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Car manufacturers on a mission to monopolise servicing market – how will motorists respond? 0

As car manufacturers continue to monopolise the servicing industry, motorists pledge their support to independent garages – even opting to trade-in their car over paying premiums at main dealers. A new survey conducted by car servicing provider, Servicing Stop, found that 53% of motorists would rather trade their car in for a model that can(…)

Learner driver’s test interrupted by police 0

Everything was going well for one learner driver, until the car she was driving was pulled over by the police. As if the driving test itself was not nerve racking enough, the unfortunate learner and examiner were stopped by the police during the test in Tile Cross, east Birmingham, on Saturday. The car was pulled(…)

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(…)

DVSA reveals MOT certificate is just ‘paper receipt’ 0

Car buyers have been urged to check their vehicle’s MOT details online, following a statement by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that the paper certificate issued upon completion of a successful MOT is nothing more than a ‘receipt style’ document. The clarification was issued by the body’s MOT Scheme Management Team after a(…)

Elon Musk plans traffic alleviating city tunnel system 0

Tesla supremo, Elon Musk, has revealed his company’s plans to ease traffic congestion in cities by transporting cars through networks of underground tunnels on high-speed skates, capable of travelling up to 130 miles per hour. The forward thinking entrepreneur and founder of Tesla laid out his plans for The Boring Company – accompanied with a(…)

Nissan develops Signal Shield technology to stop phone use behind the wheel 0

Nissan is in the process of developing a new phone compartment for its vehicles, which blocks incoming and outgoing messages, thereby reducing potentially dangerous driver distractions. Dubbed the ‘Signal Shield’, the prototype is mounted in the armrest of a Nissan Juke, which is covered in conductive wire mesh material to block all cellular, Bluetooth and(…)

Renault takes steps to improving ‘Race Pace’ 0

Renault believes it made a “good step” with regards to its ‘race pace’ in the recent Russian Grand Prix, even if there is there is still plenty of work to do, Nico Hulkenberg believes. The Enstone based team took over from Lotus at the end of the 2015 season, and has made strong gains in(…)

A look back at the Toyota MR2 (1984 – 1989) 0

It’s true to say that when the Toyota MR2 (‘Midship Runabout’ 2) was first released back in the halcyon days of 1984; it was light years ahead of its time. The world was nowhere near ready for its ‘sleeky’ brilliance. It was a shock not only to Japan, where it was first rolled out, but(…)

70% motorists are terrified of… other motorists 0

The majority of motorists are terrified of distracted drivers on the road, even more frightened than having a mechanical fault with their car, having their car stolen or facing bad weather. Servicing Stop asked motorists what their top safety concern was when driving their car and overwhelmingly 70% said that distracted drivers were foremost their(…)

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(…)