New Cars

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(…)

Rolls Royce Sweptail – Luxury motoring like you’ve never seen before 0

You have to hand it to Rolls-Royce, their status as the world’s leading purveyor of luxury cars was never really at risk. No sooner had the young pretenders: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz started rolling out their own hopeful attempts of cars that would monopolise the uber-luxury limo segment, that the iconic brand decided to reassert(…)

Nio knocks Lamborghini off the top spot 0

A new benchmark has been set when it come to the title of fastest road vehicles. The Chinese Nio EP9 has taken the title previously held by the Lamborghini Huracan, after a sizzling performance at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. According to Nio, the supercar lapped the challenging 20.6km circuit in 6:45.9 minutes, significantly(…)

Driverless cars will start UK motorway trials in 2019 0

A consortium of UK companies has announced plans to begin autonomous vehicle testing on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The partnership, known as the ‘Driven’ group also intends to trial a fleet of driverless cars between London and Oxford. The vehicles will be able to communicate with each other about potential hazards on the(…)

Almost one in every two new cars in the UK is diesel 0

Almost one in every two new cars in the UK is diesel, so why is the government trying to get rid of them? Opinion piece by CEO and founder of Servicing Stop, Oly Richmond. The UK’s automotive industry has spoken and it’s in favour of diesel. The SMMT has warned against moves to limit the(…)

Tesla post new record in car deliveries 0

In what’s been a record quarter, Tesla has delivered just over 25,000 cars in the first three months of 2017. Tesla reported this constitutes a 70 percent rise on the same period from last year which is welcome news for the electric car maker, which had posted a 9 percent drop in deliveries as 2016(…)

GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2017 – Aston Martin launch new extreme hi-performance brand 0

The Geneva Motor Show opened to the public last Thursday and one of the most exciting things on display was the new Aston Martin AMR range featuring two new concepts. AMR or ‘Aston Martin Racing’ should see its concepts hit the production line in the near future. The two models on display in Switzerland were(…)

Tesla sizing up UK for first European base 0

Elon Musk, billionaire boss of the Tesla Corporation, has announced plans to tap British automotive expertise, by establishing a base in the UK. His words come hot on the heels of Tesla making their first major acquisition, purchasing the German engineering business Grohmann, as it prepares to automate its production. “We have a lot of(…)

Citroen pull DS 5 Hybrid from UK line up 0

Poor sales figures of the diesel-electric models have led to DS Automobiles pulling the DS 5 Hybrid from the UK line up. A spokesman for the company said: “Sales of DS 5 Diesel Hybrid versions accounted for just 3% of the total DS 5 volume in the UK in 2016. In light of this, we decided to(…)

Buying a second hand car this autumn – our tips for getting it right 0

Autumn is an especially busy time for the second-hand car market. Buying a used car can be a minefield at the best of times, so it’s important to know what to look for, and what to prevent against when looking for a good quality second-hand motor. Be warned! There are some dodgy sellers out there.(…)