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How your choice of sunscreen could be damaging your car

How your choice of sunscreen could be damaging your car

Using high-factor sunscreen as well as certain hand creams and insect repellents could be bad for your car, according to scientists. While strong sun creams help protect your skin from damage and premature ageing, experts at Ford’s research labs have revealed that they can have the opposite effect on a car’s interior materials. The chemicals […]

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Lightyear One – Dutch firm reveals solar-powered car with 450-mile range

Lightyear One – Dutch firm reveals solar-powered car with 450-mile range

A Dutch car company has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first long-range solar-powered car. Lightyear says its Lightyear One model, which was unveiled in prototype form earlier this week, will be one of the most advanced yet sustainable cars on sale when it hits the market in 2021. The company’s claims for the […]

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Ford Puma – coupe name revived for new compact crossover

Ford Puma – coupe name revived for new compact crossover

Ford has unveiled its latest car, reviving the Puma name badge from the 90s for a new addition to its crossover family. Unlike the original two-door mini coupe, the all-new Ford Puma is an “SUV-inspired” compact crossover. But like the original Puma, it shares its platform with the brand’s ubiquitous Fiesta. Ford already makes a […]

Ford
Leaving a dog in a hot car — the cruel offence that could cost you £20,000

Leaving a dog in a hot car — the cruel offence that could cost you £20,000

Dog owners are being urged to take special care of their pets if they take them in the car this week as temperatures are predicted to soar. With forecasters expecting temperatures to reach the mid-30s in some areas, drivers are being reminded that it is dangerous and illegal to leave their dog or any other […]

Animal Welfare
Celebrating a century of Citroen at the wheel of its icons

Celebrating a century of Citroen at the wheel of its icons

Wafting around the sunny suburbs of Paris in the back of a Citroen DS, it was hard not to give a presidential wave to the pedestrians who stopped to stare and point. There is something about the original automotive “goddess” that makes you feel slightly superior just by being associated with it. Iconic Citroen cars […]

Citroen
Motorway service stations overcharging drivers by up to £16 per tank

Motorway service stations overcharging drivers by up to £16 per tank

Motorway service stations have been accused of ripping off drivers by charging up to £16 more for a tank of fuel than nearby filling stations. Research has shown that the worst offenders are charging up to 37p per litre more than other forecourts only a few miles away. Kitty Bates of fuel price information service […]

Fuel Prices
New law could ban old tyres in effort to improve road safety

New law could ban old tyres in effort to improve road safety

The Government is consulting on a new law that could see older tyres banned from being used on certain types of vehicle. Under the proposed law, buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses would not be allowed to be fitted with tyres more than 10 years old. If the plan wins support it could be put into […]

Road Safety
Britain’s worst roads named by drivers

Britain’s worst roads named by drivers

The UK’s worst roads to drive on have been named by new research. Using data from councils around the country, Car Parts 4 Less has compiled a list of the most-complained about routes has been compiled, along with a list of those that have had the most money spent on improving them. After two years […]

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Video – Guy Martin smashes tractor speed record in 103mph JCB

Video – Guy Martin smashes tractor speed record in 103mph JCB

Record-breaking TV presenter and engineer Guy Martin has claimed another title after smashing the British speed record – for tractors. Motorbike racer Martin hit the heady heights of 103.6mph at the wheel of a specially adapted JCB Fastrac at Elvington Airfield, near York. The new speed shattered the previous record of 87.27mph set by Top […]

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Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Drivers have been urged not to share images of their personal or vehicle paperwork by the government agency responsible for licencing. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has warned drivers amid concerns that they could be exposing themselves to fraud. Identity theft Whether you’re proudly showing off your newly acquired licence or including photos […]

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