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The hidden risks of sun damage for drivers

Everyone does it at one point or another. The car window comes down and your arm ends up “catching a few rays”. It’s one of the pleasures of driving in the sun, however a new study has shown the perils of this with alarming statistics including sunburn, accidents and an increased risk of melanoma to the right side of the body. more info…

Road Tax Disc Deficit

The UK government’s decision to scrap vehicle tax discs has cost an estimated £93 million in the year from March 2015. Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is a considerable earner for the government, with revenues close to 6 billion pounds, but these latest figures will come as a blow, especially given gains made in other areas of the industry. more info…

The top selling cars in 2016

While many industries continue to experience slowdowns and even declining sales thanks to the general economic situation, the British car industry is growing and experiencing record sales. 2015 was the best year to date for sales of new cars across the country, and early figures suggest that 2016 could even surpass those record levels. In this article we look at the top 10 cars that punters are parting with the cash and being driven round with trade plates on. more info…

Awesome Car Gadgets!

The days when the cutting edge of car accessories was a pair of fluffy dice and a small cardboard tree are over, thankfully! Today, you can kit out your car with a huge range of gadgets, some so useful you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them, some nice to have, and some just for fun… more info…

What will my car insurance cost?

Insurance policy costs continue to rise for many motorists, and given the current climate it’s worth reminding you how policy premiums are calculated. Insurance companies take a wide range of factors into account, not least the likely costs of any claims you may make, and how likely you are to make one in the first place. more info…

Mirrorless Cars

It’s an idea we have already seen applied to concept cars, but, so far, legal requirements have prevented it from becoming a reality. Now, one country has taken the first steps towards making the concept a reality. more info…

The Driving Distraction

Motorists are being urged to take extra care when taking to the roads during major summer sporting events such as Wimbledon, Euro 2016, the new Premier League Season, and the Olympics. According to a recent survey, over 5% of drivers admit to erratic driving while becoming engrossed in radio commentary on their favourite sports. A staggering 35% also confirmed that they experience much higher levels of stress at such times, which is clearly not ideal when driving. more info…

Overturning a parking ticket

There are few things more annoying for the motorist than returning to your car only to find a parking ticket tucked under the windscreen wiper. Most of us like to consider ourselves good, law abiding drivers, so it is a shock as well as an inconvenience to discover that we have apparently done something wrong. Millions of new and used cars receive parking tickets across the UK every year, on public roads and in car parks. Even vehicles on trade plates are not exempt and can be fined. It’s no wonder that motor trade magazines and websites are full of advice on how to contest your ticket. more info…



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