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Book your MOT to beat the rush

MOT testing station

Drivers are urged by the RAC to avoid the expected MOT rush by booking this summer. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of motorists have held off getting their MOTs by making use of the six-month MOT coronavirus extension which ends on 1 August. The call comes as new research …

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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

RAC mechanic

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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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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Revealed: the Coronavirus lockdown speeders

30mph speed sign

Nearly half of people have witnessed an increase in drivers breaking the speed limit during the government lockdown, claims new research. According to the study by the RAC, 44% of UK adults say they have seen more drivers speeding now than they did before the Government introduced the COVID-19 lockdown. …

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Motorists obeying ‘stay home’ coronavirus lockdown rules

Stay home, protect NHS, save lives car

Most drivers are using their cars once a week or less for essential journeys such as buying food during the coronavirus lockdown, a new survey has confirmed. However, nearly one in 10 have chosen to flout government restrictions by making non-essential journeys, including driving a “short distance so they can …

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Beat the post-Christmas car battery blues

car battery

Motorists are being warned to make sure that the first Monday after the festive break doesn’t turn into a nightmare due to a flat car battery. The first day back after the Christmas and New Year break is traditionally the biggest breakdown day of the year for the RAC as …

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Worried motorists delaying car servicing

Car servicing - RAC

Unexpected repairs are putting many drivers off getting their cars serviced, new research suggests. The survey of 2,000 drivers for RAC MOT Assist means that millions of cars on the UK’s roads could be in a less-than-perfect condition. A quarter of all drivers (24%) – the equivalent of 3.8m people …

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Airport pick-up and drop-off fees soar

Airport parking - RAC

Most of the UK’s 22 busiest airports have increased their short-term charges for picking up and dropping off passengers by car since last year, according to new RAC research. Only Gatwick, Liverpool John Lennon, Bristol and Cardiff airports have kept their prices for both drop-off and pick-up the same. London …

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Safety concern over dazzling headlights

Dazzling headlights - RAC

The problem of car headlights dazzling drivers has got worse over the last year, say more than half of regular motorists, a new survey suggests. Research conducted by the RAC found that the issue of glare – caused a headlight’s beam having a dazzling effect for oncoming traffic – is experienced …

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