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Number of Brits complaining about car hire in Europe rises by a third 0

The number of Brits to make complaints regarding car hire in Europe has jumped by more than a third over the last 12 months. There were 505 complaints in total in the year leading up to June 2017, compared with just 382 the previous year. The figures were compiled by the UK European Consumer Centre(…)

New car sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits market 0

Last month saw the UK’s new car market slumped by almost 10%, industry figures have revealed. Diesel sales in particular were down by a fifth. The drop is believed to have been caused by uncertainty over Brexit and marks the fourth consecutive months where sales figures have slumped. Despite conventionally vehicles faring badly, the sales(…)

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(…)

Save national grid – charge electric cars smartly says minister 0

The UK’s national grid is coming under increasing pressure as the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads grows. With this in mind, it’s vital that motorists learn to recharge their cars at the right time of day, a minister has said. Transport minister, John Hayes, said that it was imperative that battery powered vehicles(…)

Posh car capital of the UK revealed as Ely 0

A new study has revealed the startling difference between the values of cars up for sale; depending on what region of the UK you happen to be in. The study, conducted by Wizzle.co.uk – a consumer car selling service – has found Ely in Cambridgeshire, to be the posh capital of UK motoring. Rhondda meanwhile,(…)

Harrods go electric with Nissan 0

Harrods has added a Nissan e-NV200 to its fleet of delivery vehicles, over a century after the exclusive London store first used an electric vehicle to make deliveries. The E-NV200 is capable of covering a range of 106 miles on a single charge. Nissan say this should allow it to make around 50 deliveries each(…)

Secret 1930s era car collection discovered in France 0

A secret horde of hidden Second World War era cars has been discovered in a small quarry in rural central France. The cars – now heavily rusted and dilapidated – were most likely hidden away in the quarry at the start of the conflict, to prevent the French authorities from requisitioning them. They were most(…)

UK asked to clarify connected cars data rules 0

A consortium that has been tasked with the testing of driverless cars in the UK, has urged the government to clarify who has access to the data. The Flourish consortium, which has insurance giants Axa, engineering company Atkins plus law firm Burges Salmon amongst its number, has warned on the dangers of restricting access to(…)

Drivers reject self-driving cars, even if they will save lives 0

Without doubt, autonomous cars are the current buzz-topic in the automotive industry. Self-driving vehicles will save time, money and even lives through their ability to prevent road-traffic accidents, stay within the speed limit and avoid any illegal manoeuvres. Safety features aside, there is another way autonomous vehicles can drive to the rescue, but their human(…)

8 in 10 people say holidays are spoilt by the car journey 0

Heavy traffic leading to horrendous car journeys is the number one reason for spoiling holidays or days out says a large percentage of British motorists. In a recent survey conducted by Automyze, 81% of those asked said that the entire day out was ruined by the journey to it, 52% blamed traffic congestion. It wasn’t(…)