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28 October 2014 at 14:30

Better safeguards are being urged to stop the power of keyless ignition systems "falling into the wrong hands". The call by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) comes after reports suggest the equipment is being exploited by thieves. The SMMT says such equipment is installed in the first instance for legitimate use by workshops and technicians, in order to carry out routin...

28 October 2014 at 14:30

Families out and about during half-term will pay less to fill their cars, thanks to ongoing battles in the supermarket pump price war. The opening salvo came from Asda as it announced a 2p-a-litre cut in its petrol and diesel prices from Tuesday.Asda's decision was swiftly followed by Morrisons and Tesco announcements of similar discounts.Petrol now costs 120.7p a litre at Asda filling station...

28 October 2014 at 14:30

A celebrity cook's dream of competing in an iconic veteran car rally will be no half-baked one this weekend. Great British Bake-Off celebrity Paul Hollywood is participating in this Sunday's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run .He will be alongside a cluster of other showbiz stars during the 118-year-old, 60-mile event (96.5 kms). Multi-Olympic gold medal-winning knights, rower Steve Redgrave ...

28 October 2014 at 14:30

A US-based electric motor manufacturer has opened its first charging station in Scotland. Motorists driving Tesla's Model S can now set their journey planner to Edinburgh Airport.A round-the-clock facility in the Almond Road car park is the latest in the Californian car maker's expanding "Supercharger" network. Tesla hopes that this network will soon enable such drivers to travel all over the...

28 October 2014 at 14:30

Many Volkswagen Beetle drivers love to customise their cars, but very few have gone to the lengths of one particular owner.The enthusiast in question has started the process of building a one-off limousine version of the new generation Beetle measuring a monumental 21 feet long, and now it is up for sale.The Beetle is powered by a standard Beetle 1.9-litre diesel engine and only has 1,758 miles...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

A price war on the forecourts could drive the cost of petrol down to around £1 a litre at UK supermarkets.Fresh deals mean that drivers can already fill up for around £1.03 a litre at certain outlets - creeping closer towards the £1 mark last enjoyed back in May 2009.Average prices are at their lowest level for four years - currently clocking up £1.25, but as low as £1.19 at some outlets. The R...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

The Government is looking to bring in more safeguards to prevent consumers getting ripped off when buying used cars.Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson urged a range of proposals to be implemented after launching the Used Car Commission last year.She said there should be more co-operation between police and trading standards chiefs to hit gangsters who steal cars for export. Criminals who "clo...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

The cost of a driving licence will be reduced by around a third this week, saving motorists £80 million over the next 10 years. The Government has announced the price of a provisional licence will fall from £50 to £34 from this Friday, October 31.Motorists digitally renewing their licence every decade will also see the cost fall to £14, from £20.Claire Perry, the Transport Minister, says the c...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

A 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam goes under the hammer next month offering the best of both worlds - a classic motor that is virtually brand new. Historic car connoisseurs in the market for buying a car at the Birmingham NEC Classic Motor Show on November 16, will find the unique Sunbeam has only clocked-up 193 miles.The 34-year-old model is expected to fetch between £24,000 and £28,000 at Silver...

27 October 2014 at 12:09

Electric vehicle owners in London are feeling the strain due to a lack of maintenance being carried out on the charging points network.The Daily Telegraph reports that the 1,415-strong network - the country's largest - currently contains many charge points which do not work.A report in the newspaper also claims there is little chance of repairs being carried out quickly, despite the network acq...

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