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17 December 2012 at 15:05

Car insurance is a big bone of contention for most motorists. Despite falling crash rates on the UK’s roads (accidents have decreased by 20% since 2006) and vehicles becoming ever safer, our insurance premiums seem to rise year on year.

14 December 2012 at 15:22

Automotive technology is moving on at a rapid rate, with more computer systems looking after your safety and monitoring driver inputs to improve efficiency and performance in modern vehicles.

14 December 2012 at 12:20

Fancy winning a new sat nav or a childrens toy pedal car? To help celebrate the festive period we'll be giving away a range of prizes this Christmas. All you need to do is retweet the competition tweet published by @RAC_Breakdown. Follow our Twitter account @RAC_Breakdown for a range of motoring news and advice.

13 December 2012 at 09:08

Grit-salt supplies were at critical levels this time last year, so you can bet that local authorities will have been stockpiling road salt on the run up to the winter period.

10 December 2012 at 15:35

Setting off to work in the morning can be an arduous task in winter. You often have to wait an age for the windscreen to defrost and clear, and even if you’ve scraped the ice from the outside, the inside seems to steam up the moment you get in.

10 December 2012 at 13:40

On 21st December 2012 a European Court of Justice directive forbidding gender discrimination through insurance premium prices will be passed. Effectively, this means the end of the road for cheap car insurance for females.

07 December 2012 at 14:55

Chancellor George Osborne scrapped the proposed 3p per litre fuel duty hike altogether in his recent autumn budget statement, but it doesn’t mean fuel is going to get any cheaper.

05 December 2012 at 15:13

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the 3p per litre fuel duty rise proposed for January 2013 is to be cancelled altogether.

04 December 2012 at 15:26

Car manufacturers continue to quote statistics on how good their latest model’s ‘pedestrian protection’ is. But what does the term actually mean?

28 November 2012 at 15:58

The government announced last month that it was considering plans for a ‘two-tier’ road tax system: drivers would have to pay to use motorways, while motorists confined to local journeys on A- and B-roads would continue to pay the standard rate of Vehicle Excise Duty.

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