General Knowledge

Will autonomous cars pave the way for younger drivers and newer tests? 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon Autonomous cars – the latest stage in the evolution of the automobile. Able to drive themselves, take control, reduce road-traffic accidents and ensure we stick within the speed limit. The self-driving, four-wheeled runarounds will have minds of their own and could potentially save(…)

The Servicing Stop five essential Autumn driving tips 0

There’s no getting round it, Autumn is in the pipeline. As the evenings inevitably grow darker, the mornings get frostier and our collective spirits become gloomier. It’s important to take steps to ensure our vehicles are prepared for the deluge of nasty seasonal weather that’s about to get thrown at them. Obviously, driving at this(…)

Mini show off hardcore John Cooper Works GP Concept 0

Mini has teased visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show with a tasty looking little (as you’d expect) concept. Titled the John Cooper Works Concept, the rugged looking Mini embraces a aggressive design style. Mini say the concept embodies driving fun ‘on both the race track and the road’ which implies it’s going to be something(…)

A look back at the Hillman Avenger (1970 – 1976) 0

The Hillman Avenger was the car that Rootes/Chrysler attempted to sell to the world. For a brief period, it was exported to the United States as a Plymouth and found success in South America as a Dodge. It’s styling was more appealing than the Hunter’s and the engines were competent and lively: 1248cc and 1498cc(…)

Can we really call the re-birth of a classic, a concept? 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon Concept cars, designed for one thing and one thing only – image. We either love them or loathe them. There’s one new concept currently on the block however, that we can’t quite make our minds up on. Traditionally, concept vehicles showcase a brand’s(…)

New Griffith sportscar launched by resurrected TVR 0

Like a phoenix rising from the flames, TVR has been resurrected and turned out a brand new Griffith. The new sports car, unveiled at the recent Goodwood Revival, is a two seater, has a carbon chassis, composite body and a number of aluminium panels. There are plenty of of nods towards the original Griffith, none(…)

Used diesels have lost a quarter of their value since start of year 0

New figures have revealed that a good proportion of the UK’s most popular diesel cars have lost almost 25 per cent of their value since the start of 2017. The depreciation in value is the expected result of the Government announcing plans to crackdown on polluting cars. Data from Motorway.co.uk shows the average value of(…)

Range Rover: ‘Chelsea tractor’ officially most popular luxury vehicle in Kensington and Chelsea 0

It was initially just a derogatory term used to describe the unnecessarily large and powerful SUVs prowling the streets of West London, but recent research has revealed that Chelsea Tractors (or Range Rovers as they’re officially known) are officially the most popular luxury vehicle in Kensington and Chelsea. Research by the classified ad website CarGurus(…)

Kia latest brand to introduce £2,000 scrappage scheme 0

Kia is the latest brand to introduce a UK scrappage scheme for its older vehicles. Drivers of the company’s cars that are over seven years old will be offered £2,000 to trade their vehicle for a new Kia Picanto or Rio. The initiative is already active at Kia dealerships across the UK and will run(…)

New vehicles will face tougher emissions tests to prevent manufacturers ‘cheating’ 0

New legislation has come into force that will see new cars face tougher emissions tests. The tests will see new vehicles put through both open road testing with monitoring equipment attached to the exhaust pipe and a more robust set of laboratory tests. The new testing programme is part of a revised set of European(…)