General Knowledge

Driving Instructor scores to be released 0

The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is considering publishing rankings of the UK’s 40,000 driving instructors, in a move aimed at helping students select the best teacher in their area. Concerned that the overall standards of driving tuition are falling, learners could soon have access to an Ofsted style rating system so they can make(…)

Peter Kay calls time on Car Share 0

Peter Kay has announced that his popular BBC sitcom Car Share is to come to an end. Series two finished last week and the comedian has told BBC Radio Manchester that he has no plans to make a third series or any Christmas specials. Kay said: “I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed by everybody’s support(…)

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(…)

More than a fifth of people willing to move house for a better commute 0

Brits in the capital spend up to three hours a day travelling to and from work – That equates to an eighth of the full day, a third of the working day, a quarter of the time an average person stays awake and probably around half of the time we sleep at night. With up(…)

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(…)