The best reason for riding a motorbike – to find a boyfriend
Jul16

The best reason for riding a motorbike – to find a boyfriend

Lara Platman discovers the many benefits of gaining a motorbike license  It has been a while since I have been on a date and wondered what ingenious ways I could conjure up to acquire one. I remembered when I was riding a twist and go Vespa Scooter in London years ago I would quite easily meet people at traffic lights, so with this in mind I set to gaining my full motorbike licence and decided this might be a jolly good idea indeed –...

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Diono Radian Car Seat Review
Jul09

Diono Radian Car Seat Review

Suzanne Keane checks out the Diono Radian 5  car seat What is it? Diono is a brand from the USA who manufacture car seats, buggies and car seat accessories. Originally known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products they invented the first steel frame folding child seat in 2005 – the Radian. The Diono Radian 5 is a seat suitable from newborn until approximately 7 years, or 25kg. The main feature of this seat is that it can be used rear...

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Why you should consider a rear facing seat
Jul05

Why you should consider a rear facing seat

While rear facing child seats are the norm for new-borns in the UK a growing number of parents here are going against the flow by refusing to forward face their children once they have outgrown infant carriers writes Suzanne Keane Extended rear facing is not a new phenomenon. In Sweden the recommendation is that children should sit rear facing at least until the age of 4 and the new European i-size regulations will ensure that...

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Hybrid; is it the future
Jul03

Hybrid; is it the future

Are Hybrids the future asks Hannah Gordon With the recent demonisation of the diesel engine consumers are looking at other ways to get their cheap motoring costs fix. Hybrid cars aren’t a new concept, back in 1898 Dr Ferdinand Porsche second development was a hybrid that used an engine to spin a generator that in turn powered electric motors positioned on each wheel, the car on battery alone could travel 40 miles. Fast forward to 1997...

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Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?
Jun30

Boiling Point – Why is your Car Overheating?

Suzanne Keane gives a few reasons why your car may be overheating! 1. Coolant – Check your coolant level! This is designed to cool your engine so if it’s not topped up it won’t be doing its job properly. Be wary of topping up with water as this will dilute the effectiveness of your coolant and may freeze in cold weather. It’s also important to use the correct type of coolant – mixing them can cause...

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It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test
Jun25

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, according to research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted they began to forget what they learned two weeks or less after passing their test. Not holding the steering wheel in the correct ’10 to 2′ position and...

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