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Cars across Britain are being cut open by thieves for their catalytic converters

Cars across Britain are being cut open by thieves for their catalytic converters

The balaclava-clad figure who arrived under cover of darkness at the depot of Evans European Transport Ltd on the edge of a Grimsby industrial estate three weeks ago wasted no time in setting about his work. After using an angle grinder to cut through the metal perimeter fence, the 6ft-tall intruder systematically looted the fleet […]

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Diesel Land Rover 20 times less polluting than a Renault Clio

Diesel Land Rover 20 times less polluting than a Renault Clio

A 3.0-litre diesel Land Rover emits fewer harmful pollutants than a Renault Clio, according to a new independent emissions test. The AIR Index is a new real-world testing programme designed to remove confusion around the nitrous oxides (NOx) emissions of modern vehicles. In its first round of tests it found that the 1.2-litre diesel Clio […]

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UK’s safest cars – three SUVs set standard for 2019

UK’s safest cars – three SUVs set standard for 2019

Seat’s new Tarraco has “set the target” for safety in 2019 after testers revealed the results of the first round of crash assessments. The seven-seater was one of three SUVs to score top marks in the opening tests by Euro NCAP. The Honda CR-V and Mercedes G-Class were also awarded a full five-star rating by […]

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Doing any of these 10 things could leave your car uninsured

Doing any of these 10 things could leave your car uninsured

Car insurance is an expensive business. Recent years have seen repeated rises in costs and the average policy at the end of 2018 stood cost £774, up two per cent on the previous quarter. There are plenty of hints and tips about how to keep your costs down but there’s a fine line between being […]

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New Jaguar XE revealed with interior, exterior and technology upgrades

New Jaguar XE revealed with interior, exterior and technology upgrades

Jaguar has revealed an updated version of its XE compact saloon, with minor changes to the outside hiding a major overhaul of its interior. The facelift comes four years after the compact executive model was launched and brings subtle changes to the grille, bumpers and lights to give it a “more assertive” appearance. Slimmer LED […]

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Mandatory speed limiters to be fitted to all new cars within three years

Mandatory speed limiters to be fitted to all new cars within three years

All new cars are set to be fitted with speed limiters after MEPs backed plans to make several safety systems compulsory. The intelligent speed assistance (ISA) systems will use road sign recognition or GPS data to determine local speed limits and limit a vehicle’s speed to within that. The mandatory fitting of ISA was approved […]

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Worst areas for potholes in UK revealed

Worst areas for potholes in UK revealed

The worst areas in the UK for potholes have been revealed in new data following a freedom of information request. The data, obtained by Confused.com, reveals a whopping 905,172 potholes were flagged to councils across the UK in 2017/18, compared to 887,351 the previous year. This works out as almost 2,500 potholes reported per day […]

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More drivers avoid fines and points as driver retraining courses soar

More drivers avoid fines and points as driver retraining courses soar

The number of drivers referred to retraining such as speed awareness courses after breaking the law has jumped by more than a third in five years, according to official figures. According to Press Association analysis of data from the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (Ndors), 1.45 million motorists in the UK attended a course in […]

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What to do if you misfuel your car

What to do if you misfuel your car

According to RAC estimates, one driver every three minutes misfuels their car and a staggering 150,000 cars are filled with the wrong fuel every year. It’s clearly an easier mistake to make than people imagine and it can come with repair bills running into thousands of pounds. Making matters worse, while breakdown services and specialist […]

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Most congested roads in the UK revealed, with traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year

Most congested roads in the UK revealed, with traffic jams costing drivers £1,317 a year

The average road user in London loses up to £1,680 every year due to traffic jams, new analysis has shown. ‘Congestion costs Brits billions of pounds each year. Unaddressed, it will continue to have serious consequences for national and local economies, businesses and citizens in the years to come’ Trevor Reed, Inrix Road congestion in […]

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