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Ryobi R18IW3-0 ONE+ Impact Wrench review

Ryobi R18IW3-0 ONE+ Impact Wrench review

Price: £114.99 SSP (body only) What is it? A battery-powered cordless impact driver for home mechanics and other DIYers. The R18IW3-0 has an 18V motor, three speed settings, Tri-Beam LED lights at the head, and an impact mechanism that aims to reduce the vibration felt through the unit. Ryobi’s business model is to sell you […]

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Tackling the Yukon in a Yukon – driving Canada’s Dempster Highway

Tackling the Yukon in a Yukon – driving Canada’s Dempster Highway

“There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold;” The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert William Service The Yukon territory in Canada is almost unimaginably empty. With twice the land area of Great […]

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Ryobi R18HV-0 ONE+ Cordless Hand Vac review

Ryobi R18HV-0 ONE+ Cordless Hand Vac review

Price: £27.99 (body only) What is it? A cordless handheld vacuum aimed at householders and car owners. The R18HV-0 ONE+ is part of Ryobi’s One+ automotive range – a line of tools ranging from tyre compressors to impact wrenches and light systems that all use the same battery system. Ryobi say that this makes its […]

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Britain’s ugliest cars – from the melted hearse to the plastic pig

Britain’s ugliest cars – from the melted hearse to the plastic pig

Car design is a subjective thing. The Lamborghini Miura has been splitting opinions for decades and for every person who loves the VW Beetle there’s another that thinks it’s a bubbly abomination. However, there are some models we can almost all agree are downright hideous and should be consigned to the scrapheap. Cars like the […]

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MX-5 madness – driving 500 miles through the Arctic with the roof down

MX-5 madness – driving 500 miles through the Arctic with the roof down

The six-foot-plus, heavily-bearded truck driver, with shoulders so wide they wouldn’t have looked out of place in an American Football match, lumbered over the Finnish petrol station forecourt, eyes just narrow slits against the gale force wind and driving snow, and peered down at me in the cabin: “Are you mad?” But don’t worry; this […]

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Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

by Matthew Calderbank A police officer in Yorkshire has shared startling footage of a car stopping suddenly in the outside lane of a motorway to allow an emergency vehicle to pass. PC Martin Willis, of West Yorkshire Police, shared the shocking dash cam video on Twitter after the driver’s sudden stop led to an hair-raising […]

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Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

The Highway Code is the most important book for all new and old drivers, listing the things you can and cannot legally do while driving. According to new research from GoCompare, around 75 per cent of drivers could not identify some of the driving offences in our quiz. Have a go yourself and see if […]

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Quiz: these are the most misunderstood road signs, how many can you identify?

Quiz: these are the most misunderstood road signs, how many can you identify?

A new study has revealed shocking ignorance of road signs among UK drivers. After government data revealed that there were more than 170,000 crashes on British roads in 2017, private number plate provider Click4reg.co.uk carried out a survey into motorists’ knowledge to find out if a lack of understanding was contributing to collisions. It found […]

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Anker Roav Viva review – an Alexa assistant in your car

Anker Roav Viva review – an Alexa assistant in your car

Price: £45.99 What is it? Anker say that the Roav Viva is a world-first. Although it looks like a fairly standard in-car charger it actually brings the Amazon Alexa assistant into cars for the first time. The Roav Viva acts as a normal charger, with two high-speed USB sockets that support rapid charging for the […]

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Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Anyone who calls themselves a petrolhead will feel pretty confident about identifying various makes and models from the smallest clues. Whether it’s a badge, headlight or interior, there are usually enough pointers to name a motor. But this new quiz could make even the most dedicated car fan struggle. Put together by garage marketplace WhoCanFixMyCar.com, […]

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