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Catch up with the latest Alfa Romeo news from Donalds Alfa Romeo Peterborough. Here you can find recent announcements on new product releases as well as tips and hints about life on the road.


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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Experience the evolution of the dynamic Swedish SUV at Donalds Volvo Ipswich’s XC60 launch event

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Having recently been crowned 'Best Premium SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2017, Donalds Volvo Ipswich will be hosting a two-day customer reveal event to mark the arrival of the stunning new Volvo XC60 at its dealership.

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New ‘do not disturb while driving’ feature for iPhones

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Apple has announced that its iOS 11 software update will include a new Do Not Disturb While Driving mode for iPhones.

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Back-seat drivers cause the most in-car arguments

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With the great summer getaway just around the corner, a YouGov survey has found that 38% of drivers regard the unwanted comments of back-seat drivers as the main cause of in-car arguments.

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How to drive safely around horses

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Horses are powerful animals and have extremely heightened senses. They are also ‘flight’ animals, and can revert to their natural instincts at any time. The outcome of this can be extremely challenging for riders and other road users.

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Medicines warning as hay fever season approaches

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Hay fever sufferers should check their medicines carefully before getting behind the wheel, and be aware of the possible effects these drugs can have on their driving.

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London Mayor unveils transport strategy

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out wide-ranging plans to transform London’s transport network.

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Be aware of current European motoring laws this summer

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Driving abroad poses a number of risks and not just because it is likely to involve on the other side of the road. Many people lack a general awareness of current European motoring laws.

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How to get the most out of your sat nav

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Satellite navigation systems are a must have these days, but many road users fail to use this travel companion correctly or safely.

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Take extra care with your dog in the car this summer

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It is dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. So how can owners ensure their pets are safe and comfortable on car journeys this summer?

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Sharp rise in use of online vehicle recalls tool

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The Motor Ombudsman has recorded a substantial rise in the use of its online Vehicle Recalls tool.

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New littering rules put the onus on vehicle owners

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Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of new plans to tackle rubbish in England, almost double the current £80 penalty.

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Poorly fitted child car seats put 8 out of 10 kinds in danger

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More than eight out of ten drivers may be putting children’s safety at risk by failing to correctly fit child car seats, a new study has found.

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Younger drivers prioritise comfort over safety

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When it comes to their cars, under-35s appear to be prioritising comfort over safety. That’s according to a survey of more than 1,000 car owners about the items they keep in their vehicles and their knowledge of car maintenance and safety, which revealed a huge disparity between younger and older drivers.

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Spring is in the air – get your car ‘beach body’ ready

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It’s time to get your car hale, hearty and ‘beach body ready’ in preparation for the longer summer days and warmer weather.

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Car owners choose peace of mind over MOT money saving

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Motorists have put their support firmly behind keeping the first MOT test for cars at three years, according to new research published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

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Major shake-up for driving test this yea

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The driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 4 December 2017, to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

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More Car buyers are turning to dealerships for finance

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Car finance at the point of sale is becoming increasingly popular with car buyers. The market grew 12% by value to £31.6 billion and 8% by volume last year, new official figures show, with Personal Contract Hire products showing especially strong growth.

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Ombudsman calls for more fairness over parking fines

Councils in England should do more to make parking fines fairer, the Local Government Ombudsman has said.

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‘Not indicating clearly’ voted as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour

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Not indicating clearly has been named as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour on UK roads, according to an RAC Insurance poll of more than 2,100 motorists. Nearly six in ten of the drivers surveyed said not signalling clearly, or failing to indicate at all, was their top inconsiderate action at the wheel, ahead of hogging the middle lane of a motorway and driving too close to the car in front.

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Mobile phone penalties for drivers have doubled

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Young and inexperienced drivers are being warned that one mistake could cost them their licence, now that new rules on mobile phone punishments have come into force.

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London Mayor calls for diesel scrappage scheme

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the government to implement his new proposals for a national diesel scrappage fund.

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CO2 exhaust emissions fall to all-time low

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The UK motor industry has once again beaten its CO2 targets, with average new car emissions down for the 19th consecutive year.

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Free videos for volunteer drivers

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Volunteer drivers are being encouraged to take a few moments to ensure they put safety first on their journeys in 2017.

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Driverless cars could cut traffic delays

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Driverless cars could significantly reduce traffic delays, according to a new study by the Department for Transport.

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Four out of ten go camping or caravanning

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Just under four out of ten UK adults have been camping or caravanning in the past three years, says a new report from Mintel.

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Poor driving habits could be costing you £500+ a year

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Poor driving habits like aggressive braking or acceleration can cost motorists an extra £562 a year in added fuel bills, new research has revealed.

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Motorists don’t trust new ways to search and pay for parking

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Around half of UK motorists still prefer to use traditional cash at pay and display machines when paying for parking, research commissioned by the British Parking Association has found.

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Consumers in the dark about April’s car tax changes

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Consumers appear to be largely unaware of the road tax changes that will affect all new cars sold from April and which could see hundreds of pounds being added to some motorists' annual tax bills.

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Government proposes no MOT for first four years

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New proposals have been unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT is needed from three to four years.

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Another record year for UK new car sales

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The UK new car market hit a new record level in 2016, with annual registrations climbing for the fifth year in a row to almost 2.7 million vehicles.

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