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Jul 18

Everything you Need to Know About Car Tyres


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Tyres are one of the most crucial parts of any motor vehicle, with those four pieces of rubber on the wheels of your car being its only connection to the road, and without which driving would be an impossibility. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to a legal, safe and solid tyre – with legality being of particular importance due to the fact that the use of illegal rubber can result in driving licence points, as well as the possibility of a large fine. So what kind of things do you need to look for to get the best tyres?

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Jul 18

Conquer your Driving Test Nerves


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Everyone suffers from nerves at one time or another, but some people can be more impacted than others. Nerves can be particularly inconvenient during periods when it is important to be at the height of your concentration, such as when you are taking your driving test. Happily however, there are a number of things that new drivers can do in order to ensure that their chances of passing the driving test on the first attempt are not scuppered by their own nerves.

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Jun 18

8 Ways to Fail Your Driving Test!


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People fail their driving tests for a number of reasons, but there are some causes that are more common than others…

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21
Jun 18

5 Great UK Drives for Summer


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For anyone who enjoys living in the United Kingdom, or those who are travelling to England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, one way to get the most from being there is to go and visit the area’s many picturesque locations. Because of the often beautifully maintained rural roads in Great Britain, some of the most attractive scenery in the world can be seen just by going out and having a relaxing drive, with amazing landscapes, scenic coastlines and dramatic mountains all on offer somewhere in the country.

Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon

One of the most stunning stretches of road in the United Kingdom runs from Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon. The B4632 is a big favourite with sightseers in the Cotswolds in England with their peaceful green hills, due to the fact that the winding road is not a major road. It offers stunning views of meadows filled with wildflowers as well as woodland and sheep pastures, and it passes by a number of beautiful old fashioned English villages. The historic town known as Chipping Campden is a terrific place to stop on the way, as it offers some terrific sightseeing opportunities of its own. When you get to Stratford-upon-Avon don’t miss the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Bamburgh Castle to Alnwick Castle

Many tourists think the United Kingdom is filled with nothing but castles, and if that is what you want to see, then you really need to journey over the windswept North Northumberland Coast in order to see Bamburgh Castle, an ancient and dramatic castle that looms over the nearby village. Continue driving and you will then also get to see Alnwick Castle while passing Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, which will be paradise for bird lovers. There are more castles in Northumberland than anywhere else in the United Kingdom, making this a most memorable drive.

Barnstaple to Newquay

Another excellent English route is the journey along the north of the coast of Cornwall via the Atlantic Highway. The long winding road from Barnstaple, which is located in Devon, through to Newquay, runs nearly 160 miles through some of loveliest coastlines in the entire country. There are a number of splendid sights to see along the way, including the likes of Bedruthan Steps and Constantine Bay, and it is even possible to go off course for a while by taking a private toll road in order to see the Trevose Head lighthouse.

Loch Lomond to Glencoe

For pure Scottish charm, the trip along the A83 and A82 from Loch Lomond all the way up to Glencoe is hard to beat. The passage goes along the edge of the water and into the incredibly picturesque Argyll Forest Park, as well as the stunning Trossachs National Park. Glencoe itself also offers spectacular views in the form of the Pap of Glencoe.

Belfast to Derry

The Northern Ireland drive from Belfast to Derry is also delightful, going along the northeast coast by the fabulous Glens of Antrim, which make up nine green valleys complete with a hotchpotch of fields and woodland that is flanked to the north by the sea.


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May 18

The Lotus Cars Story


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The very first Lotus was created in 1948, with the first vehicle being inspired by the Austin 7 Saloon from 1930. Co-founder Colin Chapman made certain that all of the body panels were so stressed that they added to the vehicle’s overall strength without unnecessary weight, an engineering philosophy that became a signature trait of the entire Lotus line. The company was founded in 1952.

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May 18

What You Should Know about Buying a Car at an Auction


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Around 12,000 motor vehicles are sold in the United Kingdom at auction every week, according to the latest industry figures. It is also believed that a not insignificant proportion of that number – around ten percent – is being bought up by private buyers on the lookout for bargains at auctions.

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May 18

Defensive Driving: What it Is and How to Do it


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A recent survey from the Daily Telegraph found that 79 percent of people consider themselves to be safe drivers, and do their very best to ensure they follow all road rules. However, the reality is that even the safest of drivers are never far away from real risks on the road, regardless of their driving skills or their confidence, as even high skilled drivers can become embroiled in a crash, either because of other road users or some other external factors such as road conditions.

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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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