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March 2013 News

Thieves targeting classic cars

28/03/2013 14:00:02
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Classic car owners have been urged to enhance the security of their vehicles in order to keep thieves at bay. Following a rise in classic car thefts, TRACKER, a stolen vehicle recovery company, has advised owners do to everything in their power to keep their car safe. Minis, classic Ford Escorts and VW Campervans are proving to be ...

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UK's 'most trusted' garages revealed

27/03/2013 14:00:01
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The 20 most trusted car garages in the UK have been named after a public vote. Around 11,500 people across the UK voted in this year's Motor Codes Garage of the Year competition to give a glowing endorsement to the way their garage dealt with a mechanical breakdown or other issue with their car. Garages that are part of the 7,250- ...

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Supermarkets cut diesel by 2p a litre

26/03/2013 14:00:01
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Two of the UK's biggest supermarket chains have announced cuts to the price of diesel at their forecourts. Sainsbury's revealed it is reducing the price of its diesel by up to 2p a litre from Tuesday, meaning motorists will be able to get more fuel for their money. "We know that fuel is a big part of our customers' budgets and the ...

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Fraudster jailed for hiding sports car

25/03/2013 17:00:01
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A businessman has been handed a 12-month jail term for squirrelling away his luxury Jaguar sports car in a bid to keep it out of the hands of bailiffs. Alan Dykes, 55, of Poole, Dorset, was sentenced for perjury and perverting the course of justice by a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court. Dykes hid the pristine 1952 silver Jaguar sp ...

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Expert issues advice for safe Easter driving

22/03/2013 14:00:01
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Motorists heading off on holiday over Easter have been issued with a set of tips by a road safety charity. Advanced driving expert Peter Rodger, of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), is reminding those undertaking a long journey to be prepared and avoid tiredness and distractions. Motorists should pull over somewhere safe ...

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Probationary' plates for young drivers

21/03/2013 17:00:00
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Recently-qualified young drivers may be required to sport "probationary" licence plates under new proposals to boost safety on the UK's roads. The Department for Transport is examining a raft of measures intended to curb the number of accidents involving rookie motorists. Speaking in the House of Lords, Government whip Earl Attlee ...

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Tougher MoT tests 'could see thousands fail'

20/03/2013 17:00:01
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Drivers face tougher MoT tests from today. That is when stricter new standards come into place, leaving thousands of drivers facing an MoT failure or costly repair bills, say the AA. The changes seek to ensure minimum Europe-wide technical standards which could lessen the risk of mechanical breakdown or accidents. They will ...

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UK roads see more dented vehicles

19/03/2013 17:00:01
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Britain's roads boast more than a million vehicles that have been damaged in an accident but whose drivers can't afford to have them repaired, a new study indicates. The Accident Exchange, which carried out the research, says that the safety of tens of thousands of the vehicles has been compromised by dents and scrapes caused in minor ac ...

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Residents not amused by potholes song

18/03/2013 17:00:00
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Taxpayers in Worcestershire have hit out at their county council for "wasting money" on a comedy video aimed at making it easier for motorists to report potholes. Residents have labelled Right Here in Highways, a cover of Frank Sinatra's hit My Way, a "time-wasting" PR stunt and believe the music video makes light of a major issue on loc ...

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Honda recalls 250000 for brake defect

15/03/2013 17:00:00
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A brake defect is forcing Japanese car manufacturer Honda to recall close to 250,000 vehicles across the globe. There have no collisions reported due to the defective brake system, which results in the vehicle suddenly braking even when the driver has not touched the brakes. Honda said it would recall more than 183,000 vehicles i ...

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CAM Systems becomes latest TyreSafe supporter

14/03/2013 17:00:00
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One of the UK's leading data and software suppliers to the tyre industry is joining a tyre safety organisation to help reduce the number of tyre-related deaths and accidents on the road. CAM Systems is the latest in a long line of firms to declare its support for TyreSafe, which also has the backing of car and tyre manufacturers, retaile ...

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Driving advice as snow hits

13/03/2013 20:00:01
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With the week already blighted by snow, ice and freezing temperatures, drivers have been issued with tips to keep themselves, their loved ones and their cars safe. The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) said that unless travelling is completely necessary, people should avoid using roads in snowy conditions. IAM chief examiner P ...

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