Motoring

Revealed: the postcodes where you’re most likely to pass your MOT test 

The latest data from the Department for Transport, analysed by Euro Car Parts , has revealed the UK postcodes where cars are most likely to pass and fail their MOT tests, with Scotland and the South West of England home to numerous failure hotspots.

When it comes to the areas where cars are most likely to pass their MOT, Nottingham (87%) had the highest pass rates, whilst London postcodes also performed well, with 10 postcodes from the capital achieving over 77% pass rates.

The postcodes with the highest MOT pass rates are:

  1. NG (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  2. ...

The Devon Coast has one of the most EV-friendly road trip routes in the UK

It’s likely that this summer will largely be spent in the UK, so what better way to make the most of it than packing up the car and heading for some of the beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer?

Based on recent figures, it is also likely that many will be loading up the Sat Nav ahead of their journey in an electric vehicle (EV). Official government figures from the start of 2021 put over 150,000 zero-emission battery electric vehicles on the UK's roads - an increase of almost 100,000 since 2019. Plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles have also seen a...

Taking to the roads this May bank holiday? Here’s some good advice...

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 11:07pm

If you are using your vehicle for the first time in a while this May bank holiday, Highways England Traffic Officer Dave Harford has some important advice.

Some cars have been rarely used in recent months, so it’s essential to make sure they’re fit for purpose. You may also feel out of practice if you haven’t driven recently.

Any vehicle that hasn’t been on the road for some time will need a thorough check to ensure it is roadworthy and safe and now is a good time to give your car a spring clean and make sure it’s ready.

And with Highways England lifting almost...

New survey reveals insights into Brits’ driving etiquette

Do you know the rules of the road? New survey reveals insights into Brits’ driving etiquette

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Wed, 05/26/2021 - 11:49am

A new survey from ATS Euromaster has revealed how in-the-know British motorists are regarding driving etiquette.

The study polled 2,000 motorists in the UK to find out whether age, gender and location play a role in their driving knowledge.

55-64s have the best driving etiquette

According to the survey conducted in February 2021, younger generation drivers are the most likely to answer incorrectly when asked basic driving knowledge questions.

Nearly half of motorists aged 18-44 think splashing a pedestrian is acceptable, while a third of the same age group think...

Record uptake in electric car grants

Record uptake in electric car grants 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/24/2021 - 11:22pm

There was a record increase in demand for electric car home charging grants in 2020, according to figures from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

Over 42,000 grants for home charging devices were made last year, worth nearly £17m, which was over a quarter of the value of grants since the government launched the scheme in 2014.

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants provide 75% of the cost of installing electric vehicle devices at domestic properties in the UK.

The south east leads the UK for the highest percentage of devices under the EVHS – 735...

The advantages and disadvantages of leasing a car

Is car leasing beneficial?

There are some distinct advantages and disadvantages to leasing a car compared to simply outright buying it. The choice of which avenue you choose to go ultimately depends on your current, individual situation and where you are financially. Today we will explain how car leasing works, what the advantages and disadvantages are, and how leasing a car may be beneficial to you.

How car leasing works

If you were to buy a car, you are free to use it however you please. However, you’ll also be responsible for covering the costs of any repairs needed - and repairs are always inevitable...

Green car sales boom in difficult market says government report

Green car sales boom in difficult market says government report

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/16/2021 - 11:13pm

Ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) registrations shot-up by 125% during 2020 compared to the year before, according to new figures from the Department for Transport.

There was more good news for ULEV manufacturers, with registrations speeding-up over the course of year, which helped put 179,000 registered cars on the road by the end of 2020.

After ULEVs, alternative fuel cars enjoyed 87% growth, with 338,000 vehicles being registered for the first time. Hybrid Electrics also proved popular as did Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) with 164,000 and 107,000 new registrations...

Jeep AX15 manual transmission swap

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 05/14/2021 - 11:35pm

It’s important to look at what your Jeep is equipped with. You want all of the strength that you can possibly get, especially if you’re planning on driving on rugged terrain. The AX5 is the standard transmission, and it’s a light-duty one. The moment you equip your Jeep with such things as larger tires and lower gears, you’ll want added drivetrain strength – and that’s when you’ll want to swap in a rebuilt AX15 manual transmission .

Making the swap is relatively easy, though you’ll want to know how to handle the modification from start to finish.

Start with getting an AX15...
Emergency services join forces for ‘My Red Thumb’ Day 2021 road safety awareness campaign

Emergency services join forces for ‘My Red Thumb’ Day 2021

Starting today (12 May 2021), Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service – with partners from Devon and Somerset County Council, the Devon Air Ambulance, Devon and Cornwall Police, Avon and Somerset Police and Highways England (and others) – will take part in a social media road safety campaign My Red Thumb Day.

My Red Thumb Day is a national campaign aimed at drivers and passengers. It highlights the importance of not being distracted by a mobile device while driving.

Drivers and their passengers are being asked to break the habit of looking at or using mobile devices...

These are the 5 most customisable luxury cars

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7 Car accessories that you'll actually use

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 04/23/2021 - 6:04am

Here we are not delivering a magical wand to make your car high-tech; rather, we are discussing some helpful car accessories that might amaze you. There is a slight chance that you might never know there are cool gadgets available for the car that work as top-level amusement, exciting you every time you step into the car.

Out of the park, the modern car comes with high-tier technology features like an LCD rearview mirror, remote car starter, electric kettle, and many more. However, you can manually install each of these accessories in your car at a cost as low as $100. If you are...

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