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New Year, New Driving Style

It’s easy to become complacent about driving skills. Many of us go for years without experiencing any close calls or near misses. As a result is it possible to become too relaxed about the business of driving. Perhaps it wouldn’t hurt to look at ways to improve our driving for …

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Assault On Battery

Apparently, these first few weeks after the seasonal break are also some of the busiest weeks of the year for roadside assistance; and it seems that it is battery problems that account for more than half of all its call-outs. Holidays are over and tens of thousands of drivers will …

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Pants On Fire – Human Risks Of Buying A Used Car

Most people are basically honest but sometimes certain sectors of society may try to pull the wool over our eyes. Being aware of the sort of unconscious tics that are give-aways when someone is telling porkies. Such gestures as nose touching, mouth covering, fidgeting and throat clearing are all well …

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The Myths Of Fuel Economy

Petrol is and has routinely been very expensive these days and saving fuel is high on most motorists’ lists. There are many myths about how to save to precious golden stuff. If you believe in them then apologies if we debunk a few. Many drivers think that garages that sell …

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If It Looks To Good To Be True…

OK, so that expression is getting to be a bit of a cliché these days but the fact remains that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck – then it probably is a duck. Yet it is not quite so straightforward when …

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Used Car Under Cover Of Darkness

The shortest day of the year has passed and we can look forward to increasingly brighter evenings as we progress into the New Year. When Spring approaches we might be taken with thoughts of convertible cars, for example, but the fact is we buy cars all year round and don’t …

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Used Cars That Can Cost You Money

It‘s a rather shocking statistic but apparently some 353 million pounds were lost because of faulty cars during 2013 and that’s just the official figure. Who knows what could be added by the cost of home-repaired vehicles? When a car goes bad it is always the owner who has to …

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Ready For The Close-Up

A few months ago we recommended ways to take better photos; the purpose being that if a picture paints a thousand words then a few quality snaps will improve the chances of shifting your old motor. It still holds true but, in the same way that automotive technology has moved …

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A Family Car With Bite – The Jaguar XFR-S.

Most car enthusiasts would jump at the chance to drive cars that are hopeless out of the budget of normal folk and this writer is no exception. Thus it transpired that when offered the chance for a thirty minute drive in a Jaguar XFR-S I was in the car before …

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Water, Water Everywhere

This year our winter season has, at the time of writing, been reasonably mild. Instead of snow we’ve had rain and lots of it. In fact, it is hissing down as I type. Heavy rain and high wind can make driving a dangerous misery. Big puddles hide potholes and other …

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