Motoring

4 Economic benefits of installing car security systems in 2022

Car security is a major concern in the country today. With car thefts increasing rapidly, more and more people are installing car security systems like steering wheel locks, car alarm systems and so on.

Although many vehicles come with an in-built security system, a lot of them do not and in these times, it is absolutely important for you to have a security system in your vehicle. These systems are absolutely inexpensive and highly effective in preventing car theft.

The fact of the matter is that not only do they protect your car but also save you a lot of money. In this...

Simon Wells

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Highway Code changes set to take effect this week

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/26/2022 - 2:52pm

Today the Government is announcing changes to The Highway Code to enhance safety for all road users, particularly those most at risk.

The changes include the introduction of a hierarchy of road users, the adoption by motorists of the so-called ‘Dutch Reach’ to help reduce the risk of injuring passing cyclists and pedestrians, and fresh guidance to cyclists about riding in the centre of a lane on quieter roads to make themselves more visible.

Commenting on the changes, Jason Wakeford, head of campaigns at Brake, the road safety charity , said: “Brake welcomes the changes...

Charging points surge as UK strives for green motoring

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:33pm

The number of electric car charging points for public use went up by 9% from 1 October 2021 to 1 January 2022, according to Department for Transport figures.

There are now 2,448 more available charging devices across the country.

Publicly accessible rapid charging devices increased by 233, a 5% rise in three months.

This brings the total of publicly accessible charging points nationwide to 28,375, of which 5,156 are rapid charging devices.

Over the course of 2021, the number of publicly accessible charging points increased by 37%, an additional 7,600...

Family run South West Suzuki dealership awarded best in the UK

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/10/2022 - 9:22pm

Outstanding customer service is just one of the reasons that Tracks of Exeter are celebrating this new year after being crowned both Regional and National Suzuki Dealer of the Year 2021.

The top honours were awarded to the family-run business at a prestigious awards ceremony at the National Dealer Conference in Manchester held by Suzuki GB PLC.

These accolades added to the celebrations of the business who were also marking a big milestone in trading, as Stephen Ody, Managing Director explains:

“We are thrilled to be named as the best in the UK, it’s a fantastic...

Weather warnings make checking tyres an essential New Year resolution

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 01/09/2022 - 5:11pm

With the Met Office* issuing warnings for ice and snow, and the threat of flooding from the Environment Agency this week, 2022 has started with challenging driving conditions across the country. With millions of us making New Year’s resolutions, TyreSafe is urging motorists to pledge to check their tyres regularly to reduce the risk of an incident while out on the road.

Adequate tread depth is essential, especially when there is significant standing water. Tread clears water from between the road surface and the tyre - as much as a bucket full every seven seconds on a new tyre....

How to pass your motorbike test: Everything you need to know

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 01/06/2022 - 1:56pm

Ready to get out on the roads? With UK pass rates above 70% for those under 50 , there’s a good chance you’ll get through your motorbike practical test with flying colours. However, if you’re feeling nervous or could do with a little bit more advice, we’re here to help.

In this guide we’ll cover some solid tactics to help you pass, but we’ll also find out the mistakes made most often during the test so you can learn to avoid them.

First steps

All motorbike and moped riders must complete the compulsory basic training (CBT) practical skills course and pass your...

Driving home for Christmas? National Highways lifting and completing roadworks for festive getaway

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 12/19/2021 - 12:10pm
Roadworks will be lifted on motorways and major A-roads from Tuesday 21 December to help keep traffic flowing

National Highways will be working round the clock to remove more than 900 miles of roadworks ahead of the festive getaway.

This means nearly 98 per cent of motorways and major A roads will be roadworks-free in time for those travelling to see loved ones or making other journeys for Christmas.

National Highways travel-time data from the past couple of Christmases suggests next Thursday - the day before Christmas Eve - is likely to be one of the busier travel days...

Fascinating electric car facts you probably didn’t know about

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Fri, 12/17/2021 - 3:48pm

Electric cars are becoming a fact of life in the UK, as production of fully-electric vehicles (fEVs) has skyrocketed alongside innovation in recent years. Their increased prevalence and affordability have made them a popular new option for people in the market for a new car – and, thanks to new government legislation banning the sale of new petroleum-fuelled cars , they are set to be the only option! As they continue to populate the UK’s roads, here is an opportunity to learn a little more about this seemingly new form of transport, with these facts you may not have heard before. The...

How you can protect your motorbike at home

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 12/13/2021 - 10:22pm

As motorcycle thefts grow daily, it’s no doubt that the Motorcycle Security Industry is growing. With over 40,000 thefts a year, there’s a 3.3% chance your motorbike will be stolen if you lack efficient security.

Over 8,000 motorbikes were stolen in London alone. In recent years motorbike insurance has increased, due to how common motorbike thefts are. When motorbikes are stolen their parts are then sold on.

When thinking of buying a motorbike, the best thing you can do is invest in security, as this will keep thieves away and your insurance will remain a good price. In...

Winter is coming: Seasonal driving hacks that could save UK motorists money

A leading insurance comparison firm is revealing the top winter driving hacks that could help motorists avoid higher premiums and retain those all-important No Claims Bonuses.

Quotezone.co.uk says many motorists overlook the winter conditions and can make unnecessary mistakes that will hit them hard in the pocket.

The firm, one of the UK’s leading car insurance comparison websites, says even minor adjustments in behaviour could save hundreds of pounds. Here they lay out some of the pitfalls motorists can find themselves in this winter:

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What PPE do you need for car repairs?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 8:43pm

The events of the last few years have seen an unanticipated increase in the number of car drivers learning to maintain their vehicle themselves . A cross between an inability to visit a mechanic, and a rising cost of living making service fees especially difficult to swallow, has created a new generation of DIY home car tinkerers. But fixing a car is a dangerous thing – and it pays to be safe. So what PPE do you need to fix your car with?

Respiratory Protection

This kind of PPE is not the most commonly-required when it comes to repairing your car – but there are some...