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Countdown to the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s biggest car culture event – attracting well over 100,000 visitors every year. It is held in the grounds of Lord March’s estate, just next to the main Goodwood race circuit in West Sussex where the annual revival festival is held. The event features a hill climb where [...]

Dealing with cold weather battery problems

When the temperature drops, car problems inevitably rise. In larger terms, this is unavoidable, but there are things that you can do to minimise the chances of your being stuck, unable to start your car. First of all, why does the cold affect your car so much? The main reason is that lower temperatures have [...]

How to drift – with Fifth Gear

Learn how to drift with a quick lesson from an upcoming episode of Fifth Gear with presenter Jonny Smith as he prepares for a drifting competition at Gatebil in Scandinavia: Episode 5 of Fifth Gear is due to broadcast on Monday 11th March at 8pm on the Discovery Channel in the UK.

Commuting by car makes UK drivers stressed and tired

UK drivers commute to work an average of 233 times per year spending 47 minutes per day going to and from work, stacking up to over 182 hours behind the wheel. The results are a nation of tired and stressed workers driving an average of 7,000 miles per year, according to a recent study by [...]

Entertain the kids on long drives with the Snugg iPad headrest mount

With two young children long car journeys can often be a bit torturous when it comes to keeping them entertained.  There are a variety of options but my wife wasn’t too keen on duck taping their mouths shut and retrofit rear headrest TV’s are outrageously expensive compared to the value of our cars.  Plus we [...]

How to winterize your car

The winter weather can make for dangerous driving, with snow and ice leading to collisions and accidents. These conditions can play havoc with your car, and without the right preparation and treatment damage can be caused to your vehicle. Being involved in a serious accident is stressful and can result in long-term injury and loss [...]

Cars and us

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the world has witnessed the burst of the automobile industry. Nowadays, cars are overrunning our lives: from one of the simplest ways of transportation to exhibitions of luxurious sports cars, from catchy advertising spots to shows and magazines related exclusively to the four wheeled vehicle, it is undeniable [...]

Bored UK Drivers Lose Contentration Behind Wheel

In a poll of 1,000 UK drivers, Allianz Your Cover Insurance found that 76% of drivers are bored, causing 55% to lose concentration behind the wheel of their car with drivers finding the M25 being the most boring road (18%), followed by the M1 (15) and the M6 (12%).  Jon Lott of Allianz Your Cover [...]

When to lease a car

When buying a car, you have to pay the full price for a vehicle with a constantly decreasing value. To get the best return from your initial outlay, you need to run that car for its full lifespan. You can end up driving an older car with higher maintenance costs, less advanced features and with [...]

As good as new! Easy steps towards a thoroughly clean car

For some of us, cleaning the car out can be a therapeutic experience, whilst for others it can just be a dull chore. But whichever way you look at it, you’re maintaining your car’s value and potentially even helping to extend its lifespan – not a bad way to spend the afternoon then! Interior If [...]