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Six interesting things you probably didn’t know about Peugeot 0

Peugeot started life as a coffee mill. Of all the car manufacturers the world over, Peugeot will go some way to beating when it comes to origin stories. Yep, the stalwart of the French motoring industry started life back in 1810 as a coffee producer. French brothers Jean-Pierre and Jean-Pierre II (a name so good,(…)

Husband fills wife’s car with cement after she changes her surname 0

In one of the more bizarre clips circulating on social media at present is one showing a Russian man filling his wife’s car with cement after she changed her surname without his permission. What’s a rather odd tale all round goes something like this: So, in what was described as a ‘rough patch’ in their(…)

Common Autumn breakdown reasons 0

Alas, we’re now well into the year’s second highest breakdown season. Not quite as brutal on our cars as winter obviously, but this is the season when our motors really start to feel the pinch as the temperatures plummet and the roads become more unforgiving. Here are the most common reasons why cars break down(…)

Top car breakdown faults in autumn – and how to steer clear of them 0

Alas, we’re now in to the year’s second highest breakdown season. Not quite as brutal on our cars as winter obviously, but this is the season when our motors really start to feel the strain as the temperatures drop and the roads become more treacherous. Here are the most common reasons why cars break down(…)

Electric cars: the solution to the diesel damage? 0

Electric cars are becoming rapidly more popular in the UK, with an increase from 3,500 on the road in 2013, to around 40,000 in 2015. That figure is set to keep rising, especially in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal that is casting a dark cloud over the diesel industry. Electric cars have seen(…)

Car smoking ban in action 0

Campaigners are celebrating the start of a new month and a new law, as England and Wales make smoking in cars illegal when driving with anyone under 18. It may seem a long time coming, as we’ve already banned smoking on trains and in public places but the 1st of October 2015 marks another dent(…)

What does the future hold for diesel? 0

Following the recent US Volkswagen emissions scandal, our attention turns to the product causing these harmful pollutants: diesel. What is being dubbed as the “diesel dupe” sees the VW models: Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat, as well as the Audi A3, under investigation for cheating emissions tests. The cars were fitted with computer software allowing(…)