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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BMW’s Take on Electric Cars

Electric cars are slowly becoming more and more popular, but they still have a long way to go. The idea of running out of juice and long charging times puts many buyers off, even if they are in support of ditching petrol and diesel engines for good. The electric car from BMW could make all…

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How We Ended Up Waving To Truck Drivers

Driving up and down motorways for work can be a boring experience; long journeys with the family can be even more fraught. As a diversion nothing could compare with Wake Up To Wogan. I can still remember that first mention on his breakfast show. Someone emailed in to announce that they had heard a cuckoo…

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Buying Used: Drive Down Your Motoring Costs

Because of the current economic climate in the UK second hand cars are a more viable option Although some say we are seeing the first green shoots of recovery, the UK economy is far from buoyant. We may not be technically in a recession, but for many people money is still very tight. In times…

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