Car Chat with Linda Pilkington
Sep20

Car Chat with Linda Pilkington

We chat to Linda Pilkington  Owner & Perfumer of Ormonde Jayne Perfumery, in Mayfair about being an electric car driver for more than 14 years  When did you first hear about electric cars? 14 years ago, my husband was reading an article in a Sunday newspaper previewing the new G-Wiz, a little car, made in India from plastic and frankly, it looked like something Noddy might drive. My husband said it would be perfect as Westminster...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Sep18

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 on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear. Save Stress – Driving can actually be a...

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Renault Captur
Sep11

Renault Captur

Lara Platman gets behind the wheel of Renault’s very stylish Captur It is my first time testing a car for about two years. As a motoring journalist, I had refrained from going on press launches and receiving cars for the weekly trial, mainly because my editorial work took another strand and corporate photography work (my passion) kicked in. I also was very happy with double de clutching on my days off with my restored classic....

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First Drive: Mercedes EQC
Aug30

First Drive: Mercedes EQC

Looking for an eco-SUV option to ferry the family around asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Based on the current GLC model the new EQC is the first of a host of electric vehicles (EVs) coming from Mercedes over the next few years that will be launched under its EQ sub-brand. And if you are wondering what EQ stands for  it is “Electric Intelligence”. Is it a looker? It’s not the most stylish EV on the market and even as an SUV the...

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What you need to know about Residual Value
Aug16

What you need to know about Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a car and one of the most overlooked writes Geraldine Herbert While all cars depreciate, some lose much less value than others and there are factors you need to be aware of that affect resale values. Brand: The brand you buy has a significant impact on the resale value and historically some brands and models simply hold their value better than others. Paint...

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The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Aug06

The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car

Sellers have a legal responsibility to give you accurate and truthful answers so ensure you ask the right questions writes Geraldine Herbert When buying from a private seller you do not have the same consumer rights as you do when buying a car from dealership, it is very much a case of ‘buyer beware. However it is an offence for a seller to withhold or provide misleading information about the car so with this in mind there are...

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