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Young drivers putting off car repairs in bid to save money

Car maintenance

More than a third of drivers aged 17 to 24 (37%) are putting off necessary repairs to their vehicles in an attempt to cut their outgoings as the cost-of-living crisis bites< according to new research. The 2022 RAC Report on Motoring also found nearly a fifth of young people (16%) …

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Proposed MOT changes are a ‘dangerously bad idea’

MOT testing station

Drivers have serious concerns about the Government’s plans to change the compulsory MOT from every year to every two years to reduce the cost of living. According to an RAC survey of 1,435 motorists, an overwhelming majority (98%) believe it will lead to a rise in the number of unsafe …

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What is the UK’s leading breakdown provider?

Start Rescue breakdown provider

Nationwide roadside rescue and recovery provider Start Rescue has been named the UK’s leading breakdown company. In the annual Which? Recommended Provider customer survey, Start Rescue came out top for the fourth consecutive year, with the highest percentage of customers feeling they get value for money. The research found that …

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Don’t become a ‘breakdown statistic’ this summer, drivers warned

Car journey breakdown - RAC

New figures from RAC Breakdown show only a fifth of UK drivers regularly check their vehicles are ready for long journeys, while a quarter admit to never doing so – dramatically increasing the risk of breaking down and incurring costly garage bills. The findings, released on the inaugural National Check …

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Drivers ‘dazzled’ by modern car headlights

Dazzling headlights

Nearly one-in-four drivers think most car headlights are too bright, suggests a new RAC study. And the problem of glare from headlights appears to be getting worse with 63% of drivers who get dazzled saying it’s happening more often than a year or two ago. Contrary to what might be …

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Top safety tips to help drivers negotiate rural roads

Country road

Three-in-10 motorists are so worried about narrow country lanes they deliberately avoid them, according to new research from one of the UK’s biggest car insurers, Ageas, and the RAC. What’s more, many drivers are prepared to take a detour of 16 miles or 25 minutes to avoid them. As millions …

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Get set for new ‘greener’ E10 fuel

Filling up at the petrol pump

The Department for Transport has confirmed that new E10 petrol will be introduced in filling stations across the UK this September. E10 fuel is a more eco-friendly blend of petrol and ethanol, which is made from materials including low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood. It’s claimed its introduction could cut …

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Dashcam evidence is a ‘game changer’ for police

Halo-dashcam

As many as 89 dashcam video recordings of alleged motoring offences were submitted to police forces every day in 2019, according to data analysed by the RAC. A total of 32,370 pieces of footage were received by 24 police forces that accept video evidence of driving offences from members of …

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Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

Electric car charging bay

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, …

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UK milestone for electric vehicles in 2020

Citroen e-C4 review

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a landmark year when it came to sales of battery electric vehicles with twice as many sold last year compared to 2019, and a total of more than 200,000 registered since 2010. The RAC’s analysis of new figures from the Society …

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