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06 March 2015 at 10:18

The RAC has uncovered concerning figures showing as many as 60% of drivers have had a bad experience at their local garage. Our RAC Garage Compare research raises serious concerns over the standard of service from local independent garages across the country, not to mention confusion over costs. Almost two-thirds of motorists say they have had a bad experience when taking their car in for a r...

06 March 2015 at 10:18

Drivers will escape parking fines from later this spring if they only run 10 minutes or less over their allotted time. The Government says it is "ending its war" on the day-to-day lives of motorists with a raft of new measures to help parkers. The new grace period will pertain to all drivers parking in any English council-run, off-street and on-street spots.The plans aim to end a history of m...

06 March 2015 at 10:18

Thousands of rural motorists will be entitled to cheaper fuel later this spring. The "landmark" rebate scheme - which will see 5p slashed off each litre - applies to around 125,000 drivers in 17 postcodes in the remotest parts of England and Scotland.They will be able to apply for rebates from next month with the savings coming into effect on May 31.Isolated communities carry the burden of the...

06 March 2015 at 10:18

The city with the worst quality A-roads has been named and shamed in a new report. Around one in eight (12%) of London's main highway surfaces which needed work in the last financial year went unrepaired, according to latest Department for Transport (DfT) statistics. Some councils in the capital admitted that over a fifth of their A-roads were left unrepaired in 2013/14, despite being in need...

06 March 2015 at 10:18

Motorists will be placed in danger if road safety struggles to keep up with driving technology developments, a group of MPs are warning. The House of Commons Transport Committee's new report claims transport safety is becoming "increasingly complex" because of huge strides made in technology.The implications for car insurance are also far-ranging. Louise Ellman MP says we have to be certain t...

05 March 2015 at 10:35

Northern England should get its own devolved transport authority to provide much-needed improvements to the road network. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has put forward the idea of a new body called Transport for the North (TfN) - similar to Transport for London - covering local authorities in the North West, Yorkshire and Humber and North East.It could potentially oversee a £...

05 March 2015 at 10:35

A 2001 Porsche took pride of place at a classic car auction house's inaugural sale this week. The head-turning Riviera Blue (996) Turbo went under the hammer for £30,740 to become the day's highest seller.Connoisseurs hopeful of buying a car with style and history at CCA's first auction at Silverstone's iconic racing circuit were not disappointed on Tuesday, March 3.CCA achieved a sales rate o...

05 March 2015 at 10:35

A Czech Republic car giant has stayed faithful to its proven recipe for success in upgrading a popular family vehicle. Skoda's new-gen Superb, which is likely to hit UK roads this autumn from just under £19,000, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.The March 5-15 showcase proved that Skoda fans buying a car on a budget shouldn't notice much change in the new Superb model. Evolution is Skoda'...

05 March 2015 at 10:35

Jaguar has officially revealed its new kid on the block - the XE. While pretty much the entire motoring population has known about the saloon for some time, this did not stop the British automaker pulling out all the stops at the Geneva Motor Show.It will rival the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class when it hits forecourts in May.With four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines available f...

05 March 2015 at 10:35

Honda whetted drivers' appetites on the eve of one of the world's biggest car shows. Those heading to the Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15) may have missed Wednesday's exclusive sneak preview of two new additions to the Japanese giant's stable.The pre-exhibition event saw its inaugural NSX supercar production version and Civic Type-R unveiled.The former should hit UK dealerships this summer with ...

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