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Tyre Safety Month: Why tyre maintenance matters

Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN FEXM tyres

Did you know that one in five drivers have never checked their tyres? To mark Tyre Safety Month, Halfords is making sure that everyone understands the importance of tyre maintenance. Tyres are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, and their condition directly affects your safety.  …

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UK hits 50,000 EV charge point milestone

Subaru Solterra charging

Zapmap, the UK’s leading charge point mapping service, has confirmed that the UK has surpassed 50,000 electric vehicle charging points. Operated by en-route provider MFG EV Power, the 50,000th charging device to be installed was an ultra-rapid device at a service station in Weston-super-Mare. With the 40,000th charge point only …

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Top tips for preventing tool theft from vans

Car crime vehicle theft

UK tradespeople reported a staggering £3.5 billion worth of stolen equipment last year. According to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, tool theft has increased by 33% since 2020, with a third (36%) of van drivers falling victim in the last year. The average value of tools stolen per van last …

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New drivers plan to spend £4,000 on their first car


Newly qualified drivers plan on spending £4,124 on their first car, according to new research. Pre-17 driving experts at Young Driver surveyed 500 of its customers, who will soon turn 17, to find out what their plans are when they pass their driving test. Almost two thirds of the respondents …

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Top 10 most expensive car parts to replace

Car maintenance

New research has revealed the most expensive car parts to replace in 2023, with the engine – the heart of a car – topping the chart. Electronic car part remanufacturer, Actronics Ltd, conducted the study of the average cost of replacing new car parts for the top five most frequently …

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Maserati’s first new UK store concept opens

David Beckham at Maserati Hatfield

Football legend and Maserati Global Brand Ambassador David Beckham added some stardust to the opening of the brand’s newest location, HR Owen Maserati Hatfield, just outside London. Maserati’s Chief Commercial Officer, Bernard Loire, Head of EMEA, Luca Delfino, and General Manager North Europe, Peter Charters, were also in attendance, together …

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How to spot secondhand car scams

Older cars

Buying a used car has never been so fraught with danger, so Metro Bank has come up with some essential advice. September sees an influx of secondhand car scams as approximately a million drivers take possession of their new 73-plate cars and trade in their current vehicles, which means more …

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Five most common driving offences revealed

Speeding remains the most common offence on British roads with almost 200,000 people caught between January and March this year alone, according to the latest data. A Freedom of Information request by leading temporary car insurance provider Cuvva to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) highlighted the top five …

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Aston Martin DB5 celebrates 60th anniversary

Aston Martin DB5

It’s 60 years since the Aston Martin DB5 was unveiled – a model that went on to become an icon of British culture, design and innovation – firmly establishing Aston Martin as one of the world’s most desirable luxury brands. Now, all these years later, the DB5 is still one …

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BMW to build new electric MINI in Britain

New MINI Cooper Electric

BMW Group has announced a new investment of more than £600 million in the MINI factories at Oxford and Swindon. The Oxford plant is gearing-up to build two new all-electric MINI models from 2026, the 3-door MINI Cooper and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. This development has been supported by …

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