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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Most motorists took advantage of the MOT extension


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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Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet review

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line

Despite the weather, the UK is one of the biggest markets for soft-tops, so there’s no better time than now to test the all-new Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet. The VW T-Roc Cabriolet is an example of one of those cars that shouldn’t really work – but does. Chopping the roof off …

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Award-winning electric and plug-in hybrid cars

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The UK’s best new electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars for every budget have been revealed at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards. Held in association with charging point provider Myenergi, the 16 categories were devised to help buyers of every need and budget make the best choice …

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Britain’s best-selling new cars

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall’s all-new Corsa was the UK’s best-selling car for the second consecutive month in July. According to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 5,455 were sold – just pipping the Ford Fiesta (5,421). Overall, sales for diesel cars were down 25.9 per cent on …

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Kill Covid-19 in your car in seven minutes

CV1 Shot Aircon and Cabin Coronavirus Neutraliser

Product review: CV1 Shot Coronavirus Neutraliser Before the Coronavirus pandemic, a quick de-clutter, vacuum and wipe down is about as close most motorists got to cleaning the interior of their cars. The “new normal” is to thoroughly sanitise surfaces, and that includes car interiors where major touch points such as …

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Top tips on how to holiday off the beaten track


British families are expected to staycation this year with one domestic trip booked very 11 seconds immediately after lockdown was lifted, according to one report. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has teamed up with camping expert Martin Dorey to compile a list of top tips on how and where to holiday off-grid …

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Salon Privé debut for Koenigsegg’s ‘Tiny Friendly Giant’


Koenigsegg has announced that its stunning Gemera hybrid will make its UK debut at Salon Privé Week in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Marketed as the world’s first “mega GT”, it’s the Swedish supercar brand’s first four-seat model. Its name is derived from the Swedish words for ‘give …

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UK’s most common driving misconceptions


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 highlighted a number of illegal habits that UK drivers are guilty of, including: Flashing their lights to give …

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