Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Uber set to bring electric cars to London

The ride service Uber, which allows users to order a taxi ride using their smartphone has said that some customers in the UK will soon be travelling in electric cars. Like many who are looking at selling a car and switching to an EV, London Mayor Saqid Khan is going green and looking to lower emissions across the city. He has promised to make London one of the greenest cities in the world, addin...

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Number of second-hand cars sold at its highest ever level

The number of second-hand cars sold in the UK has reached the highest level yet, with just over 4.18 million vehicles sold in the first half of the year. This figure represents an 8% increase in second-hand sales in the first half of 2015 and the first time ever that any half-year sales have broken the four million mark. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have noted that the i...

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Five habits all good drivers have

Most of us will probably claim to be good drivers, some of us may even go as far to say they are excellent. But in reality, it is a much smaller percentage of people who really know what it takes to stay safe on roads, and put that knowledge to use. The people who really know how to stay safe understand that it is about more than just obeying the rules of the road. The challenge is for the rest o...

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Could comparison websites be causing a rise in car insurance costs?

Comparison websites are meant to create competition and reduce costs, but there’s a chance they could be having the opposite effect when it comes to car insurance premiums. Because comparison sites make it easier for people to hunt out bargains, plenty of insurers are no longer offering loss-leading introductory insurance offers and some are even putting their prices up to try and prevent motor...

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How to change a flat tyre

At one point or another in your driver career, you are bound to end up with a flat tyre. It’s an irritating fact of life, and knowing how to change a tyre yourself can be a pretty handy tool. Of course, you can contact breakdown help, but if you fancy giving it a go yourself, follow our handy guide below to ensure you do it safely. We do more than just help you sell your car you know! First th...

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9 Things Everyone Remembers About Their First Car

Everyone remembers their first car. Maybe you're still driving yours. Even if it was a complete banger that inspired Basil Fawlty-esque fits of rage, you'll undoubtedly have many happy memories as well. Your first car was your gateway to freedom and independence. If you passed your test when you were 17 or 18, getting behind the wheel on your own maybe even felt like one of the first tentative y...

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The best songs to have on your road trip playlist

The road trip is a typically American activity where a bunch of teenagers drive Route 66 in an open top car, music blaring and everyone singing at the top of their lungs. Unfortunately, in England, driving on the M5 to Alton Towers when it’s pouring down with rain doesn’t quite have the same ring to it… But there are ways you can liven up your drive, and that is with the music you have play...

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Flying cars are nearly here, accord to Airbus

The flying car has been a staple of many sci-fi films over the years, but they could be arriving sooner than we thought, according to plane manufacturer Airbus. According to an article published in Airbus Group’s corporate magazine, they are hard at work on a flying car, under the codename Vahana. Airbus’ innovation group A3 are handling the project in Silicon Valley, California. The flyin...

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Audi cars could soon communicate with traffic lights

Popular German car manufacturer Audi could soon be rolling out new technology which will allow its cars to communicate with traffic lights, allowing for an easier drive. According to Audi of America, now owned by Volkswagen, selected 2017 A4 and Q7 models built after June 1 2016 will be equipped with the new system. The technology is known in the industry as ‘V-to-I’, or vehicle to infra...

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First Mercedes model set for auction

The machine widely regarded as the first motor vehicle is the Patent-Motorwagen, built in 1886. Around 25 models were built, and this creation sparked the start of modern car making as we know it today. Gottlieb Daimler was responsible for creating the Patent-Motorwagen, and it wasn’t long until he had competitors refining his formula and creating much more effective motor vehicles. Daimler ne...

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