The term ‘smart motorway’ was officially introduced by the highways agency in 2013. These motorways are designed to control speeding, detect broken down vehicles and control hard shoulder closures in accordance with the volume of traffic on the roads.
In addition to regular servicing, check-ups and general care, driving behaviours and habits have a big impact on the lifespan of your vehicle and in turn, cost drivers big money in avoidable repair costs.
Damage to vehicles from potholes is a serious and growing issue in the UK. With research revealing over 6.3million drivers had their cars damaged by potholes throughout 2016 at an average cost of £108.60
As of April 1st 2017, road tax is changing. For many new drivers, this will mean an increase in the amount of tax they pay annually, with the only exemption from the new tax being electric vehicles with 0 carbon emissions. Find out more about the tax changes and what they mean for you when buying a car after 1st April.
Electric Vehicles have seen a significant surge in popularity recently – with around 85,000 new registrations of plug-in cars in January 2017, in comparison to just 3,500 in 2013. The reason for this surge is related to the lower maintenance and running costs, reduction of CO2 emissions and various grants Electric Vehicle owners can take advantage of.
If you’re set on getting yourself a replacement car this year, there are several factors you should consider when budgeting that you may have overlooked when looking for a replacement vehicle. Adequate planning for these added expenses will make switching to a newer car as stress-free as possible and ensure that you are not left with unexpected bills.
Winter is almost upon us! The time of year when temperatures begin to drop and your ice scraper becomes your best friend. Along with regular servicing to avoid unexpected breakdowns, we’ve rounded up our top 5 winter accessories to keep you warm and safe on the roads this winter
With the rise of the digital age, people are using search engines and social media more and more, with around 3.5billion searches a day on Google alone. With the vast amount of knowledge available online, people take to Google and other platforms to find answers to their problems - whether it’s health, relationships or car diagnostics.
Are you planning on selling your old car? Whether it’s a private sale, dealership sale, part exchange or auction sale you are considering; getting your car prepared for the sale is essential to ensure a quick sale for the right price.
Take a look at our guide below to ensure you choose the right selling option and get the right price for your used car.
For many people in the UK, motorway driving can be a source of stress; with some drivers actively avoiding motorway driving where they can. Whilst statistics show there are far fewer accidents on the motorway compared to other roads, the speed at which vehicles travel means incidents are often more severe.
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