August fuel prices shot up faster than wages

People in Britain have been struggling with the rising cost of living for some time. In August, the situation worsened when fuel prices shot up faster than wages, meaning that people are feeling the pinch more than ever. Over the summer, motorists have been enjoying lower fuel prices. These falling prices have been keeping inflation more »

By Sasha Davison
News entry dated 14th Sep 2017

First UK self-driving cars revealed for 2018 road trials

The future is just around the corner. The DRIVEN project has announced the first three self-driving cars that it will be using to trial this innovative technology over the next two years on UK roads. The cars will be driven on public roads around Oxford initially. They they will make trips from Oxford to London. DRIVEN more »

By Sasha Davison
News entry dated 14th Sep 2017

Diesel cars that fail new emissions test can’t be sold in UK

Following the controversy over diesel car emissions, new tests have begun this month to check real-world diesel emissions on the UK’s roads.The test results will be used to crack down on polluting vehicles across the country – cars that fail can’t be sold in the UK. The testing allows for completely accurate readings on all types more »

By Lisa Edwards
News entry dated 13th Sep 2017

UK drivers face £640 fines from hidden speed cameras in Europe

For many Britons, a trip to Europe is part of their vacation routine. Driving on the continent is a convenient and economical way to travel. However, many drivers don’t realise that the rules around speeding in different European countries are very different than here in the UK. In fact, UK drivers could face fines of up to more »

By Lisa Edwards
News entry dated 13th Sep 2017

Personalised number plates earn drivers six times more speeding tickets

The personalised plate market is booming. More and more people want to exhibit their ‘individuality’ on the front and back of their cars. However, new research by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that drivers with personalised plates might be getting more than they bargained for – including six times as many speeding tickets as drivers with regular more »

By Adam Phillips
News entry dated 07th Sep 2017

How will the post-Harvey petrol price hike affect the UK?

The RAC has warned that the UK could see petrol prices rise above those of diesel in the next few days and weeks as a result of the disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey in the main oil-producing regions of the US. It is predicting that the price of unleaded could rise by as much as more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 06th Sep 2017

Scrappage scheme roundup: offers for UK drivers

Here at PetrolPrices, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the new scrappage schemes being offered by BMW, Mercedes and Ford. While talk of a government diesel scrappage scheme remains just that, it seems that even more car manufacturers are taking matters into their own hands. Hyundai scrappage scheme Hyundai is now offering customers the more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 06th Sep 2017

Planning to buy a used car? Read this first!

You know what make and model you want, and you’re scouring the classifieds looking for just the right car for you. But whether you buy privately or from a dealer, there are plenty of rogues out there. So how can you tell you’re getting a bargain, not an old banger? We’ve put together five must-dos more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 06th Sep 2017

August 2017 fuel price review

Having enjoyed the fifth monthly decrease in the overall price of fuel in July, drivers were sad to see the trend break in August, when the overall price of both diesel and unleaded petrol rose. This is the first increase on the average monthly price since February this year. For unleaded, the average cost across more »

By Nick Wagstaff
News entry dated 06th Sep 2017

Would you like to bring down your insurance costs?

The rise in insurance premium tax from 10% to 12% in June hit a lot of drivers hard. With September being a busy month for insurance purchases, due to the new car registrations being released, many motorists are keen to find ways to lower their premiums. (Credit – Pixabay) As such, PetrolPrices has rounded up more »

By Josh Elliott
News entry dated 31st Aug 2017

Can your music force your children to drive more safely?

Coming to terms with the fact that your children will be driving can be difficult. Their safety is your number one priority and the road can be a dangerous place when not given the required level of attention. Tragically, seven teenage drivers per week are killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads. One in more »

By Josh Elliott
News entry dated 31st Aug 2017

Smart motorway refuge areas misused and misunderstood

As smart motorways continue to spread around the UK, the appearance of refuge areas has become more common. However, a new RAC study suggests that these areas are misunderstood and misused on many of the new style roads, with people thinking they can use them as somewhere to take a rest or a toilet break. more »

By Josh Elliott
News entry dated 30th Aug 2017

Driverless lorries to hit UK roads – but are we really ready?

The government has announced plans to let partially self-driving lorries loose on our major roads by the end of 2019. The automated system, which is being created by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), means that the trucks will be able to drive far closer together than is normally possible. This will serve to drive down more »

By Adam Phillips
News entry dated 30th Aug 2017

Should petrol and diesel be banned in 2030, not 2040?

A group of environmental and aid organisations has spoken out, claiming that the government’s controversial plan to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 doesn’t go far enough. Instead, they want to see polluting motors shown the crusher by 2030. The group states that bringing the deadline forward by a decade could serve to halve more »

By Adam Phillips
News entry dated 30th Aug 2017

Five things you didn’t know about speed cameras

Speed cameras have become a fixture on our roads, from major motorways to minor country routes. Many of us will have been caught by one somewhere, whether by a camera that we didn’t realise existed or thanks to a surprise mobile camera in a van. (Credit – Amanda Slater) Five surprising speeding facts Here at more »

By Josh Elliott
News entry dated 30th Aug 2017