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Survey finds London is ‘the most expensive place to run a car in the UK’ 0

Car users in the capital are paying over twice as much on their vehicles for every mile they drive compared to the rest of the UK, a new survey has revealed. Drivers in London spend £1.56 on average whereas the rest of the UK comes in at 74p. The data also reveals that the same(…)

Online car aftermarket sector booming in the UK 0

A new survey commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has shown that UK motorists are more content to shop for car parts online than they are for makeup and cosmetics. In fact, the proportion of purchase of automotive accessories tops even that of online ordering from supermarkets. The research showed that(…)

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(…)

Is the UK’s car finance market heading for a mis-selling scandal? 0

Thousands of British drivers may have been mis-sold loans to purchase their vehicles, causing them to pay inflated prices for their cars. The UK’s car finance industry is worth £40 billion and may well be heading towards a ‘mis-selling’ scandal if it’s ruled that drivers have not been made fully aware of the terms, reports(…)

More people than ever before favour car finance over ownership 0

Motorists are now favouring car financing over ownership in the wake of new tax legislation and Brexit negotiations. A new study by Servicing Stop has found that while just 18% of people currently finance their cars, more than one third of motorists said they are more likely to finance their cars next time rather than(…)

London Parking Tips 0

One of the worst aspects of being a motorist in London is the horrors involved with parking. If you’re in any way unfamiliar with the city, the entire experience can be an overwhelming nightmare. It’s not impossible to find a space, but they will always be a highly prized commodity. Here are some tips to(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

The study, commissioned by Servicing Stop, found that 33% of motorists will lie to get cheaper car insurance and a further 11% will drive without a valid MOT to save money. Another 7% would happily go without insurance altogether if it meant saving a few pennies. The survey asked motorists how they plan to save(…)

Winter is over – Time to spring clean your car! 0

Giving your car the spring clean it deserves takes more than a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. So, how can you go the extra miles and have your car looking like it’s just rolled out of the showroom? Here are a few tips: Don’t clean in extreme heat or direct sunlight. In fairness,(…)

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(…)

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(…)