26th August 2021
New car production line

EV uptake on the rise while UK car production plummets

Car-makers are blaming micro-chip shortages, increased shipping costs and the aptly-named ‘pingdemic’ for scuppering UK car production. Car manufacturing took a fall of 37.6% in July […]
25th August 2021
A car key being handed over to a buyer

Used car prices reach record-breaking level due to high demand

Would you consider buying a used car? It seems supply issues in the new car market are leading buyers to seek second-hand options, pushing up their […]
21st August 2021
Older couple driving in open-top car

Most older drivers plan to drive for as long as possible

How long do you hope to be driving for? New research suggests the majority of older motorists have no plans to give up their licence and […]
19th August 2021
Woman wears Covid-19 mask while driving.

How to minimise Covid risk when travelling in shared cars

Planning a long-overdue road trip soon, but still keen to urge as much caution as possible? New research has unearthed the best ways to reduce Covid-19 […]
12th August 2021
Large sign of an MOT testing station in the UK

Drivers urged to book MOTs ahead of ‘Super September’ surge

Is your car due an MOT? Motorists with cars due a test next month are being strongly advised to book one in as early as possible […]
11th August 2021
A green super E10 fuel pump

Petrol car owners urged to check compatibility before using new E10 petrol

What is E10 petrol and is your car compatible? E10 petrol will replace E5 petrol in UK petrol pumps from September. While E5 petrol uses 5% […]
5th August 2021
Car thief opening the doors of a stolen car

UK car theft hotspots revealed

How bad is your area for car theft? New research reveals which UK locations score best and worse, with Romford holding the highest rate of reported […]
3rd August 2021
A road sign with images of pedestrians and a bike

New Highway Code puts pedestrians and cyclists at top of ‘road user hierarchy’

Who do you think should have right of way on the roads? New changes to the Highway Code are to give those on foot and bike […]
1st August 2021
Essential guide to hire cars

1st CENTRAL’s complete guide to hire cars

Looking to hire a car for your next road trip? 1ST CENTRAL have got you covered. Car hire can feel like a minefield of hidden costs, […]