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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Overloading your Car
May08

Overloading your Car

Suzanne Keane advises that when it comes to your car less is most definitely more We’ve all seen those photos of overloaded cars online  – and of course that famous Mr. Bean scene….. But is there a limit to what you can put in your car and what could actually go wrong? It’s tempting to start loading up the back seat once the boot is full but make sure you can still see out all the windows clearly and that nothing can fly forward...

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 AWD Milano Edizione
May02

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 AWD Milano Edizione

Much is expected of Alfa’s first SUV, the Stelvio writes Hannah Gordon What is it? The Stelvio pass links Switzerland and Italy and is known as one of the most absorbing stretches of road in the world with its 48 hairpins. Alfa Romeo have developed their first SUV and hope to catch the same exhilarating drive that the famous road its named after.   Who is it aimed at? After jumping behind the wheel of the Stelvio you...

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Beach Days
Apr28

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the beach… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy sand may look nicer but...

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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 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 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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