What are gas struts and how can you change them?

Have you ever noticed that you can lift the lid of your boot with only a single finger? With all the metal, glass and trim in the boot, how can this be possible? The answer is simple: gas struts. Gas struts are piston-like hinges that support the boot lid at either side, and they don’t…

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What Are the Safest Cars on the Road?

Car safety has come a long way in the last few decades. In 1983, wearing a seat belt became compulsory by law in the UK and saved an estimated 50,000 lives over the next twenty years. In fact, statistics show that there are around 1,000 fewer road-related fatalities than in 1999. In 2000, the government…

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How a BMW Could Be Your Next Car

BMW was recently crowned the best-selling luxury automaker in the world for a tenth consecutive year, finishing above national rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The company sold a record 1.81m cars worldwide in 2014. This was mostly thanks to the growing interest in China, which overtook the company’s homeland of Germany to become its second most…

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Car Scenes in Movies That Girls Love

When you think of car scenes in movies, you think chases, crashes and speed but these aren’t necessarily the only good ones. Everyone loves a good romance scene or a bit of comedy which is exactly what these five examples below show. From classics such as Grease and Titanic up to the pop girl movie…

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Steps to Take if your Car Breaks Down

Having your car break down on you can be a nightmare but being prepared for the possibility is half the battle. It will happen to us all at some point, so when you find yourself in a tight spot such as this, you need to the tools of the trade and the knowledge to help…

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Possible Security Risks Involved With Driverless Cars

In 2004, the Will Smith feature film, “I, Robot” hit the movie theaters as a futuristic sci-fi thriller box office hit. Set in the year 2035, the movie featured mass produced robots and vehicles that drove themselves without any human interaction. Bypassing the need for a driver, Will Smith’s character could read magazines and do…

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The History and Popularity of Customised Cars

The History of Customisation Although mass production of cars began in the 1920s, it was not until after WW2 that the first customised cars began to emerge. The owners of early custom cars were those returning from the war with first-hand experience of high-powered aircraft who were able to use their skills and knowledge to…

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