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Half of van drivers overload their vehicle

Volkswagen Transporter 6.1

A survey by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has found that 48% of UK van drivers admit that they overloaded their vans. This is despite the fact that 89% of drivers claim to know the legal weight restriction for their light commercial vehicle (LCV). Overloading your vehicle by as much as 30% …

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Vinnie Jones chooses Isuzu D-MAX AT35

Vinnie Jones chooses Isuzu D-MAX AT35

Actor, TV personality and former footballer Vinnie Jones has chosen the Isuzu D-Max AT35 with premium accessories as his personal vehicle. He will use the tough pick-up truck while filming his new Discovery Channel TV show, showcasing his love for country sports and wild space management. Vinnie’s new Isuzu D-Max …

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See and be seen on the roads this winter

ŠKODA ensures drivers aren’t left in the dark as the clocks go back thanks to innovative Matrix LED

The clocks have gone back, the nights are closing in and the risk of a road collision is reaching its peak, according to breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. This, combined with the kind of heavy rain and strong winds we can expect at this time of the …

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Imminent death of the manual handbrake

Manual handbrake - c/o CarGurus

Just 9% of new cars on sale come with the once ubiquitous manual handbrake, according to an annual study. The research by CarGurus, the fastest-growing automotive marketplace in the UK to shop, buy, and sell used vehicles, also showed that car buyers now have 61% fewer cars to choose from …

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Revealed: The ultimate autumnal road trips

Dacia - top UK road trips

Scotland’s North Coast 500 has been crowned the UK’s best drive by British motorists, according to a survey conducted by budget car brand Dacia . The study of 2,000 motorists uncovered the ultimate UK road trips, with over nine in 10 (96%) stating that the UK has the world’s best …

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Ancel OBD2 Scanner: A Glimpse into the Future of Motorcycle Diagnostics

Have you ever imagined a world where motorcycle maintenance is as easy as checking your email? Welcome to the era of the Ancel OBD2 Scanner. But first, let’s break things down a bit. What is an OBD2 Scanner? An OBD2 (On-Board Diagnostics II) scanner is a device that interfaces with …

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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

Young-Driver-driving-lesson

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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