Tag: CONSUMER FEATURES

A-Z NEW CAR GUIDE (MARCH 2013 REGISTRATIONS)

A-Z NEW CAR GUIDE (MARCH 2013 REGISTRATIONS)

ALFA ROMEO The Alfa range is now two models following the recent demise of the 159. That’s not the only change at Alfa Romeo, with the Italian firm’s Mito compact hatch gaining the frugal and fun TwinAir two-cylinder engine, and the larger Giulietta five-door model receiving the company’s TCT twin-clutch […]

TOP TIPS FOR POST-WINTER CAR CARE

TOP TIPS FOR POST-WINTER CAR CARE

YOU COULD hardly call it spring yet, but with temperatures creeping over 10 degrees and patches of blue sky being spotted across parts of the country, it looks like the worst of the winter is behind us. That’s the cue for some basic maintenance to rid your car of the […]

A Very Good Year (Best Cars of 2012)

A Very Good Year (Best Cars of 2012)

WITH 2012 already a distant memory it’s a good time to take stock of those previous 12 months as the New Year begins. And a quick flick back through reveals that this year produced a bumper crop of exciting new cars. Despite the economic pressures, ever-stricter regulations and buyers who […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012

HOWEVER late it is, it’s not too late. You can take a least a small slice of the Christmas stress away by buying your loved ones a motoring-themed present, and with something for small and big budgets and all age ranges there’s a present for everyone. ON THE MOVE SIGG […]

TOP TIPS FOR RIDING THROUGH THE WINTER

TOP TIPS FOR RIDING THROUGH THE WINTER

A MOTORCYCLE insurance company has contributed to Road Safety Awareness Week with a series of tips for safe riding in wintry conditions.  Bennetts Insurance says that nearly 25% of claims lodged by its customers every year occur in winter, despite there being over 9% fewer bikes taxed during the colder […]

DOWN AND DIRTY (OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLING)

DOWN AND DIRTY (OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLING)

        WHEN MOST people think of off road motorcycling they’ll get an image of some nuisance-causing illegal rider on a Sunday afternoon. In actual fact there are various disciplines carried out perfectly legally on tracks, trails and practice tracks around the country. Every year up to 55,000 […]

10 OF THE BEST: SUVS

10 OF THE BEST: SUVS

WITH the bad conditions and short daylight hours already knocking on the door the comfort, security and all-weather ability of an SUV could be just the ticket to ease your way into 2013. Here are ten of the best SUVs from £20,000 to £100,000. £0-£20,000 Ford Kuga The idea that […]

PARIS MOTOR SHOW 2012: SHOW REPORT

PARIS MOTOR SHOW 2012: SHOW REPORT

THE PARIS Motor Show isn’t traditionally one of the motor show circuit’s most important events, but this year someone seems to have forgotten to tell the organisers that.       From the stunning McLaren P1, which looks like it’s going to exceed every benchmark of almost every hypercar before […]

DRIVE AND SAVE (CUTTING MOTORING COSTS)

DRIVE AND SAVE (CUTTING MOTORING COSTS)

ALMOST anyone running a car in the current climate will be suffering from escalating costs, with fuel and insurance biting the hardest. But there are ways in which you can take control and minimise the financial impact. Try not using it It might sound obvious but the less you use […]

THE POWER BEHIND ELECTRIC CARS

THE POWER BEHIND ELECTRIC CARS

IN THE chicken-and-egg scenario surrounding electric cars and charging locations, there’s a company right at the heart of the action. And it’s British. Chargemaster is going about its business fairly quietly at the moment, but it lays claim to the title of the biggest manufacturer of charging points ‘certainly in […]