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Poor battery care frustrates 70,000 drivers every year and cost up to £28 million.

In Battery, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

‘Charge Your Car Day’ is October 5, 2023 CTEK, the world leader in battery charging solutions, has released a study that shows half of the car batteries on the road aren’t working nearly as well as they should. Breakdowns linked to batteries are on the rise because people are driving less because of the rising cost of living, which costs drivers …

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The Kia Sportage, capturing hearts since 1993

In Kia, Short Cuts, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

Celebrating 30 Years: Kia Sportage SUV Exceeds 7 Million Units Sold From its early days to the present, the Kia Sportage has evolved through five generations, each heralding a new era of automotive excellence. Distinguished by its commitment to safety, performance, and design innovation, this SUV has left an indelible mark on drivers across the globe. Over the years, the …

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The Bicester Heritage Summer FlyWheel 2023

In Blog, Car Museums, Events, Featured Articles, Short Cuts by Tom Scanlan

Tom Scanlan took his camera along to the Bicester Heritage Summer FlyWheel There are workshops restoring vintage cars, and instructing people in how to do this,   promoting classic car events and much more. It’s an active airfield, too, and FlyWheel this year featured historic aircraft from The Great War and a Spitfire and the sole remaining Bristol Blenheim from WW2. …

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Salut! to the French 4×4 of the year

In 4x4, Grenadier, Ineos, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

The INEOS Grenadier has recently been named ‘4X4 of the Year’ About the Ineos Grenadier In 2017, the Chairman of INEOS, Jim Ratcliffe, saw an opportunity for a new kind of 4×4 vehicle that was stripped back, utilitarian, and reliable. He assembled a team of automotive professionals to make this vision a reality. The Grenadier is the result of their …

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The MG HS goes to the top of the tables

In MG, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

The MG HS was revealed as the UK’s best selling car in January 2023, according to the latest SMMT vehicle sales data. The large SUV model, which comes in either Petrol or Plug-In Hybrid trim, led UK sales in the first month of 2023, taking 2.6% of the market. The total number of MG vehicles sold in the UK increased …

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The most rapid EV charger in the UK

In Electric, Electric cars, Plug-in Hybrid, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Braintree Electric Forecourt now offers the brand new ABB 360kW GridServe charger This new charger is more evidence of GRIDSERVE’s technical prowess and dedication to providing exceptional service to its clientele. The site’s location makes it convenient for HGVs, Vans and automobiles hauling caravans to charge. The two CCS connectors with lengthy cables, contactless payment, and ease of access for …

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Siemens back Welsh hydrogen car

In Hydrogen, Short Cuts by Robin Roberts

One of the world’s leading technology companies has stepped in to boost plans to build hydrogen vehicles in Wales for global sale. Siemens UK has signed a memorandum of understanding with Riversimple, of Llandrindod Wells, to make their Rasa car and a local delivery van. The car is already being prepared for trials with 12 drivers living in Abergavenny and …

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The UK new car market has fallen by almost a third

In Short Cuts by Robin Roberts

The UK new car market is down by -29.4% in 2020, with annual registrations dropping to 1,631,064 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. A -10.9% decline in December wrapped up a turbulent 12 months, which saw demand fall by 680,076 units to the lowest level of registrations since 1992. Against a backdrop of Covid restrictions, an …

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Preparing your tyres for winter!

In Short Cuts, Sponsored Post by Sponsored Content

When it comes to your car tyres, Basingstoke roads tend to be reasonably good, but any road can suffer from the effects of ice and snow, even if they are well gritted by the authorities as soon as there is the first warning of a cold snap. More people tend to use their cars in winter, so you will have …