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Why some garages have the X Factor

Garage repair

New research reveals what motivates motorists to choose one garage over another. And surprise, surprise, reputation drives more than half of garage bookings (54%), according to a nationwide survey by  However, UK motorists fear being cheated more than anything else when they book a garage, with three quarters (74%) …

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Politeness puts lives at risk

Driving a car

New research suggests that we are more at risk of crashes on the road due to passengers not wanting to upset drivers whilst in the car. The study conducted by young driver insurance brand ingenie discovered that more than half of Brits (51%) admit they’ve been in a car when …

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Revealed: Top 10 driving songs

Bohemian Rhapsody scene from Wayne's World

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the king of the road, according to a new survey. The legendary 1976 chart-topper, which also featured so memorably in the Wayne’s World movie, beat Guns n’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’Mine and Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven in the poll to find Britain’s favourite driving …

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Motorists are smiles better off

Petrol Prices Asda

British motorists are covering 3.8 billion extra miles per year thanks to lower fuel costs. The 20% fall in the price of fuel since January 2014 has left the nation’s drivers much better off, according to the study by Kwik Fit. More than four million drivers say that lower petrol …

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Motorways are too scary

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

One in five motorists rarely drive on motorways because they find them too daunting, according to new research. A poll for the RAC indicates that more than eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway, while 380,000 say they never do. Speed is too daunting …

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Car maintenance: staggering ignorance revealed

More than half of motorists aged 25-34 don’t how how to open their car’s bonnet, according to new research. Overall, 71% knew how to open their car bonnet, but one third of women (34%) confessed to not knowing how to pop their car’s hood. Additionally, less than a quarter (24%) …

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Concerns over driverless cars

Driverless cars

Three in five UK motorists are worried about the safety of fully autonomous cars, according to a new study. The research for Continental Tyres also revealed that 40% of people simply mistrust the concept of a self-driving car, while a fifth say it scares them. A further half said they …

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Revealed: UK’s most irritating driving habits

Traffic jam

Tailgaters and using a mobile phone while behind the wheel drive us crazy, according to new research. A survey for car finance provider, Zuto, found that an overwhelming 84% of drivers find other motorists using their mobile phones whilst on the road the most infuriating trait. An equal 84% of …

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Wrong shoes can cause crashes

Driving in high heels

One in 10 motorists has had an accident from driving in inappropriate footwear, according to new research. The Road Safety Week study by car insurance specialist 1ST CENTRAL highlights high heels, flip flops and driving barefoot. Surprisingly, the research also reveals that men are more than three times as likely …

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Motorway motoring: need for speed?

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to a new survey. In total, 81% of company car drivers admitted to regularly breaking the 70mph speed limit, compared to 69% of private motorists. However, the research for RAC Business, found that 90% still considered themselves …

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