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20 January 2014 at 13:30

The price of petrol has fallen below the 130p mark for the first time since the end of February 2011, while diesel has also come down to its lowest price since mid-July 2012. On Sunday 19 January 2014 the average petrol price was recorded at 129.82p and diesel was at 137.27p, giving motorists some early New Year cheer. And, with wholesale prices of both fuels maintai...

16 January 2014 at 10:40

Post-credit crunch mindset will persist for some time to come Used car customers will continue to look for a high degree of reassurance when making a purchase during 2014, says RAC Warranty. While the overall economic picture is improving slightly, there is every chance that the real income of many used car buyers will continue to fall in the next 12 months a...

09 January 2014 at 12:21

Following successful trials the RAC is rolling out a universal spare wheel designed to speed up the fix time and minimise inconvenience for members who experience a puncture without having a spare. By early February all RAC patrols across the UK will be equipped with the wheel which provides a solution to the increasingly common problem brought about by manufacturers not includ...

06 January 2014 at 16:16

RAC warns motorists to make sure their vehicles are ready for manic Monday With many people returning to work on Monday 6 January having taken an extended festive break the RAC is preparing for one of the busiest mornings of the year for breakdowns. The motoring organisation is gearing itself up to deal with in the region of 11,000 ‘manic Monday morning...

18 December 2013 at 12:24

More than 13m vehicles are expected to hit the country’s major roads on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day as they make their way to family and friends for the festive break, according to research from the RAC*. Christmas Eve is estimated to be the busiest day with more than 4.3m vehicles getting away using motorways and major trunk roads. And, on Christmas Day a...

12 December 2013 at 14:49

As Britain’s first privately funded tolled motorway celebrates its tenth anniversary the RAC is urging the Government to learn the lessons from the road failing to reach its full potential. Saturday 14th December is exactly 10 years since the 27 miles of the M6 Toll was fully opened to traffic, giving motorists the opportunity to avoid a heavily congested section of the orig...

12 December 2013 at 10:34

This winter there is a risk that thousands of diesel car drivers could be faced with a surprise breakdown brought about by an issue with the quality of diesel fuel being sold on forecourts throughout the country. The problem affects diesel cars but is not specific to any particular vehicle age or make. Data suggests the issue is more prevalent in eastern parts of England and Sc...

22 November 2013 at 16:04

Patrols saw 132% increase in ditched vehicles last winter After one of the toughest winters on the road for years which saw the RAC attending over 100,000 breakdowns in just 11 days, the motoring organisation is urging drivers to learn the lessons of last winter and do all they can to make sure that they don’t get caught out by severe weather this year. ...

19 November 2013 at 14:58

Products range from headlights for a 1960s VW Beetle to a car seat belt for the family dog The RAC is today launching one of the UK’s largest online motoring accessories shops, with more than 80,000 products available, ranging from bespoke parts for some of the most-loved cars of the last five decades to accessories such as pet seat be...

04 November 2013 at 16:04

New campaign aims to steer drivers away from buying a dodgy car Britain’s most experienced breakdown provider, the RAC, has joined forces with the Trading Standards Institute and the Citizens Advice Bureau to launch a Used Car Campaign. Research by Citizens Advice reveals that half of faults with used cars are discovered within a month of buying the veh...

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