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ALL EYES EAST (TOKYO MOTOR SHOW PREVIEW)

ALL EYES EAST (TOKYO MOTOR SHOW PREVIEW)

      THE Japanese save their best show-stoppers for the home event, so expect some real eye-poppers at this year’s Tokyo car extravaganza. The Far East’s motoring showcase opens on October 19th, and the 39th annual Tokyo Motor Show will be packed with exciting concepts. One show car that’s […]

Ram raids UK (Dodge Ram)

Ram raids UK (Dodge Ram)

THE iconic Dodge Ram pick-up, with its classic American truck look, has just gone on sale at UK Chrysler Jeep dealerships. Specialist importers have been selling them here for a while, but Chrysler’s factory-direct examples will be around £4,000 cheaper and come with full manufacturer back-up. Only left-hand drive examples […]

Tractors come under scrutiny

Tractors come under scrutiny

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are working together in an initiative designed to reduce the number of accidents involving agricultural vehicles used both on the farm and on the road. A series of vehicle safety checks will be undertaken during coming […]

MOTABILITY: CHECKLIST

MOTABILITY: CHECKLIST

To clear up any confusion concerning exactly what the Motability scheme provides, here’s a checklist. WHAT IS INCLUDED :: A new car of your choice every three years :: Insurance and loss and damage protection :: Personal accident cover (driver and passengers) :: RAC breakdown assistance :: Servicing and maintenance […]

MOTABILITY: THE WORD FROM THE TOP

MOTABILITY: THE WORD FROM THE TOP

Mike Collier speaks to Mike Betts, chief executive of Motability Operations about past problems and ambitious plans for the future IN THE PAST, IT SEEMS THERE HAVE BEEN PROBLEMS MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF EXACTLY WHAT MOTABILITY REPRESENTS. WHY WAS THAT? The business got to a point where it had grown […]

MOTABILITY: FIVE FAST FACTS ABOUT MOTABILITY

MOTABILITY: FIVE FAST FACTS ABOUT MOTABILITY

      1. Originally founded in 1978 as Motability Finance Limited, the business is owned by the five major clearing banks – Barclays, HBOS, Lloyds TSB, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. All activities are overseen by Motability, a national charity, which makes the scheme an early example […]

MOTABILITY: COMMON QUESTIONS

The Motability scheme has been helping disabled drivers get on the road for nearly 30 years. Matt Joy answers a few of the most common queries about the scheme. ASK most drivers how they would cope without their cars, and you could expect to receive a long moan about poor […]

MOTABILITY: CHOOSING A CAR

MOTABILITY: CHOOSING A CAR

Iain Dooley outlines what you should look out for when choosing your new car     WITHOUT wishing to state the obvious, any car you consider should be right for your needs. It’s common sense, after all. But it’s also easy to get carried away with the gadgets and gizmos […]

HOW TO ADJUST HEADLIGHTS

HOW TO ADJUST HEADLIGHTS

Real life motoring advice, produced in association with Haynes Workshop Manuals     MANY drivers are playing a blinder now that the dark nights are drawing in – they’re dazzling other motorists with badly-adjusted headlights. Worse, many people venture out on pitch-black evenings and early mornings with one headlight out […]

FIVE FAST FACTS ABOUT… CASTROL

FIVE FAST FACTS ABOUT… CASTROL

      1) Castrol was founded in March 1899 by Charles “Cheers” Wakefield (1859 – 1941), a Liverpool-born entrepreneur, at the age of 39. The company traded under the CC Wakefield and Co name until 1960, when it was renamed Castrol Ltd in honour of its most famous product. […]