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14 December 2012 at 14:52
There’s no shortage of information on how to prepare for driving in winter – planning for snow, ice, wind and rain, as well as how to keep your car mechanically sound and in great shape to tackle tough conditions.
However, actually preparing your car for the Christmas holidays is a different matter and brings challenges of its own.
11 October 2012 at 10:50
The arrival of October brings with it the onset of Tyre Safety Month 2012.
Many motorists overlook their car’s tyres, dismissing them as black round items that just come as part of your car. But they’re the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, and have do deal with the work of steering, braking and transmitting power.
Most drivers will...
07 August 2012 at 14:24
Car buying scams cost consumers around £3 million a year. If you’re out to buy a second-hand car, you need to keep your wits about you. There are plenty of dodgy sellers that won’t hesitate to rip you off - One in three cars on UK roads have hidden history....
18 July 2012 at 13:45
The London Olympic Route Network is now live, with restrictions on the first stretch of reserved carriageway between Heathrow Airport and the capital coming into force.
To explain what the Olympic Route Network actually is and looking to avoid traffic jams during the 2012 Games, we at the RAC have put together some tips on how to keep delays to a minimum.
What is th...
29 May 2012 at 15:05
Use RAC tips to keep your cool this bank holiday.
Here are our simple tips to help you avoid breakdowns and enjoy your Jubilee celebrations.
Servicing – the vital fe...
17 May 2012 at 14:13
Bigger isn’t always better. While large capacity engines have always traditionally delivered strong performance, there’s a new trend in the automotive industry that allows car buyers to have their performance cake and eat it without guilt: downsizing.
Put simply, downsizing involves reducing the cubic capacity of a car’s engine to improve efficiency – re...
11 May 2012 at 08:50
Hosepipe bans are an inconvenience to many – including motorists. The ability to rely on an instant and limitless supply of water delivered to the point of use makes life for the car owner easy.
Even though many car owners neglect to keep their car free of dirt and grime, the knowledge that you can simply hose down your motor in 15 minutes is enough to know if you need to do...
26 March 2012 at 10:40
By Richard Aucock
With the turning forward of clocks signalling the arrival of spring, many motorists are buoyant at this time of year – the prospect of driving home in daylight after the daily commute in the darkest depths of winter bringing with it an optimism for the summer ahead.
And while the subconscious effects of a one-hour forward shift may have a posi...
24 February 2012 at 14:09
With continuing fuel price rises and ever tightening emissions laws proving to be two of the most political hot potatoes in the automotive sector, electric vehicles are more and more becoming a viable proposition for personal motoring.
And now new research from EV charging supplier Chargemaster suggests that motorists are taking note and thinking about the future.
20 February 2012 at 13:42
Drivers travelling to France from the 1 July this year will now have to carry a breathalyser kit in their car following new legislation introduced in the country.
France is something of a pioneer in introducing increasing road safety measures, including the requirement to have a high-visibility vest and replacement light bulbs in your vehicle at all times.
But with t...