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Keep up to date with all of the latest news and goings on in the automotive world. From the latest vehicle releases to useful driving tips, we will keep you informed across the board.

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    VOSA - confirm changes to MOT test from 20th March

    The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have confirmed changes to the MOT for cars and large vehicle tests which will come into force later this month as a new European requirements on road worthiness take effect. 

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    Poor car-owning households spend more than a quarter of income on motoring

    Research by the RAC foundation, who use data from the Governments statistical service to expose “motoring poverty”, found that nearly a million UK households were spending more than a quarter of their income on running a...

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    Steamed up windscreens could be a thing of the past

    Until now, condensation on your windscreen means you have to wait until your window is clear to head off on your journey. But a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a coating which, when placed on the inside...

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    Simple checks can reduce MOT failure rate

    Research by Halfords Autocentres has found that a significant number of MOT failures could be avoided by carrying out some simple checks beforehand.

     

    Of the 2.7 million vehicles which will have an MOT in March – one...

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    One in 10 older drivers not fit to be on the road

    The RAC foundation has released a report called ‘Driving Choices for the Older Motorist’. The report claims that some older drivers are stopping driving before they need to, whilst others who remain on the road can be a...

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    Should smoking in cars be banned where children are present?

    Speaking at a Local Government Associations annual public health conference, England’s health minister Anna Soubry stated “I would ban smoking in cars where children are present”.

    "I would do that for the...

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    CarsandGarages continues to grow

    CarsandGarages, the independent motoring website was launched in 2011 and has grown rapidly, providing free, impartial motoring advice to car owners across the UK. The site now has a database of over 50,000 garages nationwide, with over...

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    Driving with a heavy cold more dangerous than drink driving?

    A new study has shown that participants who had a heavy cold had slower reaction times than people who had drunk up to four pints of beer.

     

    Having a heavy cold not only caused drivers to take longer to stop a car but also...

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    'Every new car' connected to the web by 2014

    In 2003, it became illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving a car. But now 10 years on, car manufacturers are investing millions of pounds hoping that technology, which we regularly use on smart phones,...

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  • Petrol
    Plunging pound drives up petrol prices.

    The plunging pound and stock-market speculators mean that filling up the tank of a typical car now costs almost a fiver more than just six weeks ago, according to the AA.

     

    The average cost of petrol in the UK is now 138.32p a...

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