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Cost of pothole damage rises despite drop in mileage

Road pothole

New research indicates that the impact of the pandemic has resulted in the average driver reducing their mileage by 42% over the last year, yet there has been NO equivalent drop in the pothole damage to the nation’s vehicles. This year’s PIT Report (Pothole Impact Tracker) for Kwik Fit reveals …

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Land Rover partnership is out of this world

Range Rover Astronaut with Virgin Galactic's VSS Imagine

SpaceShip III, Virgin Galactic’s latest spaceplane model, has been unveiled – with a little help from a Range Rover Astronaut Edition. Named VSS Imagine and finished with a mirror-like material that’s meant to reflect its surroundings, it will be added to the Virgin Galactic fleet as the company aims for …

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Bentley celebrates major manufacturing milestone

Bentley Motors produces 200,000th luxury car

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors has produced its 200,000th car since the birth of the marque in 1919. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2 as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe. The manufacturing milestone …

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Top 10 triggers for in-car arguments

Traffic

Using the phone while driving, tailgating and dangerous overtaking top the list of most irritating things drivers do, according to passengers. With lockdown easing and traffic set to rise, a trans-European survey of 2,000 drivers examined what bad behaviour behind the wheel was most likely to cause a war of …

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Nissan production milestone for the 100% electric Leaf

Record-breaking Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf has overtaken production of the Bluebird at the company’s plant in Sunderland. So far, 195,380 Leaf EVs have been manufactured, compared to 187,178 Bluebirds (the first car built at the plant) between 1986-1990. Back in the day it took 22 hours to build a Bluebird to be …

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Third of cars damaged by potholes – new study

Road pothole

Potholes have caused damage to nearly a third of cars in Britain, according to new research by Citroen UK. In a study of 2,000 UK drivers, 32% said their car had been damaged after hitting a pothole and the average repair cost was £141.95. Worse still – 11% of the …

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Aston Martin takes pole position for 2021 F1 season

Aston Martin DBX - Official Medical Car of Formula 1 and Aston Martin Vantage - Official Safety Car

Aston Martin has unveiled its 2021 Formula 1 Safety and Medical cars – specially equipped versions of the Vantage and DBX. The iconic British brand, which returns as a F1 entrant for the first time in more than 60 years, will share safety and medical car duties with long-time supplier …

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Best places to find cheap petrol and diesel

Filling up at the petrol pump

A full tank of fuel now costs nearly £5 more than in late 2020 after yet another month of pump price rises. The latest data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals the price of fuel on the UK’s forecourts rose by an average of 3p a litre in February, making it …

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Toyota Yaris is 2021 Car of the Year

Toyota Yaris review

The all-new Toyota Yaris supermini has been crowned European Car of the Year 2021. The fourth-generation Yaris, which is only available as a petrol-electric hybrid, scored 266 points and beat six other short-listed cars. The runner up was the 100% electric Fiat 500 (240 points), which just pipped the Cupra …

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