New F1 engine exceeding expectations says Renault 0

Ahead of the new F1 season, Renault has announced that during testing, the new engine is performing far better than expected. The French team are debuting a brand new concept for the 2017 season, as they bid to close the gap on championship thoroughbreds Mercedes and Ferrari. Despite a few reliability problems during the testing(…)

Nissan releases limited edition Leaf Black Edition 0

Nissan has released a short run Black Edition version of its Nissan Leaf, priced from £26,890 – that includes the £4,500 government plug-in vehicle grant. Modelled on the Acenta grade, the Black Edition features new styling. Exterior features include 16 inch black alloy wheels, LED headlamps, black door mirror caps and black rear rood spoiler.(…)

Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year 0

The already much lauded Peugeot 3008 has added perhaps the most prestigious award yet to its already cluttered trophy cabinet, scooping 2017 European Car of the Year. 2017 has started as a good year for Peugeot, whose parent company PSA have just announced the acquisition of the General Motors subsidiary Vauxhall/Opel. The award was bestowed(…)

Renault Trezor wins Concept Car Design award 0

The Renault Trezor has won Best Concept Car of the Year at the Car Design News awards, triumphing over rivals such as Jaguar and Mercedes. The Trezor was first revealed by the French carmaker in September last year at the Paris Motor Show, where its sleek and futuristic appearance wowed the public and press alike.(…)

Revisiting the Peugeot 205GTI – The best hot hatchback of the 1980s 0

Many enthusiasts consider the 205GTI to be the best hot hatchback of the 1980s.  Although the VW Golf GTI is more complete in its overall abilities and had a build quality that very few cars of the time could compete with. VW were the ones truly responsible for the GTI craze that began in 1976,(…)

GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2017 – NISSAN previews new Qashqai 0

One of the highlights of the recent Geneva Motor Show was the reveal of Nissan’s plans for the new Qashqai. The new edition was sporting a redesigned, sharpened face plus an angular grille and a headlight setup that has echoes of the new Micra. Prices for the new generation are expected to begin around £19,000.(…)

The UK’s new motoring laws you need to know about 0

This month saw the introduction of a series of new motoring laws by the government, laws that will impact upon the driving of the majority of motorists. With minimum penalties of six points plus fines of £200 (double the previous amounts), it’s worth being completely up to date about what the new rules entail. We’ve(…)

5 tips to help your car’s tyres last longer 0

Tyres are expensive. Naturally as drivers, we want to get as much life out of our tyres as possible but it’s important not to take risks. If your tyres need to be replaced, it’s better to just bite the bullet and do it, as worn tyres are a serious safety concern. However, there are ways(…)

Tips on how to charge a car battery and finding the right car battery charger 0

Changing you car battery is simple enough, but before you remove and discard the old one, make sure you actually need a new battery first. It could be your old one still has a bit of life left in it, but just needs a charger… It’s true that car batteries don’t last forever, especially with(…)

Caring for your car – Hints & Tips 0

Driving a nice clean car gives you a certain spring in your step as you buzz around town. Cleaning your car however can be a bore at the best of times. However, as the old saying goes ‘If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’. So, with that in mind, here are a few(…)