Brexit Begins – with big potential impacts on drivers

It’s finally happened; In what Prime Minister Theresa May has described as “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back,” Britain has invoked Article 50 and formally started the “Brexit” process of withdrawing from the European Union. Unsurprisingly, the media is packed with stories about this monumental moment. At PetrolPrices.com, we’ve been more »

Car organisers and in-car storage accessories

Spring is here and the days are finally getting longer. Here at PetrolPrices.com we’re finding that our diaries are looking busier too, with far more upcoming reasons to take to the roads for long journeys. One problem with taking lots of road-trips is that they can result in cars becoming very messy and cluttered. Even short more »

Spring is here! Five ways to spruce up your vehicle

The winter season can put a lot of strain on both the interior and the exterior of your vehicle – think muddy puddles and dirty feet! After months of enduring the cold, being rained on, and navigating the dark mornings and evenings, we can finally see spring approaching. Therefore, it’s the perfect time to spruce more »

Insurance premium caps for young drivers?

This week, parliament has been debating whether young adults should have their car insurance premiums capped at £1200 per year. This follows an e-petition calling for such a cap receiving over 180,000 signatures. It was set up by 19-year-old Rhys Parker from Suffolk, who argued that the costs from insurance companies were making it increasingly difficult more »

Supermarket fuel price war reignited

For the last several weeks, fuel prices have been at their highest levels since December 2014, following several months of consecutive price increases. These increases have been caused by a perfect storm of rising oil prices and the Pound’s falling value against the Dollar following the referendum to leave the European Union last year. The average more »

Five ideal accessories for caravans and motorhomes

Last month saw the Birmingham NEC play host to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, where over 350 exhibitors showed off their wares. With over a million caravans and motorhomes in the UK, these events always attract thousands of interested visitors. Recently, the Caravan Club re-branded after 110 years to become the Caravan and Motorhome Club. more »

March Budget: What it means for UK motorists

This week’s 2017 UK budget delivered very little news to grab the headlines, especially for motorists. As we heard on the BBC News straight after the budget, those used to seeing previous Chancellor George Osborne “pull rabbits out of hats” at these events saw “no rabbits” from Philip Hammond on this occasion. So what news can we report more »

How could next week’s budget affect motorists?

Here at PetrolPrices.com we have looked ahead at what is likely to affect motorists in next weeks budget on March 8th. With record levels of congestion, pollution and cars on the road, there is a sense that something has got to give in the Budget this year. Looking into our crystal ball, we have come more »

How to make money from hiring out your car

Many people in the UK have more than one vehicle, or a car that’s only used on an occasional basis. (Editor’s note: I personally fell into this category for many years whilst living in London, when our family car was only used at the weekend, and sat idle all week.) Now, thanks to the wonders more »

Motorists waste 32 hours a year sitting in traffic

New research by traffic information company Inrix (reported by The Telegraph) has revealed that The UK is the third worst country in Europe for traffic congestion, with motorists spending an average of 32 hours a year sitting in traffic. The only countries in Europe which have worse congestion problems are Russia and Turkey. Over 1000 cities were analysed to find more »

Supermarkets no longer safest bet for cheapest fuel

For several years now, UK drivers have been broadly able to count on supermarkets to provide them with significant price savings on fuel. A succession of price wars, often linked to vouchers and loyalty schemes, have often (but not always) seen supermarkets offer fuel at the lowest prices around. However, in a surprising development, it more »

London Mayor Calls for Diesel Scrappage Scheme

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has suggested that the UK government introduce a diesel scrappage scheme in a bid to encourage drivers to give up polluting diesel vehicles for more environmentally-friendly alternatives. It’s a possible move that’s been being discussed for some time, since it became clear that the UK was falling well short of meeting more »

Life on Two Wheels: Five Great Motorbike Products

At PetrolPrices.com, we don’t forget that we have plenty of members who live some or all of their motoring lives on two wheels instead of four. In recognition of that fact, for this feature we’ve compiled a list of five great products for motorcycles and their riders. Bikers of all kinds, from fans of superbikes more »