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Choosing the best Windscreen wiper blades for your Skoda Octavia Mk3 2013 onwards

We’ve been reading various posts on the Skoda Owners Club website and facebook pages with owners looking advice for the best wiper blades available for your Octavia MK3, so we’ve put together this article to help you guys out. Avoid

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VW Emissions group lobbies Government for action against DfT’s role in the diesel gate emissions recall

In a tough move by the Volkswagen Diesel Customer Forum (Emissions Scandal) over 140 members of the 6,400 strong group have contacted the transport select committee in response to the issues surrounding the VW EA 189 emissions recall.  As you

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You’re running late for work, the roads are congested and you’re about to miss an important meeting. The last thing you need is to be confronted with a full car park and no street parking for miles. Unfortunately for me, this

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Protect your car or get it stolen

Proud of your sophisticated car security system? You are not out of the woods yet: the official statistics shows that vehicle thefts in the UK are stably increasing. About 86,000 cars were stolen in 2016 against 66,000 in 2013. Avoiding

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New “pollution” tax seeks to rid the capital of older diesel vehicles, doesn’t go far enough

From today, Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles will be “taxed” out of the UK capital in a bid to improve air quality. The “fine”, called the T-Charge will impose an additional £10 charge to older vehicles that do not

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Greenpeace protesters storm ship delivering Volkswagen diesel cars to UK

Greenpeace protesters have stormed ship delivering Volkswagen diesel cars in an attempt to block it from unloading its precious vehicular cargo. The ship, Elbe Highway, a 23,000-tonne ship vessel was boarded by activists at around 9AM this morning at Sheerness port in

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New emissions test gets tough on new cars

From this month (September 2017), every new car model destined for UK showrooms will undergo a new emissions test called the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This new test measures all regulated emissions, as well as CO2 and fuel

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