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Guide to Driving in Europe
Driving abroad is generally one of the best ways of experiencing all of what Europe has to offer and is generally completely stress-free because of empty roads, wonderful scenery, much less traffic and cheaper fuel costs

On the slightly pessimistic but realistic side of the coin, there are several rules and regulations that are different to the UK and must be observed to avoid fines.
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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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You may be ready for this year's Summer Holiday, but is your car?
You may have waited all year for this holiday, but what are the potential consequences of not having your car checked over or serviced before you head off to the Airport or especially if driving abroad? – breakdown misery, lost holiday time, unexpected costs incurred, disappointed children…the list goes on!
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Guide to Driving in Europe
Driving abroad is generally one of the best ways of experiencing all of what Europe has to offer and is generally completely stress-free because of empty roads, wonderful scenery, much less traffic and cheaper fuel costs
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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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Used Car Review: Mazda 3 BK
The first generation Mazda 3 was launched in 2003 as a brand new model for the marque and shared the front wheel drive underpinnings from the Mk1 Ford Focus. Designed by Hasip Girgin and known as the BK, the Mazda 3 looked crisp and modern from the outset thanks to sharp lines and was available in either five door hatchback or four door saloon.
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Car Review: Kia Stonic
Steve tests Kia’s new baby SUV the Stonic, to find out if it can compete in a very competitive small SUV sector.

Launched in 2017 in South Korea the Stonic is based on the fourth generation Kia Rio and is the smallest SUV in the Kia range. The name is allegedly derived from the words speedy and tonic, but whether the car lives up to this is up to you as the reader.
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Car Review: Mercedes C Class Coupe
Steve sets to find out whether the current C Class Coupe can live up to its sporting credentials. 

The current C Class range was launched at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show and released onto UK roads in March of the same year. As per its predecessor the new C Class was available in saloon, estate, convertible and coupe form, the latter is the model I will focus on for this review and was designated by Mercedes as the C205.
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Used Car Review: Honda CR-V (3rd Generation)
Vehicle purchases over time have mainly been based on what is around at the time that falls into a budget.
However, occasionally there is a checklist of 'must haves' to comply with, in order to make a well researched and sensible purchase
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Winter Motoring - is your car ready for the freeze?
It’s not as though our Winters are getting colder or that we are experiencing longer spells of the Winter freeze, but when it does go below zero then we can reasonably expect to encounter a range of problems that may not have been there beforehand.

Below is a list of items worth getting checked before the Winter freeze catches you out
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Mercedes W212 E Class saloon facelift
The Mercedes W212 E Class was originally launched in 2009 to replace the well-built W211 version, which itself had helped recover Mercedes reputation at building reliable, long lasting cars after the quality control issues of the late 1990s/early 2000s. There was no doubt that both the car and Mercedes engineers had big shoes to fill but thankfully the gamble paid off as the new model was able to build on the good reputation of its forbearer. The W212 was not only bigger than the previous model it was also more refined.
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Road trip through Nevada & Arizona
Las Vegas – a city synonymous for gambling, partying and generally a play ground for the rich and famous. However, what if you want a change from the hustle and bustle of the city and see more of what the silver state has to offer? The answer is to hire a car and I have devised a perfect road trip which allows you enjoy some of the amazing scenery, ghost towns, mining towns and route 66 which all helped make the states of Nevada and Arizona both famous and rich. Below is a picture of the planned route.
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2018 Ford Mustang Convertible
The ford mustang – an American icon but does the 2018 model make a viable purchase? Steve went to Las Vegas to find out.
I start this car review in an unusual fashion, as I have a confession to make. When I landed at the Las Vegas McCarran airport I was expecting to be driving away in the 5.0 V8 version of the Mustang, however, due to a mix up I, in fact, ended up with a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.3 Ecoboost version with the automatic gearbox. However, I must stress that the Ecoboost engine isn’t lacking in performance as it produced 313bhp and 319 of torque. Unperturbed I felt this to be more fitting to our UK readers where the Ecoboost engine makes more financial sense, both in purchase cost and running cost.
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Essentials everyone needs to keep in their vehicle
Whether it’s winter or summer, there are some key items you’ll need in your vehicle all year around to help you stay safe on the road. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, provides the eight essentials that you should always keep in your vehicle
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MG3
I intended to find out by test driving the new MG3 which is a new small hatchback and designed to bring the MG back to the masses. The MG3 I had on the test drive was the top of the range Style model with a price tag of £11,695. With any new car in this highly competitive sector first impression count and the MG3 does not fail to disappoint.  
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Protect your Car Keys with a ‘Faraday Cage’
So, what is a Faraday Cage? and how it can stop your Car from being stolen!

In simple terms, it shields electronic components from static electric fields by using a metal screen that conducts electricity, much like a force-field

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Used Car Review: Mercedes W211 E Class
Steve gets behind the wheel of a 3rd generation E class to see whether it is a used car gem.
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Fitting a sunstrip
Sunstrips can be aesthetically pleasing and very useful. The concept actually originates in the 1970s, where certain cars would be fitted with a green tint across the top of the windscreen. Then in the 1980s and 1990s, it was quite common to see racing cars being fitted with sunstrips to not only block out the sun but also provide extra sponsorship space on the vehicle.
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Spark plugs guide and fitting
Spark Plugs are a small, yet vital part for the running of your engine and they can also tell you what condition the engine is in. In addition, spark plugs are both cheap and easy to replace as well as being a regular serving item. The most seen types of spark plug conditions are seen below as well as what they could mean you’re your vehicle.
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Understanding your tyre sidewalls
The language of tyres can seem a complex, and one few drivers understand. When choosing tyres drivers are guided by the tyre shop, and most drivers understand which Brands are premium, mid-range or budget and how to check tread depths. However the tyre sidewall gives you a lot of useful information, you just have to understand the hieroglyphics.  

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Fitting an auxiliary fuse box
Having an auxiliary fuse box can be beneficial to those who intend to modify their vehicle, either for work or pleasure and who intend to add additional electrical components such as exterior/interior lighting, stereo upgrades and alarms to name but a few.
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