Better Fuel Economy – What do you Need to Do?

Better fuel economy means lower costs, which is always a welcome advantage for a car owner – car ownership is expensive. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to achieve better fuel economy. Here are some of them: Accelerate slowly. Acceleration should be gradual steady. If you suddenly…

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Is a Particular Tyre Brand the Best?

Tyres come in many different brands, some better known than others. Some of the most famous ones will be widely known by drivers and they might think these are the brands they should choose when buying new tyres. This isn’t always the case though – there are many factors than…

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Why New Tyres Could Help You

New tyres don’t just have to be fitted to your vehicle if your existing ones have a puncture or are damaged. You can get new tyres if you want higher quality tyres, if you want them to last longer, or if you have a particular brand of tyre that will…

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Suitable Places to Keep a Car

A car can be kept in most places – but if you really value your car and it is worth a significant amount, then you might want to consider keeping it indoors. This usually means in a garage, or in another under cover area where it will have more protection.…

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Autocar backs British Touring Car Championship

Autocar is backing the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as part of a new three-year media partnership announced at the Autosport International racing car expo. The deal between the country’s premier tin-top championship and Haymarket Consumer Media, Autocar’s parent company, means Autocar branding will appear on competing cars in…

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Range Rover L Autobiography TDV8 UK first drive review

What is it like? First up, it looks just as well proportioned and perhaps a shade more imposing than the standard model, which has been much praised for its own shape. This is a major achievement: it is far more common for stretch models to lose their sense of “rightness”…

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Mercedes-Benz S600 leaked ahead of Detroit

Pictures and details of the Mercedes-Benz S-class S600 have leaked online ahead of the car’s official reveal at the Detroit motor show next week. The S600 will top the standard S-class line-up, sitting below the AMG versions in the range.  A specification sheet leaked alongside these pictures indicates the S600…

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The echoes of Austin in the new Nissan NV200 Taxi

This is convoluted, but bear with me. You may have noticed that Nissan has grafted a London taxi-esque grille and headlight ensemble to the front-end of its NV200 van-based London cab. It’s a sensible attempt to make the beast’s mission more obvious as it plies the city streets, and was…

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Elio Motors gears up for production of three wheeler

Elio Motors showed off its three-wheeler at the International CES technology show in Las Vegas this week and announced the next step in its plan to put the vehicle into production. The US company’s model plan is to produce an ultra-frugal, low-cost vehicle using 90 per cent of domestically sourced components. The…

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Caterham AeroSeven to get redesign for 2015 launch

The launch of the Caterham Aeroseven has been pushed back to 2015 owing to a complete redesign. The 600kg, 237bhp AeroSeven was originally scheduled to go on sale in Autumn of this year. Caterham Group CEO Graham Macdonald told Autocar that the delay was needed to make changes to the…

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