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03 February 2012 at 15:12

The MoT rules have changed for 2012, with the Department for Transport adding in new tests and standards to reflect more modern cars. From 1 January 2012, new technologies such as Electronic Stability Control are being tested, rules on lighting have been updated to reflect new features, even tests to check exhausts have been brought up to date. The new MoT rules also...

20 January 2012 at 14:58

The annual new car sales top 10 reveals the big trends of British car buyers. This year, sales fell by 89,593 units in 2011, dropping 4.4 per cent over 2010 figures to a total of 1,941,253 vehicles. This is partly explained by the fact scrappage was still in place during part of 2010. It was still a tough new car market, meaning new car purchases were driven by fleet...

14 December 2011 at 16:10

The second RAC Future Car Challenge was another big success, with the world's largest and most innovative car firms all using the high-profile event to showcase their latest technology. The competitive element also provided a rare opportunity to see how this new technology compares to one another. The run from Brighton to London was fully logged by data monitors, so the tot...

19 September 2011 at 17:10

The Frankfurt Motor Show is in full swing right now. One of the world's biggest shows, it is dominated by the German giants of Audi, BMW, VW, Porsche and Mercedes, and is always a good signifier of future industry trends. This year, numerous trends are in evidence by the show's exhibitors, featuring strongly on the hundreds of cars and concepts on display. RAC Motorin...

30 August 2011 at 11:55

Learn to drive quickly and easily with our 10 tips to getting the most from your driving lessons... 1. Be prepared before you start learning Before your first driving lesson, become familiar with The Highway Code. This will give you a good understanding of the rules of the road before you get behind the wheel. A full copy of The Highway Code is available...

25 August 2011 at 11:40

The internal combustion engine, fuelled by petrol or diesel, has dominated the automotive landscape for over 100 years. It does not have an infinite future in its current guise though, as it remains largely reliant on non-renewable fossil fuels. Because of this, many fuels of the future are being proposed to take over from today's crude oil-fuelled engines. Engineers and ...

14 October 2009 at 22:20

Your top 10 questions answered Taking your driving test? RAC - the driving people - answer the 10 of the most asked questions… 1. How do I know when I am ready to take a driving test? The average learner needs 45 hours of driving lessons and 22 hours of practice to pass the driving test. But as everyone ...

14 October 2009 at 22:20

Avoid car theft and increase security with these car safety tips from our experts… 1. Lock your doors Always make a point of locking your doors and taking your key with you, no matter how short your stop and never leave your car with the keys inside or the engine running. 2. Choose the right place to park Don't just park in the fi...

14 October 2009 at 22:20

Spend less money at the pump and be kinder to the environment with our guide to saving fuel. 1. Stick to the speed limits Driving with a heavy right foot is not only less safe, but also forces your car's engine to work harder, using more fuel. 2. Leave the air con off Air conditioning is standard in many modern cars but frequent use of y...

14 October 2009 at 22:20

Scrap your old banger and get a discount on a brand new car with our guide to the UK vehicle scrappage scheme. 1. What's the scrappage scheme Officially called the voluntary discount scheme, the scrappage scheme means you can get £2,000 towards a new vehicle when you trade your old car or van for scrap. Half of this moneywill come from th...

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