General Knowledge

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(…)

Fuel efficiency figures fail real-world tests 0

The claims made by car makers regarding their EU sold vehicles’ fuel consumption are becoming increasingly misleading says a leading environmental group, this is leading to a growing gap between performance on the road and in official tests. The report released by Transport & Environment revealed that in real-world conditions, cars sold in the EU(…)

F1 champ Rosberg takes his title winning Mercedes for one last drive 0

Those who thought they’d never see reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, behind the wheel of his title winning Mercedes again, have been given an early Christmas present. Following his sensational maiden title triumph, the 31-year-old shocked the world of motorsport by announcing his retirement just five days later. But the German driver could not(…)

Diesel sales plummet as electric cars shine 0

Diesel is set to “almost disappear” from the international car market over the course of the next decade as it faces a “perfect storm” from the competition posed by more affordable electric cars and tougher legislation imposed by regulators, a UBS report has predicted. The once competitive price advantage diesel enjoyed by diesel vehicles for(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

At Servicing Stop, we’re always keeping our eye on interesting developments from the motoring world, and a new survey we’ve commissioned has revealed some truly staggering results. For the survey*, we asked over a thousand motorists questions relating to car maintenance and running costs. The answers we received turned out to be extremely interesting; and(…)

Drivers leaving cars to defrost are breaking law warn police 0

Police have warned that drivers who stay in their warm houses whilst their cars sit with the engines running defrosting on the driveway, are breaking the law, police have warned. It is an offense for drivers to leave their vehicles unattended with the engine running. This will come as unwelcome news to motorists as Britain(…)

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(…)

Jeremy Clarkson launches motoring social media app 0

Earlier this year Jeremy Clarkson and his The Grand Tour co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May released plans for an ambitious new social media app aimed at petrolheads the world over. The app has now finally been released. ‘Drivetribe’ – as it’s called – is a sort of website/app/social media platform, went live on November(…)

The Grand Tour car crash stunt ‘crass and insensitive’ 0

A stunt pulled by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for their forthcoming Amazon motoring show ‘The Grand Tour’ has been labelled as “crass, insensitive and desperate” by various road safety charities. Across London, Berlin and Los Angeles, fake collisions were staged to promote the new series, launching November 19th. King’s Cross in central(…)

Jaguar Land Rover to launch electric car 0

Jaguar Land Rover is set to join the ranks of the electric vehicle manufacturers when they release their own version, currently slated for a 2020 launch. JLR – Britain’s largest car manufacturer – is working in conjunction with Ford and Tata Motors to test connected and automated vehicles in the UK. The new car is(…)