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Tom Cruise’s Porsche 928 in ‘Risky Business’ SOLD

It's the star car but not the one that took a dip in Lake Michigan The Porsche 928 was sold this past weekend for a final price of $1,980,000. The text has been updated to reflect this. A high-school senior is left home alone when his parents go out of town....

What is an MOT

Cars over three years old must by law pass a yearly MOT test to show they are roadworthy. Here you can find out more about the MOT, including the five most common simple reasons why cars fail it. There’s also a checklist to help you give your car the best chance of a...

A brief history of Volkswagen

Of the ten top-selling car models in history, three are Volkswagen; the Beetle, the Golf and the Passat. Not one for fancy branding strategies, the current VW tagline is simply “Das Auto”, which literally translates to “the car”. They are Germany’s biggest car company...

A brief history of Skoda

Founded in 1859, Skoda has had a very interesting history as both a state-owned and privately owned car manufacturer. By 2016, Skoda sales had reached 1.13 million cars and profit had risen by 6.5%. But, how did this Czech manufacturer come to be? We take a...
What is an MOT

What is an MOT

Cars over three years old must by law pass a yearly MOT test to show they are roadworthy. Here you can find out more...

A brief history of SEAT

Although it is an impressive 67 years old, SEAT is one of the younger car manufacturers, and its sporty cars show that it has no plans to slow down. Popularity for SEAT has grown and grown and seeing a SEAT on the road in the UK is as common as seeing a Golf or a...

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A brief history of Porsche

Porsche are one of the most well-known brands in the world. Synonymous with luxury and style, Porsche has become just as much of a status symbol as designer clothes or luxury holidays. But how did the car manufacturer become the luxury icon it is today? Let's...

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A brief history of Mini

Cute, iconic and unmistakably British, the Mini is an instantly recognisable little car with a devoted fan base. Despite its diminutive size, it has space for four passengers and even room for luggage in the boot. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most...

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A brief history of Mercedes-Benz

Alternately referred to as Benz, Mercedes or Merc, Mercedes-Benz is about as much of a household name as is possible within the automotive industry. The mere mention of Mercedes conjures far more than just cars. Such brand recognition and identity, arguably...

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A brief history of BMW

BMW are one of the most well-known, established car brands in the world. Producing both executive and city cars alike, BMW has a rich and interesting history. In fact, BMW started as three other manufacturing companies. So how did it become the prestigious car...

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A brief history of Bentley

Far more than just a luxury automobile, a Bentley is a statement. Owning one says you’re either fabulously rich or would rather drive a Bentley than have a place to live. Bentley represents British elegance like no other. The Queen’s private limousine is a special...

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A brief history of Audi

Audi is one of the best-selling luxury automobile manufacturers in the world. However, the origins of the German brand are complex and colourful, to say the least. Behind the name of every car company, there’s a story. Sometimes it’s as simple as the name of the...

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10 car cleaning tips

Washing your car can be a bit of a bore, especially if it doesn’t end up much cleaner than it was when you started. But do it right, and your car can look like a gleaming new showroom model and be a place you actually want to spend time in.Don’t just throw a bucket of...

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10 common problems with Mercedes

There is a reason why Mercedes-Benz is one of the most widely known car brands on the planet right now. It is because, Mercedes creates a long list of gorgeous, eye-popping vehicles. But just as beauty is only skin deep, we must look deeper than how the...

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6 Audi Problems You Should Know About

Audi is a well-known German car manufacture brand that designs, produces and distributes luxury vehicles. However, these luxury vehicles aren't perfect; several Audi problems have been encountered. Here are some of the most common issues that you will come across with...

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5 Hacks you didn’t know about your BMW

BMW Remote Key fob The BMW key fob is packed with handy functions. The fob can not only lock and unlock your doors or open the boot, but in some cases control your windows, start the engine, disable your BMW sensors and more. Keep reading to check out what hidden...

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Are Mercedes Reliable Cars?

Are you thinking about buying a Mercedes? If you’re looking to buy one, you need to take into account something other than how powerful and fast a Mercedes is. You also have to take a look at its reliability. It’s not the most exciting topic, but you must do some...

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Queen Elizabeth’s Car Collection

When it comes to being chauffeured, we think no one does it better than the Queen of the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II has amassed a fleet of luxury cars and still manages to get out and drive on occasion. Take a look at some of the most amazing cars her royal...

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Dashboard warning lights, what do they mean

We’ve all been behind the wheel when a light pops up on our dashboard resulting in slight panic whilst you contemplate what will need to be fixed. When this happens you may be thinking ‘does this need to be booked in’ or ‘can I carry on?' Most often people will choose...

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The Top Ten Maintenance Mistakes that UK Drivers Make

We all want to save money when it comes to running and maintaining our vehicles. So it’s tempting to put off maintenance mistakes tasks or ignore small problems in the hope that they’ll just go away. This can be a short-sighted strategy because most problems don’t...

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What’s the Difference Between an MOT and a Service?

You may be surprised to find out that lots of UK drivers don’t know the difference between an MOT and a service! The two are linked, as many motorists have a service at the same time as an MOT, but they are two different procedures. What is an MOT? An MOT is an...

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