Category Archives: News

How to gauge your car’s true MPG

A vehicles’s fuel economy, i.e the makers’ ‘official’ figures and the inability of drivers in the real world to match them is a regular annoyance for many motorists. But one car maker is hoping to steer this trend and help car buyers choose an actual ‘real’ economical car. A new website lets drivers input details of their car and driving […]

Supermarkets cutting the price of petrol again

Drivers are in line to benefit from lower fuel prices on the forecourts of the UK’s major supermarkets, following a dip in the wholesale cost of fuel A two pence per litre reduction has been introduced by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, in a move which is likely to ease some of the financial burden facing […]

What the new budget means for your car and wallet

The Chancellor delivered his first Budget statement to the House of Commons as he bids to “build the foundations of a stronger, fairer, more global Britain.” Some important announcements for motorists were made during the budget, we have picked out the top picks which will affect Britain’s motorists in 2017 Urban congestion A boost for […]

50% parking increase to be trialled in London for diesel cars

A trial which will see parking fees for diesel cars rise to £7.35 an hour will start in parts of central London from this April. Applying to parking bays in the Westminster City Council-run areas of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Hyde Park, the 50% increase is seen as a potential strategy in the bid to reduce “shameful” levels of […]

Fuel costs driving up the UKs cost of living

Rising fuel costs at fuel stations across the UK played a huge role in bringing inflation to a two-and-a-half-year high. Cost surges in petrol and diesel – as well as rising food prices – pushed up the cost of living in January, resulting in a 0.2% leap in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation. The Office for National Statistics […]

Average UK driver spends 5 days a year in traffic

A recent study has stated that the UK’s roads as among the most gridlocked in the world. A TomTom report claims 11 of the country’s cities make the list of the 100 most congested areas globally – with drivers in the UK spending as long as five days a year stuck in traffic. Based on findings from last […]

Four year MOT Exemption proposed

The time new vehicles are allowed on the UK’s roads before needing an MOT could potentially rise from three to four years, under new government proposals. The period before anMOT is needed could change in 2018 after a public consultation has taken place. Northern Ireland and many European nations already have an exemption in place The Department for Transport […]

Young drivers not worried about lying for car insurance

A large amount of young drivers – and also their parents – would flout the law in order to obtain a good saving on a car insurance policy, the RAC has found. ‘Fronting’ is the illegal practice of insuring a vehicle in the name of another policyholder, often a parent, whose age and experience behind the wheel affords […]

Less than ten years left for diesel cars?

Battery and electric vehicles will dominate the marketplace within the next eight years, according to senior figures within the UK motor industry. In a differing landscape, the technology associated with diesel vehicles is viewed to be consigned to the scrap heap in the sky, as car manufacturers embrace more efficient, eco-friendly forms of powering your car. Professional services conglomerate KPMG reported […]

Doctors call for diesel car ban

Doctors Against Diesel claim 9,400 Londoners die prematurely every year, with diesel fumes due to blame in part.  Paris and Madrid have committed to a ban on diesel vehicles by 2025, as have Athens and Mexico City. But many people believe that the campaign say the plans are not only impractical, but could backfire in a big […]