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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 Inchcape were not fully competent with tasks such as maintaining oil and water levels and checking tyre pressures. …

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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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Art Attack on new Goodyear tyre

Contemporary British artist Ian Cook of popbangcolour.com has brought the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tyre to life in his own unique way. Mixing paint and tyres isn’t usually recommended, but Ian’s spectacular piece of art is the exception to the rule. Goodyear claims its new Eagle F1 Asymmetric …

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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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Top 10 winter driving tips

Winter driving tips

Did you know that it’s six times more likely for drivers to have an accident in the winter than in the summer? We’ve got together with Mark Griffiths, safety expert at Continental Tyres, to give you top tips for driving safely this winter… especially if the weather takes a turn …

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