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Conkers, Potholes and Pigeons

Conkers, Potholes and Pigeons

Sponsored contentIn a survey of 2,000 British car owners in September 2022, the used-car marketplace Motorway revealed the leading causes of unexpected vehicle damage outside of wear and tear or road incidents. Potholes came out top, with 55% experiencing...

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Start Rescue’s Money Saving Tips for Motorists’

Start Rescue’s Money Saving Tips for Motorists’

Sponsored contentWith the cost of living crisis, many of us are looking at ways we can cut back on costs. Whilst for many motorists, the prospect of using their vehicle less is not an option, Which? Recommended Breakdown Provider, Start Rescue has some simple...

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Top 10 tips for selling your car

Top 10 tips for selling your car

Sponsored contentIf you feel like you want to take charge of your car’s sale and need a little support selling, here are ten great tips that will help put you back in the driving seat.Top 10 tips for selling your carSelling your car can be a daunting and stressful...

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Educating Drivers on How to Share the Road with Self-Driving Cars

Educating Drivers on How to Share the Road with Self-Driving Cars

One of the UK’s leading vehicle breakdown providers, Start Rescue has given its cautious backing to the UK Government’s announcement that self-driving cars could be on UK roads by 2025. Once merely a science fictional concept, the vision of self-driving cars has taken...

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Many Drivers Unaware of Highway Code Changes

Many Drivers Unaware of Highway Code Changes

A number of changes were made to The Highway Code in January 2022. These changes followed a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. It ran from July to October 2020 and received more...

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Research into Driving Offences by Younger Drivers

Research into Driving Offences by Younger Drivers

New research by insurance company Hastings Direct provides insight into young drivers' driving habits while shedding light on the top common driving offences in the UK. Data from between 01/01/2020 and 31/12/2021 analysing over 300,000 offences, based on freedom of...

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When do the new 72 number plates come out?

When do the new 72 number plates come out?

Sponsored contentThe 72 plate is the reg for cars registered after the 1st of September 2022. Other cars registered this year before September will have had the 22 plate instead. The September plates are based on the last two figures of the year, plus fifty. When cars...

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New Investment funds for GRIDSERVE

New Investment funds for GRIDSERVE

Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc, has invested £200 million into Buckingham-based GRIDSERVE. The funding will help expand the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company’s Sun-to-Wheel model, which combines hybrid solar farms, its...

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Fuel Consumption close to pre-Covid levels

Fuel Consumption close to pre-Covid levels

Petrol and diesel consumption was almost back to pre-Covid levels in May and June despite the high prices at the pumps. The latest figures from HMRC reveal that petrol consumption in May and June this year was just 0.3% less than in May and June 2019, and diesel...

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New Car Registrations July 2022

New Car Registrations July 2022

UK new car registrations fell for the fifth consecutive month in July, with a 9.0% reduction to 112,162 units, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In July 2021, there were 123,296 new car registrations. According...

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Do I need breakdown cover?

Do I need breakdown cover?

Sponsored contentWith the price of pretty much everything rising right now, many of us are looking for ways we can save money on our expenditures. One cost you may be considering is whether you actually need breakdown cover for your vehicle.Do I need breakdown cover...

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Hydrogen Vehicle Numbers Set to Increase

Hydrogen Vehicle Numbers Set to Increase

The number of hydrogen vehicles in service globally could increase dramatically over the next five years. Currently, there are around 60,000 hydrogen vehicles on the read. According to a new study, this will increase to one million by the end of 2027. The report by...

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Gulf Oomph Rewards

Gulf Oomph Rewards

Sponsored. An award-winning loyalty scheme, Oomph would be one of the loyalty schemes available to drivers offering a points-based system. What do I get for joining Gulf Oomph Rewards? 1 point for every litre of unleaded/diesel 2 points for every litre of Endurance...

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Smart Motorway Cameras Concerns

Smart Motorway Cameras Concerns

This week, a new stretch of smart motorway opened on the M4, running 15 miles from Junction 8/9 at Maidenhead to Junction 3 at Hayes, West London. National Highways said that the cones and barriers in place during the works that started in 2018 would be lifted by...

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Tinkerbell is the most popular name for a first car in 2022

Tinkerbell is the most popular name for a first car in 2022

Sponsored contentResearch commissioned by online used-car marketplace Motorway.co.uk shows just how important a first car can be, with three-quarters of car owners admitting their first car still holds fond and special memories. In fact, over a third of respondents...

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The first fuel station in the UK

The first fuel station in the UK

The first roadside fuel station in the UK opened in November 1919 and was located just outside the village of Aldermaston in Berkshire. There is sadly no trace of this motoring landmark, and the site of the station is now a layby on the A4. The Development of petrol...

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