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How to combat tiredness on journeys

Tired driver

Five tips for fighting fatigue for drivers, courtesy of breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. As we head towards the summer holidays, drivers need to be properly rested before setting off on long journeys. Being tired when you’re driving raises the risk of a collision, because you’re less …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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True cost of lost car keys revealed

Lost car keys - RAC

New research suggests that millions of unfortunate UK drivers have been forced to spend a staggering £181m replacing lost car keys. An RAC survey found that one in 20 motorists (that’s almost two million) admit they have lost their keys for good and 6% of these say they have actually …

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Stay safe on the roads this winter


As temperatures start to plummet, driving on the roads can become increasingly difficult and hazardous. To stay safe, it’s important to adjust your driving style according to the weather conditions, and carry out the necessary vehicle checks before you venture out. We’ve teamed up with Jonathan Allbones from leading car …

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AA’s new Car Genie can predict breakdowns

AA Car Genie diagnostic gadget

The AA has launched a self-install gadget that predicts vehicle breakdowns before they happen. Car Genie simply plugs into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBDII) port and it can report what is going on under the bonnet and predict up to a third of breakdowns. Data is viewable in a corresponding …

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Britain’s most reliable cars

Toyota Aygo

Japanese and Korean brands dominate prestigious UK car reliability study. According to the exclusive data provided to Auto Express by leading warranty provider, Warrantywise, Toyota topped the rankings for dependability. Each car manufacturer was ranked by a dependability factor, based on the number of reported faults or breakdowns, with a …

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Drivers’ Top 10 travel worries

Traffic jam

Traffic congestion and breaking down are the biggest concerns for motorists as the summer getaway begins. Worryingly, new research from car hire giant Europcar,  reveals that drivers of older cars undertake long journeys without doing some of the basic car maintenance checks. With the average age of cars on Britain’s …

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