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A Jaguar Land Rover Success Story

The recent news that some 800 jobs are to go at Honda’s plant in Swindon makes for depressing reading. This once vibrant Wiltshire town where just a few short years ago unemployment was almost non-existent has suffered more than most in the South of England. What’s worse is that it …

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Is Your Driving License Still Valid?

Getting your first driving licence is great. Keeping it in the face of the many traffic laws is also great but, other than that, many drivers understandably don’t really give it a lot of thought. The plastic card part is in the purse or wallet should the need arise but …

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What’s The Best Option – New Or Used Cars?

Buying a car is one of those great moments in life. They are expensive enough to merit some serious pondering before parting with the hard-earned moolah, but generate enormous pleasure and satisfaction to the lucky new owners. In short, cars are great. The problem is that most of us only …

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Too Young To Drive?

We bring it upon ourselves really. We insist on continually having children despite all the warnings. We instinctively know – from the first time we hold those parasitic bundles of joy – that it is going to cost. Food, clothes and sundry expenses all take their financial toll as does …

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The Truth About Drink Driving

Most of us like an alcoholic drink from time to time and most of us drink alcohol responsibly. The snag is that most of us drive as well and, as is universally known, the two – like water and oil – don’t mix. Year on year motorists are encouraged not …

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Top Tips on Winter Driving

Drivers might say that driving on a snowy road is not much different from driving on a clear road, they could not be more wrong. Driving on a snow-covered road could potentially cause your car to skid. What to Do In Order to Avoid Skidding In order to avoid complications …

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The Big Alfa Push

Not real physical pushing of course; the days of the unreliable Alfa are almost gone – but that might just be recent personal experience. It is however undoubtedly the case that Alfa Romeo cannot quite shake off their dodgy reputation for unreliability and that’s got to affect their prospects for …

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Top Small SUVs

Small SUVs are proving a popular compromise between the standard family car and the large SUV, so it is not just the ability of the car to perform well under rough conditions that is important. Good looks, a stylish and practical interior, excellent on-road driving capabilities, and economy are all …

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Things To Consider When Insuring a Van

If you own a van as part of your business, it is an essential legal requirement that you insure the vehicle. Van and car insurance are different, so you need to make sure you get suitable insurance for the type and size of van you own and the usage needs …

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What Not To Do In Your Car

Talking on a mobile phone whilst driving is considered taboo. The amount of publicity surrounding this activity has been enormous and yet still we see people happily chatting away whilst driving with one, or even no, hands. Even hands-free kits are frowned upon. Everybody you talk to believes it to …

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