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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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Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Mercedes Unimogs ideal when going gets tough!

My second drive of the Mercedes “Big Stuff” day took me into even more challenging terrain, but it was no match for the amazing Mercedes-Benz Unimogs which seem to be just about unstoppable. No matter how deep the ruts (some were at least 2ft), or how deep the water, this utility vehicle tackled the lot […]

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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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Etyres mobile tyre fitting service in Lincolnshire

IF you need new tyres, but are under too much “pressure” to go to the tyre depot, a new mobile tyre fitting service in Lincolnshire will bring them to you – and fit them while you wait. Grimsby businessman Roy Syer has opened a branch of etyres in North and North East Lincolnshire and is […]

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BTCC racers heading for Thruxton thriller

ALL the excitement, thrills and action of touring car racing is heading to Thruxton this weekend. It’s rounds seven, eight and nine of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the MG KX Momentum Racing team is looking forward to the challenge. Sitting proudly at the top of the leaderboard, it has been […]

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F1 rule changes aim to improve safety and racing

As this year’s Formula 1 season edges closer, TOM WILKINSON looks at the regulation changes for 2012. Formula 1 in 2012 sees more regulation changes being enforced, both sporting and technical. We see a return to some previous regulations and also a number of technical changes to the cars. With winter testing now well underway, […]

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Exciting F1 season packed with thrills and spills

The Red Bull Racing team led the way for most of the 2011 season. After the most action-packed Formula One season for years, TOM WILKINSON looks back at some of the thrills and spills of 2011. AFTER nine months of thrilling Formula One action, the 2011 season finally drew to a close in Brazil. In […]

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Winter tyres – could you use them all year round?

With winter just around the corner, have you thought about ordering a set of winter tyres – and could you use them all year round? Motoring journalist Tom Scanlan investigates. A handling test shows up the difference in grip between quality and budget tyres. THE tyre industry is standing by for an onslaught of orders […]

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