• April 28, 2017 - James Ash

    Bill Plant driving school is re-launching its BMW i8 driving experiences in London. The BMW i8 joins the driving school’s nationwide fleet of BMW tuition vehicles including the BMW i3, BMW 1 series and BMW X1. This driving experience is available within London to anyone with a valid UK provisional… Read More

  • April 27, 2017 - James Ash

    Breaking the speed limit can be costly – with escalating fines, driving bans, and a significant role in some road accidents. New legislation introduced this week will dramatically change the way speeding fines are calculated, with offending drivers facing penalties of up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage…. Read More

  • April 26, 2017 - James Ash

    The maximum cost of an hour’s work for a garage mechanic now stands at more than £230, according to a nationwide study by motoreasy. Overall, the UK average labour rate – combining main dealers, independent workshops and fast-fit outlets – is £67 an hour. Analysis of 6,000 garages from across… Read More

  • April 25, 2017 - James Ash

    Nearly one in five UK car owners has been a victim of theft from their vehicle, new research into car break-ins has revealed. With 831,000 incidents of vehicle-related crime reported in the UK in 2016 alone, car leasing company UK Carline researched car crime to find out the most common… Read More

  • April 24, 2017 - James Ash

    Besides marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Fiat 500, 2017 also sees the debut of the Fiat 500 Mirror. This special edition marks the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the Fiat 500, with a car that’s always connected and packed with content. The Fiat 500 Mirror is… Read More

  • April 21, 2017 - James Ash

    More than eight out of every 10 British motorists are unaware of new speeding fines, which could see someone earning £50,000 pay a fine of £1000* for travelling 41mph in a 20mph limit. In a survey carried out by the Honest John, 84% of respondents said they didn’t know what… Read More

  • April 20, 2017 - James Ash

    Hyundai Motor has made history when a near-standard 2.2-litre diesel Santa Fe became the first passenger vehicle to be driven across the continent of Antarctica from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again.The Santa Fe was driven by Patrick Bergel, the Great Grandson of legendary polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton…. Read More

  • April 20, 2017 - James Ash

    Citroën, the club’s Official Automotive Partner, challenged Arsenal players Carl Jenkinson, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi to an unusual type of target practice after one of their training sessions.The players attempted to kick footballs through the open roof of a Citroën C1 Airscape as professional stunt driver Paul Swift drove… Read More

  • April 19, 2017 - James Ash

    Britain’s most influential car bosses have teamed up with Auto Express to name the Best of British. Following a rigorous voting process, the original Mini was named as the best British-built car of all time, seeing off competition from the Jaguar E-Type and Land Rover Defender. With a shortlist of… Read More

  • April 13, 2017 - James Ash

    The average worker spends nearly a fifth of their wages on essential motoring costs, including car finance, fuel and insurance to enable them to drive to and from work, according to new figures. The findings from YourParkingSpace.co.uk reveal that UK workers who travel to work by car now spend approximately… Read More

  • April 12, 2017 - James Ash

    Guaranteed to strike fear into any parent, the phrase “I feel sick!” will be dreaded across the U.K. this week as 16 million people are expected to hit the road for the great Easter getaway. Stop-start traffic and winding roads will worsen a condition that afflicts two-thirds of us at some point,… Read More

  • April 4, 2017 - James Ash

    In response to the latest Government VED reform, Suzuki has announced it will pay three years of this increased charge for new customers. Car buyers who register a new car from now on will pay a higher vehicle tax rate based on CO2 emissions, as explained in our article last week…. Read More

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