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Monday, December 5, 2016

With the party season upon us, a Welwyn Garden City-based road safety charity has launched its Christmas anti-drink drive campaign.

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After police were called to reports of men launching fireworks in a Hatfield street earlier this week, a road safety charity has issued advice for motorists ahead of Bonfire Night.

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The clocks go back an hour tonight when British Summer Time 2016 officially ends.

With nights getting darker earlier, a Welwyn Garden City-based road safety charity has warned about the potential dangers of driving at this time of the year.

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As British Summer Time comes to an end this Sunday, don’t be ‘in the dark’ on the roads as the clocks change.

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New cars

Yesterday, 06:59

Fiat’s new 124 Spider, marking the 50th anniversary of the original, is based on Mazda’s MX-5 but has its own character, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Mon, 09:54

Audi’s Q5 has been a best seller for the German car maker. This new version looks to build on that success. Can it achieve it? James Baggott finds out.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Nissan X-Trail’s new diesel engine should give it even more off-road credibility. Andrew Evans finds out if that is the case.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Renault has rewritten the compact MPV rulebook again with its new Scenic – hi-tech, family-friendly and vastly versatile. Motoring editor Andy Russell is also hugely impressed.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Suzuki’s small car know-how and four-wheel drive expertise make the revived Ignis as much fun to drive and live with as it looks, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Used Cars

Yesterday, 06:59

Fiat’s new 124 Spider, marking the 50th anniversary of the original, is based on Mazda’s MX-5 but has its own character, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Wed, 15:09

Nissan has focused on the number 10 as the Qashqai celebrates a decade of sales success and crossover leadership.

Wed, 08:54

A new fourth member of the Range Rover family was revealed today when Land Rover released a teaser picture of the Velar.

Wed, 08:04

It’s not too late to have a go at the Crayford and Abbs Nissan Leaf Challenge to find the most eco-friendly driver of this best-selling electric car.

Tue, 16:03

Ever wished you could capture a magic moment on a memorable drive? Now you can with a clever car camera from Citroen. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets in the picture.

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Wed, 09:30

Drivers on the M25 motorway near Potters Bar are suffering serious delays after a collision, with congestion likely to persist for more than an hour.

Quick Tips & Advice

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.

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