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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This stunning Saab will be one of the classic cars on show at the NEC in November.

The very best classic cars from across the country, as nominated by classic car clubs in the UK, are set for a final face-off in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, at Birmingham’s NEC from November 11-13.

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Parents and children (8-11) in motorhome, smiling, portrait of parents

Staycations or stay-at-home holidays in the UK are set for a boost with, for the first time, personal contract purchase (PCP) becoming widely available in the motorhome and touring caravan market.

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My First Car - Terence Morris

Like one of the car owners previously featured, I also spent my National Service at Bulford Barracks, Salisbury Plain, and learnt to drive at Houndstone Camp, Yeovil, Somerset.

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My First Car - Peter Beardsmore

My first car was a Reliant Regal MkI made of aluminium nailed onto a wooden frame with a plywood floor, all screwed to a simple hollow chassis.

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Join Vindis Volkswagen at their As Good As New Event between 6th – 24th October 2016

If you’re looking to buy a used Volkswagen, now’s the time to do it.

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Messy rear seat

More than a million parents are left with the same messy motoring dilemma every Monday morning – getting their company car fit for business after a weekend with the kids.

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VW Passat

Volkswagen’s Passat Estate Alltrack lifted the overall trophy, as well as class and category wins, in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017 competition.

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2010 Kia Sportage

Britain’s best used cars for 2016 have been revealed by Auto Express, with Kia coming out on top in two key categories.

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New cars

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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SsangYong Tivoli XLV is a longer version of the budget-buy crossover with a boxy 720-litre loadbay. Picture: SsangYong

SsangYong’s stretched Tivoli boosts boot space so this XLV version really has loads going for it, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
New Mazda 6 saloon and Tourer, pictured, feature more driving aid technology to improve ride and roadholding.

Mazda has given its popular 6 saloon and Tourer estate range a facelift. Laura Thomson finds out what’s new.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is longer and lower than the sport utility vehicle version. Picture: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has now launched a sleeker Coupe version of its GLC sport utility vehicle – stylish, sure-footed and sportier to drive. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Kia Optima Sportswagon aims to appeal to fleets looking for a well-proportioned, well-priced, well-equipped estate car. Picture: Kia

The Optima Sportswagon may be Kia’s first large family estate car but it’s on a mission to break into the fleet market. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out.

Friday, December 30, 2016
Suzuki Ignis is a compact city crossover with standout styling that is easy to drive and live with. Picture: Suzuki

Suzuki’s new Ignis looks to offer buyers a funky, small car that’s good to drive. Has it managed to do that? Jon Reay finds out.

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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

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.

Car servicing

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

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.

2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ5 speedometer (fuel gauge)

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.

Cobra JumPack (jump-start, breakdown, battery, charger)

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.

Tyre safety, air pressure, puncture

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?

Part of an RAC Car Passport used car check

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

Snow, winter, ice

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

Motorists are being advised to avoid part of the A1 near Sawtry after a road traffic collision involving a refuse lorry.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Chris Grayling MP

A billion-pound package of road improvements for the east of England have been announced by the government today (Friday) and include an upgrade of the A428 near St Neots.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Motorists are told to expect residual delays on the A14 after a collision involving two vehicles earlier this morning (January 11).

Monday, January 2, 2017
Cllr Julie Wisson

Cambridgeshire councillors have backed a call to push Network Rail to close the Offord Cluny level crossing as a “matter of urgency”.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Drivers are being warned to expect long delays following a collision between a motorcycle and a lorry in Buckden.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Huntingdon Railway Station,

Commuters in Huntingdonshire affected by rail delays of 15 minutes will be able to claim compensation for the first time, following new rules announced by government.

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