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Work, rest and play: new uses for lockdown cars

Relaxing in the car - Peugeot UK

Four out of 10 households have used their car as an additional space to work and relax – or even to catch up on TV shows during the pandemic, claims new research by Peugeot UK.The findings come after the Government announced a roadmap to easing lockdown, with all restrictions potentially …

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Pandemic leads to cleaner cars

Car WASH

Almost half of motorists are cleaning their cars more thoroughly since Covid-19, new research suggests. Asda Money surveyed 2,000 UK car owners to better understand if the importance of cleanliness due to the pandemic has reached our cars, and it was very revealing. Since Coronavrius struck early in 2020, almost …

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Covid-19 triggers school run battleground

School-run-Swansway-Group

More parents say they’ll drive their kids to school because of coronavirus concerns, new research has revealed. Nearly one in 10 (8%) say they will be taking their children off public transport and instead driving them or making them walk or cycle to school. Car dealer Swansway Group commissioned a …

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Kill Covid-19 in your car in seven minutes

CV1 Shot Aircon and Cabin Coronavirus Neutraliser

Product review: CV1 Shot Coronavirus Neutraliser Before the Coronavirus pandemic, a quick de-clutter, vacuum and wipe down is about as close most motorists got to cleaning the interior of their cars. The “new normal” is to thoroughly sanitise surfaces, and that includes car interiors where major touch points such as …

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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

RAC mechanic

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Britain’s best brands for car servicing and repairs

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Japanese franchised dealers dominate the rankings for servicing and repairs, according to new What Car? research. As dealers prepare to reopen showrooms on June 1 following the Covid-19 lockdown, franchised dealers for cars up to 20 years old were ranked on the quality of their work, perceived value for money …

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Top 10 driving pleasures most missed during lockdown

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed what motorists have been missing about their cars the most, as well as some bizarre effects of cutting back on driving. The freedom of the open road (20%), cruising the countryside (25%) and singing along to the car radio (23%) are the top three driving pleasures …

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Safety first as Bentley’s production lines roll again

Bentley Motors Resumes Production

Bentley Motors has resumed production at its headquarters in Crewe, with more than 1,700 employees following 250 comprehensive and wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidelines. This is the next stage of Bentley’s ‘Come Back Stronger’ programme – a phased production ramp up following a Coronavirus shutdown. Last week staff received …

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