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Jun 17

A Guide to Choosing Car Tyres


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Buying tyres can be a confusing process, particularly for new drivers who have little prior experience. Trying to learn which tyres are best, or best suited to your particular vehicle, and which are the most cost effective can be overwhelming at the best of times. The great majority of people will look at the price tag first and foremost, but noise, grip and fuel efficiency are also important factors.

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08
Jun 17

How to Really Clean Your Car


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Salt, scratches and road grime can quickly take a toll on a vehicle, even a brand new one, as young drivers in particular will quickly come to learn. The good news however is that there are ways to clean your car and make sure that it comes up looking as great as ever.

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25
May 17

The Range Rover Story


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There are some cars, apart from the coveted classics, which are regarded as iconic, and the Land Rover is one such vehicle. Ever since the Land Rover was first revealed to the public in 1948, the brand has continued to sell, especially to landowners and the well-off. The Range Rover took the brand in a new direction, however. Here’s a look at some aspects of the Range Rover family’s story.

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04
May 17

A Road Trip Around Wales


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When the sun is shining and you are looking to get out on the open road and enjoy the weather and the scenery, you might want to consider a road trip around Wales. Wales is a beautiful country, offering wonderful views and some very pretty towns and villages. If you like a trip with something new to see every time that you turn the corner, then Wales is a great place for drivers.

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06
Apr 17

Don’t Let Driving Test Nerves Get the Better of You


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Driving test nerves are a problem for many people who are learning to drive. They might be quite confident drivers before taking their test, sailing through whatever problems their trainer presents them with. Come the day when they need to put their skills into practice, and some drivers morph into a person who really cannot drive.

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23
Mar 17

Some Changes to Driving Law for 2017


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A good number of the laws pertaining to driving have been around for many years. The spring of 2017 is likely to see a range of changes to the laws governing driving and how these will affect drivers as a whole. If you’ve not yet taken your driving test then you need to understand that the law governing drivers are changing. The authorities are cracking down on people using their mobile phone while they are driving, and road tax is set to rise – so how will this affect you?

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09
Mar 17

Brexit and the UK Car Industry: Trouble Ahead


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Before the Brexit referendum took place, politicians – including pro-leave campaigners – claimed it would be both possible and desirable to retain our access to the European single market. The fact is that many politicians believed that Europe would be so upset at our leaving that they would still allow access to the single market, but the EU27 countries are now adamant that this is not going to happen. All of this raises the question of why David Cameron proposed such a referendum, without considering that Europe could, quite legitimately refuse us access. The problems that this may cause, particularly for the UK car industry, have not been sufficiently addressed.

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23
Feb 17

Petrol’s Going Up: And it’s Not the Only Thing…


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It’s indisputable that many of us are not earning enough to pay for everyday expenses as it is, without the situation becoming worse. The fact is that experts are warning that Brexit is going to cost us more than we expected, on top of rising rents, food prices, warnings of significant rises in the cost of a new car, and now an increase in petrol – at present the highest it’s been in two years, but set to rise even further. While we are not the only country where people at the bottom – and increasingly, people in the middle – are struggling, further price rises and the real, unknown cost of Brexit, are making things a lot worse.

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09
Feb 17

British Leyland: A Great British Failure


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British Leyland began life as a merger between two companies, Leyland Motors and British Motor Holdings, forming the British Leyland Motor Corporation Limited in 1968. The company hit problems some years later and was nationalised by the British Government in 1975, and in 1978 became known as British Leyland. By then, the company was generally referred to as BL, responsible for 40% of the car market in Britain. At the height of its production, the company operated more than forty manufacturing sites across the UK.

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26
Jan 17

A Springtime Road Trip to Cumbria


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If you are taking your driving test soon and already looking forward to an enjoyable spring break, you might want to consider a road trip to Cumbria. Enjoy the beauty of the Lake District when it is, arguably, at its best; most people who visit this part of the UK go back again and again, because there’s so much to see and enjoy.

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