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Apr 18

What Are the UK’s Most Frequently Experienced Vehicle Problems?


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Premium car brands are often perceived as being plagued by constant failures, and yet according to new data that looks at the chronic faults examined by garages in the United Kingdom, the truth is that the most attention seems to be required by the more affordable motor vehicles.

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Apr 18

Is Superfast Charging for Electric Cars Going to Happen?


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A proposal has been made by the National Grid for a new ‘superfast’ charging system, which could result in 90 percent of all owners of electric vehicles living no further than fifty miles away from the closest charging station. The Financial Times says that the proposal would create nearly a hundred high powered chargers to be situated alongside current networks located beneath the motorways of the UK. The news is particularly exciting for the owners of electric cars, due to the amount of power that the new chargers are expected to be able to deliver.

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Mar 18

What You Must Know about Using Caravans and Trailers in the UK


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In order to travel with caravans and trailers in the United Kingdom there are certain things you will need to be aware of both for safety and legal reasons. For one thing, neither the car nor the caravan should be overloaded, and the weight of the trailer or caravan needs to be within the towing ability of your motor vehicle. It is also important that the combined weight of the caravan or trailer when fully loaded, and the vehicle when fully loaded, are below your car’s maximum “train” weight.

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Mar 18

Whatever Happened to Flying Cars?


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The flying car has long been an icon of popular culture’s vision of the future. However, most people think that it will never happen – when in reality, the truth is that it already has. The flying car has in fact already been invented, and on no less than two separate occasions – and in fact the first such invention was actually created all the way back in the 1940s by a man named Ted Hall, an aeronautical engineer based out of San Diego in the United States.

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Feb 18

Kit Cars: Fancy Building your Own?


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The world of kit cars is a weird but wonderful one, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to create their own motor vehicle. Aside from saving money, the major attraction of kit cars is that they are available in an astonishing variety of different kinds, some of which have to be seen to be believed.

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Feb 18

The Magic Number: Britain’s Three-wheeled Cars


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The United Kingdom is a world leader in terms of three-wheelers, and has been for many years, with many of the most iconic vehicles having sold in large numbers in their prime. In the past, motorcyclists did not even need a new driving licence to be able to legally swap two wheeled bikes for three-wheelers, when the time came that they were in need of transportation that was a little bit more family friendly. Three-wheelers remain very popular in the Britain of the 21st century, with the highest regarded classic models shooting up in value in recent times.

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Jan 18

Self Driving Car Tests Take Place in Coventry


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The biggest connected and autonomous motor vehicle test ever held on public roads in the United Kingdom took place in November in Coventry, with the self-driving technology being tested out in real-life situations for the very first time. The trials were organised by the UK Autodrive Project, members of which include the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata Motors European Technical Centre and Ford. All of them donated one of their own models to take part in the test, with Ford sending a Mondeo, Tata a Hexa, and Jaguar Land Rover sending both an F-Pace and a Range Rover Sport.

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Jan 18

Improve your Skills with a Rally Driving Day


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Experiencing a rally driving day is an excellent way for experienced drivers to test their rally skills, such as the likes of driving on wet surfaces, and ensure they only keep getting better when on the road. There are many professional companies offering rally driving days in the United Kingdom who cater for group bookings, corporate clients and individuals and offer a wide range of passenger rides and rally driving courses.

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Dec 17

Peugeot Ad Banned for Safety Reasons


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A television advert has been banned due to showing a driver using the dashboard screen built into the car to read a text message. The advert for the new Peugeot 208 was broadcast on television in the United Kingdom in July, and saw a man reading a woman’s text message, which read “I’m bored without you”, while driving through the streets of a city, to which he responded by raising a hand in the air. The manufacturer strongly denies the idea that the advert condoned irresponsible or dangerous driving in any way.

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Dec 17

Thousands of Diesel Drivers Risking Fines


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A minimum of 1800 diesel vehicles have been driving on the roads of the United Kingdom for years without the correct form of pollution filters, according to the nation’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. It is against the law for a diesel vehicle to be driven without a pollution filter, but that has failed to prevent nearly 2000 such cars from being stopped in the last three years. Even more disturbingly, the DVSA says that it is convinced that there is a large number of similar vehicles on British roads that have still not been detected.

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