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Herts Auto Show

Thousands of cars, bikes, trikes and vans descended on Stanborough Park for the Herts Auto Show on Sunday.

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2016 Renault SYEO concept (Image: Renault)

Renault has unveiled a series of eye-popping concepts in advance of Clerkenwell Design Week, including a single-person vehicle described as ‘wearable’ transport.

2014 Mini Cooper

Football fans driving in France during Euro 2016 are being advised to check the laws of the road after a study revealed fewer than two-thirds (65 per cent) of motorists know they have to drive on the right after crossing the Channel.

Ireland
Dark-tinted glass on a Mercedes-Benz ML (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

Window tinting is one modification that can actually add practicality to your car as well as a cool new look - as long as you steer clear of the legal pitfalls.

Refuelling at an Asda petrol station (diesel, fuel)

Asda is the UK’s favourite place to buy fuel, according to a new analysis that puts the major supermarket brands well ahead of dedicated petrol retailers.

Tesco
House, driveway, two cars

Enterprising homeowners in London, Leeds and Bristol have topped a table of earnings from simply renting out their driveways as public parking spaces.

United Kingdom
Eye test

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

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.

Volkswagen
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.

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.

vehicle wheel add air pressure

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

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.

Ford
Car servicing

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

United Kingdom
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.

Japfest will celebrate the Mitsubishi Evo

A move to a bigger and better venue has allowed the organisers of Japfest 2016 to accommodate more cars and features than ever before.

United Kingdom
Motoring battery advice

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

Nissan
London Motor Show

The new London Motor Show has continued to grow and now the Battersea Park Evolution event, just a month away, has attracted 35 car brands and more than 130 different models, some to be seen in the capital for the very first time.

Cat thief

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

File photo of motorists starting to queue in heavy traffic on the M25 (Andrew Matthews/PA)

More than half of British motorists (51 per cent) admit to being confused by car maintenance, according to a survey.

Cash is still a strong bargaining tool when it comes to buying a car (money, notes)

If insurance applications ever make you wonder whether your career is working with or against you, you’d better hope you’re not an accountant.

United Kingdom
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tyre rolling across the 2016 Ian Cook (popbangcolour.com) artwork

Check out this stunning eagle artwork made with nothing but painting supplies, canvas and a new Goodyear sports tyre.

Twitter
The BMW 330e is a plug-in hybrid electric car, meaning that you can charge it up using charge points at home or work.

Secondhand electric or hybrid cars are more likely to have outstanding finance than their petrol or diesel counterparts, according to new figures released by My Car Check.

Toyota
My First Car - Julian Purser

My first car back in 1973, for the sum of £120, was a 1965 850cc green Mini - a purchase which started an amusing and shocking run of events.

File photo of traffic on the M1 motorway, as the number of telematics or 'black box' insurance policies that reward motorists for careful driving has jumped by 40\% over the last year, according to research (Rui Vieira/PA)

Commuters can make a significant difference to their weight and health by leaving the car at home, according to new research.

United Kingdom
Woman driving car

Women are more likely to know what adds value to a car than men, according to a recent survey on the used car market.

United Kingdom
Tired of pine needles making a mess? See our picks for alternative Christmas trees. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you are fed up of pine needles making a mess in your lounge, here are a few alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree

Christmas
The Christmas lights switch-on in Saffron Walden.

Father Christmas and Mayor Heather Asker will arrive in a sleigh to turn on Saffron Walden’s Christmas lights later this month.

Heather Asker
Have you thought about an adult advent calendar this Christmas? Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Advent calendars aren’t just for kids, there’s a growing trend in grown-ups treating themselves to the Yuletide tradition too

Christmas
ELY winter driving

Now the weather is turning chillier, drivers are being advised to make some simple checks to their cars to avoid being stranded in cold or wet conditions.

Christmas
The leading high street stores have announced what they think will be at the top of every child’s Christmas list. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The leading high street stores have announced what they think will be at the top of every child’s Christmas list. Here are our favourites…

Christmas

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