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11 March 2015 at 10:48

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a campaign to publicise the latest range of super-clean Euro 6 diesels. This is to counter growing anti-diesel rhetoric in recent months, something the car industry body describes as “misguided”.

27 February 2015 at 16:12

As of 2nd March 2015 new laws mean motorists who drive whilst under the influence of drugs face stiffer penalties.
 
Under the new system, it is illegal to drive if you’re either unfit to do so because you’re on legal or illegal drugs, or if you have certain levels of certain drugs in your blood. Crucially, this includes some prescription drugs, even if they haven’t affected your driving.

27 February 2015 at 12:44

From June 2015, the counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being abolished. Here’s what you need to know. From 8th June 2015, you’ll no longer need to worry about the scruffy part of your driving licence. That’s because the DVLA is abolishing the counterpart to the photocard driving licence, as the Government continues its quest to digitise 25 public services.

23 February 2015 at 14:47

Diesel fuel filters play an essential part in keeping a vehicle’s fuel clean and the engine running at optimum performance. This has become increasingly important with the latest developments in diesel engine technology. Today’s diesel engines run at very fine tolerances and extremely high fuel pressures.

23 January 2015 at 10:18

Buying a used car privately can be a risky business, with as many as 45% of motorists believing they were deceived in some way by the person who sold it to them. Yet despite this, some 2.7 million cars are bought and sold privately in the UK each year, with motorists opting to take a chance on lower prices, rather than the greater security of a trade sale.

02 January 2015 at 15:46

So that’s it. The Christmas decorations have returned to their box in the loft, the tree - minus many of its needles - has been confined to the recycling centre and that festive jumper, which looked so good a couple of weeks ago, suddenly looks a bit past it.

10 December 2014 at 15:28

Great Britain is a motoring nation. A country of nearly 36 million drivers, who rely on their cars day in, day out, as they go about their everyday routines. Despite fuel prices, potholes, taxes and bottlenecks, we refuce to turn our backs on the car, and it continues to play a crucial role in all our lives. View our infographic that highlights the key facts and stats affecting motorists in 2014.

02 December 2014 at 10:37

As cars have become more and more computerised working out why they have broken down has become increasingly complex. This is why the RAC made a £6m investment to equip its 1,500 roadside technicians with the very latest mobile technology in the form of rugged laptops to fix more of its members’ vehicles at the roadside as quickly as possible.

22 November 2014 at 13:15

Due to a failure with Vodafone’s telephony system between 4am and 12.30pm today, we were unable to receive members’ calls. We apologise for any issues this may have caused. Our patrols spent this morning driving their busiest areas to help any motorists in difficulty.

05 November 2014 at 11:52

Learn all about the best European Christmas markets with our guide to some of the finest markets in Belgium, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Austria. If it’s a beautiful Bavarian winter you’re looking for, or a festive French market for a fun weekend away, our yuletide guide will point you in the right direction. So pack your scarf and wooly hat, as well as your shopping bag, and get ready to create some new Christmas memories, all with directions provided by the RAC Route Planner.

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