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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.

04 November 2014 at 15:51

More and more of the UK’s motorway network is being turned into managed motorway sections. This is where the hard shoulder has been scrapped in favour of reducing traffic congestion. With it comes a safety implication for motorway breakdowns.

27 October 2014 at 10:23

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the world’s oldest motoring event.  Organised by the Royal Automobile Club, the 2014 Run takes place on Sunday 2 November and will attract as many as 450 pre 1905 automobiles from the dawn of motoring as well as hundreds of thousands of spectators en route.

23 October 2014 at 14:41

Modern cars have for years been equipped with more computing power than the NASA spacecraft that put a man on the moon. They also usually have multiple airbags, high-tech low-emissions engines and an entire network of luxury features that make them better equipped than even the most expensive London designer pad.

15 October 2014 at 10:56

After a long summer, autumn has arrived with a vengeance. The leaves are falling as fast as the nights are drawing in and early morning motoring is quickly becoming a chore rather than a pleasure.

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