged to see and and be seen during the coming winter months by road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Darker days bring poor visibility and higher risk of collisions, simply because it can be harder to spot hazards. However, a combination of straightforward actions can reduce these …

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Gripping yarns… off-roading in Suzuki cars

Suzuki Jimny - Gareth Herincx

For those of us that live in the country, 4x4s are not so much a lifestyle choice as a necessity at certain times of the year. To have that extra peace of mind when the going gets tough is crucial and thankfully these days there’s no shortage of vehicles capable …

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Essential airport parking tips

Airport parking

Parking at an airport is often an unavoidable element of a holiday or business trip, but a little planning could help save you money, time and stress. We’ve teamed up with IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, to give you top tips on airport parking… Never …

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Half a century of the breathalyser

The drink drive breathalyser is 50 years old this week. Yes, police carried out the first roadside breath test on a motorist in Shropshire on October 8th, 1967. Before the breathalyser it was more a case of whether you could touch your nose with your eyes shut, walk in a …

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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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Are you driving the wrong coloured car?

Nissan Micra Psycolourgy

More than eight out of 10 motorists are driving the wrong car colour for their personality, according to new research. That’s the surprise finding of a pan-European study by Nissan, which reveals that 86% of those polled made an incorrect choice in the showroom. Vibrant shades should be top choices, …

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SsangYong Rexton SUVs tackle epic challenge

SsangYong Rexton in the Trans Eurasia test drive

The first new SsangYong Rextons have arrived in the UK after a marathon 13,000km ‘test drive’ from South Korea. They completed their 50-day trek from the SsangYong factory in Pyeongtaek via Beijing and the Silk Road. Designed to test the vehicles in extreme conditions, the Rexton Trans Eurasia Trail travelled …

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Brits first to complete Mongol Rally in electric car

Plug In Adventures becomes first team to complete epic Mongol Rally challenge in all-electric car

A couple from Aberdeen have become the first people to complete the Mongol Rally in an all-electric vehicle after relying on cafes, hotels and barbershops to recharge on the way. Chris and Julie Ramsey, aka Plug In Adventures, crossed the finish line in Ulan-Ude in their modified 2016 Nissan Leaf …

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SEAT 600 celebrates its 60th birthday

Seat 600's 60th birthday

Spanish car brand SEAT has set a new Guinness World Record with the largest gathering of SEAT 600s ever. A total of 787 SEAT 600s (nicknamed “pelotillas”) came together at Montmeló the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The little SEAT 600 was manufactured between 1957-1973 and was a Spanish motoring icon. Cute …

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