Motoring

New cars

Monday, May 14, 2018
United Kingdom

Suzuki’s third-generation Swift Sport is a souped-up supermini that’s big on fun. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s fully-loaded and hard to fault.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Honda still sees a future for diesel power and has just launched a significantly revised engine in its Civic. Motoring editor Andy Russell says there’s still a valuable role for such engines.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Motoring editor Andy Russell is pleasantly surprised by the all-round abilities of Subaru’s new XV, now much better placed to get to grips with compact crossover rivals and rough terrain.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Vauxhall’s large Grandland X has a new Ultimate flagship. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s loaded with kit but comes at a hefty price.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Volvo has found another winning formula with the XC40, its first compact SUV, and it’s really found favour with customers, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Quick Tips & 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.

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

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.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.

Traffic News

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Nearly 550 people have signed a petition calling for the opening of a link through a Huntingdon business park to create a second exit from the Hinchingbrooke area.

Mon, 15:13

Train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has apologised to passengers whose journeys were disrupted after the introduction of huge changes to services.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Transport firm Maritime wants to level the Alconbury Services lorry park and turn it into a “staging post” for its own fleet of trucks and the containers it carries.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Highways England will be starting essential repair work on a three-mile stretch of the A1(M) on May 11.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Rail passengers from Huntingdon and St Neots can expect two more trains to London in the morning rush hour - together with hundreds more seats - when a major shake-up of Govia Thameslink Railways services takes place.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Want to know what it’s like to chase a car 100mph down the motorway? Or pull-over uninsured drivers? We show you what a day in the life of our road police officers is like.

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