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Eye test

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers of all ages to ensure they get regular eye tests.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S with MkI Golf GTI

Volkswagen will use the annual GTI gathering at Lake Wörthersee in Austria to reveal the fastest and most powerful Golf GTI ever to reach production, celebrating 40 years since the launch of the first Golf GTI.

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Parents in a family car

The most popular ways to keep a child entertained on a long journey are playing I Spy or just giving them an iPad, according to a new survey.

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Norton Way Mazda in Letchworth showcases Mazda2 and Mazda3

Mazda’s popular models, the Mazda2 supermini and the sporty hatchback Mazda3, offer motorists outstanding efficiency, style and Mazda’s driver-focused performance and are available at Letchworth-based Norton Way Mazda.

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Fergus Walkinshaw with the 1982 Range Rover to be restored at the Silverstone Classic (Jakob Ebrey/Silverstone Classic)

The Silverstone Classic takes place from July 29-31 this year will not only feature a multitude of classic racing but also a live restoration of an original Range Rover, thanks to official parts and accessories partner eBay.

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vehicle wheel add air pressure

Faulty tyre pressure monitoring systems are causing thousands of MoT failures, according to new research.

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Adapted Vauxhall Astra at Get Going Live 2014

Disabled drivers will have the chance to pilot a choice of more than 40 different specially-adapted cars around the world-famous Silverstone race track next month.

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Car servicing

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

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Motorbike helmets (biker, motorcycle, motorcyclist, motorbiker)

Four in 10 bikers are riding while wearing helmets that need to be replaced, according to a report from insurance broker Carole Nash.

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New cars

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid combines petrol and electric power for strong on-road and environmental perfomance.

Can Munich’s motorway-muncher compete in the hybrid age after decades of diesel dominance? Ed Wiseman reckons so.

Tue, 08:12
Ford Mustang fastback - pulling power on the road and with passers-by.

Motoring editor Andy Russell has waited two lifetimes – his and the Ford Mustang’s – to drive this automotive icon. He wasn’t disappointed.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Fourth-generation Sportage is an all-new package that builds on the success of Kia UK's best-seller - roomier, better to drive and more upmarket.

The fourth generation of Kia’s top-selling Sportage sport utility vehicle has upped the ante again in this hugely-competitive class and can’t be ignored, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Skoda Octavia vRS 230 gets a more powerful turbo petrol engine, extra kit and is better looking.

Already the perfect mix of performance, practicality and good value, Skoda has upped the ante with the Octavia vRS 230, says Matt Joy.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Suzuki Baleno is a well-priced and roomy compact family hatchback which goes on sale in June.

Suzuki is growing its no-nonsense hatchbacks range in June and reviving the Baleno name. Ed Wiseman gets an early drive.

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Used Cars

Toyota has built a fully-functionin GT86 Shooting Brake concept but there are no plans to put it into production.

Toyota has revealed a surprise new vision for the GT86 sports car – a shooting brake concept.

New cars sales last month were 2% up on the previous April.

New car sales grew by 2% last month compared with April last year, according to industry figures.

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid combines petrol and electric power for strong on-road and environmental perfomance.

Can Munich’s motorway-muncher compete in the hybrid age after decades of diesel dominance? Ed Wiseman reckons so.

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Driverless cars are coming but most motorists still want to be able to be in control.

More than 65% of motorists want to retain the right to drive even though driverless cars are coming, two new pieces of research released have shown.

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A study shows that many new cars are damaged within the first two months of ownership.

Almost a third of first-year car accidents happen within two months of delivery, suggesting that if you’ve ever had your brand new car scraped, you’re not alone.

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