• July 21, 2017 - James Ash

    As millions of motorists get their summer holiday on the road this weekend, amidst widespread predictions of traffic chaos, TyreSafe is reminding all drivers to check their tyres before they leave home. Tyre-related incidents are one of the most common causes of breakdowns on Britain’s roads, leading to extensive delays… Read More

  • July 20, 2017 - James Ash

    Summer is here in all its glory and with its arrival also comes the arrival of pressure cooker driving conditions. Many drivers will be taking to the road stressed by holiday deadlines, long traffic queues, overheated cars and hot tempered drivers. This week’s tips give advice on dealing with road… Read More

  • July 19, 2017 - James Ash

    A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm. The research from Venson Automotive Solutions comes as tyre problems still accounting for 40% of fatal or serious injuries caused by vehicle incidents. Of motorists surveyed, those aged 25 to… Read More

  • July 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Car finance firms can have ‘kill switches’ fitted to vehicles to ensure customers keep up with their payments. These GPS devices can immobilise a car if the customer is not paying their bills, and are often offered to those who have a poor credit rating. The devices, or ‘kill switches’,… Read More

  • July 17, 2017 - James Ash

    UK police forces and Get Safe Online have launched a new campaign today to help people buy and sell vehicles safely online. The campaign promotes two new checklists created by the Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group (VSTAG), of which Get Safe Online is a member – one for buyers and… Read More

  • July 17, 2017 - James Ash

    Rolls-Royce has announced it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its own way by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V, famous for being owned by John Lennon, back home to London for the British public to see. Currently owned by the Royal… Read More

  • July 14, 2017 - James Ash

    The future for the UK’s roads looks greener than ever with UK car buyers registering more electric and plug-in hybrid cars during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period. More than 22,400 plug-in models were registered between January and June 2017, a rise of 14.3% on… Read More

  • July 12, 2017 - James Ash

    Schools which are closed over the summer holidays, and are near to town centres, train stations and popular local amenities, are being urged to rent out their spare car park spaces to needy motorists to help plug any funding gaps. The advice comes from on-line parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk which believes… Read More

  • July 11, 2017 - James Ash

    Young people are giving up on the idea of learning to drive, according to research carried out by Honest John. The number of 17-year olds taking the practical driving test has fallen by more than 100,000 since 2007-08, while the overall number of under-25s in the UK that are learning to… Read More

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