UK used car market posts record sales performance in Q1 0

The first quarter of 2017 saw the UK used car market post record figures for the amount of vehicles sold. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that 2,133,956 used cars were sold in the opening three months of the year, a rise of 3.4% more than the same period(…)

All hail autonomous! 0

Motorists are gearing up to offer a warm welcome to autonomous vehicles, hoping it’s the answer to all of our prayers. A new study by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists how they think British people will benefit from autonomous vehicles. More than 40% said that self-driving cars would offer improved mobility for the(…)

General Election 2017 – All three parties pledge to clean up UK roads 0

Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have launched their exhaustive manifestos ahead of next month’s election – all three citing diesel vehicles as a major concern. On the cards is a diesel scrappage scheme, a complete ban on the sale of diesel vehicles and a £600m investment towards zero-emission cars – but it’s this massive Tory(…)

New UK baby car seat laws 2017 0

The new laws regarding child seats are now in force, but do you know what they entail and if you’ll be affected? The new legislation concerns both families and manufacturers, who are no longer permitted to sell new models of backless booster seats for cars for children shorter than 125cm or who weigh less than(…)

Brexit: Motorists are backing a trade agreement and more UK factories 0

UK motorists are no longer fearing the worst when contemplating the automotive industry in a post-Brexit Britain with thousands looking forward to opportunities such as free trade, British-made cars and better jobs. A new study conducted by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists about what they think might happen once Britain leaves the European(…)

Clever cars calling time of drunk driving 0

Certain cars are now sporting features so hi-tech that they can alert police if they are being driven by a drunk driver. The first reported case of a car ‘dobbing in’ its owner, occurred recently in County Antrim when police were summoned to a crash site by the vehicle in question. After the tipsy driver(…)

New motoring legislation takes away driver’s freedoms 0

In just three months a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and harsher fines. Now drivers are saying enough is enough as more than a third claim it is limiting their freedom as a driver. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users forcing(…)

Production resumes at Nissan Sunderland plant affected by ransomware 0

Production resumed as normal at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland, following the spate of cyber attacks that took place a week or so ago, targeting a string of high profile companies and organisations across the globe. Shifts commenced on time and without any irregularities, the company stated in an email. “While our teams are addressing(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 203 (1948 – 1963) 0

It’s hard to emphasise too much, just how groundbreaking the Peugeot 203 was for its manufacturer when it first appeared in the late 1940’s. A true portent of what was planned by France’s supposedly uber-conservative car manufacturer, the 203 was Peugeot’s first brand new design following the war, and it was not quite in the(…)

Toyota invest in flying car project 0

Toyota has announced its backing to a group of engineers who are in the process of developing a flying car. The Japanese carmaker will give 40 million yen (£274,000) to the Cartivator group who are based on the outskirts of Toyota city in central Japan. Newspapers in Japan have reported the car giant and several(…)