New Tax Disc Payment Could Save You £££s

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 1st October, 2014

As of today, motorists will pay for their road tax via a new online payment system which could save UK drivers £80 million in surcharges. Motorists who pay monthly via direct debit will only get charged a 5% surcharge, which works out much cheaper than the previous 10% surcharge paid by drivers who renew their… more »

Fresh Supermarket Rivalry Cuts Price of Fuel

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 30th September, 2014

Three of the UK’s largest supermarkets are competing to offer motorists the cheapest fuel…again. As of today, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda have cut their prices by as much as 5p, making fuel the cheapest it’s been in just under four years. Sainsbury’s and Teso announced cuts of 5p per litre on both unleaded and diesel,… more »

Trying to Avoid Expensive Fuel? Avoid East Anglia!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 30th September, 2014

A recent study by Admiral insurance has revealed that East Anglia is the most expensive place in the UK to buy fuel for your vehicle. East Anglia takes over the rather undesirable accolade from Northern Ireland, which was the most pricey area in the previous study. At the time of Admiral’s study, petrol cost 127.9… more »

Relying on your Bank for Breakdown Cover? It may be a Bad Idea!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 29th September, 2014

Many UK banks offer vehicle breakdown cover as part of a “packaged account.” We’ve even produced a dedicated feature on this kind of breakdown cover, which can, in some cases, mean there’s no need to buy your breakdown cover separately. However, we are always sure to point out that the level of the cover provided with such… more »

The AA Win New Contracts – But Profits Fall

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 26th September, 2014

The AA has had a rather up and down year as a business. When the motoring organisation went public in June, there was a slump in share values. Then, the company was able to report the positive news that it had signed a contract to provide breakdown services to all new cars from the UK… more »

Public Outcry at UK’s Roads

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 26th September, 2014

A recent Department for Transport survey suggests that 70% of the British public are unhappy about the state of the country’s roads and the speed and quality of repair work. Public satisfaction is at the lowest it’s been since the survey started in 2008, with London and the South East suffering the lowest confidence. Public unease… more »

Mercedes Plan More Hybrids

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 25th September, 2014

Mercedes have recently announced the production of 10 new hybrids over the next three years, and are even considering a hybrid hypercar to rival the likes of the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder. Mercedes already have a hybrid on the market, the luxury S500. This model is the first to make use of… more »

Ford Join Electric Revolution

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Following in the tyre tracks of the other top car manufacturers, Ford have recently announced that they’re planning a range of purpose-built electric and hybrid models for the UK’s roads. Nissan, Renault and BMW already have all-electric and hybrid models on the market. The Nissan Leaf which came out in June 2013, and the Renault Zoe,… more »

New & Used Car Sales Look Rosy

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

According to a recent survey by Sainsbury’s Bank, more and more drivers are thinking about buying a new or used vehicle in the near future. 23% of the 2,058 people surveyed said they are considering buying a new or second-hand car over the next 6 months. 13% said they would buy a new vehicle in the… more »

A Much Needed Boost for Clean Renewable Energy

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

On the eve of a major UN climate change summit, there’s been some great news for environmentalists, from a rather unexpected source. The news is that the heirs of the Rockefeller family (those of New York’s Rockefeller Center fame) are planning to sell off their vast assets in the fossil fuel industry and instead invest in… more »