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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...

03 September 2013 at 13:02

Figures from RAC Warranty show importance of warranties to used car buyers Almost seven out of 10 used car warranty claims to RAC Warranty are made in the first six months of cover, according to new statistics. Also, nearly four out of 10 – 38% - are made within the first three months, according to figures released by the company. The findings unde...

22 August 2013 at 15:58

Figures released by the RAC has shown the hot summer season has taken its toll on UK motorists with nearly half a millions engine failures, more than 100,000 frazzled air con units and a 20% increase on convertible roof faults since the beginning of May. The figures also show more than 15% increase in the number of ‘puncture no spares’ breakdowns on the nation&rsquo...

23 July 2013 at 17:24

Research from RAC shows mums feel most impacted by high fuel cost Mums are most likely to feel the brunt of a predicted sharp increase in the cost of fuel over the summer as world oil prices rise and the pound drops against the dollar, according to the RAC. Analysis of the raw data from the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2013 reveals that nearly two thirds (63%) of...

15 July 2013 at 11:31

The RAC has made a £6m investment to equip its 1,700 plus patrols with the very latest mobile technology to fix more of its members at the roadside even faster with its new state-of-the-art diagnostic system backed up by on-board technical information and a giant mobile kit of over 500 parts and tools. read more >

10 July 2013 at 17:23

Largest used car dealer in the South West joins used car initiative The largest Independent used car dealer in the South West has joined the recently launched RAC BuySure used car initiative. Carbase, with branches in Weston-super-Mare, and nearby Lympsham and Brent Knoll, offers more than 650 used cars for sale at any one time and also boasts a nationwide cu...

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