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De-ice, stay safe

Winter driving

One in three motorists involved in car accidents in wintry conditions did not fully de-ice their car. New research by a money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has revealed that as many as one third of British motorists either experienced or came close to a car accident this winter after not fully …

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Carlsberg is off its trolley

Carlsberg-shopping-trolley-stunt

Carlsberg has unveiled what is probably the best shopping trolley in the world! In the latest “If Carlsberg Did…” stunt, ther beer brand teamed up with car customisers Yiannimize to create a motorised trolley complete with a beer cooling system and satellite navigation. Yiannimize, based in Enfield, nrth London, spent …

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Seven-up: Nissan’s cool runnings

Nissan X-Trail seven-seater bobsleigh

Nissan has transformed a traditional four-man sled to create the world’s first seven-seater bobsleigh. The X-Trail Bobsleigh was inspired by the design of the Nissan X-Trail and undertook its inaugural run at the historic Iglis track in Innsbruck, Austria, piloted by British Olympic medallist Sean Olsson. Nissan says the bobsleigh, …

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Meet the new DS 3

DS 3

DS Automobiles launches the new DS 3, completing the “DS family” in Europe – for now… We were invited by DS Automobiles (it’s a standalone premium brand now, so don’t mention Citroen) to the lavish launch of the new DS 3 in Paris. As far as statements of intent go, …

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Bentley’s stone age luxury first

Bentley Stone Veneers by Mulliner

Stone is the new wood in the latest Bentley cars, thanks to innovations from the company’s world-renowned Mulliner coachbuilding team. Stone veneers are now available as a bespoke option for the Continental and Flying Spur using slate and quartzite stone sustainably sourced from hand-selected quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, …

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Used car buying – the facts

Used car lot

The average Brit spends 27 hours purchasing a used car and buys seven in a lifetime, according to new research. In the age of technology and speedy click to buy purchases, the second-hand car buying process is stuck in the slow lane. Even after travelling an average of 48 miles …

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Top tips for winter driving

Winter driving

With the Met Office predicting a five month arctic freeze, Pryers Solicitors have produced this handy infographic which highlights how to make sure you and your car are prepared for the coming winter months.  

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Revealed: UK’s most irritating driving habits

Traffic jam

Tailgaters and using a mobile phone while behind the wheel drive us crazy, according to new research. A survey for car finance provider, Zuto, found that an overwhelming 84% of drivers find other motorists using their mobile phones whilst on the road the most infuriating trait. An equal 84% of …

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Wrong shoes can cause crashes

Driving in high heels

One in 10 motorists has had an accident from driving in inappropriate footwear, according to new research. The Road Safety Week study by car insurance specialist 1ST CENTRAL highlights high heels, flip flops and driving barefoot. Surprisingly, the research also reveals that men are more than three times as likely …

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Is 17 too young to drive?

Young driver

Find out why six out of 10 motorists want the driving age raised from 17 to 18 years… You have to be 18 before you can take to the road in most European countries, but 17-year-olds have been able to drive in the UK since the driving test was introduced …

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