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Pothole problem resurfaces

Motorists are now 2.5 times more likely to suffer a pothole breakdown than 12 months ago. This is according to figures from the RAC. While the total number of pothole-related breakdowns, such as damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels, attended by RAC patrols in the third quarter of the year dropped to 1,746, the number of such […]

New appointments

Electronic vehicle health check provider autoVHC has announced three new appointments as part of its recent expansion, following the company’s acquisition by Snap-on Business Solutions. Kevin Davidson, Sandip Badhan and Robin Usherwood have all joined autoVHC as EMEA sales director, project manager and senior consultant respectively. The new appointments follow a period of growth for autoVHC, including further expansion in […]

Car insurance rises again

Car insurance premiums rose again in the third quarter of 2018. According to Car Insurance Price Index, in association with Willis Towers Watson, comprehensive car insurance premiums increased by an average of one per cent. This small increase brings an end to the series of decreases across four consecutive quarters. UK motorists are now paying £760 on average, which […]

Green movement

The shift away from diesel has more drivers planning to choose an eco-friendly car than ever before, with nearly a quarter (22%) claiming they are ready to make the switch, according to new research by AA Cars. The AA-Populus poll of over 20,000 drivers shows that this would be a dramatic increase from the two per cent of drivers who […]

Warning of no-deal Brexit impact

Ahead of the Brexit summit, Europe’s auto manufacturers and suppliers have come together to issue a warning on the potentially far-reaching impacts of a no-deal scenario on their sector. Automobile production plants receive and fit millions of parts into vehicles every day. All manufacturers rely on ‘just-in-time’ and ‘just-in-sequence’ delivery and production, without any delays or obstacles. These parts are […]

Slippery roads cause 5,495 accidents

As winter approaches, government figures show that slippery roads were one of the biggest factors for car crashes last year. Yet many of these accidents might have been avoided if the driver had been on a skid pan experience, advises Information obtained by from the Department for Transport reveals that 5,495 accidents in 2017 were caused by slippery roads due to […]

EV servicing costs

A new study from cap hpi shows on average service and maintenance costs are 23% lower for electric vehicles than petrol vehicles over three years and 60,000 miles. The gap widens for smaller vehicles. A Renault Zoe will cost £1,100 to maintain over three years while a Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T 90 Design costs £1,497, an increase of 35.7%. Britain’s best-selling […]

Autogas supports Green GB Week

Autogas Limited is lending its support to Green GB Week. Organised by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the campaign aims to celebrate the progress made in tackling climate change in the last 10 years and raise awareness about the opportunities of further clean growth over the next decade. Autogas LPG has played a role in helping tackle […]

Follow the signs

A survey conducted by IAM RoadSmart found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger. More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor and didn’t recognise the roundabout sign. More than two-thirds of drivers admitted they had no understanding of the two second rule. Over […]

VW appoints Eric Felber

Eric Felber is to become the new head of communications for the Volkswagen commercial vehicles brand as of 1 November 2018. He will report directly to the chairman of the board of management, Dr Thomas Sedran. He succeeds Dr Günther Scherelis, who is taking responsibility as spokesperson for environmental affairs and sustainability in group communications in Wolfsburg, also from 1 November. […]

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