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Monday, December 4, 2017

The new-look driving test which comes into force today will help “save lives”, according to a Hertfordshire-based road safety charity.

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Nissan’s large X-Trail SUV is never going to be as popular as the smaller Qashqai but this flagship soft-roader’s seven-seat option now gives it a clear identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Mal Hay ponders on the benefits of driving a Skoda Octavia vRS 4x4 as temperatures begin to fall.

Hyundai’s new i30 Tourer has loads more style to go with its space which makes this understated family estate hard not to like, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

With its new ZE40 battery, the Renault Zoe now boasts a real-world range of up to 184 miles. Simon Davis puts it to the test.

Skoda has now shaken up the large sport utility vehicle market with its Kodiaq. It’s a big, roomy family wagon with loads of style, space and value. Motoring editor Andy Russell climbs aboard.

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Yesterday, 12:29

Uno and Arriva have revealed their bus timetables during the festive and New Year periods for services across Hertfordshire.

Quick Tips & Advice

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.