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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(…)

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,(…)

Councils press for legislation banning lorries from using car sat-navs 0

Council chiefs are pressing for a ban on lorries using sat-navs specifically designed for cars. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants new rules introduced to ensure lorry drivers in England and Wales use a GPS system tailored for HGVs. It wants councils to be able to make off limits to lorries, routes where they exceed(…)

The ten most eccentric Ferraris: No.08 – The Ferrari P4/5 0

Today, we pick up where we left off, on our list of the lesser known, and more eccentric editions of the Ferrari stable. Nowhere near as revered as the iconic classics, such as the Testarossa, 250 TR or the F40, our ten more unique models each have a fascinating story of their own. Any car,(…)

Swedish ambulances testing car radio jamming 0

An innovative new idea is being tested currently in Sweden, where a system fitted to ambulances jams in-car audio systems to alert drivers that they need to get through. The pioneering new system was designed by students at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. It uses an FM radio band to broadcast a(…)