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Car finance jargon explained and the small print to look out for

Car finance jargon explained and the small print to look out for

It’s easy to get carried away when buying a car. It looks amazing, you can see yourself clocking up the miles touring around the country on road trips, but picking the car is the fun bit, the more serious bit is – how are you going to pay for it? Unless you’re lucky enough to […]

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A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles

A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles

As diesel sales decline, registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) have soared. In 2018 141,234 were sold – a 20 per cent rise on 2017 – and a significant growth given that the total car market shrank by 6.8 per cent per cent. Despite their growth, AFVs, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs) are still […]

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Video: burglar-turned-security expert offers tips on stopping car thieves

Video: burglar-turned-security expert offers tips on stopping car thieves

Car theft is on the rise in many parts of the UK. In 2018 there was a nine per cent rise in car thefts around the country, according to the Office for National Statistics. It marks the fourth year of rising car thefts after a sustained period of reductions. In 2013-14 a total of 75,308 […]

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Top tips for selling your car privately

Top tips for selling your car privately

Selling your car can be a daunting process, which is why many owners choose the easier route of part-exchanging at a dealership or using a car buying service. However, these options rarely offer the best price so it can be worth putting in the time and effort to sell your car privately. We’ve spoken to […]

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Ryobi R18IW3-0 ONE+ Impact Wrench review

Ryobi R18IW3-0 ONE+ Impact Wrench review

Price: £114.99 SSP (body only) What is it? A battery-powered cordless impact driver for home mechanics and other DIYers. The R18IW3-0 has an 18V motor, three speed settings, Tri-Beam LED lights at the head, and an impact mechanism that aims to reduce the vibration felt through the unit. Ryobi’s business model is to sell you […]

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Tackling the Yukon in a Yukon – driving Canada’s Dempster Highway

Tackling the Yukon in a Yukon – driving Canada’s Dempster Highway

“There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold;” The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert William Service The Yukon territory in Canada is almost unimaginably empty. With twice the land area of Great […]

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Ryobi R18HV-0 ONE+ Cordless Hand Vac review

Ryobi R18HV-0 ONE+ Cordless Hand Vac review

Price: £27.99 (body only) What is it? A cordless handheld vacuum aimed at householders and car owners. The R18HV-0 ONE+ is part of Ryobi’s One+ automotive range – a line of tools ranging from tyre compressors to impact wrenches and light systems that all use the same battery system. Ryobi say that this makes its […]

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Britain’s ugliest cars – from the melted hearse to the plastic pig

Britain’s ugliest cars – from the melted hearse to the plastic pig

Car design is a subjective thing. The Lamborghini Miura has been splitting opinions for decades and for every person who loves the VW Beetle there’s another that thinks it’s a bubbly abomination. However, there are some models we can almost all agree are downright hideous and should be consigned to the scrapheap. Cars like the […]

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MX-5 madness – driving 500 miles through the Arctic with the roof down

MX-5 madness – driving 500 miles through the Arctic with the roof down

The six-foot-plus, heavily-bearded truck driver, with shoulders so wide they wouldn’t have looked out of place in an American Football match, lumbered over the Finnish petrol station forecourt, eyes just narrow slits against the gale force wind and driving snow, and peered down at me in the cabin: “Are you mad?” But don’t worry; this […]

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Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

by Matthew Calderbank A police officer in Yorkshire has shared startling footage of a car stopping suddenly in the outside lane of a motorway to allow an emergency vehicle to pass. PC Martin Willis, of West Yorkshire Police, shared the shocking dash cam video on Twitter after the driver’s sudden stop led to an hair-raising […]

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