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Most hated car modifications exposed

Car lashes

Headlight eyelashes top the list of car accessories British motorists detest, according to a new study. Motorcycle cleaning products firm WMB Pride conducted the research as part of an ongoing study into motoring habits. And it’s clear that whilst making modifications to a car is a personal preference, many find …

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Top 30 things that make motorists curse

motorway traffic

Foul-mouthed UK drivers turn the air blue every two and a half miles, according to a new study. Researchers who polled 2,000 motorists found they typically swear 41 times during every 100 miles travelled. The typical driver commutes 373 miles to and from work during an average month and in …

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Revealed: Top 20 iconic cars of film and TV

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 from SPECTRE is the most iconic car in screen history, according to a new study by financial services company, Zopa. Inspector Morse’s maroon Jaguar Mk2 followed in second place, with Dominic Toretto’s Dodge Charger from The Fast and The Furious in third. According to the …

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Survey reveals motorists are driven to distraction

New research has found that four in five drivers are distracted when behind the wheel – and exposed the top distractions for both men and women. The survey, which was carried out by used car supermarket, The Car People, revealed that nearly one in five men (19%) are distracted by …

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Young drivers have low tyre safety awareness

Young drivers have low tyre safety awareness

Four out of five drivers don’t know what the legal tread depth is for tyres, according to new research by Hankook Tyre UK. October is Tyre Safety Month and Hankook Tyre UK has surveyed UK motorists, uncovering alarming gaps in safety knowledge, particularly with younger drivers who are oblivious that …

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Ford Fiesta ST scoops prestigious award

Ford Fiesta ST

The pocket rocket that is the Ford Fiesta ST has been crowned Parkers New Car of the Year 2019. There were also 18 category winners, ranging from the Best First Car to the Best Car for Thrill-Seekers, but it was Ford’s hot hatch that won the overall prize. It was praised …

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Cyclist slipstreams Porsche to 149mph record

Porsche Cayenne cycle speed record

Brit Neil Campbell has set a new European bicycle speed record – with a little help from a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The 44-year-old beat his own record of 135mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire. Neil’s bicycle was created by Cheshire-based Moss Bikes and is designed to be incredibly strong and …

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Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

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Japanese car brands ‘are the most reliable’

Suzuki logo

Four out of the top five most dependable cars are from Japanese manufacturers, according to reliability rankings released by What Car? The Toyota Yaris hatchback and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross jointly claim the top spot, both achieving perfect scores. Suzuki is the overall top brand for reliability among cars up …

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Poor eyesight could cost you your licence

Vision Express eye test

Drivers who are stopped by police will have their licences revoked immediately if they fail a simple roadside eye test. The tough new crackdown aims to catch some of the thousands of motorists who get behind the wheel despite having defective eyesight. The initiative is being rolled out across Thames …

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