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Six ways to protect your car this winter

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Winter is well and truly on its way, and the more the weather becomes unpredictable, the more challenging or even dangerous driving becomes. In fact, the highest percentage of severe car accidents happen between November and January, with drivers 20% more likely to be in an accident over the winter …

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Driving peace of mind with all-season tyres

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We get to grips with a set of Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 tyres The weather here in the UK is highly changeable. It’s said that we talk about it more than any other nation and we have more words to describe it than any other language. There are even times …

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Motorists reveal their electric dreams

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New research has revealed that 70% of European motorists would consider an electric vehicle for their next car. A survey of 3,500 petrol and diesel, and 3,500 electric car owners spread across seven countries and regions, including the UK, examined EV satisfaction as well as attitudes other drivers have towards …

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Busted: Five myths about winter road gritting

Winter gritting lorry at work

‘Tis the season for snow and ice on our roads, which means gritter trucks are back in action across the UK. We’ve teamed up with the specialist operator, The Gritting Company, to dispel five myths about road gritting. Myth 1: “The winter wagons contain grit.” Untrue. It’s not grit, it’s …

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Dangers of driving with iced-up windscreens

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

Millions of UK drivers are risking their safety as well as their bank balance by driving with their windscreen iced up in wintry conditions, according to new research. The dark, wet and cold months can be the most treacherous on the road – with motorists more likely to be caught …

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Stay safe on the roads this winter

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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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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

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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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Volvo’s bold plan to go all electric

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Every Volvo launched from 2019 will have an electric motor, it’s been announced. Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo Cars, made the historic pledge, placing electrification at the core of the Chinese-owned company’s future business. For Volvo, it marks the end of an era of cars that have …

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De-ice, stay safe

Winter driving

One in three motorists involved in car accidents in wintry conditions did not fully de-ice their car. New research by a money saving website VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has revealed that as many as one third of British motorists either experienced or came close to a car accident this winter after not fully …

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