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UK’s most common driving misconceptions

Snow-covered-car

A new study has revealed the motorists are risking fines and licence penalty points every day because they are unknowingly breaking some simple laws. The survey of 2,000 British drivers from findandfundmycar.com highlighted a number of illegal habits that UK drivers are guilty of, including: Flashing their lights to give …

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Younger car buyers opting for PCP deals

Mini forecourt

New research suggests that almost one in five (17%) of under 34s use a PCP scheme to finance a car purchase, compared to just 9% of over 55s. More than two-thirds (69%) of car owners over 55 bought their car outright without using finance, compared to half (50%) of 34–54s …

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Honda stars take centre stage at design museum

Honda e and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP superbike

The award-winning Honda e and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP superbike have been inducted into the prestigious Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. The impossibly cute Honda e electric vehicle also takes centre stage in the museum’s special “Milestones in Contemporary Design” exhibition as one of the 76 best products of …

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Land Rover chooses Goodyear tyres for new Defender

and Rover Defender - Goodyear 4x4 tyres

Goodyear is supplying two types of 4×4 tyres for the all-new Land Rover Defender – an off-road icon back with a new generation for 2020. The first is the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is available in 18, 19 and 20-inch wheels. This multi-skilled and all-round tyre allows Defender drivers to …

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Car insurance prices dip during lockdown

The price of car insurance has dropped by £39 in the past three months – the steepest quarterly drop in prices in more than two years. According to the latest car insurance price index by Confused.com, the average price of car insurance now stands at £770 following a £19 (2%) …

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Volkswagen, Tesco, Pod Point: leading the charge

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point free charging network

The UK’s largest free retail charging network for electric vehicles has given away enough energy to power the homes of almost 130,000 people. Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point teamed up to launch the scheme for electric vehicle (EV) owners across the UK in November 2018. The partnership has now hit …

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First Aston Martin DBX drives off production line

First Aston Martin DBX

The first Aston Martin to be “Made in Wales” has been driven off the production line at the company’s new St Athan plant. The event was all the more remarkable because it’s just four years since Aston Martin announced its investment in the manufacturing facility. With its all-wheel drive system, …

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Rugby stars tackle rugged Jeep Wrangler

Rugby star Dillon Lewis with his Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle

Two Wales rugby internationals have taken delivery of tough new Jeep Wranglers. Cardiff Blues and WRU tighthead prop, Dillon Lewis, and former WRU and current Worcester Warriors centre, Ashley Beck, both chose the iconic go-anywhere 4×4 as their daily drives, independently of one another. Six-foot Dillon opted for the four-door …

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Book your MOT to beat the rush

MOT testing station

Drivers are urged by the RAC to avoid the expected MOT rush by booking this summer. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of motorists have held off getting their MOTs by making use of the six-month MOT coronavirus extension which ends on 1 August. The call comes as new research …

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