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Fraud expert’s warning over dangerous new crash-for-cash tactic

Fraud expert’s warning over dangerous new crash-for-cash tactic

Criminals trying to commit insurance fraud have adopted a dangerous new tactic to catch out innocent drivers, according to anti-fraud experts. So-called crash-for-cash scams cost drivers and insurers £340 million a year and criminals have adapted their tactics as the use of dash cams and in-car telematics have helped tackle the fraud. According to anti-fraud […]

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RAC predicts daytrip distress as heatwave brings spike in breakdowns

RAC predicts daytrip distress as heatwave brings spike in breakdowns

Breakdowns on Britain’s roads are predicted to rise by as much as 50 per cent this weekend as the heat plays havoc with the nation’s cars. With temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees and more drivers expected to be heading to the nation’s beauty spots the RAC has said it expects to see a sharp […]

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This is the best time to buy a new car – here’s why

This is the best time to buy a new car – here’s why

There’s good news for those in the market to buy a new car. According to research from What Car? magazine, it has never been a better time to buy a new car. Why is now a good time? Darren Moss, deputy editor of What Car? magazine told the BBC that with car sales falling and […]

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Overloading your car for a summer road trip could land you with a hefty fine – and invalidate your insurance

Overloading your car for a summer road trip could land you with a hefty fine – and invalidate your insurance

If you are planning to head off on a road trip this summer, be careful not to overload your car with heavy baggage or you could find yourself in trouble with the law. Overloading your car beyond its weight limit is a punishable offence, with motorists facing a hefty fine and penalty points if they […]

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British drivers waste millions a year on licence error

British drivers waste millions a year on licence error

British motorists spent an estimated £5 million more than necessary on driving licences last year, according to the DVLA. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has released new figures showing that more than a million drivers paid more than they had to when renewing or applying for a new licence because they chose to do […]

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Sainsbury’s announces 10p per litre discount on fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s announces 10p per litre discount on fuel – here’s how to claim

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced a new discount on fuel for its customers, offering 10p per litre off at the pumps. From this Friday (June 27) until Tuesday July 2 customers will be able to claim a special coupon entitling them to the discount. To qualify for the saving, you need to spend at least […]

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How your choice of sunscreen could be damaging your car

How your choice of sunscreen could be damaging your car

Using high-factor sunscreen as well as certain hand creams and insect repellents could be bad for your car, according to scientists. While strong sun creams help protect your skin from damage and premature ageing, experts at Ford’s research labs have revealed that they can have the opposite effect on a car’s interior materials. The chemicals […]

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Lightyear One – Dutch firm reveals solar-powered car with 450-mile range

Lightyear One – Dutch firm reveals solar-powered car with 450-mile range

A Dutch car company has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first long-range solar-powered car. Lightyear says its Lightyear One model, which was unveiled in prototype form earlier this week, will be one of the most advanced yet sustainable cars on sale when it hits the market in 2021. The company’s claims for the […]

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Ford Puma – coupe name revived for new compact crossover

Ford Puma – coupe name revived for new compact crossover

Ford has unveiled its latest car, reviving the Puma name badge from the 90s for a new addition to its crossover family. Unlike the original two-door mini coupe, the all-new Ford Puma is an “SUV-inspired” compact crossover. But like the original Puma, it shares its platform with the brand’s ubiquitous Fiesta. Ford already makes a […]

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Leaving a dog in a hot car — the cruel offence that could cost you £20,000

Leaving a dog in a hot car — the cruel offence that could cost you £20,000

Dog owners are being urged to take special care of their pets if they take them in the car this week as temperatures are predicted to soar. With forecasters expecting temperatures to reach the mid-30s in some areas, drivers are being reminded that it is dangerous and illegal to leave their dog or any other […]

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