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A look back at the Toyota Celica A20/35 (1970 – 1977) 0

Today our retrospective focuses on one of Japan’s most illustrious exports to the UK and US (in particular) – the Toyota Celica A20/35. The first generation of the Celica had always been slated primarily as an export and had been designed accordingly. To all intents and purposes, it was a coupe version of the Carina.(…)

Thousands of test cancelled as driving instructors go on strike 0

December 4 saw thousands of driving tests cancelled across the UK as instructors staged a 48 hour strike. The strike was a protest by driving instructors at changes made to their working practises, with the introduction of new criteria to the current driving test. One of the new parts of the test sees candidates being(…)

STROLL TOLL – How far do YOU have to walk from your car to home? 0

Published in The Sun, written by Joe Finnerty, researched by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon. DRIVERS are being forced to walk miles every week just getting from their cars to their front door. A third of Brits are faced with a 100 metre dash every day down their street because they can’t park close enough(…)

Motorists in the UK would like to see motorway pubs banned 0

A new survey has found that motorists in the UK would like to see motorway pubs banned, preferring to have a big name supermarket to visit instead. Pubs located along UK motorways don’t seem to be such a big hit with British motorists, with many saying they’re one of the things they’d most like to(…)

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(…)