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    • How driving in flip-flops could land you a fine
      FLIP flops are becoming part of Brits’ daily wardrobe as temperatures continue to soar. But those who choose to drive in their summery shoes could find themselves in hot water if they are involved in an accident
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    • Mercedes W213 E Class Coupe
      The current Mercedes E Class was debuted at the North American Auto Show in 2016 and came on sale shortly after. Designated by Mercedes as the W213 the current E class is available in saloon, estate and coupe body styles just like its predecessor.
      With regards to this fifth generation, E Class Mercedes has unified the design to tie the E Class in with both the current S Class and smaller C Class. As such, this has meant the current E Class Coupe is curvier than its predecessor whilst giving it a sportier persona.
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    • Used Car Review: Mercedes SLK
      The Mercedes SLK is now into its third generation and was first shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor show in preparation for its release later that year and designated by Mercedes as R172. This SLK model aimed to improve on the quality and equipment from the previous R171 model and adopted various options from its predecessor such as Mercedes airscrarf system and also gained the front engine, rear wheel drive set up. The third generation SLK was a stark contrast in appearance compared to its predecessor which had based its looks on Mercedes Formula one cars and the SLR Mclaran supercar. The current SLK has adopted a more of a conservative look in my opinion by having less of a raked/pointed nose, but this has also made the current model look more grown up as well as bringing the design in line with the SLK’s bigger sibling the SL.
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    • Future Classic: Land Rover Defender
      It cannot be denied the Defender is a true British icon and one of the few vehicles in the world which is truly classless. It’s a car that is befitting of Royalty, as well as farmers or builders and as such it is a vehicle which does not look out of place either in the country or parked on a suburb
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    • Car Review: Mercedes W213 E Class Coupe
      Steve tests the most recent Mercedes E Class coupe and to see whether it can live up to its predecessors reputations.
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  • Bank Holiday Getaway Tips

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    If you’re planning a bank holiday getaway then be sure to read our tips on how you can make your journey a safe and stress-free one. Here’s IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, to help you prepare for your trip. Because a little preparation goes a long way

    • Take some time to check your vehicle inside and out before you set off. Check the tyre pressure and fluid levels are right and make sure your car ancillaries are working properly
    • Secure your luggage in your boot so it’s out of the way and doesn’t obstruct your view
    • Give yourself plenty of time for the journey and check the news for any traffic updates and roadworks nearby
    • If you’re travelling during the early hours of the day or late in the evening make sure you take some rest beforehand and eat something light so you don’t feel sluggish before you leave
    • If you plan on using a sat-nav don’t forget to programme in the destination before you leave and check it. Leave plenty of time for the journey so you don’t find yourself pushed for time.
    • Make sure you take regular rest breaks to split up the journey when driving on a long, boring stretch of a motorway. It’s good practise to stop at least every two hours

    Richard said: “With so much planning involved in a holiday, many of us forget about the first bit – how we get to our destination.

    “If your journey is a long one, take some time to plan where and when you will be taking a break – just so you can get a little rest and have some water to stay hydrated. Enjoy the journey and more importantly, enjoy the getaway."




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