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How much does it costs to change a lightbulb?

Headlight warning sign

A blown headlight bulb can cost up to £846 to replace on some of Britain’s best-selling small cars, claims new research. The study into 13 popular models on sale today by What Car? found headlight repair bills vary by several hundred pounds depending on whether the models have halogen, LED …

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Hard-hitting safety campaign targets drowsy drivers

Drowsy driver - AA Charitable Trust

One in eight (13%) of UK drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel, according to new research by the AA Charitable Trust. Nearly two fifths (37%) of motorists say they have been so tired they have been scared they would fall asleep when driving. The research has been launched …

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Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates historic Le Mans win

Limited edition Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates historic DBR1 Le Mans win

A limited edition DBS Superleggera, the DBS 59, has been created to honour Aston Martin’s legendary 1959 Le Mans 1-2 finish. Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a collection of 24 DBS 59s – one for every hour of the iconic endurance race. Created by Aston Martin’s bespoke service, Q by Aston …

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Audi gets animated with new concept car

Audi's animated concept car

Audi is claiming to have designed the first concept car for an animated movie with the RSQ e-tron for Twentieth Century Fox’s Spies in Disguise. The all-electric model, created by Audi Design in co-operation with Blue Sky Studios, “combines automated driving with artificial intelligence and transformational technology”. Driven by super …

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Ford goes back to the future to keep drivers safe

Ford gores back to the future

Engineers at Ford have come up with a modern twist on a technique used by medieval blacksmiths to help protect knights in armour from the crashing blows of their opponents. Using giant furnaces, robots and 3,000 Degrees C lasers, the first fully automated ‘hot-forming’ process is shaping and cutting parts …

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Revealed: Britain’s used car ‘zombies’

Jaguar X-Type

New research has unearthed a crypt of ‘zombie cars’ – models that are no longer in production, yet are still being bought in healthy numbers on the used car market. The Jaguar X-Type, Land Rover Freelander and Vauxhall Vectra top the list of obsolete motors still hugely popular, according to …

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Life-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron makes UK debut

One-of-a-kind life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron in London

The world’s only full-scale Bugatti Chiron built entirely from LEGO Technic has arrived in London, marking the start of a UK tour. The one-of-a-kind car was created by LEGO master builders entirely from LEGO Technic, and is made up of morer than one million elements and is powered exclusively using …

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A fifth of people suffer from car sickness

Car sickness - RAC

New research by the RAC has revealed that motion sickness doesn’t just affect children with the equivalent of 7.3m people (18%) not growing out of it and continuing to suffer as adults. Sitting in the back seat of a car appears to be the worst place for car sickness and …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

Filling up at the petrol pump

Motorists on ‘lower’ incomes are being priced off the road by record-breaking fuel costs, claims new research. Drivers who earn between £5,001 and £10,000, such as part-time sales or customer service workers who are likely to have other commitments such as young families or other dependents, are paying a significant …

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