What does the future of motoring hold?

What does the future of motoring hold?

Massive changes are coming to the UK’s roads. The automotive industry, along with the public sector and education sector, has been dragging its heels in terms of making the most of advances in digital technology. Why? Well, there are several factors at play, but one of the main reasons is that the automotive industry has been more »

Speed camera detectors – buyer’s guide

What is a speed camera detector and how does it work? A speed camera detector is a device that alerts you when you’re approaching a speed camera. The idea is that it gives you enough time to ensure you are not travelling over the speed limit, saving you the hassle of incurring fines and points on your more »

How could Brexit impact fuel prices?

We’re living in uncertain times. The Brexit process is likely to bring with it a range of surprises and impact on many areas of daily life. One of those areas is the cost of fuel. As such, we’ve taken a look at recent historical events to assess their impact on fuel prices, in order to try and more »

Easter travel – how to beat the queues

Nobody likes wasting time sitting in traffic, especially during their hard-earned Easter break. Sadly, it’s something we’ve all experienced first-hand. Avoiding long delays and tailbacks on bank holiday weekends can seem all but impossible. Easter (along with Christmas) is one of the busiest times on the UK’s roads. This year is no different, with an estimated 20 million 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

6 Essential Child Car Seats and Accessories

If you have children or grandchildren, you’re no doubt aware of the need to choose the right products and accessories to keep them content (and, most importantly, safe) during car journeys. I have extensive personal experience of this as I have a life that requires me to travel long distances frequently, and a toddler nearing more »

5 Ways to Earn a Driving Penalty without Knowing

It can prove surprisingly easy for drivers to land themselves with a penalty sanction without realising their mistake, whilst driving (or indeed parking) on British roads. Last year The Daily Mail revealed that nearly 10 million driving fines were issued in the decade to 2012. While many of these fines will have been for perfectly legitimate reasons, plenty more »

De-ice and Warm Up: Car Accessories for Winter

It can’t have escaped your attention that it’s really rather cold in the UK at the moment. For those of you who have to venture out in the car in the mornings, it’s not a simple question of jumping in and heading off; not when your windscreen resembles a block of ice and the interior more »

What’s in Store for Diesel Drivers in 2017?

Last year, we discussed potential trouble ahead for diesel drivers. It was a highly emotive subject – something proven by the 26 pages of comments we received about the article. Now, 2017 seems set to be the year that diesel drivers are hit with a perfect storm of issues and difficulties, with chatter already building more »

PetrolPrices.com: Predictions for 2017

Predicting petrol prices in an increasingly unpredictable world isn’t an easy thing to do! However, that doesn’t mean we cannot try. As we head into 2017, it’s inevitable that we’ll wonder what the new year may have in store for motorists, so in this article, we’ve summarised some of the things we think may come more »

PetrolPrices.com: A Look Back at 2016

The past year was nothing if not eventful in many respects! We’ve seen a vote to leave the EU (complete with no shortage of political drama in the aftermath), and the controversial presidential success of Donald Trump over on the other side of the pond. Before we move into what seems likely to be an more »

Great Christmas Gifts for Petrol Heads!

If you have any true motoring enthusiasts to buy Christmas gifts for this year, you have plenty of options. There are lots of items aimed at “petrol heads” and you still have time to order something in time for the big day. We’ve trawled the Internet to find some items that car-obsessives will be glad to more »

Five Perfect Christmas Gifts for Drivers

We all have certain friends and family members who are really difficult to choose presents for. Thankfully, if you have an enthusiastic driver to buy for, there are plenty of options available to you. We’ve had a good search of the web to help you with some ideas. In this list we’ve provided a mixture more »

What’s YOUR Driving Personality?

What kind of driver do you think you are? Are you placid and relaxed, or does a red mist rapidly descend when somebody cuts you up or does something else on the road to wind you up? Are you a speed demon, or is always sticking to the limits your hard and fast rule? A more »

Roof Racks and Roof Boxes: Five of the Best

Roof racks and roof boxes are a great way to extend your storage space and carry extra objects from A to B using your vehicle. Long gone are the days when a roof rack simply meant a couple of bars to which objects could be untidily and haphazardly strapped. There are now all kinds of more »

Autumn Statement 2016 for Motorists

Like many people all over the nation, the PetrolPrices.com team sat around various screens to watch today’s Autumn statement, which lays out what we can expect from the government in terms of spending plans, financial commitments, and tax implications for the coming months and years. Needless to say, our particular focus was on what the Autumn more »