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Catch up with the latest Mazda news from Donalds Mazda in Peterborough, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Stamford. Here you can find recent announcements on new product releases as well as tips and hints about life on the road.


Volvo Cars releases armoured cars for people needing heightened protection

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With the release of the Volvo XC90 Armoured, Volvo Cars takes another step as a manufacturer of armoured vehicles. The cars are designed and built to provide safe and comfortable travel with a high level of personal protection for the occupants.

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Dash cam ‘parking mode’ could record vital evidence

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A dash cam feature that many vehicle owners are unaware of could record crucial evidence if someone damages your vehicle while it’s parked and protect you against theft.

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£100 fine if you ignore the red X

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From 10 June, road users who ignore the red X warning sign on smart motorways will be liable for a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice and three points on their licence.

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Company car drivers pick-up on tax advantages of 4x4 lifestyle vehicles

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For drivers considering switching their company car for tax reasons, new insight from automotive data experts CAP HPI shows that lifestyle 4x4 vehicles present an increasingly popular tax-efficient purchase.

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Four great tips for early days of new car ownership

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Buying a new car is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to bear in mind in the initial ownership period.

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Stay safe on your caravan road trip

Caravan and trailer roadworthiness is just as important as your car’s, and particular care is needed for that first summer outing as many are parked up and unused over the winter.

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Roadside breath tests set to soar in June

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Road users have been warned that the number of roadside breath tests carried out in June is 50% higher than any other month apart from December.

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Cost of car insurance falls to two-year low

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At £466, the average cost of a motor insurance premium has fallen to its lowest level for two years, according to the ABI’s latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker.

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Motorists switch to shorter car deals

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Personal contract hire and leasing plans are becoming increasingly popular with new car buyers, who seem to be turning to shorter contract periods with less money upfront, new data from Leasing.com has revealed.

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Record number of plug-in cars as ownership surges by three quarters

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The number of plug-in electric cars on our roads grew by 76% last year, according to data compiled by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

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Research predicts the high-tech garage of the future

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Holographic and Augmented Reality technology, advanced robotics and 3D printing of car parts are just some of the high-tech innovations that experts predict will become a feature of car body repair shops in the future.

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How to drive safely when a truck is nearby

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Driving in front of, or even behind, a large lorry can be daunting. But there’s no need to panic if you follow the advice from the Institute of Advanced Motorists’ RoadSmart division.

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Motorists are driving fewer miles

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Motorists are driving 21% fewer miles than they did ten years ago an analysis by automotive data experts at CAP HPI has found.

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Three keys to safer senior driving

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Older drivers can stay safer on the road for longer by reflecting on their driving and being honest about the tasks they are starting to find more difficult.

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Seven tips for motorists to stay safe online

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With new online scams cropping up all the time, motorists have increasingly become a target for fraudsters.

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7.9 million used cars sold last year

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The used car market in 2018 was slightly down on the previous 12 months, dropping 2.1% to 7,945,040 transactions, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

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Why part-exchanging could be the way to get the best deal

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To secure the best deal, car buyers should look to part-exchange their current car when buying a new or used vehicle

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34% of motorists flunk MOT by not making basic checks

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As many as one third of MOT failures could be avoided if drivers just made some simple and basic checks to their car, according to Government figures obtained by motoring website HonestJohn.co.uk.

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Used diesels hold value in 2018, but petrol was best performer

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Despite a drop in new diesel car registrations of almost 30% last year, the value of second-hand diesels remained buoyant.

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Should driving be taught in schools?

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44% of drivers aged under 25 think learning to drive should be added to the school curriculum.

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Electric vehicle drivers say they wouldn’t switch back

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The UK’s biggest ever survey of ‘cleantech enthusiasts’ has found that around nine out of ten plug-in car drivers would never go back to petrol or diesel.

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Put safety first when fixing new satnav

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The poor positioning of satnav devices on windscreens can pose a significant threat to road safety.

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Grey overtakes black as No 1 car colour

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Grey overtook black as the UK’s most popular new car colour in 2018, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

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Trust more important than price for used car buyers

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Consumers rate trust in the dealer ahead of price when it comes to buying a used car, according to a survey of 18,000 AA members on the most important purchase considerations.

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