Servicing Stop tips for driving in snow and ice 0

Yes, we British do tend to make a ludicrous amount of fuss over a couple of snowflakes. Our transport infrastructure completely grinds to a pathetic, messy halt and we all whip ourselves up into completely over the top levels of hysteria. That said, it’s likely at some point over the next few months that you(…)

Thousands of test cancelled as driving instructors go on strike 0

December 4 saw thousands of driving tests cancelled across the UK as instructors staged a 48 hour strike. The strike was a protest by driving instructors at changes made to their working practises, with the introduction of new criteria to the current driving test. One of the new parts of the test sees candidates being(…)

English councils make £819 million on parking charges 0

Councils in England generated £819 million from parking charges and fines over the 2016-2017 period, a 10% increase on the previous year, a new study has revealed. The amount comprises the income raised from parking charges and penalty notices after deducted running costs. The study was conducted by the RAC Foundation who said motorists should(…)

Jimmy Stewart’s car from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ restored for New Year’s Day Parade 0

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Arguably the most Christmassy film (though fans of Gremlins, Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street may disagree). The car that Jimmy Stewart famously crashes in the Christmas classic is set to feature in a New Year’s Day parade after being fully restored. The black 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring Car will be(…)

STROLL TOLL – How far do YOU have to walk from your car to home? 0

Published in The Sun, written by Joe Finnerty, researched by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon. DRIVERS are being forced to walk miles every week just getting from their cars to their front door. A third of Brits are faced with a 100 metre dash every day down their street because they can’t park close enough(…)

Cut speed limit to save horses lives say campaigners 0

Campaigners want speed limits in rural areas to be cut in a bid to cut the amount of accidents involving horses and riders. Figures revealed by the British Horse show during the last seven years, 222 horses and 38 riders have died in accidents involving cars since 2010, an increase of 29% coming in the(…)

The worst example of parking ever? 0

Okay, so this one beggars belief… Parking. Tricky isn’t it? Trying to gently nudge your motor into that tight little space without lightly scraping the wing mirror of the car next to you. The driver of this Mercedes certainly had one or two problems when they tried to park on this residential street in Falmouth,(…)

Terrorists could kill millions by remotely ‘hacking’ cars, experts warn 0

Modern cars could potentially be turned into lethal weapons by hackers working for enemy states or terrorists, experts have warned. Justin Cappos, who works as a computer scientist at New York University has said “Many of our enemies are nuclear powers but any nation with the ability to launch a cyber strike could kill millions(…)

Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

Driverless cars to be on UK roads by 2021 says Hammond 0

Driverless cars could be on UK roads as early as 2021 if government plans to invest in the sector come to fruition. Chancellor Philip Hammond said in an interview with the BBC that the aim was to have “fully driverless cars” without the need for a safety operator in use by 2021. “Some would say(…)