New cars

Thursday, February 16, 2017
New 177PS 2.0-litre turbo diesel gives Nissan X-Trail more pull for towing duties. Pictures: Nissan

The Nissan X-Trail’s new diesel engine should give it even more off-road credibility. Andrew Evans finds out if that is the case.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Renault's revolutionary new five-seat Scenic rewrites the MPV rulebook  it looks stunning with 20in wheels, is family friendly and rewarding to drive. Pictures: Renault

Renault has rewritten the compact MPV rulebook again with its new Scenic – hi-tech, family-friendly and vastly versatile. Motoring editor Andy Russell is also hugely impressed.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Compact SUV or rugged city car � Suzuki Ignis straddles different classes but there�s no disputing it�s a roomy little rascal with a sense of fun. Pictures: Suzuki

Suzuki’s small car know-how and four-wheel drive expertise make the revived Ignis as much fun to drive and live with as it looks, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
New Registration supplement pix

The new BMW 5 Series has a lot of expectation riding on it. The outgoing car was immensely popular, so has the new one done enough to eclipse this? Darren Cassey finds out.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Peugeot 3008 has grown into a stylish SUV with the technology and practical features to make it a serious contender in this sector. Pictures: Peugeot

Peugeot’s stylish new 3008 SUV has got off to a winning start – and it’s not difficult to see why, says motoring editor Andy Russell.


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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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A picture of the scene on the A14 where six vehicles are thought to have been involved in a collision. Picture: ALAN KENNY

Two people have been rushed to hospital after a six-vehicle collision on the A14 this morning (February 14).

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Motorists are being warned of slow traffic on part of the A14 this afternoon (February 9) after a collision between two vans.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

There were lengthy delays on the A14 near Huntingdon this morning (Thursday) after accidents on both eastbound and westbound carriageways.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Motorists are being advised to avoid a stretch of the A14 this morning (February 7), after some vehicles broke down on the westbound carriageway.

Friday, February 3, 2017
Councillor Peter Reeve welcomes the new traffic calming measures in Oilmills Road, Ramsey

Campaigners in Ramsey Mereside are celebrating after traffic calming measures were finally installed along a stretch of road in the town.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

There will be no rail service from Huntingdon and St Neots for the next two weekends while important improvements are carried out on the line.

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