parking

Top tips for driving in towns and cities 0

Let’s not beat around the bush – driving in town is usually a slog. A true test of one’s self-discipline and restraint. For those fortunate/unfortunate to live in one of the UK’s major conurbations, the conditions we can expect to face on a daily basis are well known. For those not so familiar with grid-locked(…)

Dartmoor parking ‘honesty boxes’ abandoned after raising just 15p per car 0

After ten years, the parking ‘Honesty’ boxes situated at Dartmoor’s many car parks are set to be abandoned. It’s easy (and a touch cynical) to say that this idea was doomed from the start, after all why would motorists fork out for something they don’t have to? Sometimes however, it’s nice to imagine there’s still(…)

The things that really tick-off drivers the most… 0

A guest blog written by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon While some drivers are tolerant, others are full of pent-up rage that seems to manifest itself on motorways, traffic jams and when stuck behind a slower driver. But what is it that makes drivers tick, and what do motorists themselves want banished from the(…)

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’(…)

The simple mistake that can land you a hefty parking fine 0

Councils and parking firms are using a new stealth tactic that could see thousands of motorists being hit with a completely unexpected parking fine. Money guru, Martin Lewis has warned drivers that throwing away pay and display parking tickets can lead to a sizable bill up to two months later. Speaking on ITV breakfast show(…)

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(…)

DIY ticketing app pays users £10 to shop illegally parked cars 0

A parking company is offering people £10 to shop cars they see parked illegally, using a new phone app. The firm, Car Parking Management – which allegedly counts McDonalds, Halfords, Tesco and the NHS as its clients – is paying a £10 commission to boost parking fines for badly parked drivers. To use the app,(…)

Named and shamed – the 10 most expensive railway stations to park at 0

Parking your car at the station before you begin the monotonous commute into town is a grim reality for many of us. What make the process even grimmer are the exorbitant prices charged by some railway stations for the privilege. The UK’s most expensive railway station car parks have been revealed in a new survey(…)

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’(…)

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(…)