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Don’t let pressure get to you, caravanners urged

THE temperature is rising… but caravanners are urged to not let the pressure get to them. Tyre pressure that is. Towing a caravan can be hazardous enough in some road conditions, and with the attitude of some road users, but don’t let under-inflated tyres blow out and cause problems. Leading UK road safety charity TyreSafe […]

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Make sure you getaway from the bank holiday blues

THE May bank holidays are approaching rapidly and many drivers are planning a getaway break. Apart from planning your destination, route and accommodation, don’t forget to plan vital checks on your car. Drivers who forget to check their tyres before heading off could be risking significant roadside misery warns TyreSafe, which points to shocking statistics […]

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Mixture of the old and the young

Robert aboard the 1984 Benz Velo. As the sun rises over London on Sunday, November 6, at precisely 7.02 the oldest vehicle participating in the Royal Automobile Club’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will be the first to depart from Hyde Park. At the wheel of the 1.5hp 1894 Benz Velo will be one […]

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Veterans Run highlights German engineering

This 1894 Benz Victoria of Mr Karl-Heinz Rehkopf seen last year is the oldest entry this year. TWO of the world’s most iconic companies in the motoring world have joined forces to sponsor this year’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. 2011 is the 115th running of the world’s oldest motoring event, organised by the […]

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Mitsubishi backs Quentin Willson’s VAT cut plea

Cutting VAT on electric vehicles “would boost development and help sales”. MITSUBISHI is backing pundit Quentin Willson and the RAC, who are calling for the government to suspend VAT on all pure-electric vehicles (EVs). Removing VAT on pure-EVs would bridge the gap between the cost of an EV and that of a conventional vehicle – […]

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Tesco helps a little when it’s time for a new car

No pressure – Tesco says buying a car on line should be hassle free. TESCO has announced the launch of Tesco Cars (www.tescocars.com), a brand new online service giving customers direct access to thousands of great value, well maintained, independently checked used cars, without the hassle, stress or sales pressure typically associated with the industry. […]

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All that glitters is not gold

A SURVEY from the RAC reveals many people think they know a thing or two about cars when looking to buy, but can easily be led astray by shiny paintwork. Around 65% say they know the basics and don’t need friends or family to help them check under the bonnet. However many are taken in […]

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