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  • By autoevoke
    You can request a free annual email or text reminder before your MOT's due - simply visit the government's site and sign up for reminders. You'll need to give an email or phone number and the reg of a vehicle registered in England, Wales or Scotland (in Northern Ireland you get a postal reminder seven weeks before your MOT's due). You'll need to activate the reminder via a link you'll be emailed after signing up. You'll get reminders a month before your MOT's due, and two weeks later if you
  • By autoevoke
    700+ locations If you're off on a long car journey – and even if you're not – it could be worth getting your car checked over. Book online at Halfords* to get a free winter car check at most Halfords stores or Autocentres (find your nearest*, excludes locations with parking restrictions). This is a year-round freebie, branded winter or summer depending on the time. What's covered by the Halfords free car check? Battery health check Headlight and bra
  • By Alfa4
    Gone to the dark side now and sold the Alfa which will be sorely missed 😞 Have bought a Nissan Juke as has petrol engine and four doors which is now what i need. Will have to get another Alfa in the future though, such fun cars to drive  x  
  • By autoevoke
    Welcome John....good choice in cars and always handy to have a fair weather car to hand for when its a bit warmer. I use my BMW Z3 in the winter but with wooly hat and heater blowing hot and still great fun to drive on a cold winters day Good to have you onboard!
  • By John54510
    Hi all  I'm John and i own several cars the latest ones being a Mercedes SLK and a Jaguar XF which works for all types of motoring and especially the Merc for warmer weather Good to be on here with mutual car enthusiasts and hope to chat more in the future
  • By The Motorists Guide
    lol...you're not wrong there John54510 time to dig out the Turtle Wax 🙂    
  • By John54510
    Here we go again! another lockdown oh well the car does need polishing again 🙂
  • what are your other ideal road trips Steve ?
  • By Steve Q
    Think it's the best way, leaving a car to sit idle is no good for it long term. 
  • By Steve Q
    Never really considered Switzerland for a road trip to be honest. But may have to look into it after I've completed my other ideal road trips. 
  • Same here Steve (although not a key worker, but working all through the lockdown)....took out the X-Trail, Z3 and BMW bike so they all got a run to keep things turning over
  • By Steve Q
    Being a key worker I've been alternating between my daily and my old Audi. I did take my Ford Escort out for a run last week which was the first time since it passed its MOT in Feb!

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  • By The Motorists Guide
    Kia e-Niro rival arrives in the UK early next year with EV-specific underpinnings, vRS performance model Skoda’s first bespoke electric car, the Enyaq iV, has entered production at the firm's factory in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, ahead of UK deliveries commencing in May.  The first model based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric car platform to be built outside of Germany, the EV will be produced at a rate of up to 350 units per day. It'll go down the same production line as the combus
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Manufacturers accused of forsaking “simple but effective” technology to reduce emissions of hybrids Euro NCAP bosses have said it's “disheartening” that some hybrid manufacturers are forsaking “simple but effective” technology that could make them more environmentally friendly, following the publication of the latest Green NCAP ratings. Launched last year, the Green NCAP assessment is designed to demonstrate how environmental friendly new cars are, using the results of both laboratory and real
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Do the numbers stack up in the government’s 2030 petrol and diesel ban? The Government’s announcement that it wants to end the sale of all but the longest-range plug-in hybrids by 2030 is certainly ambitious. But it might also be impossible, according to a group of scientists working in a group called SoSMinErals. The group wrote to the government Committee on Climate Change in June 2019, expressing great concern that the raw materials needed for the UK’s switch to Electric Vehicles might not
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Firm to turn factory into mobility research site in 2024, ending production of Zoe and Micra there Renault has defied union and government pressure by announcing that its factory in Flins, France, will be converted into “Europe’s leading circular economy factory dedicated to mobility”.  Workers at Flins and the nearby Choisy-le-Roi reconditioning facility will be retrained, with the aim of employing more than 3000 people at the new Flins site – which will be named the Re-Factory – by 2030. Cu
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Local concerns may hamper progress on the EV firm's German factory, although officially it remains on track Tesla’s planned German battery factory will eventually be "the largest in the world", CEO Elon Musk told the recent European Battery Conference in Germany, but local media reports say its construction is running into significant opposition from locals and environmental campaigners. The hold-ups come at the same time as Tesla’s market share in a booming European EV market is faltering. Ac
  • By The Motorists Guide
    New 808bhp hybrid hypercar spawns a matching Diavel 1260 motorcycle from Ducati The new Lamborghini Sián - a hybrid hypercar packing 808bhp from an electrified V12 - has been shown on the move for the first time as subsidiary company Ducati unwrapped a matching version of its Diavel 1260 sports motorbike.  Limited to 630 units, the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is finished in the same Verde Gea and Oro Electrum livery as the Sián and swaps a number of standard components for lightweight, performance
  • By The Motorists Guide
    This is an appealing proposition despite being a crossover Okay, so small SUVs may not be the sexiest form of transport, but they can be practical, eminently good value used and, if you pause for a moment and consider the car photographed here, actually quite handsome from certain angles. The T-Roc, which was introduced in 2018, has certainly jazzed up Volkswagen’s range: it’s undeniably more stylish than the Polo and more rugged and raised-up than the Golf. Indeed, it seems to offer pretty m
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Evocative six-cylinder drop-top gets Porsche's seven-speed automatic. Is it an upgrade over the manual? What you’re looking at here is likely to be the best-selling version of what is arguably the highlight of the Boxster and Cayman line-ups: the GTS 4.0.Until now, this sublime six-cylinder has only been mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, which gives it spot-on sports car credentials but is less of a draw in the showroom, where PDK tends to be king. So here we have a GTS with the familiar se
  • By The Motorists Guide
    While some car makers will easily hit their EU emissions targets, others are in trouble The enforced need to dramatically reduce the CO2 emissions of cars sold in the European Union and UK this year has led to expensive stumbles from manufacturers including BMW, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover as new electrified technologies faltered at the crucial moment. The task to reduce average CO2 emitted to the 95g/km required by the EU (although this differs slightly for each brand based on the average vehi
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Weak domestic and overseas demand responsible for heavy year-on-year decline New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that UK car production dropped 18.2% year on year in October.  Over the course of the month, 110,179 new cars left UK factories, compared with 134,669 in October 2019. The 24,490-unit shortfall is attributed by the trade body to domestic and overseas lockdowns subduing demand.  A 19.1% drop in cars built for export amounted to a loss of 21,56
  • By The Motorists Guide
    Few things are more fun for keen drivers, but many are anxious about doing their first. Here's why you shouldn't shy away There isn’t much good news around in these Covid-infested days, particularly from the beleaguered automotive sector, but there is one kind of business that has thrived since the lifting of total lockdown: track days. It’s easy to see why. Even before the pandemic, people were increasingly turning to track days, for two reasons. First, modern performance cars are so fast tha
  • By The Motorists Guide
    A Skegness firm is fuelling a future generation’s four-wheeled passion with ride-along machines Among the raft of new electric vehicles arriving in the coming months is one based on no less a car than the ’57 Chevy, that much-revered star of road and track. To be built in the UK by Jolly Roger, based in Skegness on the North Sea coast in Lincolnshire, the electrically powered model will bring iconic 1950s American motoring to an emerging audience. Designed to withstand the harshest weather, th
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