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Top 10 simple pre-MoT checks

Car maintenance

Carrying out regular checks and basic driveway DIY could prevent 1.5 million MoT failures every year, according to new research. Leading used vehicle warranty provider, Warranty Direct, claims that simple maintenance and replacing some accessible car parts at home could slash the number of MoT failures recorded in the UK …

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Classic video: world car donuts record

Car donuts world record

This must surely go down as one of the most bizarre Guinness World Records – now in its 60th year. Rewind to 2007 when Brit Terry Grant performed 10 consecutive donuts (spins) in a car – whilst standing on the roof! The incredible footage sees Terry, a multiple record holder and car …

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Driving test at 80 – fascinating facts

Young driver

It’s the 80th anniversary of the driving test and to celebrate we have 18 fascinating facts… Taking the dreaded driving test is a stressful time, but there’s no doubt that it’s been hugely beneficial from a road safety point of view. In fact, a year after it was made compulsory …

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BMW Group treat

BMW Group driving day

Every now and again the major car manufacturers invites the likes of us along to “driving days” where journalists gets to sample the latest additions to the range. The BMW group invited us along to one such day in deepest Buckinghamshire where we got to sample shiny new MINIs and …

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Thinking of leasing a car? Make the right choice.

Choosing a new car leasing deal is great but it’s easy to choose a premium up-market and high-tech model that, left to your own bank balance, would probably not feature. Even when leasing the budget remains a consideration so it pays to shop for a deal with your head and …

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Lotus: back in the game

Lotus Evora 400

Why the future’s bright for iconic British sports car maker Lotus… March car sales in the UK nudged half a million – a record for the 21st century so motor manufacturing in Britain is in rude health. It’s also good to see Norfolk-based Lotus Cars is on the road to …

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Rolls-Royce or Batmobile?

Rolls-Royce prototype

If you see this vehicle on the roads, it’s not a Gotham extra, but the Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan test mule for the luxury carmaker’s upcoming SUV. The prototype rides on an early version of an all-new suspension that will assist engineers in developing a final all-wheel drive system that delivers …

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Bid for rare Toyota cars

Toyota Supra Red Nose Day

Under the hammer – Toyota puts two unique heritage vehicles in Red Nose Day auction. Toyota is giving you the chance to own a piece of motoring history and support Comic Relief. Two rare cars from the Japanese giant’s UK collection will be sold in special online auctions. The duo …

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Mini in a million

Special classic Mini for sale

Very special classic Mini with just 182 miles on the clock to be auctioned in March. One of the last Minis made at the historic Longbridge plant and the last original Mini to be sold new in Scotland will go under the hammer at Silverstone on March 3. The 2001 …

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Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo goes for £1.4m

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta

An historic 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta bought by Mussolini for his lover Claretta Petacci has sold at a Paris action for £1.4m. The Alfa Romeo took centre stage at RM Auctions’ Paris Sale on February 4. It’s believed to be the very car that Petacci and other …

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