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29 January 2015 at 11:51

Britain will be hit by a week of snow and freezing temperatures as the country's "yo-yo" weather continues. A Met Office amber "be prepared" warning applies to an area stretching from Liverpool Bay down to the western side of the Welsh mountains and over to East Yorkshire. The North West is expected to remain the hardest-hit region, with "thundersnow storms" bringing up to 15cm of snow on Thurs...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Motorists should benefit from £1 billion worth of new local schemes designed to ease congestion and generate growth.Drivers based around Sussex, Cornwall and Hampshire are among the biggest winners of the Government's latest handout.The 2015/16 financial year will see £17 million poured into improvements for Sussex's Burgess Hill A2300 link road.A further £7.6 million is being invested in a jun...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Skoda has been named the best car brand for customer satisfaction.The manufacturer, which is based in the Czech Republic, scored a total of 82.7 points in the UK Customer Satisfaction Index compiled by the Institute of Customer Service.This means Skoda was more than four points ahead of the automotive industry as a whole, which scored 78.6 points.It was also in the top 10% of all companies anal...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has criticised the Scottish Government's plans to create low emission zones (LEZ) across the country.The proposals would allow city councils to set up LEZs within two years - faster than in any other country in the European Union.Companies and motorists would have too little time to switch to a green alternative if the proposals go ahead, according to the...

29 January 2015 at 11:51

Motorists are statistically far more likely to be involved in a car accident if their tyre pressures are incorrect, a new study suggests.Police forces nationwide say that 86% of vehicles involved in prangs reported to them contain one or more wrongly inflated tyres.But such negligence can put drivers' wallets at risk as well as their lives.Besides being more likely to be involved in a crash, pe...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Drivers have been warned to expect likely road disruption with heavy snow predicted for large parts of the UK in the next 24 hours. Northern Ireland and Scotland look set to bear the brunt of the bad weather with forecasters anticipating snowfalls of between five and 10cm overnight into Thursday.Temperatures are expected to plummet by up to 10C to freezing levels, while t he Met Office has iss...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

MPs must get up to speed on driverless cars and help the motor industry prepare for them, experts say.Major companies including tech giants Google, motoring stalwarts Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, and even space agency Nasa are all driving research to make autonomous cars a reality.But research suggests Members of Parliament are less on-the-ball when it comes to providing the right environment for...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Fuel leak problems have led to more than 93,000 cars and SUVs being recalled worldwide.The problems affect the Audi A6 and VW Touareg hybrid dating from 2012; the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and the Audi Q7, S4 and S5, from 2011 to 2012. These vehicles all have three-litre V-6 engines, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed.A similar recall also affects Porsche's Cayenn...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Motorists in both Northern Ireland and Scotland could both soon benefit from an easing of congestion, thanks to bridges. One, proposed for Belfast's York Street, promises to ease what is among the capital's most hectic road junctions.The other, the in-progress Queensferry Crossing - or replacement Froth Bridge, linking Edinburgh to Fife - has reached the halfway point in its construction.Drive...

28 January 2015 at 11:44

Motorists who own classics or supercars are being invited to put their vehicle forward for a unique UK vehicle beauty contest. A Wiltshire stately home is the setting for the competition on the weekend of June 6 and 7. The best 150 supercars and leading 150 classics will qualify for the event, a feature of the seventh edition of the Wilton Classic & Supercar Show . Entries are now open to ...

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