General Knowledge

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(…)

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(…)