cars

Classic car restoration could become thing of the past as values plummet 0

The number of classic cars on our roads could be about to drop significantly. A recent report reveals that values have plummeted for the first time in ten years. In September, Coutts reported a 10.4% fall in the cost of vintage cars over the last 12 months. Figures show that since 2005 – when compared(…)

Smoking in your car can depreciate value by £2,000 0

Despite increasing efforts to make the habit as difficult as possible, there are still 7.6 million smokers in the UK. If you’re one of them, you might want to reconsider sparking up in your car from now on. Research released by buying advice website Carbuyer.co.uk has found that cars in which the previous occupant had(…)

Want to know what cars will be like when you’re fifty (or older)? 0

The development of vehicle technology seems to have accelerated in recent years. Okay,  we’re yet to crack flying cars but surely it’s only a matter of time. Autonomous, self driving cars – the idea of which would have sounded ridiculous not so long ago – are already on the not so distant horizon, and a(…)

Peugeot boss: No new performance cars ‘until we’re truly global’ 0

The head of Peugeot, Jean-Philippe Imparato, has prioritised global success in the short term over the development and release of any high-performance vehicles. The company’s CEO did go on to say that such expensive projects may be considered later however. In a recent interview, Imparato said that the 308 Hybrid R project would be put(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 402 Darl’mat (1938-1942) 0

The bog-standard Peugeot 402 was a thoroughly decent family car. It had plenty of space, comfort and reliability; it sold well throughout Europe. The 402 Darl’mat however, was something special: a super-sleek roadster commonly regarded as one of the best looking cars of the 20th century. The creation of sports-car builder Emile Darl’mat, the car(…)

UK roads not suitable for autonomous cars say experts 0

Experts from the fleet and technology industries have labelled the roads of the UK ‘unfit’ for autonomous cars in their current state. Poor road surfaces, highway furniture and the regularity of roadworks have been cited as the main current antagonists to wide-scale adoption. The CEO of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Gerry Kearney,(…)

New UK baby car seat laws 2017 0

The new laws regarding child seats are now in force, but do you know what they entail and if you’ll be affected? The new legislation concerns both families and manufacturers, who are no longer permitted to sell new models of backless booster seats for cars for children shorter than 125cm or who weigh less than(…)

Driving Instructor scores to be released 0

The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is considering publishing rankings of the UK’s 40,000 driving instructors, in a move aimed at helping students select the best teacher in their area. Concerned that the overall standards of driving tuition are falling, learners could soon have access to an Ofsted style rating system so they can make(…)

Nissan’s plant in Sunderland hit by a cyber-attack 0

In the same attack by malware ‘ransom’ software that also hit the NHS and other large global organisations and companies, the Nissan’s UK operations hub saw itself experiencing the hack – that locks users out of their computers until a ransom is paid. A spokesman for Nissan said that he could not confirm as to(…)

Peter Kay calls time on Car Share 0

Peter Kay has announced that his popular BBC sitcom Car Share is to come to an end. Series two finished last week and the comedian has told BBC Radio Manchester that he has no plans to make a third series or any Christmas specials. Kay said: “I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed by everybody’s support(…)