Traffic Chaos Continues Between the UK and France

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 31st July, 2015

British Prime Minster David Cameron has warned that the migrant crisis bringing chaos to transport routes between France and England is likely to remain a “difficult issue right across the summer,” according to a report on The BBC.  Migrants seeking a new life in the UK are continuing to regularly storm the entrance of the EuroTunnel on… more »

Survey Shows Staggering Variation in Car Maintenance Costs

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 30th July, 2015

If you’ve been driving for any length of time, you’ve probably had experiences with both good and bad garages when your car has needed some work. Some bills are a costly shock, while others are sometimes a pleasant surprise. As such, it’s probably no big revelation to hear that there are some variations in cost from garage to… more »

Oil Prices on the Slide Again

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 29th July, 2015

Oil prices across the world are at a five-month low – and are continuing to drop. According to a report in The Week, indications are that the price of oil has “further to fall,” with the downward trend predicted to remain at least until the end of the year. This is clearly great news for motorists, who can… more »

UK Supermarkets Drop Diesel Prices Again

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 28th July, 2015

Yesterday we delivered the rather depressing news that despite price reductions and a competitive climate, Brits are still paying more for diesel fuel than people elsewhere in Europe. However, at least things are moving in the right direction; In the past 24 hours, three UK supermarket chains, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, have all announced further… more »

British Diesel Still Most Expensive in Europe

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The past fortnight has delivered plenty of good news for Britain’s diesel drivers. The fuel has finally reached parity with petrol, and is now cheaper than (or the same price as) unleaded in most filling stations. On top of this, supermarkets have once again started sparring with each other, using cheap fuel prices as a way… more »

Driving Between UK and France? Allow Extra Time!

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 24th July, 2015

With the school holiday season now underway, things are going from bad to worse for motorists driving between the UK and France. For several weeks now, there have been successive delays around Dover, Folkestone and Calais, both as a result of strikes at French ports, and due to what the French authorities describe as “intensive… more »

Shell Launch PayPal Fuel Payment Option

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 23rd July, 2015

Many garages now have “pay at the pump” payment options for fuel, some of which work in a more user-friendly way than others. It’s fair to say plenty of people ignore them due to a lack of a clear understanding as to how they work. Back in February, we talked about a new mobile phone payment… more »

Environmental Groups Concerned About Diesel Price Drop

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 22nd July, 2015

Over the past week or so, diesel drivers across the UK have welcomed a fuel price cut. The UK has finally joined the rest of Europe in offering diesel to motorists at the same price or cheaper than unleaded petrol. The price of diesel is also being pushed down yet further by an emerging price war… more »

Oil Prices Seem Set to Fall

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 21st July, 2015

It’s been rather pleasing to report on a run of recent positive news about petrol and diesel prices, and that run can continue today with some new oil price predictions. According to a Reuters report, oil prices are on track for their biggest monthly fall since March. The cost of crude is currently “steady,” but has fallen… more »

Diesel Price Begins to Fall Below Unleaded

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 20th July, 2015

The price of diesel in the UK continues to fall, to the point that it’s now cheaper than unleaded in several garages. This change is being reported by multiple media outlets including The Mirror. Furthermore, the phrase “price war” is coming up with increasing frequency. The Morrisions chain has this morning dropped the price of… more »