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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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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

RAC mechanic

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Car showrooms back in business from June 1

Suzuki Crown dealership

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that car showrooms in England will be allowed to open from June 1 in the latest move to ease the coronavirus lockdown. The finer detail is yet to be confirmed, but it’s thought that car retailers will be expected to follow the lead of …

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Top 10 driving pleasures most missed during lockdown

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed what motorists have been missing about their cars the most, as well as some bizarre effects of cutting back on driving. The freedom of the open road (20%), cruising the countryside (25%) and singing along to the car radio (23%) are the top three driving pleasures …

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Safety first as Bentley’s production lines roll again

Bentley Motors Resumes Production

Bentley Motors has resumed production at its headquarters in Crewe, with more than 1,700 employees following 250 comprehensive and wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidelines. This is the next stage of Bentley’s ‘Come Back Stronger’ programme – a phased production ramp up following a Coronavirus shutdown. Last week staff received …

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Cost of refuelling a car plummets

Filling up at the petrol pump

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average price of a litre of petrol fell by …

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Ferrari’s production lines rolling again

Ferrari restarts production

Ferrari has restarted production at its factories in Maranello and Modena after the longest closing in its history due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Production will build up gradually to resume fully on May 8, in alignment with Italian government regulations. Ferrari carried out training sessions for workers last week to …

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Basic car maintenance checks during the lockdown

Car maintenance

The coronavirus lockdown has left many people with time on their hands, while cars are parked up for longer than usual. You could do a lot worse than to use to time to carry out some essential car maintenance because failing to look after your car can be a major …

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Top UK destinations for when the lockdown ends

Hyundai Nexo

New research claims that Britain is a nation of dreamers who fantasise about what they’ll do when the lockdown is over – with three-quarters admitting they have taken their previous freedom for granted. A survey of 2,000 UK adults for Hyundai revealed we are typically spending 20 minutes per day …

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