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Last-minute rush to book MOTs

MOT testing station

Millions of motorists are racing to book their MOT tests as garages face a six-month backlog from the Coronavirus lockdown. Nearly 12 million drivers were eligible for the MOT holiday introduced in March, with nearly two in five (37%) making use of the six-month extension. However, there are now an …

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One in four parent and child parking spaces ‘misused’

parent child car parking bay - Volvo

New research has revealed widespread misuse of parent-child parking bays, leaving mums and dads battling to find spaces with young children in tow. One in four of these dedicated parking spaces are being used by drivers with no kids, according to the study by comparison website, though only one …

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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, 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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Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

London traffic

The average price of car insurance has increased by nearly £50 in 12 months, claims new data, meaning it’s more important than ever for drivers to shop around and find the best deal. According to the latest car insurance price index, motorists can now expect to pay an average …

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Huge rise in abandoned cars on our streets

Abandoned car

Britain is becoming a scrapheap for dumped cars with councils removing 34 abandoned vehicles every day at a cost of more than £500,000. New data obtained by, through Freedom of Information requests to local authorities across England and Wales, reveals 12,442 abandoned vehicles were removed by councils in 2017/18. …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

Filling up at the petrol pump

Motorists on ‘lower’ incomes are being priced off the road by record-breaking fuel costs, claims new research. Drivers who earn between £5,001 and £10,000, such as part-time sales or customer service workers who are likely to have other commitments such as young families or other dependents, are paying a significant …

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Road rage Britain – drivers fess up

motorway traffic

A Almost all UK motorists – that’s a staggering 97% – have experienced road rage behind the wheel, claims new research. Anger on the roads is most frequently prominent among those living in South West England and the West Midlands, while urban streets and A roads were revealed as bigger …

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Record car insurance premiums predicted

Cars parked in the street

Drivers are set to pay record amounts for their motor insurance, according to’s car insurance price index. Premiums have soared by almost £100 in just four months and they are expected to speed past the most expensive average cost of £858 seen six years ago. The increase is partly …

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Bald tyre Britain exposed

defective tyre

One in four MOTs are failed because of defective tyres, with ‘bald’ tyres being the most common tyre-related reason for rejection, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by car savings site, also found that more than 32,000 penalty points were handed out to almost 9,000 drivers …

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Car insurance premiums accelerating

Vehicle crime and car theft

The cost of motor insurance is continuing to rise. Over the last 12 months, prices have increased by 14% – equivalent to £95 – on average. This means a driver can now expect to pay £767 for a typical comprehensive car insurance policy – the costliest amount since mid-2012 when …

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