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Parking prangs increase by 35% average length of cars grows 0

The steady increase in the amount of cars that are too big for conventional parking bays has led to a huge spike in the amount of minor parking prangs over the past two years, a report has revealed. A 35% increase in bumps, has been fuelled by the increasing amount of drivers purchasing ‘Chelsea tractors’(…)

Robots learning sounds of car breakdown 0

Sometimes, the most imperceptible change in engine note or rattle from the air-conditioning can indicate to the seasoned driver, a vehicle that’s contemplating breaking down. These premature symptoms of failure act as an excellent and quite often money saving early warning signal for drivers, potentially saving significant sums of money from early services being booked(…)

UK’s least reliable used cars 0

For lots of us, buying a used car can be a huge gamble; a giant leap into the unknown with regards to reliability. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Sure, there will always be exceptions to the rule, but by analysis of even the most basic of reliability data, you can get a(…)

Driverless Roborace car crashes during Buenos Aires 0

A pioneering race between two driverless cars has ended with a crash at the Roborace competition in Buenos Aires. The unfortunate vehicle misjudged a corner and crashed at high speed. Its competitor meanwhile successfully completed the race and clocked an impressive average speed of 116mph. “One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre,(…)

The best ways to save money on your car insurance 0

Last year, the average insurance premium rose to £440; the cost of repairs also rose. All things considered, it makes sense to try and find practical methods to reduce our renewal premiums if possible. We’ve compiled some helpful pointers we think could help you achieve this. Pick the lowest insurance group. The band your vehicle(…)

Ten tips on how to save fuel 0

Some of these will be obvious; others less so. Either way, there are plenty of easy ways the British motorist can save fuel costs. And as a wise man/woman once said: “Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves…” Combine your trips. When a car is started from cold, it tends to(…)

How not to get burnt when you’re buying a second hand car 0

Too good to be true? Unfortunately, when it comes to second hand car buying, that’s quite often the case. We all know someone who’s been unlucky/foolish enough to have bought what’s turned out to be a right old banger. There are some good deals out there, but it’s important to know what to look for.(…)

The ten most eccentric Ferraris: No.7 – The Ferrari Pinin 0

Today we revisit our list of Ferrari’s more eccentric and obscure editions by taking a look back at the… Ferrari Pinin Before the Pinin – there was the Ferrari 400, which didn’t offer an awful lot to get excited about – unless there was an award for the least attractive Ferrari ever constructed, in which(…)

DIY ticketing app pays users £10 to shop illegally parked cars 0

A parking company is offering people £10 to shop cars they see parked illegally, using a new phone app. The firm, Car Parking Management – which allegedly counts McDonalds, Halfords, Tesco and the NHS as its clients – is paying a £10 commission to boost parking fines for badly parked drivers. To use the app,(…)

Replacing your tyres 0

As durable as they may be, your tyres don’t last forever. Eventually, they’ll wear out and need replacing. There are various elements that determine how quickly this happens: your driving habits, whereabouts you live and how well your tyres are maintained all play a part. When should I buy new tyres? It’s a good idea(…)