Tag: CONSUMER FEATURES

WINTER DRIVING: DO’S AND DON’TS

WINTER DRIVING: DO’S AND DON’TS

        LIKE SKIING, snowboarding or just heading out on a sledge, making the best of winter with your car requires a little preparation. Look after your car and yourself in the coldest part of the year and you need never fear the freeze. Here are our do’s […]

PETROL VERSUS DIESEL – MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

PETROL VERSUS DIESEL – MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

        You may prefer petrol to diesel, but is the right choice for you? BUYING A CAR is hard enough when there are hundreds of different models to choose from, but these days one of the hardest decisions to make is whether to go for petrol or […]

TOP TIPS FOR LOWER INSURANCE BILLS

TOP TIPS FOR LOWER INSURANCE BILLS

EVERYONE’S favourite meerkat-endorsed insurance comparison website is reporting a huge rise in insurance quotes for new cars following the number plate switch from ‘unlucky 13’ to ‘63’.  Comparethemarket.com has studied data from its own website and discovered as much as 21% growth in insurance quotes through its systems relative to […]

HOW TO AVOID GETTING HOT UNDER THE BONNET THIS SUMMER

FIGURES released by the RAC have revealed the high toll that the hot summer season has taken on UK motorists, with nearly half a million engine failures, more than 100,000 frazzled air-con units and a 20% increase on convertible roof faults since the beginning of May. The figures also show […]

A-Z NEW CAR GUIDE (SEPTEMBER 2013 REGISTRATIONS)

ALFA ROMEO Alfa’s main range is now a two-model line-up. The MiTo can now be had with the fun and frugal TwinAir two-cylinder engine, while the Giulietta five-door is available with manual or TCT twin-clutch gearboxes. Alfa Romeo is soon to add the sleek 4C mid-engined sports car to its […]

LEGISLATION ‘TO GUARANTEE’ ROADS INVESTMENT

TENS OF billions of pounds’ worth of investment in the UK’s roads will be guaranteed by the introduction of legislative frameworks and large-scale plans. Following the government’s promise to find £28 billion of investment in England’s roads, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that it will be underpinned by legislation […]

THE COMPANY BEHIND THE CAR COMPANIES

        THINK of Continental and what comes to mind? Tyres, obviously, but what else?Maybe you’d think of the old advert with the BMW on the rooftop, or maybe your first thought would be football – Continental sponsors a lot of European competitions. But when you jump into […]

YOUNG DRIVERS’ INSURANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE

YOUNG DRIVERS’ INSURANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE

        INSURANCE premiums may have witnessed a slight respite recently with the introduction of legislation to cut down on so-called ‘ambulance chasers’, but for young people the nightmare of the first year’s premium is still a crippling burden. Parents often help with the cost, and high-profile insurance […]

Can cognitive training create safer drivers?

Can cognitive training create safer drivers?

    LEARNING to drive is a tricky business. That first moment when you gently release the clutch pedal and realise that you’re moving under your own steam for the first time ever can be one of the most exciting – and daunting – feelings of your youth. Not that […]

FAST FORWARD (Geneva Motor Show 2013)

FAST FORWARD (Geneva Motor Show 2013)

        IT MAY NOT physically be the biggest motor of the year but every March the automotive world focuses on this Swiss capital of Geneva. Its domestic industry is relatively small yet all the biggest and most important manufacturers are here, and they have a habit of […]