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Aug 18

How Does a Car’s Engine Stay Cool?


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A great deal of heat is produced by a car engine when running, and it needs to be continuously cooled in order to prevent damage to the engine. This is usually done with the circulating of coolant liquid, which is normally water combined with an anti-freeze solution, via special cooling passages, although there are some engines that are cooled by air that flows across finned cylinder casings.

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Jul 18

3 Bargain Used Cars for New Drivers


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Buying a used car is one of the simplest ways to cut down on the costs associated with motoring, particularly for new drivers who are just buying their first vehicle. There is no reason why owning a used car should not result in a hassle-free ownership experience – so long as you make sure to purchase one of the best used vehicles on the market.

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Jul 18

What Should You Take on a Long Car Journey?


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Road trips can be exciting and fun, but it is important to make sure that certain preparations have been made in advance of a lengthy drive. Everyone has their own methods of ensuring their readiness for such an endeavour, be it by making a list of items to pack, collecting together a playlist of favourite songs, or bringing along much loved food items or games; but it is also crucial to take certain items that can make the drive safer, cheaper or just more interesting!

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Jun 18

The Ford Cortina: Rust-bucket… or Style Icon?


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Once upon a time the Ford Cortina seemed to be the company car of choice for almost every sales rep or middle manager out there, but these days an Audi or a BMW are more likely to achieve that honour. However, there is no denying the history of uproarious success enjoyed by the Ford Cortina.

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Jun 18

Top Tips for Passing your Driving Test


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There is no great secret as to how to pass a driving test in the United Kingdom. For new drivers to pass that test, all that is required is hard work, determination, lots of practice, and actual road experience, which is arguably the most important of all. However, there are a number of tips that can give new drivers a better chance of ensuring they pass their driving test on the first attempt.

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May 18

The Most Common Reasons for UK Driving Test Failures


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The number one reason for learner drivers being unable to successfully pass their practical tests is failing to perform proper checks at junctions, it has been revealed in a new study. Some of the other key issues responsible for new drivers being denied their licences include them being unable to properly reverse, and demonstrating a lack of control over their vehicles.

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Apr 18

So You Want to Buy a Convertible?


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Few other vehicles are able to offer such a winning combination of style and comfort as the convertible. However, there are a number of things that potential buyers, especially inexperienced or new drivers, need to keep in mind when they make a decision to buy a convertible, including the understanding that purchasing such a vehicle brings with it a certain number of disadvantages as well as advantages.

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Apr 18

Keeping an Eye Out for Cyclists: Tips for New Drivers


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Cycling is an incredibly convenient method of travel, and a fairly cheap one as well. A growing number of people are switching to it, particularly in London where more individuals have been encouraged to move to two wheels by the new cycle highways and the cycle hire scheme. Drivers and cyclists have a long history of friction between them, but the good news is there are ways to ensure that cars and bikes can share the road in a smoother manner that is also safer for everyone.

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Mar 18

Driving Test Nightmares? These Real-life Ones are Worse…


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With the driving test celebrating its 80th birthday in the United Kingdom, it is a rite of passage that many young drivers still dread. However those nervously anticipating their test can probably take heart from the fact that their test is highly unlikely to match some of the absolutely nightmarish driving tests that have ever been taken, and can be comforted that, in the unlikely event that it is, they will almost certainly achieve fame by ending up on a list such as this one day. Just how bad can a driving test get? Here are some of the ways…

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Mar 18

Fuel Sipping Second Hand Cars


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The purchase price of a second hand car is not the only thing that budget conscious drivers have to think about, with additional costs such as fuel, insurance and road tax also all having to be factored into the equation. With both diesel and petrol continuing to increase in price all the time, it is more vital than ever to choose a motor vehicle that is going to be economical to operate.

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