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04 Jul 2011
In the summer months it is a common site for motorists to have their arm out of an open window in the car, a good way to top up the tan in the sunny weather. Drivers are unaware of a serious risk of developing skin cancer even when all the windows... Read more

01 Jul 2011
Despite the huge improvements in car safety technology there are still things that could go wrong. A recent report from a leading motor research group has revealed an alarming new problem that many drivers will be unaware of. In a effort to make... Read more

29 Jun 2011
We all like to think we are the best driver on the road and never make mistakes; however, a recent survey by a well known online motoring magazine has shown that we may not be as great as we believe. The research revealed that almost a third of all... Read more

29 Jun 2011
Driving in the UK can be frustrating for many people however, it seems we Brits are unable to curb our tempers abroad either as we come out top of a poll of uptight drivers. The survey was commissioned by the RAC foundation and was carried out... Read more

28 Jun 2011
Almost half of all drivers expect to be filling up their cars with alternative fuels by 2020 says a recent poll by a leading motor trade magazine. Despite the fact that only around 5% of those asked said they drive a vehicle fuelled by something... Read more

21 Jun 2011
There is nothing like that new car smell, unfortunately new research has revealed that the interiors of our cars could be awash with toxic chemicals which manufacturers use to make our vehicles. A study by a State-side Ecology Centre has found high... Read more

20 Jun 2011
Many of the county’s drivers are now carpooling, partly to meet rising costs of car ownership. However, a recent report from a leading motor insurance provider claims that car sharing can also reduce the risk of having an accident. The study reveals... Read more

11 Jun 2011
The congestion charge in London may result in some used cars suffering from a loss in value, it has been claimed. According to EurotaxGlass, increasing the bill for drivers to around £25 per day would see second-hand higher emissions vehicles drop... Read more

09 Jun 2011
In recent years business fleets have shrunk due to cost cutting and employees using their own vehicles for work purposes. However, recent research, by a leading auditing firm, has revealed that the company car is set to make a major comeback. The... Read more

06 Jun 2011
With many of us working longer hours to make ends meet, especially with the ever increasing costs of running our vehicles it seem we no longer have time or need for our gardens. In fact, according to a new report by a leading motor insurance... Read more

06 Jun 2011
It is said that the longer a couple stay together the more they start to look alike and copy each other’s mannerisms, in light of this is should be no surprise to find that they are also likely to drive alike. Motor insurance research has revealed... Read more

05 Jun 2011
An increasing problem in heavily populated urban areas is mindless vehicle vandalism and it seems like there is no way of preventing this sort of petty criminal activity. However, a leading car parts supplier has suggested a possible solution, a car... Read more

19 May 2011
Most drivers have had a breakdown of one sort or another over the years. Whether it is a relatively simple, yet embarrassing, matter of running out of fuel or something more serious like the head gasket blowing, nothing says fear and expense like... Read more

17 May 2011
Usually motorists would expect a newer car to be safer and probably sturdier than an older model, and in the vast majority of cases this is true. However, some of the changes made to more recent models to make them safer have in fact caused other... Read more

17 May 2011
It takes a moment's inattention and you could be involved in a road accident, it may not be serious, it may not be your fault but at the very least it a huge inconvenience. Seemingly we cannot predict when we are going to have an accident but recent... Read more

14 May 2011
Many motorists are feeling the pinch – prices in all areas are rising, fuel, tyres and taxes. So it is welcome news to hear that one major cost of owning and running a vehicle may soon decrease. In a recent report, which details some new changes to... Read more

12 May 2011
Never trust a used car salesman that is how the saying goes, well it seems there may be more truth in it than we might prefer. A recent report by a leading industry body claims that around thirty per cent of the vehicles on the roads in Britain are... Read more

10 May 2011
Many motorists are feeling the pinch and not least of which are the running costs of their car. new research has shown that almost a third of the cost of running a car is swallowed by the treasury. The is a range of taxes that motorists are paying... Read more

09 May 2011
With the onset of winter many sensible drivers make checks and changes to their cars. This includes putting antifreeze in the cooling system and many even go so far as to put winter tyres on the car to help cope with driving in adverse conditions.... Read more

06 May 2011
Some unscrupulous drivers are turning to stealing petrol from forecourts to meet the rising costs of car ownership; they simply fill up and then drive away without paying. Police has said it is a very difficult problem to tackle as although the vast... Read more

04 May 2011
While many motorists are feeling the pinch a couple of new tyres can be a large expense. Currently usual practice is to rotate the tyres, this is where new tyres are put on the front of the car and the old front tyres replace those on the back. Tyre... Read more

03 May 2011
Many drivers have been in the situation where they have unexpectedly needed to drive another vehicle that is not owned by them, it may be an emergency or just helping out a friend. However, motorists are now urged to check their insurance policies... Read more

26 Apr 2011
Most new cars are now fitted with devices which help the driver such as cruise control, proximity warning alarms and engine management systems. However, it seems that too much automation could increase the risk of an accident rather than help to... Read more

21 Apr 2011
With many more motorists taking their cars on holiday with them it is worrying that many are forgetting even the most basic preparations and this could land them in trouble with foreign police. A recent motor insurance survey has revealed that more... Read more

20 Apr 2011
No motorists wants to have to make a claim on their insurance, however, sometimes it is unavoidable. Fortunately for most it is straightforward things such as dents and maybe the odd paint chip, for the ill-fated few the claim form can be a subject... Read more

18 Apr 2011
Motorists in the UK are not happy with the current system of points for speeding a recent report has revealed. Almost two thirds of those asked said penalty points for speeding are unfair and are not sufficient to stop people speeding. The poll by a... Read more

14 Apr 2011
Many UK motorists are holding on to their cars as they cannot afford to buy a new one or even a new used one. However, not so long ago this could turn into an expensive business as older cars tend to need more looking after and often require more... Read more

13 Apr 2011
Many drivers in the UK are being wrongfully fined for illegal parking, according to new research. The report by a leading motor insurance provider claims that because most do not realise they have the right to appeal they are simply paying the fixed... Read more

11 Apr 2011
However much UK motorists might believe they are good drivers it seems that many of us are in fact neglecting the safety side of being on the road. A recent poll by an industry body has revealed shocking new figures. The survey claims that around... Read more

08 Apr 2011
Repeatedly in the news we hear about drivers involved in accidents who are not insured and so the victim of often required to use their own insurance to pays for repairs and therefore are likely to have increased premiums and may lose their no... Read more

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