The following unsurprising story has recently been reported in the Daily Telegraph and probably elsewhere. Please note that I am not a Telegraph reader. I saw this on the internet. I want to be absolutely clear on this. A stout fellow called Thomas Baird was sent a court summons accusing him of speeding in a 30mph zone in Staffordshire where he was nabbed by a speed camera. Continue reading
New data released by vehicle check provider mycarcheck.com reveals that the Vauxhall Corsa SXI AC is the riskiest used car to buy in the UK. With 6.25% of all Corsa SXI AC’s checked having both a write-off and an outstanding finance warning, and 39% of all Corsa SXI AC’s having a write-off warning, used cars buyers are reminded about the dangers of not carrying out a vehicle provenance check before agreeing to buy a car. Continue reading
Here’s a detailed and great looking data visualisation courtesy of Carfinance247. It takes a close look at the cost of car ownership across the world taking into account new price, used price, popular models and insurance price. It won’t come as any surprise to you to learn that the UK is one of the world’s more expensive countries to be a motorist – but how does it compare to others? From motoring powerhouses like the US to the land of the supercar in the U.A.E., the piece explores eight countries in total.
Remember The Italian Job? Not the cheesy American remake but the 1969 original set mostly in Turin with classic cars, proper minis and the bloody doors. Of course you do. When you see it in the TV schedules you bookmark it to watch even though you can probably recite the whole script. In fact, you probably have the DVD. Continue reading
Recycling is a good thing. Of that there is no doubt and we should all be doing a lot more of it. For example, it is possible to buy and sell used clothes. If you’ve got some old togs to unload then there will be someone, somewhere in the world who needs them. Why, you can even buy used clothes. Continue reading
These helpful tips provided by Motorparks – who know a thing or two about car maintenance – will give drivers a very good chance of getting their cars successfully through a MOT test on the first time of asking.
Fortunately, the Chancellor has spared us from motoring tax rises this time but such advice is sure to be welcomed for motorists who are looking to save money where they can. It just makes sense: Continue reading
You know how the government hates us? We, the great, unwashed populace are seen as just a nuisance, getting in the way of the smooth running of the country with our incessant demands for fairness, equality, decent roads, a proper day’s pay for a day’s work, world peace and that sort of thing. They don’t care for us. Well, unfortunately the news gets worse because nature hates us too; so, just out of spite, all year round it attacks our vehicles which means more grinding work for us. This is why car care is so important. Continue reading
Britain’s motorists are a put-upon bunch. A day doesn’t seem to go by without some new piece of malevolent legislation designed to create so much monetary, motoring misery that drivers will eventually give up their car and say, “Do you know what, I think I’ll take public transport instead”. Which is, of course, exactly what THEY want. Continue reading
You might find this surprising for a motoring writer but this year I have decided to get out more. It is a great privilege to be offered cars to review and I appreciate every one but last year I drove so many that I seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer and not at the wheel. Clearly this has to change. Continue reading