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The 10 Essentials Every Car Owner Should Have

Do you know someone who’s just bought their first car? Here are a few useful things that may make good, practical gifts for them this Christmas. Just be sure to also get them something fun (no-one wants to be known as the boring gift-giver in the family)! Or maybe, like me, you’re just terrible at adulting, and need a few essential supplies for your own car. It’s alright, your secret’s sa...

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Ten safest budget cars revealed

A new study carried out by Co-op Insurance and Thatcham Research has revealed the safest budget cars around, all available new or second-hand for under £15,000, meaning that keeping your loved ones safe as you travel need no longer come at a high cost. However, the study also found that safety is often one of the factors least considered when it comes to what car to buy. More than half of driv...

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Toyota to fit automatic braking in nearly all cars by 2017

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota have stated that almost every vehicle sold by Lexus and Toyota will be fitted with automatic emergency braking. A reported 25 out of 30 Lexus and Toyota models will be fitted with the safety systems as standard, using radars, laser beams and cameras to help prevent collisions at different speeds. In recent years, studies have shown that automatic braking reduces...

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Five cheap to insure cars for 2016

Car insurance is an expensive necessity, whichever way you at it! However, if you are looking for cheap to insure cars in 2016, there are options out there. The best way to work out if a car is going to be cheap to insure is to look at what insurance group it lies in. These range from one to 50, and new cars in the lowest groups are easy to find. Prices will differ depending on personal circums...

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End of the road for white lines on British highways?

The white lines used to divide road lanes are being removed from busy roads across the country, in an attempt to make motorists slow down. Highway chiefs have said that blank roads bring about a sense of uncertainty, which causes motorists to drive more cautiously, especially when faced with oncoming traffic. The central white line has been a feature of British roads for nearly 100 years, but re...

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8 of the safest cars launched in 2015

When it comes to car safety, we are all looking for the best protection for our friends and family, should we be involved in a collision of any kind. EuroNCAP, who crash-test all the major cars launched at facilities around Europe, have released a list of the best performing cars from 2015. In the last year, EuroNCAP introduced new standards of testing, including a new full-width frontal test, wh...

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