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Land Rover V8 Lives On

Land Rover is a true British brand. The company has been making its sturdy reliable vehicles for over 60 years. It is estimated that two-thirds of all these incredible vehicles are still at work – many of them in some of the most extreme conditions and inhospitable places on earth. Land Rover has passed on the l...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Nerves Can Cause Driving Test Failure

It is a common cause of mild amusement between friends about who passed their driving test first or second time. Usually those who pass second time have some iron clad excuse as to why they failed the first test. Now, it seems, people may have a genuine reason to fail. We are all nervous during exams and the driving t...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Audi Launches New Supercar

Audi is a name synonymous with quality and luxury. The company was the first German automobile manufacturer to present a production car and have gone from strength to strength ever since. Audi has diversified its executive car line-up with a racing-pedigree sports car. The R8 supercar, named after the Audi Le Mans 24-...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Half Of All Company Cars May Not Be Road Worthy

More than half of all company vehicles may be officially considered un-roadworthy due to faults serious enough to sink an MOT says recent research by the RAC. More than 3,000 vehicles were checked over a four month period throughout the survey, with 53 per cent failing basic tyre, coolant, oil and screen wash tests - ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Dodgy Sat-nav Instructions Leaving Drivers In Deep Trouble

Many of us still like to use a good old fashioned map when travelling. There can be disadvantages, however, it is difficult to read a map when driving, not to mention illegal. So more people are turning to technology to help them get around and buying sat nav machines for their cars. Unfortunately, though as many peop...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

BMW Develops 1-Series Variants

BMW is one of the most popular makes on the road. They are known for performance and reliability. The car manufacturer is the first choice for UK motorists according to a recent survey by Auto Trader. BMW is working to develop the so-far limited line-up of its 1-Series after almost two years on the market. The company...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Porsche Cayman The Model For Everyman

Porsche is well known for its lead in the sports and recreational vehicle market. Their Cayman S model two seater was hugely popular when launched in 2005. However, their reputation as being highly priced also drives their customer base. It seems that they are trying to reach the “everyman” market with the...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

New Smart Panels Transform Cars

None of us expect to be involved in a crash at any time. Unfortunately it can happen to even the most careful driver. Even if the impact is at low speed often the car can seem badly damaged. This is because many cars nowadays have special areas built into the body work that are called Crumple Zones. The Crumple Zone i...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Citroen C6 Hailed For Pop-Up Bonnet

Citroen is a company that has always been at the forefront of technological advances and creativity. They were one of the first manufacturers outside of the USA to make mass produced cars. Citroen introduced the world to the first mass produced front wheel drive car and are still leading the way in innovation. The Bra...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Motorists Find Caravans Irritating

What gets on your nerves the most There are many things we all find irritating and a recent survey has apparently put caravans in third place of our all time irritations. Although we appreciate that people who own caravans have a right to drive with them to places of beauty and holiday destinations, sometimes there ca...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers Ignore Little Things

Everyone does it, sitting in the car eating a sandwich as you don’t have time to stop for a proper lunch, light a cigarette, fiddle with the stereo to get the radio station or CD track you want. Most of us wouldn’t dream of taking a swig from a bottle of beer in the car whilst driving so why do we drink fro...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

RoSPA Warns Of Sat Nav Hazards

There has been much debate about the use of mobile phones and hands free sets in car whilst driving but recent research has revealed a new distraction that could be the cause of many unnecessary road accidents. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has revealed it is concerned over the number of ac...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Failing Driving Tests Fuelling Accidents

With more and more of us on the road nowadays it is important that we are all driving correctly and carefully to prevent accidents. It seems that the country’s leading driving instructor group believe the UK driving test needs to be revamped in order to keep up with the current conditions on our roads. The UK dr...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers With Poor Sight May Be Dangerous

In today's health and safety conscious world it seems we cannot do anything without first getting it authorised in triplicate and signed off by three different managers. So it seems odd that many people who drive for work are having accidents on the road which may be caused by poor eyesight. A huge safety risk may hav...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Sing Your Way Out Of Commuter Stress

We have all been there, stuck in the usual morning traffic jam. The kids are screaming in the back and you have a headache when the guy in front stops suddenly for no reason. Narrowly avoiding certain death and major insurance complications your blood pressure boils and you start to shout and possibly even make rude ge...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Banned Young Drivers Slip Through Police Net

It seems that many young people cannot keep their licences when they have only just been issued. Many are getting penalty points soon after passing their test. But it seems they are still driving even if they have subsequently lost their licence. Young drivers who act recklessly on the roads may become lost to police ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Daily Commute May Be Killing Us

It is part of the daily grind for the vast majority of us who work. Most people take the car from home to our place of work and this is why every day the roads become clogged. No amount of shouting or waving our fists can make a difference sometimes. But perhaps we should be taking a calmer route as it could be doing m...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Young People Not Developed To Drive

Many of us are keen to pass our driving test as soon as we are over 17. Some even manage to learn whilst only 16 and pass on their 17th birthday. It is a mark of status in our culture, in the UK, to be able to drive and you can find those who do not are under incredible peer pressure to learn. However, new research ha...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Some Brits May Have Wheel Trouble

We all know that the tyres on our car are one of the most important components. They are the only contact we have with the road and if they are worn or damaged too much this can have a detrimental effect on our driving and may even cause us to have an accident. However, it seems that many of us are of the opinion that ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Night Driving No Good For Young People

There is nothing quite like a night out at the pub with friends. A few drinks and a good long chat to set the world to rights and then off home at closing time. You may be sensible and decide not to drink and offer your friends a lift home. This is usually a good idea and often group members will take in turns to drive...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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