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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A new chief executive is about to take the wheel of a Welwyn Garden City-based national road safety charity.

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New cars

Monday, May 14, 2018

Suzuki’s third-generation Swift Sport is a souped-up supermini that’s big on fun. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s fully-loaded and hard to fault.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Honda still sees a future for diesel power and has just launched a significantly revised engine in its Civic. Motoring editor Andy Russell says there’s still a valuable role for such engines.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Motoring editor Andy Russell is pleasantly surprised by the all-round abilities of Subaru’s new XV, now much better placed to get to grips with compact crossover rivals and rough terrain.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Vauxhall’s large Grandland X has a new Ultimate flagship. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s loaded with kit but comes at a hefty price.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Volvo has found another winning formula with the XC40, its first compact SUV, and it’s really found favour with customers, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Used Cars

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The end of the road for Charles Drake’s 1947 Standard 10 Tourer was something of a moving experience on a foggy, frosty morning.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Hay fever season is here but, before driving, have you checked the side-effects of any remedies or medicines you plan to take or, worse still, are already? Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s advice not to be sneezed at.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Rover, once a driving force of motoring, came to the end of the road in 2005 after a century of production. But a dedicated group of motoring enthusiasts is not only keeping the famous name alive but looking to grow Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners’ Club across East Anglia. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out more about the romance of Rover.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tony Hewlett had some explaining to do when his 1962 Ford Popular was used by criminals and he did not know it was missing. But it didn’t fare so well as a tow car.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

More than 60 cars later, David Woodhouse’s favourite is still his first – a 1949 Triumph Dolomite Roadster.

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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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