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26th January 2023

Drivers are spending around three hours a year defrosting their car windscreen

On cold, frosty mornings, the last thing many of us want to do is defrost our windscreen. It’s a task no one looks forward to, and […]
23rd January 2023

Six ways to stay safe when driving in foggy conditions

Snow, ice, and now fog. The UK has been hit by freezing weather conditions lately, but have you been staying safe on the roads? With a […]
19th January 2023

UK’s most popular new car colour: Grey

Wondering which paint colour to choose for your new car? According to Motoring Research, monochrome is rife on UK roads, with grey coming in top for […]
17th January 2023

Experts warn that drivers could soon see more potholes on local roads

Fed up with potholes on local roads? We’ve got bad news for you unfortunately, as motoring experts warn that their numbers are likely to rise. From […]
12th January 2023

Top 10 estate cars for 2023

Starting the new year with a new ride?   When it comes to practicality, space and low running costs, few vehicles beat the estate car. Add its […]
10th January 2023

London remains world’s most congested city

From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, London is known for many things, including its busy roads. So, it might not come as a surprise to some […]
5th January 2023

2022 new car sales hit a 30-year low

2022 was a challenging year for many of us, and official figures have now revealed that it was also a difficult year for the UK’s new […]
4th January 2023

8 exciting new cars for 2023

Are you on the market for a new car? If you’re not sure what to buy, we’ve found some of the most exciting cars hitting the […]
3rd January 2023

Hatchbacks were fastest selling used cars of 2022

Did you buy a new car in 2022? If so, was it a second-hand hatchback? According to AA Cars, nine out of the ten fastest selling […]
22nd December 2022

Families urged to drive home for Christmas early as National Highways strikes hit

National Highways staff walk out today, kick-starting the holiday travel chaos. Staff in charge of keeping traffic flowing and managing incidents on the UK’s biggest roads […]
20th December 2022

Effectiveness of smart motorway safety technology being called into question

Smart motorways were designed to increase capacity and reduce congestion during busy road times. Methods like using the hard shoulder as a running lane and variable […]
15th December 2022

Drivers warned not to drive the morning after heavy drinks

Do you want to make sure you’re always driving responsibly? For your own safety, and the safety of other road users, drivers should remember not to […]
14th December 2022

Roads to avoid during Christmas as millions prepare for holiday journeys

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the busiest. UK roads are soon to be heaving with traffic as families travel to spend Christmas with […]
8th December 2022

Urgent warning to drivers of sub-zero temperatures

The Met Office has issued an urgent weather warning to Brits of impending ice and snow, with temperatures expected to drop to -10°C.  As per The […]
7th December 2022

The best service stations when travelling with your dogs

Driving home for Christmas? If you’re travelling with your dog, you may want to make a pit stop so that everyone has a chance to stretch […]
5th December 2022

Your guide to winter car checks

Having something go wrong with your car is never ideal. But when it’s cold, dark and wet and you’re sat on the side of the road […]
2nd December 2022

The top-selling cars of 2022

Have you spotted lots of the same make of car on the road? You might be seeing one of the top-selling cars of 2022, or maybe […]
1st December 2022

Are you covered with fully comprehensive car insurance?

Is your car covered in the event of an accident? You are legally obliged to have a car insurance policy in the UK, but there are […]
30th November 2022

The most popular car names of 2022

Be honest – what’s the name of your car? Many of us pride ourselves in taking good care of our vehicles and even christen them by […]
24th November 2022

Ministers face demands for a crackdown on private parking firms

Have you received a parking fine in recent months? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone as recent figures show motorists are being hit with […]