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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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Hot new Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar has unveiled the handsome estate version of its XF sports saloon. Called the Sportbrake, just like its acclaimed predecessor, the car will take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series Touring, Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes E-Class estate and Volvo V90. The load space – 565 litres, expanding to …

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Amazon accelerates into car market

Amazon is planning a move into UK car sales

Tech giant Amazon is reportedly moving into a new market and is planning to sell cars. Online delivery expert ParcelHero reckons the UK is to be Amazon’s trial country as it gets its car sales into gear and it’s already hiring automotive industry experts. “From books to consumer electronics, Amazon …

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Goodwood Festival of Speed’s F1 treats

Nico Rosberg at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Reigning Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg will be among the motor racing stars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29 – July 2). He will be roaring up the famous Goodwood Hill on Sunday July 2 in his 2014 Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, while Russian Grand Prix …

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UK’s fastest selling used cars revealed

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series saloon was the UK’s fastest selling used car in May, according to the latest Auto Trader data. The 2016 petrol manual version took on average 14 days to sell, just pipping the 2016 petrol automatic Skoda Fabia and Ford Mondeo which both took 16 days to …

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New drivers opt for new cars

Buying a new Hyundai

More than a third of drivers opt to buy new cars on finance after they’ve passed their driving test, according to new research. A survey of 1,371 UK drivers by motoring solicitor specialists, Motoring Offence Lawyers, indicates that 38% of new drivers shun bangers for brand new cars. Economy was …

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