General Knowledge

UK car production falls almost 10% 0

A sharp drop in the amount of cars produced in the UK last month has been blamed on manufacturers preparing their production lines for a glut of new models. This is the second month in succession that vehicle assembly has slowed in the UK. Since the Brexit referendum this time last year, the car sector(…)

UK driverless road tests get green light 0

A demonstration of autonomous cars and their current capabilities has taken place in Nuneaton and will be followed by full trials on public roads later in the year. Autodrive, which is a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – displayed how driverless cars communicate with each other during the demo. The display(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

Top holiday travel tips for holiday drivers 0

It’s this time of year that many of us will be taking to the roads for our summer holidays. 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 the necessary equipment(…)

UK cars are becoming more British – but still lag behind Euro rivals 0

Vehicles manufactured in the UK are steadily becoming more British, justifying the push to increase the amount of domestically produced components. In a new study by the Automotive Council, it was revealed that 44% of the parts and components used to manufacture the 1.7 million cars rolling of UK production lines were also made domestically.(…)

Apple reveals details of self driving project 0

Apple has revealed details about its autonomous car intentions, with chief executive Tim Cook describing the initiative as “the mother of all” AI projects. Cook went on to say that Apple was investing a huge amount of resources into technology that would be able to control driverless cars; he also pointed towards the possibility his(…)

The ten most eccentric Ferraris: No.06 The 365P Berlinetta Speciale 0

Today we continue our nostalgic look at the ‘other’ Ferraris, the ones perhaps not so legendary as the Testarossa or the F40, but worth a look none the less. Counting down from ten – but in no particular order – the time has come to look back at the… Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale When the(…)