Monthly Archives: January 2017

Volvo, new cars, 4x4, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

20 Years Of All-Wheel Drive With Volvo

Volvo Cars, the Swedish manufacturer, is celebrating twenty years of mechanical All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Volvo cars are well known for what’s apparently called ‘framkomlighet’ in Swedish – the ability to get you wherever you want to go – regardless of the weather conditions. Continue reading

Skoda Kodiaq Scout, new cars, SUV, 4x4, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

Introducing The New Skoda Kodiaq Scout

With a new Yeti on the way (and I still have reservations about the changes) Skoda continues its campaign in the SUV segment. With the Skoda Kodiaq Scout, the Czech car manufacturer will present a new model variant at the Geneva International Motor Show from the 7th to 19th March this year. Continue reading

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53% Of Brits Cannot Change A Car Tyre

Are basic life skills dying out in the digital age? Well, the short answer appears to be yes. A recent survey of 2,000 UK adults – 1,000 under 45s and 1,000 over 45s – has revealed that, as a nation, we are now lacking essential skills to run a house or maintain a car. Continue reading

MOT, new cars, VED, road safety, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

Against The Four Year MOT

We used to live in Great Britain. The British Isles. Now we live in a Kingdom of four disunited countries, separated by a common cause. If you want an example see the NHS, which is a supposedly a one-nation organisation, divided. What is good for some is not good for others. Continue reading

Subaru, new cars, 4x4, four-wheel drive, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

Two New Subaru Cars Announced

As I’ve mentioned before, I like a Subaru. They may not be trendy but they are dependable, rugged and well made. Now, Subaru have been pleased to announce that an all-new Subaru XV will make its global debut at the this year’s Geneva International Motor Show to be held in Switzerland from the 7th to the 19th of March. Continue reading

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Introducing The New Vauxhall Crossland X Crossover

Whether or not the world needs yet another funky crossover in this ‘burgeoning sector’ is a matter of opinion. Nevertheless here is Vauxhall’s latest offering, the Crossland X. The vehicle is crisp and compact, say the company, on the outside and spacious and flexible on the inside, with unique two-tone paintwork and SUV-styling. Continue reading

Blue badge, councils, parking, driving, DriveWrite Automotive, cars, motoring

MUSTN’T GRUMBLE: Blue Badge Bandits

Mustn’t Grumble’ is an occasional feature that will appear when I, rather than explode, will find it necessary to have a very British rant: No.2. Blue Badge Abuse:  We all complain about rules and regulations, especially when they are clearly absurd, as is so often the case. Sometimes though – just sometimes – officialdom gets it right. This is the case with the Blue Badge scheme which allows drivers with disabilities to park more conveniently. Continue reading

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Britain On Top Of The WRC Rallying World

Britain is firmly back at the top of the World Rally Championship (WRC) tree – of that there can be no argument. And Britain has arrived there just in time for one of the most exciting, entertaining and open seasons in the series’ 43-year history; again, an indubitable fact. Continue reading

mayiclaim,.co.uk, driving abroad, car accidents abroad, car accidents in Europe, EU

5 Things You Need to Know About Car Accidents Abroad and Making Claims

It may be trickier to make a car accident injury claim when it happened abroad, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done:  Being involved in a car accident at home is surely among the worst things that can happen to you, whether or not you’re injured as a result. But what if it happens when you’re driving abroad? Different language, culture, laws and regulations – how on earth do you go about making a claim for compensation? Continue reading