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19 September 2014 at 13:08

Motorists have been quizzed on their reasons for buying a new car, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they'd invest in a new vehicle simply because they "fancy a change".Some 45% of drivers say the opportunity to drive something new or different is likely to be the main factor in them switching vehicles, according to a poll of more than 1,000 motorists by Experian.Changing to a vehicle t...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has offered blue badge holders in the UK tips on safe and effective parking.Reversing into a parking bay is much easier and safer than reversing out of one, plus a hot engine means it's better for the environment too.While it may be tempting to simply loop around into the bay in the supermarket, it is often better in the long run to take the time to pul...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Imagine being reunited with your stolen car nearly half a century after its disappearance.An 82-year-old Miami man is in disbelief after hearing the news his sports car has been found after being stolen in 1968.Ivan Schneider's E-Type Jaguar was found among a batch of vintage vehicles en route to Holland.It's fair to say when the pair are reunited he can expect it in less than the immaculate co...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Comedian Alan Davies may be backing a new campaign on road safety for motorcyclists - but he insists the issue is no laughing matter. The QI star has teamed up with World Superbike racer Chaz Davies to help promote the new THINK! road safety campaign, which aims to encourage riders to join a training course to help enhance their skills and road sense. The message is being promoted due to the h...

19 September 2014 at 13:08

Students always seem to have a lot on their mind: whether it's what to write about for their next essay, how to pay for the week's shopping, or even what to wear on a night out.But new research suggests they should be dedicating more time to treads than threads - as it seems a fifth have never checked the tyres on their cars.While the stress of exams is enough to give even the brightest student...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Fears have been raised that the number of tax-dodgers could surge from next month when motorists no longer need to display tax discs on their vehicles.The RAC warns that there may soon be as many people dodging car tax as there are drivers without car insurance , which could cost the UK economy £167 million every year.RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: "We could be looking at around £167 mil...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Motorists in London have been warned to keep their average speed down ahead of a new network of cameras being installed.Following a successful trial along a stretch of the A13 in east London, a series of average speed cameras will be installed at four more locations across the capital.Average speed cameras are placed at intervals along a road and work together to check if a car is speeding.This...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Often the butt of jokes and the scourge of drivers who find themselves stuck behind them, caravans are, nevertheless, clearly very popular with some people.The term 'caravan' is the fifth most searched-for item on eBay Motors, the motoring offshoot of the online auction website. This works out as a new term being typed into the site around every 17 seconds.Despite unpopularity from some quarter...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

Jaguar drivers can now get their vehicles serviced and restored at a newly-opened workshop in the West Midlands.Six new Lightweight E-type period competition cars will be manufactured at the Jaguar Heritage workshop facility at Browns Lane, Coventry.It will cater for all Jaguars up to the XK8 and all servicing and restoration work will be fully warrantied.Customers will be able to visit while w...

18 September 2014 at 10:21

A registration plate auction is set to raise a small fortune for the DVLA.Drivers will get the chance to add an extra personal touch to their motors on Wednesday, September 24 when 1,500 personalised registrations are auctioned off.The exclusive sale will take place at Twickenham stadium with buyers getting the chance to take a tour around the home of English rugby.Rugby may be the traditional ...

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