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Top 10 reasons drivers are embarrassed about their cars

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One in six motorists are self-conscious of their car and almost half feel their motor deserves more care than it’s currently given, according to a new study of 2,000 drivers. More than a third are simply embarrassed by the mess their car is in, 41 per cent reckon they are …

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Top tips for travelling with children

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Car seat experts Graco have launched a safety campaign in collaboration with Halfords and Dadsnet, aiming to help parents achieve the ultimate goal – safe and happy car journeys with kids. According to research conmductred with Graco’s 15,000 Instagram followers, parents prioritise three key factors for journeys – safety, entertainment …

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Why the all-new Nissan Qashqai is heaven scent

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Meet Peter Karl Eastland – the man who Nissan claims has helped achieve that coveted ‘new-car smell’ for the latest Qashqai. Peter, who’s an Odour Evaluation Lead Engineer based at Nissan Technical Centre Europe, is blessed with an extremely acute sense of smell – a gift he realised he had …

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Top 30 pet names Brits give to their cars

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Betsy, George and Beast have topped a list of the most popular ‘pet’ names for cherished cars. A study of 2,000 drivers found four in 10 have named a car, with Bessie, Betty, Bertha, and Bertie also common monikers. Boris, Lucy, and Dolly completed the top 10, with other popular …

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Win a James Bond driving experience

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Drive 007’s car, wear his clothes, and watch an exclusive screening of the icon’s new film... Specialist car dealership Dick Lovett is celebrating the release of the latest Bond movie in style, offering one lucky entrant the chance to spend a day in the shoes of the MI6 agent. The …

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Harold Baggott – from Ford Model T to Mustang Mach-E

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Centenarian Harold Baggott, who learned to drive in a Ford Model T, has demonstrated an all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E to his great-grandchildren. The event took place at the British Motor Museum, Beaulieu, near the Hampshire home of Harold, who still drives daily. The 101-year-old’s great-grandchildren, Felix and Charlie, also got …

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UK’s best wild beauty spots revealed by MINI

MINI Countryman

MINI UK has discovered the Top 10 wildest beauty locations in the UK, helping Countryman owners beat the busiest spots for an off the beaten track adventure this summer. From waterways to peaks and underground caves, more than 100 nature-based destinations were identified and judged against two sets of criteria …

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Unusual Facts About Car Tyres

While you may be familiar with the basics of car tyres, there are plenty of interesting and unusual facts that you still may not be aware of. Let’s take a look at some! Tyres can be recycled into a variety of products! With the help of the recycling process, tyres …

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Lamborghini Countach voted ultimate car pin-up

Lamborghini Countach

It might not be a tennis player adjusting her behind, but the Lamborghini Countach has been crowned the all-time favourite pin-up poster car among followers of The British Motor Show. The striking Marcello Gandini masterpiece was the most popular poster car of the show’s Facebook followers, closely pursued by the …

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Top safety tips to help drivers negotiate rural roads

Country road

Three-in-10 motorists are so worried about narrow country lanes they deliberately avoid them, according to new research from one of the UK’s biggest car insurers, Ageas, and the RAC. What’s more, many drivers are prepared to take a detour of 16 miles or 25 minutes to avoid them. As millions …

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