Jaguar XF wins Auto Trader Car of the Year 0

Car owners have voted the Jaguar XF Car of the Year in Auto Trader Magazine’s inaugural awards. The competition, that differs from traditional awards, by polling car owners instead of industry experts, asked 10,000 of its readers which vehicles they valued highest in a number of criteria including running costs, practicality and reliability. The Jaguar(…)

Amazon to start selling cars 0

Is there no limit to Amazon’s relentless quest for world domination? Starting in the UK and rolling out into Europe, the brand is to start selling cars. The online giant has moved into automotive retail in a move to “fill the gap in its catalogue”. Last year the company launched its online car information database(…)

Nissan Micra awarded 5-stars for safety 0

The UK edition of the new Nissan Micra has been awarded 5-stars for safety by the Euro NCAP. Principally responsible for the high score is the intelligent driving tech that comes fitted as standard. The Micra was tested under Euro NCAP’s newest set of rules, the complete range available in the UK attained the highest(…)

Formula One: Renault rules out engine upgrade before Azerbaijan 0

Cyril Abiteboul, Renault’s Sport Racing Managing Director, has ruled out the possibility of a significant power upgrade in time for the season’s next Grand Prix, in Azerbaijan. He went on to say that the French manufacturer would not be overhauling its engines until next year. Speaking to Formula 1.com at the recent Canadian Grand Prix,(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 402 Darl’mat (1938-1942) 0

The bog-standard Peugeot 402 was a thoroughly decent family car. It had plenty of space, comfort and reliability; it sold well throughout Europe. The 402 Darl’mat however, was something special: a super-sleek roadster commonly regarded as one of the best looking cars of the 20th century. The creation of sports-car builder Emile Darl’mat, the car(…)

Toyota developing heart monitoring technology 0

It’s an ultimately tragic set of circumstances, but having a heart attack or other form of serious medical emergency whilst behind the wheel can lead to serious consequences not only for the sufferer, but also for anyone who happens to be nearby. With this in mind, Toyota are in the process of developing a new,(…)

Thousands of bees attack car in Hull 0

A car in Hull has been invaded by a swarm of up to 20,000 bees. Shirley Taylor said her Nissan, which she had parked outside the front of her house, had become the new residence of a local swarm of the flying insects. Chairman of the Beverley Beekeepers’ Association, Chris Coulson, has been trying to(…)

One in ten brand new cars has to return to dealership for repairs 0

Hundreds of brand new cars are being returned to dealerships due to problems that develop in the first few weeks, a new survey has revealed. Amongst the main faults reported were problems with the electrical systems, engine issues, and rattling interiors. 2016 was a record year for new registrations; this means over 300,000 new vehicles(…)

Survey finds London is ‘the most expensive place to run a car in the UK’ 0

Car users in the capital are paying over twice as much on their vehicles for every mile they drive compared to the rest of the UK, a new survey has revealed. Drivers in London spend £1.56 on average whereas the rest of the UK comes in at 74p. The data also reveals that the same(…)

Servicing Stop launches repairs website 0

Not satisfied merely being leaders of the online car servicing and MOT sector alone, Servicing Stop has now moved into the repairs business. The company which is now officially the UK’s fastest growing car servicing provider – best known for its free and convenient car collection and delivery service – has just launched its very(…)