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Double celebration for Skoda

Skoda Octavia turns 60

It’s been a big week for Skoda with the Czech brand marking two important automotive achievements. Firstly, it’s the 60th birthday of the Octavia, Skoda’s most successful model in the UK and a multi-million seller around the world. Second, the 500,000th third-generation Superb has rolled off the production line in …

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Mitsubishi L200 – the ultimate pickup?

A Pickup Truck without the Muck? The new fashion for pickups in 2019… The cars we all drive on a daily basis go in and out of fashion almost as much as the clothes we wear. Disagree? Well, just think of the massive trend for those wonderful wedge-shaped bodies of …

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Europe’s Top 20 biggest-selling new cars

Volkswagen Golf

The Ford Fiesta has long been the most popular new car in the UK, but have you ever wondered what are the biggest-selling cars in Europe? We’ve scanned through the data for 2018, supplied by automotive analysts JATO Dynamics, to reveal what’s hot and what’s not on the continent. The …

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Storm Gareth: safe driving essentials

Stormy weather conditions - IAM RoadSmart

With the UK in the midst of Storm Gareth, IAM RoadSmart has some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. As head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, states: “With the British weather the way it is, we should all be well practised at driving in the …

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Brand new Bugatti for less than £30,000?

Bugatti Baby II

Legendary luxury marque Bugatti is giving 500 customers the chance to buy a retro-chic car for the price of a mid-sized SUV. The Baby II is a three-quarters-size replica of the iconic Bugatti Type 35, so in theory it can be driven by both adults and children. The car is …

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How to Quickly Add Value to Your Car

If you are thinking about building assets, or replacing your car, it is important that you don’t just preserve its value, but also increase it. Owning an older car is not necessarily bad; if you are still getting out a decent mileage of the engine, it might be a perfect …

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Clever ways to deal with car condensation

car windscreen condensation

It’s that time of the year when condensation in cars is particularly troublesome – especially in older vehicles. Recent research conducted for revealed that one in five (20%) of UK drivers are dealing with condensation on a regular basis. Worryingly, it’s putting motorists and other road users in danger, …

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A guide to scrapping your car

As the world has become more aware of the increasing harm old cars are having on the environment (especially diesel) road tax has risen for these vehicles making them less and less worthy when it comes to selling on. In the current market, if you’re scrapping a car over 10 …

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Ready for the car tax changes in April?

Car tax rises

Thinking of buying a new car? The road ahead could be rocky thanks to tax rises coming in April 2019… If you’re using your own vehicle for work, you’re probably all too aware the tax it’s costing you. If you’re smart, you’re also on the ball about the tax it …

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