• October 20, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Data has revealed the varying prices that people pay around the country to attend speed awareness courses. Figures obtained from the Press Association show that the price of the driver training courses are different depending on region, and have been branded a “postcode lottery” by the RAC Foundation. The cost… Read More

  • October 16, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Parking charges may increase because of the cost of adapting parking machines to be compatible with new £1 coins, an expert has warned. The old £1 coins ceased to be legal tender last night – although many stores, including Tesco, have said they will continue accepting the old coins. However,… Read More

  • October 12, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    You often see pre-registered and ex-demonstrator cars advertised and they seem like a good deal in comparison to buying the same car ‘new’. However, what are pre-registered cars and why do they make such excellent bargains? Here is our guide on them. What is a pre-registered car? These are cars… Read More

  • October 9, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    Somerset council has paid out more than £1.8 million in a single pothole claim. The revelation has been made after documents show that a third party claim for “general damages” after a crash due to a pothole, saw a person awarded a staggering £1,836,000 in compensation. The Somerset County Gazette… Read More

  • October 5, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    Since the announcement of the 2040 ban on all new diesel and petrol car sales, there has been an increased demand for electric and hybrid vehicles. The number of pure electric cars entering the market has increased dramatically and the marketplace for such vehicles is becoming evermore fierce. To meet… Read More

  • October 3, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    New European rules will see all new cars in Britain rolled out with a function that automatically calls the emergency services should you end up in a crash. The new technology, called “ecall”, will transmit the location and make of the car once it has detected a collision has occurred… Read More

  • October 2, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    A study has found a fifth of parking spaces in the UK are wasted, and calculated that thousands more cars could be parked if this was rectified. Experts looked at more than 120 roads with curbside parking bays and found that there was considerable wasted space. A parking area that… Read More

  • September 29, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    Japanese researchers have found that strong wood could be used to replace steel parts in future cars. What’s more, using wood is more feasible as trees are a more sustainable supply of materials that can be continually planted, and takes less time to process. Senior vice-president at consultancy firm Frost… Read More

  • September 28, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    Road safety organisation IAM RoadSmart is leading the push for autonomous braking to become standard on all new cars. The organisation has collaborated with Thatcham Research, the RAC and British Vehicle Leasing and Rental Association (BVRLA). The companies are highlighting the importance of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and how it… Read More

  • September 27, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    More than 85,688 vehicles were stolen last year, up by more than 30 per cent compared with 2013. A study by the RAC found that the cause could be high-tech thieves who target certain vehicles that can be hacked without a key. The motoring organisation conducted research by submitting a… Read More

  • September 25, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    Birmingham has topped a study looking into the most ‘crash for cash’-prone postcodes in England. The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) conducted the study and found that Birmingham had 10 of the 30 top postcodes in the UK that are worst for the scams that see collisions staged with unsuspecting drivers…. Read More

  • September 22, 2017 - Aidan Rennie-Jones

    The category grading for written-off cars is set to change as categories D and C are ditched in favour of S and N. The industry has taken a step in a completely different direction when it comes to classifying wehicles, too. The outgoing system has concentrated mainly on the cost… Read More

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