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Out-of-warranty? Cars with most claims…

Garage servicing

Land Rovers, Jaguars and Vauxhalls are the brands with the most claims after manufacturer warranties have expired. Axle and suspension faults are the most common claims on four-year-old vehicles, according to the latest research from Warranty Direct. Cars of this age were picked because the majority of manufacturers offer three-year …

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Clunk-click every trip?

Seatbelt - clunk-click every trip?

One in four motorists have driven their car without wearing a seatbelt, according to a new study. Research revealed a large percentage of drivers flout the law by refusing to buckle up, usually to drive short distances to local shops or around areas where they live. Moving their car from …

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Win an Aston Martin fit for a Dame

Oscar-winner Dame Judi Dench has teamed up with the RAF Benevolent Fund to launch a unique raffle to win a limited edition Aston Martin worth £275,000. The actress, who played M in seven James Bond films and is long-time supporter of the RAF’s leading welfare charity, said the lucky winner “will …

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Women drivers taking a back seat?

Couple with a PEUGEOT 2008 SUV GT Line

New research suggests that a third of women admit they prefer to take a back seat when it comes to driving. Despite a whopping 74% of women believing that THEY are the better driver in their relationships, 84% of men do the driving, according to the survey by car club …

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Best places to pass your driving test

Young driver

If you’re determined to pass your driving test first time, then Kendal is the place for you – more than two in three learner drivers (68%) pass their test first time in the Cumbrian town. Barrow-in-Furness, also in Cumbria, had the second highest first time pass rate (66%) in 2015/2016, …

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Save money: get an MOT before a service

Car servicing

UK motorists could save £2 billion collectively by getting their cars’ MOTs done before an annual service, according to car maintenance and repair start-up, MotorEasy. Analysis of MotorEasy’s database of 20,000 vehicles shows that 80% of faults found in service procedures would be flagged in the MOT test anyway, meaning …

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Jaguar F-Pace crowned coolest school run car

Jaguar F-Pace

It’s official – the car with the most ‘school gate cred’ for dads is the award-winning Jaguar F-Pace. Jaguar’s first-ever SUV beat the Range Rover Evoque to the title, plus the ‘school run’ star of TV adverts – the Volkswagen Tiguan. The poll of motoring editors at automotive experts hpi …

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Commuters driven round the bend by congestion

London traffic

Traffic jams are the pet peeve of 16 million motorists in the UK, new research has revealed. Congestion is the biggest frustration for 60% of drivers on their daily commute, compared to just 13% of motorbike riders, according to motorcycle insurance broker Carole Nash. Commuters’ top five pet peeves Amount …

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Jaguar XF – a consumer car champion

Jaguar XF

The acclaimed Jaguar XF has been voted Auto Trader ‘New Car of the Year’. It’s the XF’s ninth major UK award and comes in the same week that the new XF Sportbrake was unveiled. Ditching the traditional ‘expert panel of judges’ and replacing them with 10,000 genuine car owners, the …

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Land Rover Discovery’s Tow Car Awards victory

Land Rover Discovery crowned top tow car

The all-new Land Rover Discovery has been crowned overall winner at the 2017 Tow Car Awards. It is an accolade the previous generation Discovery won nine times, culminating in it being chosen as Tow Car of the Decade in 2016. This year’s winners range in size (and price) from the …

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