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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Revealed: Top 10 cars stolen and recovered in 2019

Vehicle crime and car theft

Owners of premium and luxury cars are more at risk of finding their vehicle stolen, claims to new research. According to data held by Tracker, obtained by Confused.com, the Range Rover Sport was the most stolen and recovered vehicle in 2019, with the Top 10 list consisting only of prestige …

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Introducing the ‘Pay as you go’ Fiat 500

Fiat 500 Hybrid

Fiat has become the first car firm in the UK to launch a ‘Pay As You Go’ finance deal where a brand-new vehicle can be driven to work for £10.39 – around two-thirds of the price of the average daily London commute. Inspired by mobile phone sector, the deal applies …

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Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

30mph speed sign

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching …

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Britain’s best brands for car servicing and repairs

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Japanese franchised dealers dominate the rankings for servicing and repairs, according to new What Car? research. As dealers prepare to reopen showrooms on June 1 following the Covid-19 lockdown, franchised dealers for cars up to 20 years old were ranked on the quality of their work, perceived value for money …

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Car showrooms back in business from June 1

Suzuki Crown dealership

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that car showrooms in England will be allowed to open from June 1 in the latest move to ease the coronavirus lockdown. The finer detail is yet to be confirmed, but it’s thought that car retailers will be expected to follow the lead of …

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Top 10 driving pleasures most missed during lockdown

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed what motorists have been missing about their cars the most, as well as some bizarre effects of cutting back on driving. The freedom of the open road (20%), cruising the countryside (25%) and singing along to the car radio (23%) are the top three driving pleasures …

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McLaren and Blue Peter launch ‘Supercar’ competition

McLaren Automotive

Supercar maker McLaren Automotive has teamed up with the BBC’s Blue Peter children’s programme to launch a unique competition asking young viewers to design their ‘Supercar of the Future’. The winner will have the opportunity to meet with McLaren’s leading designers and engineers and see their winning design brought to …

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Every new Volvo now limited to 112mph

Volvo V90

Volvo has started to implement a new 112mph speed cap on all its new cars, underlining the Swedish manufacturer’s position as a global leader in road safety. As well as the speed cap, every Volvo car will now also come with a Care Key, which allows Volvo drivers to set …

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