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Give the manufacturers a break!

Ever since the “dieselgate” story broke, the world’s media have delighted in hounding car manufacturers, seizing on every snippet of news touching on emissions or fuel economy and seeking to turn it into yet another…


Volkswagengate – CO2 fears unfounded

Hot on the heels of VW’s announcement that fixing their much-publicised NOx “defeat device” issue is not as difficult as expected comes the news that the incorrect CO2 levels they admitted to are also pretty insignificant.  They…



diesel smoke

Are diesels really bad for you?

                    Even before Volkswagengate, there were rumblings that diesel emissions were hazardous; the emergence of Volkswagens misdeeds blew these up into a high-profile issue on which…


tyre safety

Tyres – your life in their hands

Now be honest – when did you last check your tyre pressures? Yesterday? Last week? Last month? Can’t quite remember? Like most of us probably, I’m guilty of not checking them as frequently as the…


are cars now too easy to drive?

Are cars now too easy to drive?

Driving home recently I witnessed one of those near misses caused by sheer lack of attention. In this case, someone filtering on to a fast dual carriageway sailed out into the inside lane oblivious to…



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A smarter way to fix stone chips

Do your attempts to fix stone chips on your pride & joy sometimes leave you wishing you had never attempted the apparently impossible? Do you usually end up with a repair that’s much bigger than…


Kumho tyres

Kumho are coming

Outside the world of enthusiasts, tyres are often taken for granted, with the view that all brands of round black things at each corner of the car are the same, so why not buy the…