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Most drivers think headlights are too bright

New research has found that 85% of motorists think the problem of headlight glare is getting worse. An RAC survey of 2,000 drivers found a huge nine-in-10 (89%) think at least some headlights on cars on the road today are too bright, of which three-in-10 (28%) – a higher proportion …

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Drivers ‘dazzled’ by modern car headlights

Dazzling headlights

Nearly one-in-four drivers think most car headlights are too bright, suggests a new RAC study. And the problem of glare from headlights appears to be getting worse with 63% of drivers who get dazzled saying it’s happening more often than a year or two ago. Contrary to what might be …

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Five surprising car cleaning hacks

Vodka, WD-40 and toothpaste - car cleaning hacks

Many drivers put off cleaning their cars due to lack of time or patience, but keeping on top of this can ensure your vehicle looks good and stays fresher for longer. A lot of off-the-shelf products are expensive to buy, so leading car supermarket, The Car People, has pulled together …

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Motorists ‘dazzled’ by modern car headlights

Dazzling headlights

Drivers are being temporarily blinded by the latest vehicle headlights, according to new research. Two-thirds of drivers say they are “regularly dazzled” by oncoming headlights even though they are dipped, an RAC survey of 2,061 motorists claims. And 67% of those said it can take up to five seconds for …

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Winter driving pet peeves revealed

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

De-icing car windscreens first thing in the morning, poor visibility and people driving too fast in harsh conditions are the biggest annoyances for motorists in the winter. New research conducted by car leasing specialist, Leasing Options, also found that nearly a third (29%) of motorists said that driving in the …

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See and be seen this winter, motorists advised

Dark evening driving GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being urged to see and and be seen during the coming winter months by road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Darker days bring poor visibility and higher risk of collisions, simply because it can be harder to spot hazards. However, a combination of straightforward actions can reduce these …

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Top 10 simple pre-MoT checks

Car maintenance

Carrying out regular checks and basic driveway DIY could prevent 1.5 million MoT failures every year, according to new research. Leading used vehicle warranty provider, Warranty Direct, claims that simple maintenance and replacing some accessible car parts at home could slash the number of MoT failures recorded in the UK …

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