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Can You Guess The State From The Plate?

Can You Guess The State From The Plate?

The USA has some of the most interesting registration plates in the world. Every state has one of their own, celebrating what makes each region of North America so diverse & fascinating. They certainly beat the plain plates that are commonplace around the UK & Europe when it comes to the wow...

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Top 5 In-Car Essentials Every Driver Needs

Top 5 In-Car Essentials Every Driver Needs

Top 5 In-Car Essentials Every Driver Needs Whether it's navigational extras, car safety equipment or emergency breakdown gear, there are lots of in-car bits and bobs that just might save your bacon one day! Vanarama reveals the most useful ones. When it comes to kitting out your car there are plenty...

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The World’s Weirdest Car Patents Brought To Life

The World’s Weirdest Car Patents Brought To Life

In the high-pressure world of automotive tech, companies and consumers are always searching for the next big thing. Whether it's looking at how to make cars more eco-efficient or taking steps towards an autonomous future, there are no shortage of theories on what the future of cars will look like. ...

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What Is A Bad Credit Score For Car Leasing?

What Is A Bad Credit Score For Car Leasing?

When you lease a car, you're essentially taking out a loan with a finance company. You'll then pay back that loan monthly, which pays for your brand new car. When lending money, finance companies need to be confident that you'll be able to pay them back. They assess this confidence in the form of a...

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Star Power’s Effect On Car Prices: Uncovered

Star Power’s Effect On Car Prices: Uncovered

Being rich and famous has many benefits, one of which is that everything you touch immediately becomes much more valuable. Costumes, memorabilia and even vehicles once owned by celebs often fetch huge sums when resold. So, how much value do celebrities really add to a car? We've uncovered the most...

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Stay Safe With Our Ultimate Christmas Driving Tips

Stay Safe With Our Ultimate Christmas Driving Tips

With Christmas fast approaching and over 37.5 million cars on the roads, it's a manic time of year on the roads. Wherever you're travelling to this festive season, here are the BIG driving dos and don'ts that you need to know. Traffic, bad weather and irritated passengers – that's driving at Christmas...

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The Top 8 Pre-Holiday Car Checks

The Top 8 Pre-Holiday Car Checks

The Top 8 Pre-Holiday Car Checks Whether you're off to enjoy the Cornwall countryside, the beautiful Lake District or heading overseas to for some winter sun, it's inevitable to run into some driving difficulties on the road. Even more annoying: knowing that they could have been prevented! Vanarama...

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How Servicing Your Leased Car Can Save You Money

How Servicing Your Leased Car Can Save You Money

People often forget just how important servicing your car is. The reality is that leaving your car for a long time WITHOUT a service can lead to big problems – and big pay-outs – in the long run. It's simple: if you look after your leased car and get it serviced when you're supposed to, you'll...

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Top 5 Must Have Driving Gadgets

Top 5 Must Have Driving Gadgets

These days, it's technology-this, technology-that – there's always some new gadget that you simply MUST have! And, who doesn't love gadgets and gizmos? But, which ones are really essential? Whether you've got the latest set of wheels or not, there are so many affordable gadgets that can make ALL the...

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Car cleaning hacks that will change your life

Car cleaning hacks that will change your life

The very best car cleaning secrets revealed… It goes without saying that it can be challenging to keep your car clean. How do some people make it look so easy? Is it magic? Or, is it just a bit of light work little and often? Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Keeping on top of car clutter is difficult,...

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Learner drivers CAN drive on the motorway!

Learner drivers CAN drive on the motorway!

New law means learners can drive on the motorway BEFORE passing their test… It's something that has baffled so many for so long: learner drivers not being allowed to drive on the motorway before passing their test, so that they're left to tackle it all on their own once passing their driving test...

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New driving law: UK to legalise remote control parking

New driving law: UK to legalise remote control parking

How do you feel about increased driving automation? Are you really bad at parking? Ever wondered if there was something that could help you out? Fear not, there is a solution…you're going to want to read this! Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Remote control parking will be legal in the UK from...

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Should I lease a Fiat 500?

Should I lease a Fiat 500?

THIS, and other questions like it, is what Vanarama keeps getting asked by customers – "should I lease a Fiat 500" – along with "can I lease a Fiat 500", and even "is the Fiat 500 just for women". The answers are simple, in order: yes, yes and a definite no. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. The amount...

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Top 5 reasons to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Top 5 reasons to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Emission-free, max economy, family PHEV Like a phoenix rising from the fire, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of those cars that's constantly reinventing itself. The latest PHEV version is truly something to marvel at, and here are the top 5 reasons why. Tom Roberts reports. PHEV has become...

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Car and mind COMBINED!

Car and mind COMBINED!

Nissan expose their future plans for mind-control driving... Can our minds control our driving? Is this really possible? Vanarama's Laura Day explores Nissan's latest autonomous technological advancement. Nissan's latest creation, the mind-reading driver assistance system called 'Brain-to-Vehicle'...

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If you were responsible for a collision, would you stick around?

If you were responsible for a collision, would you stick around?

No, really…WOULD you stick around? Shelbourne Motors recently asked 1,000 people whether they would own up if they were at fault in a motoring incident, and a massive 31% of drivers admitted that they would drive away! Vanarama's regular contributor Lexi Birch takes a closer look at why. A massive...

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UK’s CO2 emissions rise for the first time in 14 years

UK’s CO2 emissions rise for the first time in 14 years

CO2 emissions rise as consumers go for petrol... Research carried out by Buyacar into Department for Transport figures show that the average new car sold in 2017 produces more CO2 than those sold in 2016 – this, and the massive consumer switch from diesel to petrol, has contributed to a rise in...

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The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

How far can you go in a Tesla Model S? The Tesla Model S is a stately-looking car capable of 0-60mph in around 3 seconds, but how does it handle the rigors of a proper road trip on a single charge? Vanarama's head of electric vehicle sales Will Hargreaves decided to find out. One electric car...

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ATTENTION: Keyless cars targeted by thieves with ‘relay attack’

ATTENTION: Keyless cars targeted by thieves with ‘relay attack’

How to keep your car protected from keyless car thieves... The constant development of modern technology means that criminals are learning how to cheat systems. Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Keyless car thieves have overcome yet more vehicle security technology, namely keyless entry systems and...

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Diesel car tax crisis - averted!

Diesel car tax crisis - averted!

Diesel car confusion answered... Chancellor Phillip Hammond has revealed that there will be a rise in the taxes placed on diesel cars from April 2018 onwards. But will this affect you? Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Believe it or not, you might not be in the firing line, despite owning a diesel...

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