Author: James Ruppert

Tyreweld, we always have one or two in our boot

Tyreweld – the ‘emergency service’ in your boot and we couldn’t agree more. We just checked the boot of the Free Car Mag Classic BMW 3 Series and found two! We’ve all been there, dashing to a meeting last minute, on the school run or heading to the airport when a flat tyre strikes. Getting a flat tyre can be anything from a mild irritation to downright dangerous if you are on the motorway. But try adding to that equation – a dark rainy night, kids in the car or a young, newly passed driver behind the wheel, and...

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Vauxhall lives! Free Car Mag relieved…

Concerns that Vauxhall might be absorbed into parent company Peugeot and fade away have been addressed by the boss of Opel, if that isn’t too confusing. This makes Free Car Mag, very happy. Here are the details, but the bottom line is, Vauxhall is here to stay. Michael Lohscheller, CEO of Opel Automobile GmbH, announced the strategic plan PACE! to restore financial fundamentals and enhance sustainable competitiveness and growth. All PACE! initiatives will contribute to the goals of generating a positive operational free cash flow as well as a recurring operating margin for the auto division of 2% in...

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Car Parts 4 Less claim we all want an Audi

Car Parts 4 Less polled Brits to find out what their dream car would be and why. Choosing between some of the biggest car brands in the world, the research revealed that the British public’s most desired car brand is an Audi (11%). Top ten most wanted car brands: Audi (11%) BMW (10%) Jaguar (7%) Mercedes Benz (6%) Ford (6%) Aston Martin (5%) Ferrari (5%) Porsche (4%) Mini (4%) Toyota (4%) Amongst common reasons given as to why they chose the car they did, was the quality of the car, along with a lavish interior and exterior quality –...

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TIGGYWINKLES AND THEIR LIFESAVING TOYOTA HILUX

Autumn is a high-risk season for wildlife, with darker days, colder weather and bonfires increasing the risk of injuries and illness. The team at Tiggywinkles are well-prepared to help with their Toyota Hilux animal ambulance, which has proved invaluable in rescuing animals in need in hard-to-reach locations. The latest of these patient passengers was a male roe deer which was rescued and cared for after a traumatic incident. The Aylesbury-based charity, which operates Europe’s busiest animal hospital, has been using a specially adapted Hilux Invincible pick-up since 2013. The vehicle, provided by Toyota, can cope with tough off-road conditions...

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VENSON URGES MOTORISTS TO GET THEIR CARS ‘WINTER READY’

Free Car Mag are hoping that our Lorry is finished soon so that we can tackle adverse weather conditions in style. Meanwhile, Venson Automotive Solutions recommends drivers to prepare their cars now for winter to reduce the risk of an accident or an unnecessary repair bill. The advice comes as the Department of Transport (DfT) reveals a 4 percent year-on-year increase in road traffic accidents. Gil Kelly, Operations Director for Venson Automotive Solutions, says: “Whilst the DfT report says there is no singular factor that causes road accidents, there are several common influencers, such as adverse weather, which can...

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