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How to avoid an obvious MOT fail

Garage servicing

Eight of the 10 most common causes of MOT failures amongst UK drivers could be easily identified and resolved ahead of the test. According to research from the AA Garage Guide, the AA’s MOT, repairs and car servicing garage finder, issues with wipers and washers, bulbs and tyres are among …

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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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Bridgestone chasing the Olympic dream

Bridgestone Olympics - Daley Thompson, Chris Mears and Charley Hill

Athletics legend Daley Thompson helps tyre giant Bridgestone launch its Worldwide Olympic Partnership. The double Olympic decathlon gold medallist was joined by Rio gold medal winning diver Chris Mears and UK golfer Charley Hull who tied seventh on her Olympic Games debut in Rio aged just 20. At the event …

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Bald tyre Britain exposed

defective tyre

One in four MOTs are failed because of defective tyres, with ‘bald’ tyres being the most common tyre-related reason for rejection, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by car savings site Confused.com, also found that more than 32,000 penalty points were handed out to almost 9,000 drivers …

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Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads

Young driver

New research has revealed that most younger motorists don’t know basic car maintenance, leaving two million cars unprepared for the treacherous winter road conditions. More than 55% of drivers aged 17-25 questioned by Cooper BMW were not fully competent with tasks such as maintaining oil and water levels and checking …

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£212,904 – the cost of a lifetime’s motoring

Save money on your motoring costs

The average motorist could buy a property with the money they spend on car care over a lifetime, reveals new research. Online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic, claims we spend £212,904 on maintaining our cars over a 63-year driving career. We’ll also buy a total of 14 cars and spend an …

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Top tips for driving this summer

MINI Convertible

Summer is here and the holiday season is fast approaching – check out these top tips for staying safe on the road. The advice comes from Motor Codes – the government-backed consumer watchdog for the automotive industry. “With the lure of the summer sunshine, motorists can get caught up in …

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Young drivers’ bad habits

Young driver

More than one in three 18-24 year olds admit to regularly speeding on the road, according to new research. In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers, conducted by used car dealers The Car People, the majority of young drivers admitted to speeding, talking on their phone whilst driving and speeding …

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Cooper offers ‘peace of mind’ tyres

Cooper Zeon CS Sport application

Cooper Tire Europe has announced its new market-leading ‘Cooper Promise’ warranty scheme. Covering Cooper Zeon CS Sport, Cooper Zeon CS8 and Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport tyres, customers can register for the scheme which offers “more cover, for more miles, at no additional cost”. The warranty includes a 30-day road test, accidental …

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