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Mantis products put the shine back after winter

With the worst of the winter weather out of the way, DAVID HOOPER, puts a few car care products from the Mantis range to the test. WITH the worst of the winter weather hopefully behind us, there’s no better time to get rid of all the damaging salt that has found its way from the […]

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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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Freelander ‘ideal car when weather gets nasty’

LAND ROVER FREELANDER ROAD TEST Land Rover’s excellent Freelander is equally at home on road, or off. With freezing conditions just around the corner, wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER says Freelander drivers will have little to worry about this winter. WITH September’s Indian summer now behind us, autumn is here, the leaves are falling off the […]

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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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Subarus rally to the rescue in icy conditions

All-wheel-drive Subaru owners could find themselves towing friends and neighbours out of slippery situations this winter. DURING the harsh winter conditions we are now faced with, Subaru says its owners are certain to be called upon to rescue friends, neighbours and other motorists stranded in the ice and snow. With forecasters now predicting a prolonged […]

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Charging ahead with a healthy battery

New charger keeps batteries in top condition during bad weather. ACCORDING to the AA, a flat battery is one of the most common breakdown call outs they attend. With 535,500 call outs in 2009, this is over 200,000 more than for a punctured tyre. Flat batteries can be attributed to: Lack of use or only […]

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Dark nights ‘no reason to put bikes away’

JUST because the clocks have gone back, the end of summer is no excuse for bikers to pack their bikes away for the winter, according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. The MCI’s analysis of new Government taxation data shows more and more UK bikers are committing to the benefits of biking all year round […]

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