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Work, rest and play: new uses for lockdown cars

Relaxing in the car - Peugeot UK

Four out of 10 households have used their car as an additional space to work and relax – or even to catch up on TV shows during the pandemic, claims new research by Peugeot UK.The findings come after the Government announced a roadmap to easing lockdown, with all restrictions potentially …

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Covid-19 triggers school run battleground

School-run-Swansway-Group

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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Car insurance prices dip during lockdown

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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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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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Great British road trips to enjoy – post-lockdown

Lexus LC Coupe

Freedom, adventure, discovery – nothing stirs the soul quite like a road trip. We’ve got together with Lexus UK to offer you nine incredible driving journeys around England, Scotland and Wales to enjoy when the lockdown is over. Short but spectacular Kendal to Keswick (Cumbria, England) Encompassing the best of …

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Top 10 errors made by drivers since lockdown

Lockdown motoring

New research has revealed that a fifth of motorists have struggled to get to grips with driving again after being off the road during the coronavirus lockdown. The average UK car is driven more than 7,000 miles per year – or an average of 583 miles per month, according to …

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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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