Motoring

Snows sells £37m worth of cars online as it prepares to exit lockdown

In spite of car showrooms remaining closed for many months during lockdown and many workers being furloughed, there has been some hope for those working with online retail. Snows, which operates 50 car dealerships from 29 sites across the south of England, has been one such success story, revealing today that it has sold over £37m worth of cars since making online car buying a reality.

The forward-thinking car retailing group, which employs over 900 people regionally and sells car brands such as SEAT and Toyota, has been quick to see the benefits of online car retail, blending...

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Nine in ten Devon residents surveyed plan to buy an electric vehicle by 2025

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/21/2021 - 8:18pm

More than 90 per cent of Devon residents say they aim to buy an electric vehicle (EV) according to a new survey of more than 1700 people.

And a third said they aimed to replace their petrol or diesel car for an EV within five years, and had seen an EV that they intended to buy.

Only six per cent of respondents said that they would ‘never’ buy an EV.

The survey, on attitudes to EVs, was commissioned by Devon County Council (DCC) to help gauge potential demand and locations for charge-points.

The government says new cars and vans powered by petrol or...

What Makes Motorbike Accidents So Fatal

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/20/2021 - 1:01am

Motorcycle accidents are caused by various factors, with the most common one being the unsafe changing of lanes. Other causes of motorcycle accidents include speeding, as well as driving under the influence. However, what most people fail to realize is those motorcycle accidents prove to be more fatal, and below are some of the reasons behind this.

Minimal Protection and Control

One of the primary reasons why motorbike accidents are more fatal is because of the minimal protection and control that a bike can offer its rider. Statistics show that during road mishaps, the common...

Storm warning – flooding can invalidate both car and home insurance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/19/2021 - 5:33pm

With two months’ rain forecast to fall in 36 hours, a leading insurance comparison website is warning policy holders to be aware what their insurance policies do and do not cover for their home and cars.

Storm Christoph will sweep England and Wales from Tuesday, bringing up to 20cm of rain in places. Large areas of already saturated land and melting snow will push up river levels and increase flood risks.

In response, The Environment Agency has issued more than 120 flood warnings across England and Wales.

Quotezone.co.uk says motorists with fully-comprehensive car...

Driving lessons

Why You Should Learn Driving Lessons From a Professional

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/06/2021 - 3:43pm

Learning to drive from our relatives is great and all, I mean, what’s not to love about being screamed at and having the wheel yanked from our hands for ‘cutting it too close’? No, while being screamed at by our relatives is a lot of fun, we recommend that you learn to drive from a professional. Learning to drive from a professional comes with a large number of benefits, most of which we will mention here today on this page. The benefits of learning to drive from a professional far outweigh those of learning to drive from somebody else.

In this article, as our title and...

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Hendy Group helps buyers switch to electric

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/04/2021 - 10:02pm

Customers switching to electric are being given a helping hand by one automotive group which is offering far more than just the vehicle.

Hendy Group, which represents 21 manufacturers across the south coast, has joined forces with Zoom EV to offer electric vehicle customers a host of benefits to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Hendy Group’s commercial director Mark Busby said the partnership with Zoom EV will provide reassurance to customers considering electric vehicles that they can easily access the right services.

“Part of the experience of...

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Green number plates available at Hendy Group

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/30/2020 - 9:24pm

Motorists with new and used zero emission cars will be able to have their vehicles fitted with the new green number plates at all Hendy dealerships in Devon.

The plates, which feature a green strip on the left hand side of the registration number, identify zero emission vehicles. It is hoped that they will help local authorities implement new policies such as cost-free entry into zero emission zones, and encourage more people to make the switch to eco-friendly driving ahead of the ban on traditional fossil fuel vehicles in 2030, recently moved forward from 2040.

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Icy conditions possible on Christmas Day followed by Storm Bella on Boxing Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/24/2020 - 1:20pm

Widespread freezing conditions could impact Devon’s roads on Christmas Day, while Boxing Day could see the county battered by gale force winds and heavy rain.

Devon County Council is warning that following the recent downpours, tonight’s cold snap could create icy patches tomorrow morning (25 December).

With road surface temperatures expected to drop below -3°C by tomorrow morning, gritting teams will be salting from this afternoon and overnight. Freezing roads are likely to be present in the county from 6pm this evening until 10am tomorrow morning, with any ice that...

driving lessons

Five Ways to Get Yourself Ready for Your Driving Test

A driving test can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience, especially if you have waited for the day for a long time. Recently, driving tests have been allowed to take place again after national lockdowns and restrictions were lifted, due to the pandemic. Some areas, such as in Birmingham, has seen wait times of up to 15 weeks for taking a test, with other places seeing just three weeks.

Whatever the length of time you have between your lessons and your driving test, there are several ways you can prepare yourself and make sure you feel completely ready. In this guide, we’ve...

Tips and Tricks to Save Big on Your First Car

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 12/18/2020 - 2:05pm

Buying your first car is a big step but can also be at a significant cost. Anyone in the market for a new vehicle knows just how much financial responsibility is needed to own a car, and as a smart consumer, you want to do everything you can to save as much as possible. Here are some tips and tricks to help you do that.

Buying Used

One of the best ways to get a good value on vehicles is buying used. There are huge used car markets, and if you are willing to dedicate enough time, you can truly find some good deals. The benefit of buying a used car as your first vehicle is that you...

winter driving

The best cars for winter driving

With British winters ranging from mild and wet, to freezing and covered in snow for three months, you need a car that will get you through the winter months. The best type of car for tackling the British winter is a Sports Utility Vehicle (or SUV as it’s more commonly known) with four-wheel drive, and the advantages of this type of vehicle include:

  • A high seating position
  • High ground clearance
  • Lots of grip in slippery conditions
  • Plenty of passenger space

Think of SUVs 4x4s and you’ll probably think of large SUVs or tough but...

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