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It’s Tyre Safety Month – have you checked yours?

defective tyre

UK road safety charity TyreSafe is encouraging drivers to get into the routine of checking their tyres regularly as part of its annual Tyre Safety Month campaign. Running throughout October, the event aims to address the issue of more than half of Britain’s motorists driving on poorly maintained or defective …

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Driving in the wet – essential safety advice

Motorway in rain

With heavy storms lashing the UK, IAM RoadSmart’s Richard Gladman has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Heavy rain: Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and …

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Milestone as Toyota Land Cruiser sales hit 10 million

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota is celebrating after cumulative global sales of its iconic Land Cruiser passed the 10-million mark. The Land Cruiser, Toyota’s longest-selling vehicle, was originally launched in 1951 and production has continued for 68 years. From its early days as a mobility vehicle for Japan’s National Police Reserve, there have been …

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Our favourite Bond cars from across the decades

Aston Martin DB5

Sponsored Article What’s the most magical thing about the Bond movie franchise? The outrageous plots? The girls? The stunts? All worthy of a mention, but for the automotive fanatic, every Bond film can be measured according to his primary set of wheels. Often, the car is almost elevated to the …

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UK’s favourite road trips revealed

BMW X2

Nearly half (45%) of drivers are planning to go on a road trip this year, according to research conducted by the AA. A further 23% of motorists aren’t road tripping this year, but say they’d like to go on a driving holiday.    Here are some of the best road trips …

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Beware of lease car ‘wear & tear’ policies

Lease car wear and tear - Autoglass bodyrepair.j

Only a half of motorists who lease their car understand their ‘fair wear and tear’ policy, potentially costing them hundreds of pounds at the end of their agreement, claims new research. Car finance deals are rocketing, so more drivers than ever are not buying their cars in the traditional sense, …

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Stay safe driving in the rain this summer

Wet weather driving trips - IAM RoadSmart

We’re having a typical British summer – sun for a couple of weeks and then downpours for days on end. IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards Richard Gladman has shared these tips to help you stay safe in the heavy rain and floods. “With the British weather the …

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How to create the perfect road trip

Road trip - Turo survey

The perfect road trip involves a sing-a-long in the car, a detour down a country road, a bag of crisps – and the dulcet tones of national treasures Stephen Fry and Sir David Attenborough. A study of 2,000 drivers has revealed the key components required to create the perfect road …

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Tips for staying safe on motorways this summer

motorway traffic

With the August Bank Holiday fast approaching, alarming new research has revealed that 24 vehicles a week hit a parked car in a hard shoulder on a major road – an average of 3.5 every day. Almost a fifth (19%) of these incidents result in serious injury or death, according …

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