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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(…)

Half of UK’s speed cameras ‘are switched off’ 0

Almost 50% of the UK’s speed cameras are defunct, it has been revealed – with many police forces having turned off their cameras entirely. The figures were revealed after the Press Association under a freedom of Information request (FOI). It was found that 48% of roadside cameras are switched off. Every police force in the(…)

Electric car battery breakthrough – 200 mile range can be recharged in minutes 0

For all their obvious benefits, electric cars to date have all had an obvious achilles heel – charging – and the lengthy time it takes to do it. This has been one of the major stalling points of a widespread adoption of electric vehicles by the British public. That particular issue could potentially be a(…)

UK drivers could be paid for owning an electric car 0

UK driver could be paid for owning an electric car under a new partnership between Nissan and Ovo Energy. The planned initiative is aimed at speeding up the mass adoption of green vehicles in the UK. The “vehicle to grid” technology will allow its users to connect their vehicles to the grid during off-peak, cheaper(…)

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(…)

UK car sales fall for fifth month running 0

August saw UK new car sales fall for the fifth month in a row, demand for diesels in particular dropped by more than a fifth. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed there were 76,433 new car registrations last month. This marked a drop of 6.4% from the same time(…)

Kia latest brand to introduce £2,000 scrappage scheme 0

Kia is the latest brand to introduce a UK scrappage scheme for its older vehicles. Drivers of the company’s cars that are over seven years old will be offered £2,000 to trade their vehicle for a new Kia Picanto or Rio. The initiative is already active at Kia dealerships across the UK and will run(…)

New vehicles will face tougher emissions tests to prevent manufacturers ‘cheating’ 0

New legislation has come into force that will see new cars face tougher emissions tests. The tests will see new vehicles put through both open road testing with monitoring equipment attached to the exhaust pipe and a more robust set of laboratory tests. The new testing programme is part of a revised set of European(…)

UK Government gears up to trial self-driving lorries on motorways 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive – Jacqueline Gordon When autonomous cars hit our roads sometime in the next few years, they will be truly revolutionary. Delivery firms, cab companies and motorists alike are expected to embrace the self-driving vehicles as a convenient alternative to a human driver. But is there(…)

TERROR ON THE ROADS – why banning vans is just the start of the solution 0

This is a guest blog written by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon. In the wake of recent terror attacks across the UK and Europe, motorists are now fearing the worst; terrified of becoming victim to a violent car-jacking or driving behind a car that could potentially detonate. Marseille, Barcelona and Catalonia became the latest(…)