First Drive: BMW M850i
Nov29

First Drive: BMW M850i

The 8 Series returns after a 20-year absence – and heralds BMW’s future direction writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? It’s been almost 20 years since the last BMW 8 Series; the two-door coupe traces its history to the Frankfurt Motor show in 1989 and was BMW’s technology showpiece of its time. Dubbed the ‘E31’, it was powered by 5.0-litre V-12 that produced 300 horsepower. Over its lifetime it sold just over 30,000 and more than...

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What to do when driving in fog
Nov10

What to do when driving in fog

We have some tips on how to stay safe when driving in fog writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Slow down – Driving at normal speeds in fog can be very dangerous particularly when you cannot see where you are going. 2) Clear your windows – Before you leave ensure you can see out of all windows and […]

We have some tips on how to stay safe when driving in fog writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Slow down – Driving at normal speeds in fog can be very dangerous particularly when you cannot see where you are going. 2) Clear your windows – Before you leave ensure you can see out of all windows and once on the road don’t let your windows and mirrors get fogged up. You need to have full visibility at all times so make sure your windows are clear....

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Caught on camera – Investing in a dash cam could save you thousands in a crash
Nov03

Caught on camera – Investing in a dash cam could save you thousands in a crash

    As more stupid and careless acts on our roads are captured on dash cams do they contribute to safer roads asks Geraldine Herbert? Sales of dashboard-mounted cameras are nearly doubling each year as the technology is now cheap to obtain and easy to install. Rarely a week passes without us being treated to […]

    As more stupid and careless acts on our roads are captured on dash cams do they contribute to safer roads asks Geraldine Herbert? Sales of dashboard-mounted cameras are nearly doubling each year as the technology is now cheap to obtain and easy to install. Rarely a week passes without us being treated to yet another viral video record of what’s happening on the road, particularly from Eastern Europe or Russia where high...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct18

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

  We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at less than 20mph are likely to make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 40mphwill be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Increasing your speed from 55mph to 75mph  can raise fuel consumption as much as 20% Save […]

  We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at less than 20mph are likely to make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 40mphwill be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Increasing your speed from 55mph to 75mph  can raise fuel consumption as much as 20% Save on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear. Save Stress – Driving can actually be a...

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Renault Koleos
Oct14

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both […]

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving still on...

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