The MOT is changing ……………
May15

The MOT is changing ……………

Here’s what you need to know about changes being introduced to the MOT on May 20th writes Geraldine Herbert The MOT changes this month making it harder for cars to pass, and diesel cars, in particular, will be subject to stricter rules 1) What is changing about the MOT? New rules have been introduced to improve driver safety and improve air quality. These are tougher for diesel cars to pass, and the changes to the MOT will start...

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How I crossed the world’s largest lake…by car
Apr23

How I crossed the world’s largest lake…by car

Driving a Mazda CX-5 across Lake Baikal in the depths of Siberia is a test of endurance for car and driver writes Geraldine Herbert From Irkutsk we drive to Listvyanka, a small town on the shores of Lake Baikal. The 60 kilometre road runs through a white forest frozen under thick snow and was laid […]

Driving a Mazda CX-5 across Lake Baikal in the depths of Siberia is a test of endurance for car and driver writes Geraldine Herbert From Irkutsk we drive to Listvyanka, a small town on the shores of Lake Baikal. The 60 kilometre road runs through a white forest frozen under thick snow and was laid in just two months in preparation for what should have been a landmark state visit to Russia by the US President Dwight D Eisenhower in...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Apr13

Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Buying a used car shouldn’t be a leap of faith. Here are our top ten tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car, says Geraldine Herbert. Determine what your price range is and draw up a budget; don’t be tempted to exceed it. Consider how you would use the car, long commutes, journeys around […]

Buying a used car shouldn’t be a leap of faith. Here are our top ten tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car, says Geraldine Herbert. Determine what your price range is and draw up a budget; don’t be tempted to exceed it. Consider how you would use the car, long commutes, journeys around town, city centre driving. Buy from a reputable car dealer, You will be assured of the best possible service and this will help to...

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How safe are driverless cars?
Apr05

How safe are driverless cars?

The  Uber fatality raises questions about the testing of driverless cars and how they mix with people, writes Geraldine Herbert Uber has suspended all tests of self-driving cars after a fatal accident in Arizona last week. It was not the first fatality linked to a driverless car but it was the first time a pedestrian […]

The  Uber fatality raises questions about the testing of driverless cars and how they mix with people, writes Geraldine Herbert Uber has suspended all tests of self-driving cars after a fatal accident in Arizona last week. It was not the first fatality linked to a driverless car but it was the first time a pedestrian has been killed in a collision with one. Questions are still being asked about what exactly happened, but recently...

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First Drive: Renault Mégane RS
Mar20

First Drive: Renault Mégane RS

  The Renault Mégane RS is the most fun I had, on track and off, in a long time writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sitting lower to the ground than the regular Mégane, the RS 280, the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by the French marque, is low, orange and racetrack-ready. Its predecessor was revered […]

  The Renault Mégane RS is the most fun I had, on track and off, in a long time writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sitting lower to the ground than the regular Mégane, the RS 280, the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by the French marque, is low, orange and racetrack-ready. Its predecessor was revered by hot hatchback aficionados, so much is expected of it.  First impressions of the new Renault Mégane RS? Despite being painted...

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