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30th May 2023

DVLA strikes could mean delays to driving licences

If you’re planning on renewing your driving licence soon, make sure you know the dates of the DVLA strikes, or you could face delays. When are […]
25th May 2023

Vehicle repair delays continue into 2023

Need to repair your vehicle? Unfortunately, you may face a long wait time. With delays on the manufacture of car parts persisting into 2023, the turnaround […]
13th April 2023

Is this the end of smart motorways?

Do you think smart motorways should be shelved? Cost and safety concerns could mean the controversial roadways will never be built again. The i newspaper believes […]
4th April 2023

Easter traffic jams likely as 17 million plan getaways

Everyone likes to go away for Easter, but do you know how busy the roads will be? Make sure you know what the traffic is going […]
3rd April 2023

7 handy car features you may not know about

Ever wondered if your car has any hidden tricks or compartments? We’ve put together a list of features your car has that you might not know […]
30th March 2023

2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to go ahead

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the government will stick to its plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.  […]
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 […]
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. […]