Looking for Cheap Fuel? Head to the Supermarket!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 24th July, 2014

If you’d like to fill your vehicle up with some seriously cheap fuel this month, your best bet is to head to one of the major supermarket chains. Thanks to a raft of special deals, and the supermarkets’ apparent desire to out-do each other, you can save up to an impressive 20 pence per litre.… more »

Driving on Phone will be Biggest Killer in 2015

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 24th July, 2014

Following on from our post last week about calls to double the penalty points for driving on the phone, recent predictions suggest that phone use at the wheel will be the biggest killer on the UK’s roads in 2015. According to the Department of Transport, there were 378 collisions because of phone use while driving… more »

Funding Cut for Home Charging Points

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 23rd July, 2014

British Gas have withdrawn their offer of free home charging points for electric cars due to a change in the government’s domestic recharging scheme. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) have reduced the funding available for installing a home charging unit by £100. The scheme was introduced in February 2013 and shaved 75% off the… more »

EU Commission Promotes Fuel Price Comparison

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 22nd July, 2014

Following their July study on the vehicle fuels industry, the European Commission believe that fuel price comparison should be encouraged to promote transparency, improve competition, and to drive down the cost of fuel. The Commission concluded that customers should be made aware of price comparison websites in order to make informed decisions before buying fuel.… more »

Driving in Europe? DON’T Leave without Breakdown Cover!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 21st July, 2014

It’s very easy to take your car with your from the UK to Europe, with options including the EuroTunnel and various ferry routes from all over Britain. However, it’s foolish to assume nothing will go wrong while you’re away from home, and this fact is backed up by recent research from the AA that reveals… more »

UK’s Top Garages Announced

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 18th July, 2014

The government-backed organization for trading standards in the motor industry, Motor Codes, has announced the results of its annual garage of the year competition. The best independent garage was Crescent Motoring Services in Burton-on-Trent, and the best main dealer was Pebley Beach Hyundai in Swindon. There were 10 regional winners for independent garages and 10… more »

Call for 6 Penalty Points for Mobiles

3 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 17th July, 2014

The penalty for driving while using a handheld phone could be increased to 6 points on your licence. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, wants the current 3 point penalty to be doubled. Hogan-Howe has been calling for the change since March, when, for the first time in 20 years, there was an increase… more »

BMW i8 – the First Cool Hybrid?

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 16th July, 2014

Following on from our blog post last week about the significant number of prestige drivers who feel there aren’t enough attractive electric cars available in the UK, we thought we’d do a quick review of the BMW i8, the first cool hybrid to hit the market perhaps. The hybrid technology means that the i8 relies… more »

Driving a Hybrid? Go Easy on the Air Conditioning!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 15th July, 2014

Electric cars and hybrids have suffered a bit of a run of bad press recently. As we recently reported, UK drivers aren’t really taking to electric cars, and the withdrawal of government subsidies for neighbourhood charging schemes has eaten into how economical these vehicles truly are, despite the unarguable environmental benefits. Now comes a blow… more »

Parking Ticket Appeals Skyrocket

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 14th July, 2014

From March 2013 to March this year 12 times as many UK motorists appealed their parking tickets when compared with the same period a year before. According to the Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA), there have been 25, 214 registered appeals in this period. Of those, 23,500 were settled with 45.37% being accepted and… more »