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Top 10 tips for driving in hot weather

Motorway in the summer - CarGurus

In hot weather conditions, it’s more important than ever for drivers to carry out basic preparation and checks to reduce the risk of mechanical breakdowns, and maximise passenger comfort. CarGurus – a leading online automotive marketplace to shop, buy, and sell used vehicles – has compiled a list of essential …

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Prototype hydrogen Toyota Hilux pick-up revealed

Hydrogen Toyota Hilux

  Toyota has reached another milestone in its progress towards zero carbon with the unveiling of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell Hilux. Built at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s Burnaston car plant in Derby, it has been developed in a joint project with consortium partners, supported by UK Government funding (via the …

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S Cars: Lancashire Police takes delivery of more than 120 new Skodas

Lancashire Police takes delivery of more than 120 new Skoda cars

Lancashire Constabulary is expanding its fleet with the delivery of more than 120 new Skoda models that will take on a variety of roles, from day-to-day policing duties to roads policing and driver training. More than 90 Skoda Scala hatchbacks will be used as standard response ‘beat’ cars – the …

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Play your cards right with cinchCharge


We test the “faff-free” app and card that makes charging an EV much easier… The great switch to electric vehicles is not without its issues. The high upfront cost of EVs, range anxiety and finding a public charger, to name but a few. Then there’s the multitude of different companies …

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Worst speed limit breakers: Cars, vans or lorries?

30mph speed sign

Half (50%) of car drivers broke the speed limit on 30mph roads in 2022 compared to 45% on motorways and 11% on national speed limit single carriageway roads, according to new data from the Department for Transport. The DfT figures also revealed that 48% of vans exceeded the speed limit …

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First glimpse of the new Lexus LBX – free tickets

Lexus LBX

An underground car park has been transformed into an “extraordinary immersive light experience” to mark the launch of Lexus LBX – a landmark model for the brand. The Extraordinary Car Park in Soho, London, will be open to the public from September 21-24 and admission is free. This event, which …

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New research reveals the pain of paying for parking

Skoda Fabia - parking

A study by Škoda UK has revealed how stressful paying for parking is for drivers, with 40% finding it as stress-inducing as being late for work. With so many different parking payment methods used across the UK – from ticket machines to apps – 20% of drivers compared it to …

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73 plate countdown: 12 new car buying tips

New car buying tips - The Motor Ombudsman

With the imminent arrival of the new 73 registration” plate on September 1, The Motor Ombudsman is offering consumers a series of handy tips when buying a new car The 12 key points include the importance of doing research, budgeting for longer term affordability, and reading documentation carefully prior to …

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Electric vehicle sales accelerate during July

DS 3 E-Tense review

One new EV was registered every 60 seconds in the UK during July, according to new data. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the total UK new car market grew 28.3% in July with 143,921 new vehicles registered, with electrified vehicles accounting for more than …

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New Lotus flagship store opens in London

New Lotus London flagship store opens in Mayfair

Lotus has opened the doors to its first flagship European global brand centre in Mayfair, London. Lotus London, which can be found at 73 Piccadilly,  brings together Lotus’ long-standing commitment to technology, performance and heritage by providing customers with an exclusive and immersive entry into the Lotus brand. The store …

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