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Monday, October 31, 2016

When it comes to tackling safety concerns on our county’s roads, the police in Herfordshire work closely with neighbouring forces on both proactive and reactive strategies.

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New cars

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Vauxhall Mokka X, more facelift than new model, is the first model in the brand’s new range of crossovers. Picture: Vauxhall

Vauxhall’s Mokka X may be a facelifted model but it launches a new range of SUVs and crossovers. says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Selectable four-wheel drive with low ratios makes the SsangYong Musso capable off-road too. Picture: SsangYong

The SsangYong Musso pick-up is looking to build on the reputation set by the Korando Sports. Has it succeeded? Andrew Evans finds out.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
SsangYong Tivoli XLV is a longer version of the budget-buy crossover with a boxy 720-litre loadbay. Picture: SsangYong

SsangYong’s stretched Tivoli boosts boot space so this XLV version really has loads going for it, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
New Mazda 6 saloon and Tourer, pictured, feature more driving aid technology to improve ride and roadholding.

Mazda has given its popular 6 saloon and Tourer estate range a facelift. Laura Thomson finds out what’s new.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is longer and lower than the sport utility vehicle version. Picture: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has now launched a sleeker Coupe version of its GLC sport utility vehicle – stylish, sure-footed and sportier to drive. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out.


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Quick Tips & Advice

Car servicing

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

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Motoring battery 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.

Cat thief

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.

2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ5 speedometer (fuel gauge)

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.

Cobra JumPack (jump-start, breakdown, battery, charger)

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.

Tyre safety, air pressure, puncture

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?

Part of an RAC Car Passport used car check

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

Snow, winter, ice

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.

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