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What Is A Hybrid Car And Should I Lease One?

Range of hybrid & electric cars available now for a minimum term of 28 days at Flexed A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses more than one form of horsepower, meaning it uses a combination of an electric motor with a petrol or diesel... View Article

Looking For A Family Car To Lease?

Here’s our top things to consider before deciding which one’s right for you If you’re looking to lease a family car, there’s never been a better time as many vehicles now include features such as under seat storage, ISOFIX mounting points and child-friendly additions. You... View Article

The Benefits Of Leasing A Small Car

Short Term Car Leasing at Flexed   Whilst many drivers these days lean more towards a bigger car, there’s still a huge number of motorists across the UK who can see the benefits of driving a small car and the advantages to be gained from... View Article

What Is An Estate Car?

Lease an estate car on a short term contract with Flexed   Estate cars have been a popular choice amongst motorists for years. They come with a back extension, so there’s more boot space for those who need that extra room to carry the family... View Article

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Coming Soon: The 2018 Paris Motor Show

Motoring enthusiasts only have to wait a few more weeks for the show to begin – 2 October   The biggest carmakers in Europe are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to show off their new metal at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The biennial auto show... View Article

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Breakdown recovery service to be launched by Halfords

They plan to provide roadside assistance for motorists and cyclists too!   Halfords are launching their own breakdown recovery service in the UK, with plans to not only provide a new Breakdown Cover service for motorists but for cyclists too. The firm plans to charge... View Article

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Police chiefs considering zero-tolerance crackdown

Motorists could be facing a fine of £100 if caught going only 1mph over the speed limit!   Police chiefs in the UK are considering a zero-tolerance crackdown, which means that motorists could be faced with a £100 fine for going just 1mph over the... View Article

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Leasing, Rental and Tech: How Motoring Is Changing Our Lives

The world’s scientists are warning governments about Global Warming and spotlights are on Tesla’s green efforts, vehicle manufacturers are under ever more pressure to cut emissions. Governments are adding to these pressures with additional taxes and initiatives to get electric cars on the road. So... View Article

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Revealed: Drink-drive deaths increased in 2016

DfT figures show drink-driving was responsible for around 230 deaths in just one year   According to the latest figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT), drink-driving was responsible for 230 deaths in just one year. Their new figures have revealed that deaths related... View Article

Are you a big fan of all things Apple?

The reg plate ‘MAC 800K’ is up for grabs at the DVLA timed auction – so get bidding!   All Apple fans, now’s your chance to get your hands on the perfect registration plate at the DVLA Timed Auction of Personalised Registrations which started on... View Article

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Off to France this year for a holiday?

If so, make sure to use your sat nav correctly or you could face a hefty fine!   The summer holidays are upon us and for many motorists it’s time for their annual holiday abroad, with France being the most popular destination apparently this year.... View Article

Could this be the end for motorway road signs in the UK?

New 5G technology to be trialled which sends traffic information straight to your car dashboard   It’s been revealed that new plans are underway which could see the removal of motorway gantries in favour of in-car technology. Highways England are to trial new 5G technology... View Article

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How To Look After Your Car During A Heatwave

As the hot weather continues, drivers need to be made aware of the possible dangers it could have on our cars   As the heatwave continues and weather experts predict records could be broken in some parts of the country, drivers are being warned about... View Article

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Ever had a van driver ask if they can use your toilet?

New survey suggests van drivers haven’t got time to wee because of delivery targets   According to a new survey, van drivers are under so much pressure to meet their delivery targets that they’re either not drinking properly and risking dehydration, especially in this weather,... View Article

Traffic on UK roads climbs to an all-time high

There’s more cars, van and lorries on the road than ever before!   Us Brits like nothing more than to have something to moan about. Take the weather for instance, we’re enjoying up to now a fantastic spell of hot weather yet many of us... View Article

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Warning to motorists during the heatwave

Driving whilst dehydrated can have a similar effect to being over the legal drink drive limit   A mini-heatwave is underway here in the UK, so motorists are being made aware of the dangers of driving whilst dehydrated. Temperatures this week are set to reach... View Article

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Is the idea of new funnel bins a load of rubbish?

New funnel bin reward scheme trialled at service stations to encourage drivers to dispose of litter Drivers using motorway service stations up and down the country are being encouraged by way of 5p vouchers to dispose of their rubbish properly by using specially designed funnel... View Article

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Are roundabouts in the UK about to change?

Cyclists and pedestrians to be given right of way at a new Dutch-style roundabout in Cambridge A new Dutch-style roundabout is to be built in Cambridge which will give right of way to cyclists and pedestrians – meaning drivers will become the lowest priority as... View Article

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New robot-style traffic cones in development

They could help ease congestion and improve the safety of road workers   A new robot-style traffic cone is being developed which could help ease congestion and improve the safety of road workers. The ‘robo-cone’ has been developed by Costain, the UK technology-based construction and... View Article

It wasn’t me, it was you!

New survey suggests that’s what most drivers think when out on the road According to a study conducted by Moneysupermarket.com, motorists in the UK believe they’re much better drivers than those around them. Of those taking part, 71% thought that other road users needed to... View Article

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Got any old paper tax discs lying around?

You might want to keep hold of them as they could be worth something! If you’ve kept any old paper tax discs after they were abolished in 2014 and are wondering whether to throw them out with the weekly rubbish, you might want to reconsider... View Article

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Wheely!!

Drivers in the UK are suffering from more punctures these days, with potholes partly to blame   Drivers in the UK are suffering from more punctures these days with potholes partly to blame, however, it seems that just over a third of new cars on... View Article

Please drive carefully, especially tomorrow!

Friday it seems is the day drivers are more likely to crash   When you’re out and about on the roads tomorrow please take extra care, as it’s been found that drivers are 22% more likely to have an accident on a Friday compared to... View Article

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Gotcha!

A website that allows angry motorists to name-and-shame bad drivers angers campaigners   A website that allows angry motorists to name-and-shame bad drivers and upload dashcam footage of poor driving has angered campaigners. The website is www.rate-driver.co.uk and allows members of the public with a... View Article

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Not again! Where have I put my car keys?

And it seems women drivers are the ones more likely to be looking for them!   According to the findings of a survey conducted by the RAC, it seems that women drivers are the ones more likely to lose their car keys than men. However,... View Article

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Car theft in the UK rises by an alarming 56%

Last year saw the worst on record for car theft since 2012   Official figures released by the Government show a sharp rise in car theft last year, with concern growing that keyless theft in the UK is becoming “standard practice.” According to the latest... View Article

Ever visited a cheap hand car wash in the past?

You might want to avoid as lawmakers decide to investigate over slavery and abuse claims   Lawmakers in the UK are to investigate hand car wash businesses over slavery and abuse claims. Unregulated sites are popping up around the country and it’s believed that thousands... View Article

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How safe is the air conditioning in your car?

As a mini heatwave’s expected to hit the UK, drivers are being urged to make checks   A mini heatwave is expected to hit the UK sometime this week, with temperatures set to reach 21 degrees in many parts of the country. A spell of... View Article

Who are the better drivers, men or women?

Finally we have the answer and it’s…   Women! – Yes, according to figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), women are better drivers than men. And not just a little bit better but significantly better is what the DVLA’s findings suggest.... View Article

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High percentage of car thieves avoid going to jail

Most receive a non-custodial sentence after being convicted of car theft According to official figures, a high percentage of car thieves in the UK avoid going to jail, with most receiving a non-custodial sentence after being convicted of car theft and the average fine is... View Article

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Are we becoming a nation of road hogs?

New survey suggests we are, as one fifth of motorists confess to running a red light in the last 12 months!   According to a new survey carried out by uSwitch, motorists and cyclists are risking their lives and the safety of other people by... View Article

Look out, look out, there's hedgehogs about!

New signs to be installed across the country warning motorists to be aware of wildlife   New road signs are to be installed across the country warning motorists to be aware of wildlife, in particular the UK garden favourite the hedgehog, who’s numbers have declined... View Article

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High prices at motorway petrol stations to be investigated

There’s concern that they could be exploiting motorists and pose a huge safety risk   Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, believes the higher prices charged at motorway petrol stations across the country could pose a huge safety risk as motorists choose not to stop and fill... View Article

Spring it on!

Unfortunately, this offer has now ended. Please click here to view all cars.    Recent visits from the ‘Beast from the East’ and endless grey skies coupled with the colder weather has made winter feel like an absolute eternity. However, as of Sunday 25th March... View Article

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Travelling over the Easter weekend?

If so, be prepared for heavy traffic mixed with bad weather   It’s Easter this weekend and for many this means the first big escape of the year and according to the RAC, around 19 million leisure journeys will be undertaken from this Thursday to... View Article

Driving around with a damaged wing mirror?

You might want to fix it quick or face a £2,500 fine AND three points on your licence!   Most motorists at some point in their driving life experience a number of small bumps or scrapes to their car and finding something broken on your... View Article

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The Government's Pass Plus scheme explained

Taking the Pass Plus test can help newly qualified drivers to gain more confidence on the road   The UK Government’s Pass Plus scheme is a road safety initiative created to help newly qualified drivers gain more confidence on the road. Pass Plus instructors provide... View Article

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How To Stay Safe During The Cold Snap

As the ‘Beast from the East’ hits the UK, here’s how to drive carefully in the wintry conditions   Temperatures this week are expected to drop as low as those experienced inside the Arctic Circle, as the ‘Beast from the East’ hits the UK. This... View Article

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Blue Badge permit theft on the increase

In four years the number of parking permit thefts have quadrupled   According to new figures, the theft of parking permits for disabled drivers have quadrupled over the past four years. The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that last year in England a total... View Article

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Government considering restrictions for new drivers

Under new plans, night curfews could be introduced as well as lower speed limits   The UK Government is considering whether to introduce new restrictions for drivers who’ve recently passed their test. Under new plans currently being discussed by the Government, new drivers who’ve recently... View Article

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Are there two cars on the front of your home?

Research suggests two-car households are more common today than families with two children!   Over the past year it’s been revealed that the number of households with two cars has increased by more than half a million. Figures from the UK’s Office for National Statistics,... View Article

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Breakdowns caused by potholes increase by 11%

More than 2,000 drivers called for breakdown assistance during the last quarter of 2017   Newly released figures have shown that more than 2,000 drivers called for breakdown assistance during the last quarter of 2017 – an increase of 11% compared to the same period... View Article

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A car's first MoT test to remain at three years

Less than half of the public questioned voted for the four year plan   The Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday confirmed that a car’s first MoT test will remain at three years. In January 2017, a public consultation was announced to find out people’s opinion... View Article

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New drivers should have driving lessons at night

Learning to drive in the dark could help reduce accident rates in the UK   According to a new investigation, it’s believed that experience rather than age is mainly accountable for the reduced accident rate. IAM RoadSmart, who carried out the study, suggest that learner... View Article

Lane-hogging is one of our biggest gripes…

Yet only 1 out of 4 drivers in the UK use the inside lane!   When asked in previous surveys what irritates drivers the most about other road users, one of their biggest gripes after tailgating and those who push in was lane-hoggers, yet despite... View Article

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Commuting in the Capital?

Make sure to pay if driving through the city’s Congestion Charge Zone or face new £160 fine!   From this week, drivers in the Capital who fail to pay the city’s Congestion Charge Zone could be hit with a £160 fine. The fee has increased... View Article

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Super intelligent street lighting installed in Norway

Auto-dimming street lamps light up when traffic approaches then reduce back down to 20% power   To help reduce its carbon footprint, Norway are trialling auto-dimming streets lights in different parts of the country. In Hole, on the outskirts of Oslo, in Norway, super intelligent... View Article

How safe is it to drive the morning after drinking?

Not surprisingly, December is the worst month for motorists being caught for drink-driving   Most of us could probably guess that December is the worst month of the year for motorists in the UK getting caught for drink-driving. With huge celebrations over Christmas and the... View Article

Ever put the wrong fuel in your car by mistake?

The Met Police have spent £83,858 over the past three years fixing wrongly fuelled cars!   According to newly released figures following a Freedom of Information request by the MailOnline, the Metropolitan Police have spent over £80,000 in the past three years after officers have... View Article

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Please drive carefully over the festive period

New figures claim December is a bad month for write-off’s   According to newly released figures from Churchill insurance, December might be the month full of Christmas spirit and cheer but it’s also one of the worst month’s for car write-off’s. Over 34,000 cars were... View Article

December is not a good month for insuring your car

Warning to motorists after data finds December is the most expensive month to insure your car   According to new data gathered by MoneySuperMarket.com, the month of December is not a good month to insure your car. The price comparison website-based business discovered that it... View Article

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Where do you store your car keys at home?

High-tech gadget thieves can steal your car in minutes, so here’s some advice on where best to keep them   If you keep your car keys on a hook close to the front door, or on your bedside table, you might want to change this... View Article

Revealed: The All New Fiat 500L for 2018

The latest generation model has just launched here in the UK   The all new Fiat 500L for 2018 has just launched here in the UK. It can only be described as a grown up version of the iconic Fiat 500 – all of its... View Article

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Santa vs Rudolph – There can only be one winner!

Unfortunately, this deal has now ended. View current 12 month offers here.  It’s finally December and the Festive season has now begun and there are plenty of things on everyone’s mind. Have I got them the right gift? What should I have with my Christmas... View Article

Revealed: Britain's drink and drug driving hotspots

Will the place you live appear in the top 10?   According to new figures, the area which tops the table for drink and drug driving offences in the UK is Sunderland, whilst conviction rates throughout the country have increased overall. In Sunderland, it was... View Article

What is the UK's most dangerous road?

Here we reveal which of Britain’s roads are the most dangerous to drive on   According to new data gathered by the Road Safety Foundation and Ageas Insurance, the most dangerous road in the UK is the A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton in the Peak... View Article

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Senseless car vandalism rises 10% in three years

New figures show car owner’s living in Greater Manchester are most at risk   According to new figures released by the RAC, over 210,000 car owners had their vehicle damaged by an act of vandalism in 2016, resulting in a 10% rise in just three... View Article

Speeding offences in the UK climb to a six-year high

In 2016, an alarming 2.15 million drivers were caught for speeding   According to new official figures released by the Department for Transport, an alarming 2.15 million motorists in the UK were caught last year for speeding. Back in 2011, this figure stood at 1.6... View Article

How to defrost your car the right way

Icy mornings are upon us but please don’t be tempted to switch the kettle on!   Icy mornings are upon us and are a real nuisance for motorists wanting to just jump straight into their car and go. Having to climb out of a warm... View Article

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Turns out women are the better drivers after all!

According to scientists men get distracted more easily leading to mistakes   It’s often remarked and joked about that women are bad drivers and not as good as the men but according to a new study it’s the ladies who are the better drivers after... View Article

Black Friday Madness – Flexed Car Leasing

The Big 3 Born in the U.S.A and brought over here, we all know that Black Friday has been a massive hit with everybody. Everything that you love has been discounted saving you plenty of money. Especially helpful with the run up to Christmas. So... View Article

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One third of motorists handed a fine every year

The use of cameras to catch speeding and parking offenders has increased   As the use of cameras to catch speeding and parking offenders grows, a total of 12 million fines were handed out last year to motorists in the UK. According to new research,... View Article

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Having trouble seeing the road ahead?

During the past five years around 50,000 drivers have lost their licence because of poor vision   According to the DVLA, nearly 50,000 drivers in the UK have had their licence refused or revoked during the past five years because of poor vision. It might... View Article

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UK Top 10 Best Selling Cars for September 2017

Who’s taken top spot this time… will the Fiesta be triumphant in September?   September saw the release of the ’67’ registration plate which will continue to run for the next six months but what have been the best sellers in the month which provided... View Article

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The UK's most reliable car brands revealed

New study looked at eight different categories to decide which cars were the most reliable overall   A new study has revealed the UK’s most reliable car brands, taking into account a myriad of possible symptoms to arrive at their conclusion. When you lease a... View Article

Road deaths in the UK hit five-year high

New figures show 4% increase in road fatalities from 2015 to 2016   According to newly released figures, road deaths in the UK have hit a five-year high – 1,792 people were on killed on Britain’s roads last year, which equates to a 4% increase... View Article

Could 3D zebra crossings help drivers to slow down?

Company from Iceland trials ingenious 3D zebra crossing in a town called Ísafjörður   A company from Iceland have come up with an ingenious new zebra crossing design that should definitely make motorists slow down. The Icelandic company called Vegamálun have designed a 3D zebra... View Article

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Men still paying more than women for car insurance

New study finds males are paying up to 25% more for their insurance despite EU gender ban   Men are still paying more than women for their car insurance despite an EU gender ban on premiums. A new study by Comparethemarket.com found that male drivers... View Article

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It's car number 150,000,000 for Volkswagen

And the model taking the glory was a blue Golf GTE   Celebrations were underway last week at Volkswagen, as they revealed their 150 millionth car had just come off the production line and the model taking the glory was a blue Golf GTE. The... View Article

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Please drive carefully today – it's FRIDAY!

New study reveals FRIDAY as the most common day of the week for car accidents   According to new figures gathered by Direct Line Car Insurance, the most common day of the week for car accidents in the UK is Friday, so if you’re out... View Article

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Learner drivers to have motorway lessons from 2018

The new plan will help to improve road safety in the UK and boost new driver’s confidence   Plans have been approved by the Government, to enable learner drivers to have lessons on UK motorways and will start from next year. The Department for Transport... View Article

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August it's All About Audi!

This deal will end 31/08/2017. Make sure to make the most out of it, today! August has to be one of our most favourite months. Partly because the weather outside is finally warm enough to go outside and do proper “summery” things. For others August... View Article

Get behind the line or else!

Homeowners left angry after receiving fines for parking on own driveway but sticking out by a small margin   Homeowners across the UK have been left furious after being fined day after day despite parking on their own driveway. Why you may ask? Simply because... View Article

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The 123 deal is back! For one week only.

123 Deal – (July 10-14) We’re here to make your first rental experience with us that little bit cheaper. So for one week only, we’ve decided to bring back our famous 123 deal. However, it won’t last long! Choose from one of three options below, whichever... View Article

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New smart car headlight technology under development

Motorists will be able to see through heavy rain and snow making driving safer   Driving at night for many motorists is a worrying experience, mix that with heavy rain or snowy conditions, a journey can suddenly become a terrifying and dangerous ordeal. These difficult... View Article

Have in-car speakers had their day?

First speakerless car stereo developed by Continental   Cars of the future won’t be fitted with speakers, instead the surfaces of the vehicle will be used to play sound and music – that’s according to Continental, automotive manufacturers who specialise in tyres, brake systems and... View Article

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New diesel parking surcharge launched in central London

Drivers of pre-2015 diesel cars will have to pay a £2.45 parking surcharge   A new diesel parking surcharge has been launched in London by Westminster Council. Drivers of pre-2015 diesel vehicles will be charged a £2.45 ‘D-Charge’ for parking in certain areas of central... View Article

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New 3D concept tyres unveiled by Michelin

Tyres will be resistant to flats, tell the driver when they need changing AND never need pumping up! The French tyre manufacturing company Michelin have unveiled a new concept tyre which could change the future of tyre technology in a huge way. Their 3D concept... View Article

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Scam email warning – motorists beware!

Scammers sending out fake email pretending to be from the DVLA   A warning has been sent out to motorists in the UK by the BBC Watchdog about a new scam email which is doing the rounds, supposedly sent by the DVLA. The scam email... View Article

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How safe is paying on your mobile for parking?

Not safe say motorists who’ve been handed unjustifiable fines   Using mobile phones to pay for parking is becoming increasingly common across the UK but motorists using this method of payment are being handed unjustifiable fines and those who appeal are being turned down. More... View Article

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Sales of used cars hit new highs

A record number of used vehicles bought in the UK during first quarter of 2017   According to new data revealed this week, a record number of used vehicles were purchased during the first quarter of 2017 in the UK. This news comes after record... View Article

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Keep your eyes on the road!

A new study reveals how millions of accidents occur in the UK because drivers take their eyes off the road   The general reaction from drivers when asked by the other party involved in a collision as to why they’ve just crashed into them tends... View Article

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Drivers in the UK relying too much on sat navs

As a result, motorists are driving the wrong way down one-way streets, speeding and making risky U-turns   A newly published report has revealed that motorists in the UK have become a nation totally reliant on sat navs, with the device causing many motorists to... View Article

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Cycle lanes are slowing down major UK cities

Cambridge is the slowest city in the UK with drivers recording an average speed of 13.73mph   Cyclists and motorists unfortunately don’t enjoy an harmonious relationship in the UK and new information from vehicle tracking firm Satrak could make the situation worse, as it is... View Article

UK consumers not returning recalled cars for repair work

New figures from the DVSA suggest more than half of unsafe recalled vehicles have not been fixed   The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has released figures to consumer motoring magazine Auto Express revealing that over one million unsafe vehicles are still on the... View Article

Pavement parking to become a fineable offence

Councils considering £70 fines for drivers who park partially on the pavement   The Local Government Association has called for kerbside parking to be banned across England and to be a punishable offence, as it claims the practice represents a significant danger to pedestrians. A... View Article

The UK's slowest motorway revealed!

With an average speed of 25.05 miles per hour in 2016, the M25 is crowned the slowest   The M25 has been officially named the slowest motorway in the UK, a revelation that will certainly come as no great surprise to many long-suffering London commuters.... View Article

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Punctured tyres biggest breakdown call-out cause

The AA blames potholes and lack of spare wheel on 2016 call-out increase   Roadside breakdown firm the AA has shared its figures from 2016, revealing that flat tyres were the most frequent cause for roadside call-outs, which the breakdown firm blames on a lack... View Article

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Digital driving licences to be trialled in September

Plastic licences will remain in use but digital licences to be available on smartphones   The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced its intention to unveil a new digital driving licence system which will be available for use on smartphones. DVLA is currently... View Article

Cars to receive household appliance-style eco ratings

New cars and vans will receive an alphabetical rating between A and H   Under a new initiative organised by independent vehicle testing company Emissions Analytics, and approved by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, cars are to be given a new eco rating like those... View Article

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More traffic jams predicted for the year 2019 across Britain

Numerous extensive roadwork projects set for 2019 under the Government’s £11.4bn upgrade plan   More traffic jams have been predicted for the year 2019 across Britain, as numerous extensive roadwork projects are set to start, warns the Whitehall spending watchdog. According to a damning report... View Article

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First new car factory for 10 years set for the UK

The electric London Taxi cab to be manufactured in Coventry by Chinese firm Geely   Chinese automotive manufacturing company Geely have announced their intention to build the electric London taxi cab at a brand new factory in the village of Ansty, Coventry, at a total... View Article

Toyota to invest £240m in its Derbyshire manufacturing plant

The investment will enable the plant to produce new global models under the TNGA Platform   Japanese carmakers Toyota have announced a new £240 million investment at their UK manufacturing plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire. The investment also includes £21.3 million by way of government support,... View Article

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Fuel price war kicked off by Asda with 2p cuts

Other UK supermarkets jump on the bandwagon, reducing their prices at the pump also   Supermarket giant Asda has triggered a fuel price war after cutting the price of petrol and fuel at their pumps by 2p. This is the first fuel price cut since... View Article

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UK's love of internet shopping is clogging up our roads

Increase in delivery vans across Britain causing gridlock and huge delays   According to official figures, the UK’s love of internet shopping has created more congestion on our roads. More delivery vans on the roads has generated gridlock throughout the country, meaning longer delays than... View Article

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An app that turns you into a 'snitcher!'

All you need to do is take a photo of an illegally parked car and you’ll earn £10   A UK parking enforcement company is trying to turn us into a nation of ‘snitchers,’ by allowing members of the public to use their app to... View Article

Fancy being an autonomous testing guinea pig for Volvo?

Volvo looking to London for volunteers to test out their self-driving technology   This year sees the start of self-driving tests on public roads here in the UK and elsewhere, with the technology set to be tested by commuter volunteers in 2018. Swedish car-makers Volvo... View Article

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Flexed.co.uk's guide to speed awareness courses

The National Speed Awareness Course – a scheme aimed at first-time offenders, or those just over the limit   If you get pulled up for speeding in the UK these days, you might find yourself being given the opportunity to dodge the fine and/or points... View Article

Are you a car owner who doesn't drive so often?

Insurance provider to launch new pay-as-you-go car insurance cover for occasional drivers   A smart new policy for car owners who don’t drive so often has been launched by an insurance provider here in the UK. The new pay-as-you-go car insurance policy will allow motorists... View Article

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Thinking of taking a trip to Paris this year?

New anti-pollution windscreen sticker scheme now in operation in the French capital – you could face a fine if you drive straight into the city   If you’re planning a trip to Paris this year, don’t drive straight into the capital city or you could... View Article

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What's your favourite way of paying to park?

New study reveals app and website trust issues amongst UK drivers – over half still prefer to use cash   According to a new study authorised by the British Parking Association (BPA), half of the driving population in the UK, of which there are 35... View Article

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Aggressive driving could cost you more a year in fuel

New study shows the differences between ‘good’ drivers and ‘bad’ ones   A new study carried out by UK insurance company Direct Line suggests that the differences between being a good driver and a bad one could play a significant role when it comes to... View Article

The most expensive places to fill up in the UK revealed

The price differences across the country are quite alarming   According to new research, motorists in the UK are paying vastly different prices for their fuel, depending on whereabouts in the country they live, with some drivers spending around £220 per year more on filling... View Article

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January 2017 Sale Now On! Short Term Lease

Please note, this deal ends 31/01/2017. To start off 2017, we have brought back our famous 1,2,3 deal. Need a cheap short term lease arranging quickly? Then look no further as January is your month…! You can choose from either the first, second or third... View Article

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Charging plans announced by Tesla to punish idlers

The idea is to stop drivers from leaving their vehicle docked after they’ve finished charging   Charging plans have been announced by Tesla, to punish those drivers who use the Supercharger stations and leave their car docked after they’ve finished charging. The charge will hopefully... View Article

The RHA and RAC join forces to tackle sleep disorders

Their goal is to raise awareness of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)   The Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the RAC have come together to help raise awareness of sleep disorders that may be going undiagnosed, leaving drivers who may be... View Article

UK car manufacturers smash 17-year car making record

British car makers have produced over 1.6m vehicles so far in 2016   UK car manufacturers have managed to produce more than 1.6 million vehicles so far this year, smashing the highest record which was set back in 1999. In November alone, British car makers... View Article

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Changes to new car road tax from 2017 explained

New changes start from 1 April 2017 and apply to new cars purchased after this date   A new road tax system is being introduced in the UK from 1 April 2017, for all new vehicles registered after this date. Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will... View Article

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How to help yourself when it comes to MoT test time

Top tips from Flexed.co.uk to help your car pass its next MoT   An annual MoT test is required for vehicles over three years old and for many motorists the experience can be quite daunting. It’s estimated that around 1.5 million vehicles in the UK... View Article

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5 countries with crazy road safety rules

Don’t forget to check under the car before you set off!   It’s Road Safety Week across the UK this week and with that in mind, Flexed.co.uk have come up with a list of 5 of the weirdest road safety rules from around the world.... View Article

Car parking spaces in the UK to be widened

Parking bays to be made bigger to accommodate the growing number of SUVs, 4x4s and large family estate vehicles   Parking bays across the UK are set to be made wider in the future due to growing sales of SUVs, 4x4s and large family estate... View Article

Road Safety Week 2016 – 21 to 27 November

This week is Road Safety Week – an important annual event that focuses on road safety in the UK   Road Safety Week is an annual event which has taken place since 1997 and is one of the biggest road safety events in the UK.... View Article

UK Government announces new whiplash claims reform

A consultation has been announced following the publication of proposed changes to govern whiplash claims   New proposed regulations for whiplash insurance claims could help save the average motorist up to £40 per year on their insurance premiums, as the Government looks to crackdown on... View Article

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Company car tax: everything you need to know

Everything an employer needs to know when offering a company car to an employee   Many large firms in the UK offer their employees a company car as a way to win and reward loyalty. Employers lease vehicles from car leasing firms and offer them... View Article

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REVA G-Wiz voted UK's worst car ever

The electric city car beats the three-wheeling Reliant Robin to take top spot!   In a poll carried out by Auto Express, 4,782 readers were asked what car they would choose as the worst car ever to grace British roads and with 493 of the... View Article

Autonomous cars to be unmarked to prevent harassment

Volvo’s driverless cars will be unmarked in 2018 trial to avoid ‘bullying’   A collection of driverless cars developed by Volvo will be trialled incognito on London roads to avoid attracting aggressive and challenging behaviour from fellow road users. The Swedish auto manufacturer has taken... View Article

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18 banned drivers are caught every day behind the wheel

And what’s even more alarming is that almost half only receive a fine of £150 or less   According to new figures released by the Ministry of Justice, 6,592 disqualified motorists were caught driving on the roads in 2015 across England and Wales. This equates... View Article

Car criminals across the UK 'getting away with it'

Nearly 70,000 cars are stolen every year but only one in 10 result in a conviction   According to new research carried out by the insurance company esure, thieves who steal cars and criminals who break into vehicles to steal people’s belongings are more often... View Article

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Where do the biggest spenders on new cars live?

It has to be London, right? Wrong – it’s Glasgow!   Surprisingly, it’s not the people of London who spend the most money when purchasing a brand new car – it’s the Scots! According to new analysis by the car buying platform Carwow, Glaswegians are... View Article

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Top 5 best-selling cars for 2016 (so far!)

The Ford Fiesta tops the list once again!   The best-selling car in the UK so far this year is the Ford Fiesta – but which cars are lying in second to fifth position behind the top seller for 2016? With the arrival of the... View Article

Motorists say: "Bring back the paper tax disc!"

Many drivers still mourning the loss of the paper tax disc two years on   Despite the fact that the paper tax disc was scrapped two years ago, motorists are still mourning the loss of the disc and according to a recent survey carried out... View Article

A guide to safe driving in the winter months

Winter’s just around the corner – so get car smart and weather ready!   With winter fast approaching, it’s that time of year again to start thinking about preparing your car ready for the Great British weather! Cold weather, freezing temperatures, rain, snow and ice... View Article

Motorists 'lose their heads' when driving with high emotions

New Confused.com research finds that anger is the most dangerous emotion for drivers   The results of a recent survey carried out by insurance experts Confused.com, reveal how motorists are negatively affected by high emotional levels when they get behind the wheel. Confused.com surveyed drivers... View Article

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The UK's top ten favourite car colours 2016

And the top spot goes to … Silver!   Your choice of car colour usually comes down to personal preference – favourite colour, whether you want to stand out or blend into a crowd, what colour you think best suits the car or even keeping... View Article

Mary queen of bakes swaps cakes for cars

Bake Off judge Mary Berry shows off her talents behind the wheel   Mary Berry, the queen of bakes and the UK’s favourite Great British Bake Off judge, showed everyone recently that there’s more to her than just making the perfect Victoria sponge, by getting... View Article

Dieselgate summons health concerns one year on

The resignation of a CEO, the suspension of top Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen executives: Dieselgate had serious repercussions for many.  And with good reason, Volkswagen betrayed the public by using underhand techniques to cheat emissions testing. To date there are 11 million cars containing software... View Article

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Tesla Autopilot updated

Earlier this year, on the 7th of May to be precise, a Tesla Model S crashed into a truck trailer killing its driver. The catch was that the driver wasn’t driving, Tesla’s autopilot system had complete control of the vehicle. While Tesla have made it... View Article

Revealed: Best locations for passing the driving test!

A new study by Privilege Car Insurance reveals the best and worst place for taking the driving test   Privilege Car Insurance has analysed official pass rates from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) from across the country to reveal the best places to... View Article

Daimler buys majority stake in ride-sharing firm Hailo

Hailo set to be merged into Daimler’s own ride-sharing network MyTaxi   Hailo have announced that the German brand, Daimler, has bought a 60% stake in their ride-sharing firm, with plans to merge it with MyTaxi. This announcement puts market leaders Uber under threat once... View Article

Safety least important consideration for car buyers

Co-op Insurance and Thatcham research find that car buyers care more about performance than safety   A new study by Co-op Insurance suggests that a vehicle’s safety is at the bottom of buyers’ considerations when purchasing a new car. The insurance provider and vehicle safety... View Article

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And the top car maker is… Land Rover!

Top of the list for car makers in the July 2016 UK Customer Satisfaction Index survey   In this year’s July UKCSI (UK Customer Satisfaction Index) survey, Land Rover have taken the top car makers spot. They finished third overall in the survey, with Amazon... View Article

New research predicts the end of the car showroom

According to a new report, we’ll be buying, selling and part-exchanging our vehicles online by 2020   According to new research, visits to the car showroom will soon be a thing of the past, as more and more people will choose to buy their vehicle... View Article

Jaguar Land Rover to hire 1,000 ex-military personnel

British auto firm announces its intention to hire 1,000 ex-members of the British Armed Forces   The British-based auto manufacturer has announced its intention to employ 1,000 ex-members of the Armed Forces by 2020 as it aims to become “the employer of choice for those... View Article

Self-driving vehicles to impact insurance sector

Global insurance industry to be significantly affected by the autonomous vehicle revolution   A report produced by the US government suggests that the advancement of autonomous vehicles will help reduce the number of road collisions by 80 per cent within the next 20 years. Driverless... View Article

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The UK electric car market increased in 2015 by 65%

A healthy number of EV options available if you’re on the look out!   The automobile industry is beginning to make a serious leap into the electric vehicle (EV) market, with a number of well known car manufacturers already selling electric vehicles, whilst others are... View Article

Report reveals motorists delayed 15mins per 100 miles

Official Highways England report reveals interesting Strategic Road Network from the previous year   An official report released by the UK government reveals that motorists were delayed around 15 minutes for every 100 miles covered on England’s motorways and A-roads in 2015. The information has... View Article

Explained: baby car seat and child booster seat laws

A simple guide to help you choose the right one   Rigorous UK laws and European standards oversee the management and sale of child car seats, baby seats and booster seats, ensuring our loved ones are kept safe and secure on short, or long journey’s.... View Article

New report says more women needed in auto industry

The new report claims that the auto industry could do more to encourage female presence in leadership roles   The report carried out by consultancy firm EY claims that there are not enough women holding leadership roles within the automotive industry, resulting in a conspicuous... View Article

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Car clocking on the rise again throughout the UK

Vehicle odometer clocking increased by 10% in 2015, according to official figures   According to the Local Government Association (LGA), instances of car clocking are increasing again throughout the country, as figures suggest a 10% rise in 2015. Altering the milage of a vehicle on... View Article

Social media helping to catch out insurance cheats

As the number of whiplash cases rise, smart insurers are taking to people’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to help them unearth false claimants   William Owen, an enthusiastic 29-year-old runner, managed to finish seventh at a race in St Helens, out of a total 2,000... View Article

UK Government to introduce vehicle 'surveillance testing'

The Department of Transport will randomly test samples of vehicles and components   An announcement by the UK government has confirmed that new ‘surveillance testing’ on vehicles will also be carried out alongside the recently approved Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests that are due to... View Article

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Tax rises will result in bigger insurance costs

Insurance premiums have increased by 19 per cent within the last year   According to a car insurance index, motoring costs are expected to increase in 2016 as figures show that insurance premiums have risen by 19% in the last 12 months. The increase has... View Article

Pokemon Go causing road collisions!

Motorists throughout the world involved in car accidents after becoming distracted by Pokemon Go game   According to reports, the new Pokemon Go craze currently sweeping the globe has already caused road accidents in some countries, including the U.S.A and Australia! The smartphone game is... View Article

DVSA to shake up the practical driving test

The new practical driving test will include a sat nav section and 20 minutes of ‘independent driving’   The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced what changes it has planned for the practical driving test which will be introduced early in 2017. The... View Article

The high price of cleaning up after litterbug motorists

New figures reveal it costs £4.8m per year to remove rubbish from motorways and A-roads   According to new figures released by Highways England, the costs incurred because of motorists throwing rubbish, such as drink bottles and cans, out of car windows on A-roads and... View Article

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How to scrap your car without falling foul of the law

Four tips for recycling your car while following UK and EU regulations   It has served you well throughout the years, but all good things must come to an end. It’s now time to say goodbye to your loyal automobile, and, most importantly, without getting on... View Article

Car Manufacturing up in the UK in 2016

One car is built every 16 seconds in the UK!   New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), have revealed that 2016 is set to be a record year once more for car manufacturers in the UK, with a vehicle coming... View Article

£5 motorway charge for electric car owners

Ecotricity to start charging £5 for electric car drivers using rapid-chargers on UK motorwayís   The only provider in the UK of motorway charging stations, Ecotricity, has decided to start charging a £5 flat-fee for electric car drivers who use rapid-chargers on motorways throughout the... View Article

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Road deaths fell by 2 per cent in 2015

Figures from the Department of Transport reveal that road deaths dropped by 2% in 2015   The latest figures released by the Department for Transport reveal that 1,732 people died in 2015 while driving on British roads; a decrease of 2% compared to the previous... View Article

Drivers expect insurance discounts for safety gadgets

Drivers expect insurance discounts for safety gadgets Surely dashcams, parking sensors and collision avoidance systems are worth the investment? British drivers say that they should be given far bigger discounts by their insurance companies for having safety gadgets installed in their cars. With drivers getting... View Article

Replace T-junctions to help older drivers, says report

New Government backed report suggests that T-junctions should be replaced with mini roundabouts   According to a new Government backed report, mini roundabouts should be brought in to replace T-junctions, in order to make the roads safer for older motorists. Research carried out by the... View Article

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Electric vehicles to take over by 2027

Government funded Go Ultra Low campaign predicts electric vehicle dominance by 2027   Go Ultra Low campaign experts have said that the UK will be brimming with electric vehicles by 2027, as they predict that fossil fuel vehicles will be overtaken in popularity by low... View Article

Ministers say no to hard shoulder driving

‘All-lane running’ considered unsafe by Transport Select Committee   The UK Government’s proposal to allow hard shoulder driving on all-lane running motorways has been criticised as ‘unacceptable’ by ministers. The proposal was brought forward by the Department for Transport, which has forecasted a road traffic... View Article

Brexit will cause automotive industry 'instability'

SMMT chief says the automotive industry can expect ‘uncertainty’ and ‘instability’ following the EU vote   According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the automotive industry will now face a period of difficult “economic instability” following the decision of the British people... View Article

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Apple have set up a team in Germany to work on its iCar

The Apple electric iCar believed to be ready for market by 2020   The German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has reported that Apple has brought together a group of automotive experts in Berlin to help work on and develop its electric ‘iCar’ and possibly to... View Article

Are driver awareness courses a good idea or not?

Do they really make British roads safer?   At the moment, there seems to be a lack of reliable evidence when it comes to the above questions, about whether driver awareness and speed reduction programmes actually work. These programmes were introduced as an alternative way... View Article

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Tesla's attempt to buy SolarCity branded “shameful”

Financier labels auto firm Tesla “shameful” as it attempts to buy financially-burdened energy company   American financier Jim Chanos has branded Tesla “shameful” for its attempt to buy the Californian energy company, SolarCity, which is currently under financial pressure. On Tuesday last week, Tesla approached... View Article

Union convenor claims BMW jobs at risk in UK

Plant workers in Cowley are worried about their jobs following the Brexit result   The convenor of the Unite trade union has said that BMW jobs are at risk in the United Kingdom following the decision to Leave the European Union by 52% of the... View Article

Volvo aims to sell 1m electric cars by 2025

Swedish auto manufacturer is committed to an electric future   The chief executive and president of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson, has announced that the auto firm is aiming to sell 1 million electric vehicles by 2025. Mr Samuelsson said that the Swedish auto manufacturer will... View Article

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Top plug-in car sales for the UK revealed

Latest figures reveal nearly 60,000 electric or plug-in cars have been registered in the UK   Sales for electric cars are continuing to grow across the UK and the latest figures reveal that nearly 60,000 electric or plug-in vehicles have been registered. Almost one-third of... View Article

Car sharing will not dampen booming auto sales

Deutsche Bank claims car sharing won’t affect auto industry sales   According to Deutsche Bank, car sharing schemes, such as those operated by Uber and Gett, will not negatively impact on the sales performance of auto manufacturers, contrary to popular belief. At face value, one... View Article

Self-driving luxury concept car revealed by Rolls-Royce

The 20ft “ultimate concept car” will be a voice controlled, two seater coupe!   The “ultimate concept car” has been unveiled by Rolls-Royce, in what is seen by the carmakers as the future of motoring. The car, known as the “103EX” model, is nearly twenty... View Article

Volkswagen wants to take the lead in electric cars

German auto firm is to focus on electric vehicles as it recovers from the emissions scandal   To counteract the ongoing negative impacts caused by the controversial “dieselgate” scandal which erupted towards the end of last year, Volkswagen is to manufacture 30 new electric cars... View Article

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Major car brands launch automotive apprentice service

The Automotive Apprenticeship Matching Service introduced to help develop a skilled UK workforce and to attract new talent   Leading car manufacturers have come together to launch a new service to help the UK in developing a skilled automotive workforce to take forward into the future.... View Article

Government loses £223m after scrapping tax disc

Total collected in vehicle excise duty fell drastically in the first six months New figures have revealed that since the tax disc was ditched in 2014, the amount collected in vehicle excise duty by the Government fell by £223million in the first six months. Many critics worried... View Article

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Women pay 13% less than men for identical car repairs

The new findings scupper the idea that women are more likely to be ‘ripped off’   According to a recent new study, women are charged 13% less for identical car repairs than men, at independent garages across the UK. These surprising new findings change the... View Article

Brits love to take care of their automobiles

On average, Brits spend £695 per year on auto service and repairs   A report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that the people of Britain like to spend an average of £695 per year on car maintenance, repairs and service.... View Article

March sees a rise in European car sales

European new car sales for the month of March up 5.7% to 1.74 million, regardless of 1.6% sales fall for Volkswagen   Despite sales of new Volkswagen cars dropping in March, European car sales rose by 5.7% to 1.74 million. Data gathered by the European Automobile... View Article

Possible tax rise hinted at for diesel car owners

The purpose of the rise is to help reduce air pollution in the city centres   Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, has indicated that there could possibly be a tax increase on diesel cars, to help reduce the rise in air pollution within UK City... View Article

Reports suggests a Norway ban on petrol autos by 2025

Norway’s political parties agree on zero petrol and diesel vehicles in the country by 2025   According to Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv, the political parties in Norway have reached an agreement to introduce a carpet ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2025. The... View Article

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New figures reveal the extent of UK drug-driving problem

Around 8,000 motorists were arrested for drug-driving last year   Nearly 8,000 motorists across England and Wales were arrested over the last year in relation to drug-driving offences. New figures have revealed that some police forces are experiencing a 35-fold rise in drug-driving arrests, after... View Article

BMW i8 – Short term sports car lease

The BMW i8 2 Door Hybrid Coupe – Now in stock! Our favourite car on fleet has just come back into stock! Available in Sophisto Grey with Halo pack, the car will most definitely turn heads wherever it travels to. Drive your dream car on... View Article

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Should Britain ban the niqab and burka while driving?

Safety debate over whether Muslim women wearing religious garb can see clearly The wearing of religious head coverings behind the wheel need not be made illegal, despite calls from some quarters to ban wearing the burka and niqab while driving. That’s the considered response from... View Article

BMW launches US car-sharing scheme

Auto manufacturer launches Seattle mobility service with fleet of 370 vehicles   The concept of car-sharing is not a new idea and BMW is not the first auto manufacturer to have introduced a car-sharing scheme (nor is it the first time the brand has tried)... View Article

Tata Motors making moves to buy Silverstone

Jaguar Land Rover could buy Silverstone circuit from the British Racing Drivers Club   Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors, a subsidiary of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group, is taking serious steps to buy the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire. According to reports, the... View Article

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TVR committed to South Wales despite racetrack uncertainty

Welsh Government will not underwrite Circuit of Wales private investment   A spokesperson for TVR has said that the uncertainty surrounding the multi-million pound Circuit of Wales development does not threaten the auto brands commitment to manufacturing its vehicles in a South Wales production plant.... View Article

Tesla Motors unveils cheaper electric vehicle model

American auto firm unveils new Model 3 as it attempts to enter the auto car mass market   Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has unveiled the marque’s newest addition to the family in Los Angeles; a lower cost electric model, based on the firm’s... View Article

New research reveals top 'crash for cash' hotspots

Birmingham is the UK hotspot for vehicle insurance fraud   New research carried out by insurance provider Aviva reveals that British insurers thwarted 3,000 ‘crash for cash’ claimers in 2015, with Birmingham taking the top spot for the area most affected by this type of... View Article

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Modern vehicles already feature self-driving technology

SMMT finds that over half of modern cars are fitted with advanced autonomous technology   The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has found that more than half of the new vehicles appearing on the market feature advanced self-driving technology. The study carried out... View Article

The extent of Britain's pothole problem

The government would have to invest £11.8bn to repair UK’s potholes   A new report published by the Asphalt Industry Alliance claims that it would take English and Welsh councils 14-years to finish fixing the potholes which currently plague the country’s roads. According to this... View Article

London is the worst city in Europe for congestion

Drivers in London spend an average of 101 hours in traffic congestion per year   A study carried out by global traffic software and data corporation INRIX reveals which British cities and European countries are most effected by traffic congestion. The interesting figures have been... View Article

Government to introduce fuel theft prevention scheme

British government launches fuel prevention project to reduce industry losses   The British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) has revealed that the theft of fuel from filling station forecourts cost the industry £22 million in 2014/15, as the British government announces a new scheme to reduce... View Article

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Telematics boxes on the rise in UK cars

New study shows that black box devices are on the increase amongst British motorists   New research carried out by the British Insurance Broker’s Association (BIBA) shows that motorists in the UK are increasingly opting for telematics technology to be installed in their vehicles by... View Article

TVR to build new factory in Wales

Wales clinches yet another auto firm investment British auto brand TVR has announced it will be building a new production plant in Ebbw Vale, where a £325m Circuit of Wales racing track and enterprise centre is currently under construction. First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones,... View Article