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23rd March 2023

London’s ULEZ expansion plans cause more political upset

The ULEZ (Ultra-Low Emission Zone) expansion is planned for 29th August 2023, and will cover all 33 of the London boroughs, rather than just the city […]
21st March 2023

Kia ranked as the best car brand in the UK

Want to own a vehicle made by the best rated car brand in the UK? Well, you can’t get any better than a Kia. UK car […]
16th March 2023

A simple fuel-saving hack for your Easter travels

Road-tripping over the Easter weekend is popular throughout the UK, with families grabbing the opportunity to take some much-needed time away. With extra luggage in tow […]
14th March 2023

Nearly half of drivers have to avoid potholes every day

Are you having to avoid potholes every time you drive? According to a recent survey, nearly half of drivers swerve to avoid potholes on a daily […]
9th March 2023

6 tips for safe driving after the UK’s urgent snow warning

Drivers could face chaotic weather conditions in the upcoming weeks as the Met Office has issued an urgent weather warning for snow and ice across the […]
7th March 2023

Revealed: The best areas in the UK to buy a second-hand car

Looking to buy a second-hand car? You might want to avoid shopping around in certain areas and head over to Gravesend, Kent instead. According to car […]
2nd March 2023

Two thirds of drivers think aggressive cyclists are a threat to their safety

Do you believe aggressive cyclists are a danger to your safety? For almost two in three drivers, the answer is yes, despite there being a high […]
1st March 2023

6 impressive celebrity car collections

Ever wondered about which cars the rich and famous drive? We’ve made a list of some of the most impressive celebrity car collections so you can […]
28th February 2023

Say hello to the ‘23’ licence plate

From 1 March 2023, the new ‘23’ licence plate registration will be introduced across England, Scotland and Wales. This will be the first licence plate change […]
23rd February 2023

7 new driving changes for 2023

2023 has ushered in new driving changes. Here’s what you need to know to keep a clean licence and your eye on your motoring money. 1. […]
21st February 2023

DVLA issues warning to drivers who passed their test in 2014

Did you pass your driving test before 2014? If the answer is yes, you’ll soon need to renew your driving licence. This reminder comes from the […]
16th February 2023

Two simple cleaning hacks for a sparkling car

Want a clean and mean car exterior, with minimal effort? According to Mat Watson, Chief Content Officer at CarWow, if you prioritise just two simple cleaning […]
14th February 2023

Dubai relaunches plans for flying taxis by 2026

Many of us catch taxis on a regular basis, but would you sit in a flying taxi? Some of us hoped flying cars would exist by […]
9th February 2023

Manchester to lower default speed limit to 20mph

Live or drive in Manchester? You might notice traffic slowing down in the area as the speed limit is set to be reduced. In an attempt […]
7th February 2023

Drivers could spend £400 more on petrol this year than last year

Think you spent a lot of money on petrol last year? Well, we’ve got some news for you. According to research, the average driver will spend […]
4th February 2023

A DIY guide to checking and repairing your car

Keeping a car can be expensive. But there are steps you can take which could save you some cash. Here are five simple car repairs and […]
2nd February 2023

Getting to grips with the diesel ban

The UK government plans to ban diesel car sales by 2030. But why are we moving away from this fuel type? And what does this mean […]
1st February 2023

2023 motoring information – what’s new?

Are you ready to get driving in 2023? Make sure you know the new rules of the road first. From the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) […]
31st January 2023

Drivers call for heavier punishment for not following seatbelt laws

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was recently fined by police for taking off his seatbelt to film a social media video in a moving car. As a […]
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 […]