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...
24 October 2013 at 11:27
More than nine million motorists are taking to the roads with friends and family next week to make the most of the half term holidays – despite heavy rain and the risk of localised flooding.
Research from the RAC shows a third (31%) of motorists will be using their cars to get away during the last school break before Christmas.
The RAC has been equally pr...
11 October 2013 at 14:45
The RAC is investing in a new drivetime radio advertising campaign to raise awareness of the RAC Cars website www.raccars.co.uk and to drive traffic to its UK network of approved and franchise dealers.
The new radio ads will launch this Thursday (17th October) in prime dri...
08 October 2013 at 11:59
Petrol wholesale price reaches 2013 low
Despite the price of both petrol and diesel falling considerably in the past few weeks, the RAC predicts motorists could soon be seeing even lower prices at the pump due to further reductions in the wholesale price of fuel.
On 17 September when the Syrian crisis subsided and the pound was at a seven-month high against...
12 September 2013 at 12:48
Used car scheme passes milestone four months after launch
More than 5,000 used cars have now been sold under the RAC’s BuySure used car initiative just four months after its launch.
The 5,000th car itself was a 2009 Ford Focus sold by car supermarket Trade Centre Wales of Neath earlier this week and bought by Aaron Williams of Pontypridd. Other dealers that h...
11 September 2013 at 13:04
In the spirit of Revival the RAC is giving away a 1965 Mk1 Mini
The RAC is launching its stand in the Earls Court Motor Show at Goodwood Revival (13 – 15 September) with a recreation of a classic scene from the 1960’s film The Italian Job and a competition to win a classic Mk1 Mini.
Visitors to Goodwood Revival are transported back in time to motoring&r...
03 September 2013 at 15:37
With the number of punctures on cars with no spare wheel rising by 44% in the last year, the RAC has begun trialling a universal spare wheel which is designed to speed up the fix time and minimise inconvenience for members.
In the 12 months up to August 2012, the RAC responded to 87,000 breakdowns involving a puncture on a vehicle with no spare, and in the 12 months ending in A...