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04 June 2014 at 13:14

The RAC is calling on fuel retailers to reduce the price of diesel at the pumps as the wholesale cost is now almost the same as petrol, yet average forecourt prices are still 6p a litre more expensive. On Friday 30 May the wholesale price of unleaded was 103.5p a litre while diesel was only half a pence more expensive at 104p a litre. Despite this closing of the gap betwe...

29 May 2014 at 09:40

Nearly half of garages not used to park cars as nation of hoarders demands more space to store household goods Nearly half (4.6m) of Britain’s 10.6m* garages are no longer being used for what they were intended for, with almost two in five (39%) of drivers saying their garages are so full of household items they can no longer fit their vehicle in.

22 May 2014 at 13:59

More than 12.2m* motorists – two in five – say they will be taking to the road to enjoy the late spring bank holiday whatever the weather according to new figures from the RAC, Britain’s longest-running motoring organisation. Saturday is predicted to be the busiest day of the long weekend, with some 3.5m ...

20 May 2014 at 16:12

Budding British writers are being given the opportunity to win £500 and have a short story published by the RAC following the launch of a national competition aimed at bringing to life the experience of driving in Europe. Stories should encompass the theme of driving abroad within the European Union and the competition will be judged by writer Ben Hatch, the author ...

12 May 2014 at 17:11

The RAC has been awarded a five-year contract for Accident Management services by Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, adding to the current provision of breakdown services already taken across its divisions of cars, commercial vehicles and driving ...

08 May 2014 at 12:13

'White van man' no more likely to have an accident than a car driver The RAC is urging motorists to give van drivers a break after a new study* found Britain is a nation of ‘vanophobes’. More than half of those surveyed (57%) believe van drivers’ reputation for bad behaviour at the wheel is deserved with 54% thinking they take less c...

24 April 2014 at 14:05

The RAC – Britain’s most experienced breakdown provider – is launching its first mobile electric charging system at GreenFleet Scotland to cater for the UK’s expanding electric vehicle (EV) market which now consists of more than 9,000 vehicles*. A standard RAC diesel VW Transporter van has been fully equipped with an EVRESCUE, totally portable fast...

16 April 2014 at 13:56

The RAC has voiced ‘severe reservations’ about the safety of new all-lane running schemes which will turn the hard shoulder into a permanent live traffic lane on many sections of England’s busiest stretches of motorway.   Eight miles of the M25 between junctions 23 and 25 became England’s first ‘Smart’ section of motorway with traff...

07 April 2014 at 12:31

The RAC and leading insurance and telecoms technology business Quindell have today announced a joint venture creating a new business, Connected Car Solutions Limited, to distribute their world-leading telematics technology with an initial £30m investment. The two businesses have worked closely on the develop...

03 April 2014 at 13:12

The RAC has today launched one of the most comprehensive European Breakdown Cover products available in the UK, aimed at supporting the millions of UK motorists who drive their vehicles to the continent every year. The new ‘Comprehensive’ level of cover has a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto* – higher than any other major provider. It covers vehicles of any ag...

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