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Millions of hours lost finding parked cars

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British motorists spend more than five-and-a-half million hours each year searching for their parked cars, claims new research. The survey of 2,000 drivers by Skoda UK revealed that 52 per cent of all motorists were temporarily unable to find their parked car, ‘losing’ it at least once every year. A …

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Do you take a spare car key on holiday?

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New research has revealed that 40% of UK drivers never take a spare car key with them when on a driving holiday. A lost car key means a lot of unwanted holiday hassle, yet the Toyota survey of 1,000 drivers showed that 19% admit that they’ve misplaced or lost their …

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Checking and topping up tyre pressures made easy

Michelin Compact 'Top Up' Digital Tyre Inflator

Product review: Michelin Compact ‘Top Up’ Digital Tyre Inflator If you’ve laboured with a foot pump or a cumbersome air compressor for years when all you want to do is check your tyre pressures, then help is at hand. Designed for topping up car tyre pressures, the Michelin Compact ‘Top …

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Kill Covid-19 in your car in seven minutes

CV1 Shot Aircon and Cabin Coronavirus Neutraliser

Product review: CV1 Shot Coronavirus Neutraliser Before the Coronavirus pandemic, a quick de-clutter, vacuum and wipe down is about as close most motorists got to cleaning the interior of their cars. The “new normal” is to thoroughly sanitise surfaces, and that includes car interiors where major touch points such as …

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Top tips on how to holiday off the beaten track

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British families are expected to staycation this year with one domestic trip booked very 11 seconds immediately after lockdown was lifted, according to one report. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has teamed up with camping expert Martin Dorey to compile a list of top tips on how and where to holiday off-grid …

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Salon Privé debut for Koenigsegg’s ‘Tiny Friendly Giant’

KOENIGSEGG GEMERA

Koenigsegg has announced that its stunning Gemera hybrid will make its UK debut at Salon Privé Week in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Marketed as the world’s first “mega GT”, it’s the Swedish supercar brand’s first four-seat model. Its name is derived from the Swedish words for ‘give …

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The five least reliable car brands 2020

There are few sinking feelings that we dread more than your car suddenly failing you while you’re driving. The rearranged plans, the costly repair bills, the staying indoors – it’s a nightmare! If you’re in the market for a new car you’ll want something that you can rely on, a …

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Most young drivers illegally using mobiles

Young driver using mobile phone

More than half of young drivers have used their phone behind the wheel – with many sending texts or checking social media while on the move. A study of 1,000 UK motorists aged 17-24, found 54 per cent admitted they kept an eye on their mobile when driving their car. …

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Cheapest places to learn to drive

Young driver

Learning to drive is a goal that many look to achieve as soon as they turn 17, but new data has revealed the true cost of getting on the road in the UK. South West England is the cheapest place to learn to drive at £24 a lesson on average, …

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