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Maintaining the value of your supercar

Submitted by Dean on 10 July, 2019 - 10:09 with 0 comment

For many, buying a supercar or hypercar is a lifelong dream. But simply driving it off the forecourt can slice the value off it. Maintaining any vehicle protects its value, safety, efficiency and performance, but it’s much more important for exotic vehicles.

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Getting your food truck ready for festival season

Submitted by Matthew on 25 June, 2019 - 08:27 with 0 comment

Working the festivals this season?

Here’s how you can make the most of your pitch this summer…

Get your stall ‘on point’

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Which new car models are most susceptible to keyless theft?

Submitted by Dean on 19 June, 2019 - 10:55 with 0 comment

Just purchased a brand-new car? Even though it comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect of a newer model, it might not be as secure from break-ins as you would expect.

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How to deal with a car breakdown abroad

Submitted by Dean on 13 May, 2019 - 12:34 with 0 comment

Driving abroad is a great way to allow you more independence when travelling and can make getting around when you’re there much easier.

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Mobile phone detectors to spot drivers using devices

Submitted by Dean on 1 May, 2019 - 09:01 with 0 comment

Mobile phones are a primary source of distraction while behind the wheel, and despite it being illegal, 25% of UK drivers admit that they have used their phones while driving at some point in the last year.

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Planning on driving abroad? The Green Card explained

Submitted by Dean on 24 April, 2019 - 10:15 with 0 comment

After Article 50 was extended recently, the Brexit date was pushed back to 31 October. Regardless of a deal or no deal scenario, lots will change for UK residents travelling to and driving in the EU from this date.

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Is speed-limiting technology a move in the right direction?

Submitted by Dean on 8 April, 2019 - 12:31 with 0 comment

It looks like Britain’s roads are set to slow down in upcoming years thanks to a new EU ruling meaning that all new cars sold from 2022 onwards need to be fitted with speed-limiting technology, designed to automatically ensure the driver sticks to the speed limit.

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The lowdown on the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Submitted by Dean on 29 March, 2019 - 11:14 with 0 comment

After considerable scrutiny of the air quality in central London, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place from 8 April 2019. If tighter restrictions are not met, you could be liable for a daily charge to drive within the area.

Why is it coming into effect?

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Here are 4 of the most popular car modifications

Submitted by Dean on 22 March, 2019 - 11:48 with 0 comment

Did you know that something as simple as adding a sticker to your car counts as a modification and needs to be declared to your insurer? Whilst for many of us, that’s the extent of our tampering, vehicle modification has become second-nature for many car enthusiasts.

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Top things you need to know when buying a used motorcycle

Submitted by Dean on 18 March, 2019 - 09:54 with 0 comment

Whether you’ve just passed your CBT and are looking to get out on the road, you’re a seasoned rider with bags of riding experience under your belt, or somewhere in between, buying a second-hand motorbike can feel like a bit of a gamble.

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