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Respect the rubber and be a scrubber!

ADVICE has been issued to help keep bike riders safe this spring. Motorcyclists fitting new tyres to their bikes this spring should ride with extra care for the first 100 miles to avoid any potential hazardous slip ups. The advice has been issued by TyreSafe at one of the most important times of the year […]

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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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This week's road test car, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG on Continental ContiWinterContact tyres.

Conti winter tyres A-Class above when the snow falls

Having driven a car on winter tyres for the first time on UK roads, DAVID HOOPER says the difference in grip levels on packed snow and ice is dramatic! AS freezing snowy conditions cripple the country, for once I’ve got the right car at the right time – because this week’s test car arrived sporting […]

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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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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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TyreSafe adds its voice to winter tyre rumpus

Tests have proven winter tyres work better below seven degrees. THE UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe, has added its voice to the growing chorus of criticism of insurance companies who are hiking premiums for motorists wanting to fit winter tyres to their cars. TyreSafe says it is concerned and disappointed at reported additional premiums […]

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