General Knowledge

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(…)

Dubai police’s Bugatti Veyron officially world’s fastest police car 0

If you were to spot a Bugatti Veyron speeding through the streets of Dubai, you wouldn’t necessarily expect it to be the one doing the chasing. But the supercar is the latest addition to the city police force’s stable of high performance vehicles, and is capable of hitting speeds of 253mph. The Veyron is in(…)

Top 5 best first cars 0

Getting your first car is one of those moments in life you never forget. That exhilarating moment you’ve finally get a set of wheels of your own for the first time. Choosing a suitable first car is not without its difficulties. There are a lot of options out there. Finding a good balance between the(…)

Parking prangs increase by 35% average length of cars grows 0

The steady increase in the amount of cars that are too big for conventional parking bays has led to a huge spike in the amount of minor parking prangs over the past two years, a report has revealed. A 35% increase in bumps, has been fuelled by the increasing amount of drivers purchasing ‘Chelsea tractors’(…)

How car servicing can save you money 0

If your engine is healthy, it’s also efficient… To many drivers, the car service is a necessary expense, something that has to be stumped up for each year. But keeping your car in top condition will save you money, not just in the long run either. Here are some basic practical maintenance tips that could(…)

Britain’s worst driving habits revealed 0

New survey reveals dangerous behaviour of UK motorists The poor standards of driver behaviour in the UK have been laid bare by the findings of a new survey which found many British drivers are frequently exhibiting dangerous and often illegal behaviour behind the wheel. The survey, commissioned by online car service provider Servicing Stop, reveals(…)

How to save fuel when driving 0

The most obvious way to cut fuel costs is to buy the cheapest petrol and diesel, but there are other things you can do to get more miles out of your tank. Here are our tips to help keep your fuel bills down. Be aerodynamic. Wind resistance increases fuel consumption. Keep your windows closed and(…)