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Tougher seatbelt penalty ‘long overdue’

Tougher seatbelt penalty ‘long overdue’

Drivers and passengers who do not wear their seat belt must face stricter punishments, according to one road safety group. The penalty for not wearing a seat belt when driving is currently a £100 fine, rising to £500 if you are taken to court. However, GEM Motoring Assist wants the Government to make it an […]

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2020 SsangYong Rexton review – Off-road capability and refinement at a competitive price

2020 SsangYong Rexton review – Off-road capability and refinement at a competitive price

“Just crest the hill, take your feet off the pedals and let the car do the rest”. As our off-road instructor Ian explained how the SsangYong Rexton’s hill descent control system would stop momentum sending us hurtling into a tree, he made it sound so easy. However, trusting a car you’ve never driven before, on […]

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2020 SsangYong Rexton review – Off-road capability and refinement at a competitive price

2020 SsangYong Rexton review – Off-road capability and refinement at a competitive price

Putting the Korean brand’s flagship through its paces on and off the beaten track

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Pothole damage cost UK drivers £1.25bn in vehicle repairs last year

Pothole damage cost UK drivers £1.25bn in vehicle repairs last year

Pothole damage cost UK motorists a total of £1.25 billion in vehicle repairs over the last year, new research has revealed. Poor road conditions have affected more than 10 million drivers in the past 12 months, with the average bill amounting to more than £100 each. Costs likely to ‘rise even further’ Repairs for pothole […]

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Looking after your unused car during lockdown

Looking after your unused car during lockdown

With most Britons staying at home and only venturing out for basic shopping or for getting to essential jobs, many of us will find our cars lying idle for prolonged periods. It’s only sensible that we shouldn’t be heading out for day trips and joy rides at the moment but leaving a car unused for […]

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Call for cigarette-style warning on petrol pumps

Call for cigarette-style warning on petrol pumps

Medics demand ‘stark’ labels to discourage reliance on fossil fuels

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Call for cigarette-style warning on petrol pumps

Call for cigarette-style warning on petrol pumps

Petrol pumps should carry health warnings similar to those found on cigarette packets, according to a group of medical experts. The experts, including environmental health professors from the UK, US and India, argue that such warnings would be a cheap and effective way to make people aware of the impact of fossil fuels on the […]

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Garage opening during lockdown – what you need to know if your car needs repairs

Garage opening during lockdown – what you need to know if your car needs repairs

The nationwide instruction to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak has put severe limits on how and why people travel. For most people, heading out in the car should be out of the question unless it’s for basic provisions or to get to essential work. However, for those who rely on their car to […]

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This is how to keep your car germ-free – according to the experts

This is how to keep your car germ-free – according to the experts

With good hygiene and staying healthy at the top of everyone’s agenda right now, make sure you’re not forgetting about keeping your car clean, as well as your home. These are the top tips from Toyota and Attila Dobos, Operations Director at LeasePlan UK, to help you clean your car thoroughly. Protect yourself first Before […]

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The world’s weirdest car patents – from onboard toilets to stick bonnets

The world’s weirdest car patents – from onboard toilets to stick bonnets

The car industry is a hotbed of innovation, with teams of development engineers and scientists constantly coming up with new technology and techniques to improve drivers’ lives. The last 100 years or so have seen cars go from basic wheeled wagons with an engine to luxury chariots with their own internet connections, TVs and arrays […]

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