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Mazda MX5 race car

Mazda MX-5s are back on track and ready to race at Silverstone

DAVID HOOPER joins the Mazda race team for a test day at Donington Park – but will he make the grade to race in the Britcar Championship at Silverstone on May 11? THE last time I donned my crash helmet in anger at the wheel of an open-topped MX-5 Racing car, it was -30 degrees. […]

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ContiWinterContact TS850

Drivers ‘ignoring road safety advice due to job fears’

SIX in 10 motorists are ignoring official advice not to travel in wintry conditions, with half claiming work as their reason for risking their safety, according to new research from Continental Tyres. Around 10-million people, or 29 per cent of drivers, disregard emergency warnings either frequently or all of the time. Of those who take […]

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Are you ready for the dangers of winter driving?

A DRIVING campaign to increase awareness of the potential dangers of winter driving on the roads this year has been launched by GEM Motoring Assist. The road safety organisation and breakdown cover company is aware that UK motorists continue to cut corners on car maintenance due to the economic pinch. And while stressing that it’s […]

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winter driving

Get a grip this winter and stay safe on our roads

WITH snow and icy conditions already hitting parts of the country, TyreSafe urges drivers to warm to the idea of winter tyres. Many motorists have been lulled by one of the warmest autumns on record, but that has gone and winter is well and truly up on us. As temperatures plummet, normal tyres lose their […]

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Skid risk

Here’s hoping for better winter weather this year!

Even a light dusting of snow on top of ice can hide the danger. THE Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning of potential chaos on the nation’s roads this winter. It has warned of increasing dangers facing road users as frosts and local authority cuts bite. The leading road safety charity says that in […]

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Keep close eye on those tyre pressures

Keep an even closer eye on tyre pressures during winter. IT’S already feeling very autumnal and winter is approaching, as is tyre safety month. With that in mind, Ring Automotive is calling on drivers to check their tyres and make sure they’re ready for winter, with its challenges. Ice and snow are obvious winter dangers, […]

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Icy conditions “snow” trouble for 5-Series

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: BMW 5 SERIES TOURING With -9 on the thermometer and heavy snow to contend with, Motoring Journalist DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk, says a rear-wheel drive car was not at the top of his wish list, but BMW’s latest 5 Series coped surprisingly well in the adverse conditions. The new […]

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Which are the top car accessories this Christmas?

Sat nav devices are voted the most popular accessories this Christmas. WITH plummeting temperatures this Christmas, it’s not just the turkeys that will be frozen. As the temperatures have dropped again this week, and more snow blankets the country, it’s no surprise that 58% of motorists voted sat nav the most useful car accessory ever, […]

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