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Holiday Abroad While You Still Can?

Across the short stretch of water that will soon be officially called La Manche lies a mysterious continent called Europe. I mention this because a new study reveals that Brexit could bring a boost to the tourism industries of a number of European nations over the next two years as more Brits holiday on the continent before we exit the EU, with Italy and Spain profiting the most presumably because they have the best weather. Continue reading

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An Ongoing Struggle With The Pothole

A problem that just won’t seem to go away for drivers across the whole of the UK are potholes – especially if the results of a new report by the RAC is anything to go on. According to their figures, between January and March 2017, the RAC dealt with over 6,500 breakdowns, which were likely attributable to poor road surfaces. The last time that so many pothole-related breakdowns were recorded in a three-month period was in the first quarter of 2015 (almost 6,900 breakdowns were recorded then). However, in the early months of 2015, the country was subjected to more days of frost and rainfall when compared to the first three months of 2017, when the nation experienced mild and moderately dry conditions. Continue reading

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Advice For Those Who Have Just Passed Their Driving Test

Congratulations, you’ve passed your driving test, now you want to get out on the roads, building up your driving experience. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Your Insurance

First of all, now you’ve qualified, you’ll need to ensure you have appropriate car insurance in place. Remember, you can’t drive without it, so take it out today. The law prohibits driving without suitable insurance, if you do, you run the risk of being fined, having six penalty points put on your licence and even a driving ban. Continue reading

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Subaru BRZ – Revised & Improved But No Faster, Alas

The Japanese manufacturer stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the customer desire for more speed from the Subaru BRZ, at least in the UK, although this great little sports car has been revised for 2017. The original was great, this latest version is even better but the downside is there is no more power. This car requires the driver to exercise proper driving skills so if you want cheap thrills go back to the loud n’ brash hot hatch market. That would be a mistake however because this stylish car rewards the effort with a fine madness of its own. Continue reading

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The Coolest Fast And Furious Cars

This new infographic courtesy of OSV looks at the coolest cars from the Fast and Furious franchise. There are numerous things needed to make a Fast and Furious film: high-octane stunts, several of your favourite F&F characters, a villain or two and of course a copious supply of action. Continue reading

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2017 Top Electric Cars

Have you been thinking about switching your standard car for a more eco-friendlier, electric auto? If so, you’ve probably been wondering which electric car is really worth it. We’ve done some research and have come up with this list of 2017’s top electric cars. Don’t forget your charger! Continue reading

About Irritating & Inconsequential Car Advertising

Manufacturer car advertising is always rich in hyperbole, we understand that; but there is a limit. When the latest advertisement for the new Renault JamJar comes on the television the background slurping noise that you may faintly hear in the distance is the sound of my heart sinking. We are asked to believe that this clearly wealthy, attractive yet divorcing couple will swing around in the road and go to their ‘beach house’ – which is in fact a bijou villa somewhere wonderful – for a bit of post-marital nookie. Continue reading

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All About Speeding on English and Welsh Roads

Although you’re breaking the law as soon as you edge over the stated speed limit for the road you’re driving on, you have a bit of wiggle room. Almost all police forces give drivers a 10% allowance as well as an extra 2 miles per hour to take speedometer or camera errors into account. Continue reading