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April sees UK car sales plummet 0

April saw new UK car registrations plummet by almost a fifth. The fall was primarily down to consumers bringing forward purchases to sidestep the new vehicle excise duty that came into effect on the first of April. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed 152,076 new vehicles were registered in(…)

83% of motorists against purchasing a new vehicle 0

One man’s trash is another’s treasure as they say, and that couldn’t be more the case than in today’s automotive industry. The cost of purchasing a brand new car from the showroom has proliferated in pace with the need to have electric, renewable, smart and even autonomous vehicles – now, more people than ever before(…)

Ebay scam in Greater Manchester sees cloned cars sold to customers 0

A recent investigation has revealed that criminals are using eBay to sell cloned and stolen cars. The BBC revealed the vehicles were being sold by at least three accounts, their details being switched with legitimate vehicles. One of the victims to have purchased a car via the scam was a retired police officer, who purchased(…)

DVSA reveals MOT certificate is just ‘paper receipt’ 0

Car buyers have been urged to check their vehicle’s MOT details online, following a statement by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that the paper certificate issued upon completion of a successful MOT is nothing more than a ‘receipt style’ document. The clarification was issued by the body’s MOT Scheme Management Team after a(…)

Elon Musk plans traffic alleviating city tunnel system 0

Tesla supremo, Elon Musk, has revealed his company’s plans to ease traffic congestion in cities by transporting cars through networks of underground tunnels on high-speed skates, capable of travelling up to 130 miles per hour. The forward thinking entrepreneur and founder of Tesla laid out his plans for The Boring Company – accompanied with a(…)

70% motorists are terrified of… other motorists 0

The majority of motorists are terrified of distracted drivers on the road, even more frightened than having a mechanical fault with their car, having their car stolen or facing bad weather. Servicing Stop asked motorists what their top safety concern was when driving their car and overwhelmingly 70% said that distracted drivers were foremost their(…)

Motorists overwhelmingly back new cycle lanes 0

Motorists are backing the new Dutch-inspired cycle lanes that are currently being painted on roads across the UK. A new survey conducted by Servicing Stop asked motorists if they agreed with the new plan which has cost more than £913 million in the capital alone; overwhelmingly 80% of motorists said yes. Servicing Stop also asked(…)

More people than ever before favour car finance over ownership 0

Motorists are now favouring car financing over ownership in the wake of new tax legislation and Brexit negotiations. A new study by Servicing Stop has found that while just 18% of people currently finance their cars, more than one third of motorists said they are more likely to finance their cars next time rather than(…)

New technology not trusted by large portion of UK drivers 0

Motorists do not trust new developments in the automotive industry, according to a new survey. In an ongoing move to eliminate fossil-fuel emissions, switch to electric, increase intelligence in cars and cut the cost of drivers – the automotive industry is moving at a pace that motorists cannot keep up with and it is making(…)

Top holiday travel tips for bank-holiday drivers 0

With the second of our small glut of bank holidays approaching, a good many of us will be taking to the roads. Whether just on these shores, or further afield, we’ve compiled a few holiday driving tips to bear in mind for those taking to the tarmac. Travel correctly equipped. Make sure you’re carrying all(…)