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Looking after your car is vital no matter whether you drive long distances every week or just do a few miles each month. Your tyres are responsible for a great deal of your safety and comfort on the road and should be looked after with appropriate care. Here are some basic facts...
It’s expected that there will be around 10 million driverless cars on the road by 2020 which is a both amazing and scary! There’s no doubt that having driverless cars (or autonomous cars as they’re also known) will have its benefits. Autonomous cars could help reduce emissions, traffic on the road and...
Top tips and advice should you be unfortunate with a car breakdown. Staying safe on motorways & minor roads.
It is a growing concern for all motorists in the UK right now. Well if you’re a young chap like me you probably heard your Mum or Dad talk about how amazing their diesel cars where / are and how much everyone was backing the change, cheap fuel, cheap tax 50+mpg everywhere...
According to a report commissioned by Peter Vardy, nearly half of Brits depend on technology to assist them with parking.Panic and parkingWhen it came to locations, busy city centres seem to be the most stress-inducing, closely followed by supermarket parking....
3 Things You Need To Know About Xenon HID D3S BulbsTime to change your headlamps? Well if you’ve been reviewing the market for options, you've probably already run into the plug-and-play Xenon HID (high-intensity discharge bulbs). These bulbs have been available for a few years now and are...
Car Thefts On The Rise due to Signal Relaying but you can Prevent It with a Vanacci KeyBlockBack in the day, you used a steering wheel lock, wheel clamp or relied on your driveway gate or folding security post to keep your car safe when you left it, and granted,...
According to a report commissioned by Kwik-Fit, the average motorist in the UK spends £162 per month on running their car. While this includes fuel, insurance, road tax, and servicing, it doesn’t take into account the cost of the car itself or emergency repairs.Unfortunately, unexpected repairs are...
For the last 30 years, the RAC has canvassed the UK's road users to asses their attitude and opinions on a range of topics. You can review the RAC's digestible interactive overview (and download the full 50-page report) by following this link. If you are short on time read our article...
As the end of 2018 draws near and we start to move into 2019, Audi is set to release a range of new and updated models this winter. From an improved hatchback to powerful Sportback and upgraded SUVs, there’s plenty of variety in store to suit many types of drivers. With a quality Audi...
Winter or summer, rain or shine, experiencing a breakdown is every motorist’s worst nightmare. If you navigate the country for work and drive for business, the consequences can add up to more than just an hour of rain-soaked inconvenience.While it’s always best to take out breakdown cover from a trusted provider like RAC, prevention...
Whether you’re an experienced or first-time driver, Thompsons Solicitors shares the most common causes of car accidents and what you should do to avoid them.
New data released by the UK’s leading price comparison website, MoneySuperMarket, reveals a further drop in the price of car insurance, with the average cost of a fully comprehensive policy falling £70 (13 per cent) in the past year, from £553 to £483. However, despite prices tumbling in the short term, MoneySuperMarket analysis shows...
In today’s day and age, many motorists are deciding to lease their next vehicle instead of purchasing it. While there are a few benefits to this, in most cases it actually makes more sense for a motorist to purchase a car and especially in the used car market. Here are a few of the...
Child seats are an essential part of any parent’s life, after all, how else are you meant to transport your kids safely from A to B? But are you aware of the regulations surrounding these essential pieces of equipment?New research from the RAC has revealed that the majority of parent drivers are unaware of...
It’s that time of year again - your car needs to go for its MOT check. According to research conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) across all autocentres and garages, 40% of all cars and 50% of vans fail their first MOT.Quite often, the scare of a repair bill puts many...
Before you have managed to graduate on the day of your driving test, you already have between 40 and 50 hours of driving training and simulations. While getting through your test isn’t a sign that you are 100% perfect driver, it does indicate that you are competent enough to be allowed on roads without...
If you have a long car journey coming up, there can be a lot to think about. For example, aside from choosing your route, you’ll need to ensure your vehicle is ready for the trip ahead. So, to make sure that you get from A to B with ease, here are three checks you...
For some, it’s the distinctive bark of the V12 engine. For others, it's the pure nostalgia and history behind those iconic wings on the bonnet. Then there’s the ballistic quality and the sheer power of these incredibly beautiful cars. But whichever way you look at it, Aston Martins are very special cars indeed. Even...
A few years ago the future of the Sat Nav industry was in doubt and many people were questioning whether there was still a need for such devices. Today many car makers offer models with built-in navigation systems and the smartphone explosion means that almost everyone now has Sat Nav capability in their pocket....
One of the questions car leasing companies like CarLease UK get asked fairly often is – how long is the leasing process?The first step for every car leasing customer, personal or business, is to review our website. With thousands of vehicles, prices and terms, this should provide at least a basic understanding of what...
The future of the transport industry is changing with AI, but who'll be there to take the wheel or the responsibility, should things go wrong?As little as ten years ago, most drivers would have never believed such things as Automatic Park Assist and Automated Headlights would come into existence. Some might think why do...
As a new driver, you might be looking into ways that you can hone your skills even further and perhaps reduce the cost of your insurance on the way. If that’s the case, it’s likely that you’ve stumbled across the Pass Plus course, a Government road safety initiative that helps to increase the confidence...

Fly and drive

Fans of Minority Report (or even Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) will remember the crazy appeal of a flying car. But author Phillip K Dick was not the only one with a wild dream. Uber, Google Intel Transportation and Airbus, are already working hard to make that fantasy come true. Why flying cars? Why would anybody want...
When it comes to making major financial decisions, most people like to think that they are perfectly capable of weighing up all of the pros and cons of the situation and making carefully considered choices opting for the deals which make the best financial sense. However, when it comes to cars, it often seems...
Tyres and wheels do the dirtiest job in your car being constantly exposed to contaminants such as road grime and brake dust. Not only do dirty wheels look ugly, but also the accumulated dirt makes your wheels more prone to corrosion and rubber deterioration. Whether you drive on summer, all-season, or winter tyres, it...
Car finance is becoming more complicated all the time. There are lots of terms out there to explain different ways to finance a car- it's pretty confusing. For example;Personal loan. You don't always have to pay a deposit but you will need a good credit rating. You own the car immediately. Hire...
Back in the day, it was a common sight to see vehicles dotted along the side of the road with their bonnets raised, and owners trying to coax them back into life or patiently awaiting rescue, particularly if the weather turned a little hotter, a little colder or a little wetter than usual.These days,...
Getting Ready For Your First Track Driving ExperienceFancy yourself the next Lewis Hamilton?If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’, then you’ve certainly got your work cut out for you. It’s time to brush up on your skills and master the art of driving like a pro. Of course, like any professional driver, you’ll need...
The RAC has released the results of their annual driver's survey. They highlight the fact that 38 million people in the UK are drivers and therefore they represent a large voting sector who's views should be important to the government. They took a sample of 1,700 representative drivers to assess their experiences, concerns and...
Find out about the latest smartphone driving apps which will make your journey’s less stressful.Smartphones have changed the way we interact with the world, our family and friends and they help us to do everyday things faster and more efficiently than ever before. These pocket-sized computers also allow us to access a wide array...
The Silverstone circuit, which straddles the border of the English counties of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, is one of the most famous motor racing circuits in the world and is the current home of the Formula One British Grand Prix, as well as the British motorcycle Grand Prix.Owned by the British Racing Drivers' Club, Silverstone's...
The future is awesome! If you’re a technology junkie like me, you also love looking ahead at what’s being developed.The parking industry is a major one in terms of technological advancements. Not long from now the way we think about parking will totally change. Our cars already come equipt with tools to help us...
Are Test Drives Really Necessary? For most people, a car is the second most expensive single item that they will ever purchase and such a major financial commitment is not one to be undertaken lightly. Absolutely everything we ever buy is chosen on the basis of need, desirability and value for money but different products...
Complete Guide for Your Car's MOT TestingFirst introduced by the government in 1960, an MOT comprises a series of tests which are undertaken by registered mechanics. Essentially, they are in place to ensure the road worthiness of your car. This means essential parts of the car are checked for conformity to the law. Steering,...
Buying a car is always a purchase that you must carefully consider as it serves such an important role, but this is particularly true for families. Parents need to find a safe, practical and reliable vehicle that is within their budget. This can be challenging, but there are many excellent family cars available on...
There are many factors which affect car insurance premiums. The main elements include the age of the driver, their years of driving experience, location, driving record, claims history, annual mileage and more. Aside from driver details, one of the other main factors which affect any insurance premium is the car itself. Insurance premiums will...
Temporary car insurance can be extremely helpful in some circumstances. Here we’ve put together a few of the most frequently asked questions about this short term insurance. How long does temporary car insurance typically last? Temporary or short term car insurance usually lasts from 1 to 28 days, so it’s a particularly useful and flexible policy.  In...
Car security systems might be improving but, unfortunately, vehicle crime rate continues to grow in the UK.Pesky criminals are increasingly undeterred by new technology. Instead, their methods have metamorphosed over time, leading to more innovative and unexpected ways of gaining entry to your vehicle.If you think you could be doing more to keep your...
Want to know the best maintenance tips for your car? Then read on to find out more. Be observant If you want to save on car maintenance bills then be observant, so you notice problems as they emerge and you can resolve them more easily, reducing the potential for hefty repair bills. Walk around your car...