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22nd November 2022

How new regulations will affect your renewal price

If you’re approaching your renewal date with 1ST CENTRAL, you may be interested to learn about a new regulation launched by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). […]
27th October 2022

Support and advice: tackling the cost of living crisis

Across the UK, we’re all feeling the impact from the rising cost of living. At 1st CENTRAL, we want to reassure you that we’re working hard […]
23rd September 2022

Will cars soon run on thin air?

New technology alert: Scientists at the University of Melbourne have found a way to make hydrogen from air, offering the possibility of a hydrogen fuel supply […]
1st September 2022

Become a safer driver with 1st CENTRAL Connect

Want to save on your car insurance while also improving your driving skills? We’ve got just the thing. 1ST CENTRAL Connect, our brand new telematics technology, […]
2nd August 2022

The world’s first carbon neutral car has been unveiled

Meet the car that cleans the air while you drive. Dutch student engineers have unveiled Zem, an electric car which removes and stores carbon dioxide as […]
1st July 2022

Five futuristic cars that will wow you

Will flying vehicles exist in the future? Will all cars self-drive? 10 years ago many of us probably thought flying cars would exist by now, but […]
16th June 2022

Only 5% of drivers know this common street sign

So, what does an ‘access only’ road sign look like? Give yourself a pat on the back if you know the answer, because police have discovered […]
14th April 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is named World Car of the Year

It’s good news for Hyundai… Their first all-electric vehicle, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, has been awarded the prestigious World Car of the Year award by the […]
24th March 2022

Five mistakes to avoid when spring cleaning your car

Spring has sprung and the days are getting warmer, which means it’s time to make sure you’re giving your car some TLC. But before you whip […]
17th February 2022

Female drivers feel they pay more for car repairs due to gender

Many of us may feel we have been overcharged by mechanics at least once in our lifetime, but have you ever thought your gender or age […]
2nd November 2021

Precise navigation tool what3words made available to drivers

How do you feel about entering three-word addresses by voice to navigate your car journeys? It seems you can now do just that, as the innovative […]
21st September 2021

Driving licences to go digital by 2024

The Transport Secretary has confirmed plans to make digital driving licences available by 2024. Provisional licences will move on to a new DVLA app as part […]
11th September 2021

Drivers ‘breathe sigh of relief’ as petrol prices drop for first time this year

Sick of rising petrol prices? Our luck might just be in, as new figures reveal they dropped marginally last month for the first time this year. […]
6th September 2021

Petrol and diesel ban 2035: what does it mean for you?

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned in 2030, before the 2035 deadline for all vehicles to be fully zero-emissions […]
26th August 2021

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 […]
28th June 2021

New Bentley can compose a unique soundtrack to your drive

What would your daily commute sound like as a film score? Bentley can show you… Luxury car manufacturer Bentley have partnered with an AI music company […]
20th May 2021

‘Excuse me, you’ve forgotten your dog!’ Weird items left in part-ex cars

We’ve all been guilty of stashing away clutter in our car boots, but surely we’d be sure to have a proper clear out before part-exchanging? Well, […]
9th May 2021

Semiconductor shortage poses threat to UK car manufacturers’ recovery

The UK car manufacturing industry is back in business. But while rates of vehicle production are enjoying a steady rise as restrictions ease, a motoring body […]
15th March 2021

Is now the best time to grab a used car bargain?

If you’ve been thinking of buying a used car for a while, now could be the best time to bag one. With car dealership doors reopening […]
6th February 2021

Union Flag to replace EU flag on driving licences and number plates

So, who’s ready for a makeover? British symbols including the Union Flag are set to replace the European Union flag on UK driving licences and number […]