Motoring

New cars

Friday, July 13, 2018
Andy Russell

For all its off-road SUV heritage, Jeep has lagged in the popular compact class but now it’s out to make up ground with the all-new Compass, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Fiat 500’s been around more than a decade in its current form – a tough show for any small car, let alone a niche, fashion-conscious model. Tom Wiltshire drives the convertible version of the latest facelifted model.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Vauxhall’s GSi is back in the shape of the elegant new Insignia range and the Sports Tourer estate is a true grand tourer, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Dacia has reinvented its Duster SUV with the second-generation range much improved in terms of quality, reliability and technology without sacrificing affordability, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

United Kingdom
Monday, July 2, 2018

With the UK the biggest market for Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class, this new hi-tech, hi-spec fourth-generation hatchback’s more grown-up feel is set to make it an even bigger hit, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

United Kingdom
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Do you remember your first car? Was it a banger with attitude or were you lucky enough to have a brand new set of wheels? We want you to tell us about your adventures, from memorable road trips to catastrophic crashes. How much did your first car cost? How much did it sell for? And how much fun was it?

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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

A man has died in hospital following a collision on the A14 at Leighton Bromswold last month.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

ore than 7,000 speeding motorists have been clocked going through roadworks on the A14 and the A1 since the beginning of the year - leading to a plea from Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner Jason Ablewhite not to put lives at risk.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A road near Ramsey will be closed for up to six weeks while work to repair drought damage is carried out.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Beleaguered rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has announced a special compensation scheme payment equivalent to the cost of up to four weeks’ travel for passengers worst hit by train chaos.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Traffic on the A14 west of Huntingdon is flowing freely again this morning (Thursday) after hundreds of litres of sulphuric acid spilled from a tanker.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Slow moving traffic is expected on the A14 between Godmanchster and the Spittals interchange due to an overturned trailer.

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