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AN easier, quicker and cleaner way to check your tyre pressures? What’s not to like!

Here’s a handy little gadget that allows you to just that, accurately and in double quick time.

Michelin”s Pressure Checker can be used on everything from bicycles, mopeds, scooters, motorbikes, cars, 4x4s, vans, minibuses, motorcaravans and light-duty trailers – and that includes caravans and horse box trailers.

It allows you to check all four pressures accurately and without the need to connect a pressure gauge to the valve, which is unhygienic and removes air from the tyre.

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SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT: light weight but not light on involvement

1564363_SU_2670ITS Champion Yellow body colour gives the new Suzuki Swift Sport the distinct appearance of a motoring high-viz jacket.

It’s the metal equivalent of the sort of apparel a top athlete might use when training, which is quite appropriate really, because it’s a great little runner….

Suzuki’s third generation sport supermini has a new front end that gives it a look all of its own.

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Do you Phil the need to write about cars?

642891_au012994DO you love writing (or talking) about cars?
Would you like to kickstart a career as a motoring journalist?
How about £1,000 in travel vouchers and other great motoring prizes?

mgmw-new-logoIf you’re aged between 12 and 18 and love writing or talking about cars (or even photographing them), here’s a chance to make a name for yourself with the Midland Group of Motoring Writers, one of the leading groups of motoring journalists in the country – AND win a prestigious Phil.

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MAZDA MX-5: the best got a bit better

mx5 2WHEN a nice sunny day presents itself but your heads sticks out into the wind a bit and what used to pass for a thick covering of hair is thinning out and losing its thermal efficiency, an autumnal morning can feel a trifle chilly.

But that’s no excuse not to drop the top on Mazda’s all new MX-5 and head out into our glorious countryside for a spin.

When you’re 6 foot 4 it’s a case of dropping into the Mazda as it sits as low to the ground as a dachshund’s dangly bits, but once you’re in you’re ready for business.

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HONDA CIVIC and CR-V: improvements all round

Honda Civic 2015 (1)HONDA might be suffering a touch on their return to the Formula One fold, but when it comes to road cars they appear to be in pole position.

2015 is going to be a big year for the Japanese manufacturer. As well as the just revealed new Civic and CR-V models, Jazz and HRV also get serious revisions in 2015, so it’s a fair assumption that things are going to get pretty busy down in Swindon, Honda’s UK manufacturing plant that has just had a £200 million investment.

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PHIL – and a whole lot more!

mb worldWANT to be a motoring journalist?

Aged between 13 and 17? Want to write (or talk) about cars for a living? Here’s a chance to make a name for yourself with leading UK car journalists AND win all these great prizes:
* £1000 in travel vouchers (courtesy of Audi UK)
* the loan of an Audi of your choice for your parents for a week
* a tour of the Aston Martin plant at Gaydon, Warwickshire and a passenger ride with one of the company’s test drivers
* a visit to Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, Surrey for a tutored drive and lunch for yourself and your parentsWin an Audi for a week

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MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV: the pick of the Green Apple awards

*Green Apple award 2014Pictured above: Vanessa Nalder, press and media relations manager at Mitsubishi Motors UK, holds the two awards collected by the company at the House of Commons presentation. With her are Midland Group chairman Ian Donaldson (right) and vice-chairman Mark Slack.

MITSUBISHI’S big but frugal Outlander PHEV has taken top spot in a set of awards for cars that mix modest thirst and emissions with the ability to entertain their drivers and keep running costs down in the real world.

The Green Apple Awards were presented on Monday (10 November) at the House of Commons. They are organised by the Midlands-based The Green Organisation and were judged by members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers.

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PEUGEOT 3008: family favourite for dad, mum the kids and the dogs

ANOTHER week, another crossover, and this time it’s one that a lot of people seem to have taken an instant liking to.

Peugeot’s 3008 has been extensively re-styled and its ability to combine the best elements of an SUV, hatchback and MPV have made it as much of a family favourite as the radio show of old ever was.

Launched to the UK market back in 2009, the updated version now has more equipment as standard, but a lower price tag.

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