Driving

A look back at the Wolseley Hornet (1961 – 1969) 0

Quite early in its production run, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) made the decision to badge engineer the Mini beyond the Morris and Austin editions. In a similar manner to the Farina saloons, there would have been Austin, Morris, Riley, Wolseley and MG versions – the two more luxury orientating versions benefitting from a new(…)

Driver leaves thieves note after fifth ‘pointless’ break-in 0

A Birmingham driver, fed up with a series of break-ins to his car, left thieves a desperate note pleading with them to stop smashing his windows. The attempt to appeal to the emotions of the perpetrators thanked them for making the owner more aware of car safety, it reads: “You have broken into my car(…)

Hamilton unlikely to race for another F1 team 0

Lewis Hamilton has admitted the chances of him racing for another Formula 1 team during his career are slim, given the success he has enjoyed since signing with Mercedes. The British driver has a contract with the Germans until 2018, but various sources have speculated that the three time champion could move to Ferrari in(…)

Motorists want police funding to be spent fighting terror NOT road crimes survey finds 0

Motorists want police funding to be used to fight terrorism instead of road crimes, a new survey by Servicing Stop has found. The online car servicing provider asked more than 1,200 drivers where they thought police funding should be spent following recent cuts to regular and armed police officers. More than three-quarters (76%) said they(…)

Speed bumps to be removed from UK roads 0

Motorists rejoice! Speed bumps could potentially be scrapped from UK roads as the government attempts to find ways of curbing pollution levels. The move is being considered after research revealed that the hated humps have a negative effect on the environment – not to mention stress levels – because they result in greater levels of(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corolla AE86 (1983 – 1987) 0

It’s rare that a car becomes more well-known by the code used to identify it at the assembly plant rather than the name used at showrooms, but that’s exactly the legacy that has befallen the Corolla AE86. Joining the illustrious ranks of the Rover SD1 and Alfa Romeo Type 105 comes the AE86, known as(…)

The ideal price of tyres revealed and it might be pricier than you think 0

A new survey has revealed the most popular tyre brand in the UK and just how much penny-pinching can be motorists when it comes to paying for them. Servicing Stop, the UK’s largest online car servicing provider, asked more than 1,200 motorists what they thought was a reasonable amount to spend on a new tyre(…)

Why almost half of British motorists can’t afford to drive their own cars 0

UK drivers are more conscious of rising motoring costs than ever before, causing them to take urgent money-saving measures BRITAIN’S motorists are more concerned about growing car costs than ever before, a recent study has revealed. Worrying statistics showed that almost half of the UK’s drivers may no longer be able to afford to drive(…)

Are women angrier drivers? 0

The innovative people at Hyundai Motors UK have been busy conducting surveys, and amongst their recent discoveries is the finding that women are, on average, 12% angrier than men, when they’re behind the wheel. The researchers found that driving stirred ancient ‘defence’ instincts from the days when humans were hunter gatherers, and these habits were(…)

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’(…)