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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(…)

The best ways to save money on your car insurance 0

Last year, the average insurance premium rose to £440; the cost of repairs also rose. All things considered, it makes sense to try and find practical methods to reduce our renewal premiums if possible. We’ve compiled some helpful pointers we think could help you achieve this. Pick the lowest insurance group. The band your vehicle(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

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’(…)

Posh car capital of the UK revealed as Ely 0

A new study has revealed the startling difference between the values of cars up for sale; depending on what region of the UK you happen to be in. The study, conducted by Wizzle.co.uk – a consumer car selling service – has found Ely in Cambridgeshire, to be the posh capital of UK motoring. Rhondda meanwhile,(…)

Young drivers forced off road by cost of motoring 0

New research has revealed that many young drivers are being forced off the road by the spiralling cost of driving in the UK.  An estimated 4.5 million motorists haven’t been behind the wheel of a car for over a year, with a third of these blaming the cost. One million say they have not driven(…)

UK local councils losing millions of pounds in parking revenues 0

In a study conducted by YourParkingSpace, it’s claimed that councils who fail to sell all of their available parking permits are losing up to £50 million that would otherwise be spent on community projects. The company, that allows private driveway and garage owners to rent out their unavailable space during the day, has put forward(…)

Second Hand Cars and the U.K. Economy 0

So no one trusts the economy right? Always up, down, left and right. We are always told about inflation and GDP and the deficit. These terms are always chucked at us via the news but, what does it actually mean in the world of cars? Well there are multiple effects that the economy has. From(…)