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Covid-19 triggers school run battleground

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More parents say they’ll drive their kids to school because of coronavirus concerns, new research has revealed. Nearly one in 10 (8%) say they will be taking their children off public transport and instead driving them or making them walk or cycle to school. Car dealer Swansway Group commissioned a …

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Bentley Flying Spur’s production milestone

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Bentley Motors has handcrafted the 40,000th example of the Flying Spur – the “most successful luxury sports sedan in the world”. Now in its all-new third generation, it was originally launched in 2005 as the Continental Flying Spur and has evolved to further distinguish itself from the Continental GT. Designed, …

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Five filthiest areas of your car’s interior

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New research has revealed the parts of cars harbouring disturbing amounts of dirt, with the radio unveiled as the area containing the most bacteria. A car stereo can be nearly four times (371%) dirtier than a toilet seat, closely followed by the gear stick (331%), claims the study. In the …

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Bennetts Track Days Unveil New Membership Experience

Sponsored post Well-known company Bennetts have unveiled a new experience available to its members. The company has put forward a series of benefits which will culminate in an incredible track day, designed to give people a basic grounding and driving round the course, as well as the chance to meet a …

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One in four parent and child parking spaces ‘misused’

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New research has revealed widespread misuse of parent-child parking bays, leaving mums and dads battling to find spaces with young children in tow. One in four of these dedicated parking spaces are being used by drivers with no kids, according to the study by comparison website Confused.com, though only one …

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Van drivers’ Top 10 gripes

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From not being let out into traffic to small parking spaces, van drivers have revealed their biggest annoyances in a new study. In the research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles of 1,000 UK van drivers, the top bugbear was not being left enough space on tight roads when driving to work. …

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Meet the world’s first electric classic Rolls-Royce

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UK company Lunaz has unveiled a stunning 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V – the first of 30 Rolls-Royce electric restoration cars. “No car in the world matches a Phantom for presence, style and significance,” said David Lorenz, founder of Lunaz. “Through electrification we proudly further the legacy of the ‘best car …

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Do you take a spare car key on holiday?

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New research has revealed that 40% of UK drivers never take a spare car key with them when on a driving holiday. A lost car key means a lot of unwanted holiday hassle, yet the Toyota survey of 1,000 drivers showed that 19% admit that they’ve misplaced or lost their …

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Demand for white cars surges

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The popularity of white cars continues to grow, outpacing every other colour with more being driven on Britain’s roads now than ever before. Despite this, black is still most most popular car colour overall, according to data seen by RAC Insurance, following a freedom of information request to the DVLA. …

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Most motorists took advantage of the MOT extension

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More than half of car owners who had an MOT due between 30th March and 31st July 2020 chose to use the six-month extension to delay their vehicle’s test beyond the expiry date on their existing certificate. According to a YouGov poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman, 56% took advantage …

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