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Top tips for avoiding parking prangs

Car parking accident - GEM Motoring Assist

It’s estimated that there are more than 1,000 low-speed collisions in car parks every day with the average repair bill topping £1,500. Council car park spaces can legally be up to 8ft 10 in (270cm) wide, but most spaces these days are little wider than the minimum 7ft 6 (228.6cm) …

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Car confessions: Top 10 driving misdemeanours revealed

30mph speed sign

More than two thirds of UK drivers admit to breaking the law on a regular basis, claims new research. Many do so without even realising they’re guilty of driving offences, according to the study conducted by UK-based personal car leasing specialists ZenAuto. For instance, more than half of Brits admitted …

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Most unpopular modern car innovations

space saver spare wheel

Motorists have given an overwhelming thumbs down to ‘space saver’ spare wheels and puncture repair kits. Introduced to save space and weight, the ‘space saver’ spare – or no spare wheel at all – tops the chart of drivers’ irritations compiled by independent expert car buying guide Carbuyer.co.uk. More than …

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Toyota takes to the seas to support the fuel of the future

Energy Observer hydrogen boat and a Toyota Mirai

Energy Observer, the first world’s hydrogen vessel and supported by Toyota, has docked in London as part of its six-year global tour. Having sailed 18,000 emission free nautical miles since leaving St Malo, France, in 2017, the floating laboratory will be based under Tower Bridge, London, from October 5-13, accompanied …

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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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