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Garage Guide launches Chargemaster partnership

AA Garage Guide is responding to positive feedback from both the garages in its network and those surveyed on Garage Wire by announcing a partnership with electric vehicle charging provider, Chargemaster. With 52% of responses to Garage Wire’s online survey and just under 50% of those surveyed within the Garage Guide network answering that they would be interested in hosting […]

English student at WorldSkills final

A talented automotive student from North Tyneside has made it to the finals of an international competition designed to showcase the skills of young people on the world stage.   Callum Green will be part of a UK team competing in the auto refinishing category at the 45th WorldSkills Championships, which takes place in Kazan, Russia from August 29 to […]

Millennials value buying new cars

Millennials are prioritising new cars and seeing bands over travelling the world, new research has revealed. The research, conducted by short term loan provider Wonga, asked millennials (18 to 34 year olds) and baby boomers (55+) to rank a series of key life milestones and experiences to determine the differences between generations. Wonga’s research also looked at which specific experiences […]

Track your roadside assistance

One of the UK’s leading roadside assistance organisations, Allianz Worldwide Partners UK, has collaborated with Apex Networks, the market leading software provider for the Rescue & Recovery industry in the UK, to develop ResqTrac. Specifically designed to support the network of recovery operators, the remote tracking software crucially allows the individual at the roadside to see exactly when help will […]

Warranty Direct’s saving money guide

Keeping a car on the road can cost drivers thousands each year, so along with safety and reliability, running costs are often a top consideration for many when choosing a car. Warranty Direct has put together its guide on the most expensive outgoings that come with owning a car and how to keep them as low as possible. Begin with your […]

UK roads not fit for purpose

More than 20,000 miles of UK roads aren’t up to scratch, according to new analysis. The BBC has found that surveys carried out by the Department for Transport has revealed that about 10% of the roads in England, Scotland and Wales were not top standard – that equates to 22,990 miles. This comes after the Asphalt Industry Alliance found more […]

Pothole soar by a third

New research has found that potholes cost UK drivers £915m last year – up more than a third on the previous year, not because of greater damage caused but because of an increase in incidents. The £915m figure is a sharp rise from the £684m recorded two years ago. The average cost of repairing damage to components including tyres, wheels, […]

Increase in LCV theft

According to 2017 recovery figures from TRACKER (part of the Tantalum Corporation,) 82% of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) were stolen without the owner’s keys. This is nearly a 100% increase compared to 2016 (44%). The Ford Transit was again the most popular van stolen last year and accounted for over half of the LCV recoveries made by TRACKER. ‘Keyless entry […]

New SsangYong dealers in Scotland

Korean 4×4 brand SsangYong is placing increased emphasis on Scotland and has appointed two new dealers north of the border – Frasers of Edinburgh, and Lawrence of Kemnay in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. For Frasers, this is their second SsangYong dealership having joined the brand just three years ago.  Already SsangYong is the largest dealer in Scotland with a successful base in […]

LEVEL introducing free online course

LEVEL is launching a free online Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure course which will provide comprehensive knowledge on all aspects of EV charging including infrastructure, procurement, installation and management. Learning objectives of the new online course will include an understanding of the different types of electric vehicles and their associated technologies, knowledge of current electric vehicle charging infrastructure, have an awareness […]

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