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Monday, May 21


Half of motorists don't understand MOT changes introduced in May

Worryingly, 74% of motorists surveyed by the RAC believed drivers would continue using a car issued with an MOT minor fault, unaware that it needs to be fixed at their earliest convenience.

Up to 117k potentially lethal cars could be back on the road


Any car built before 1978 is MOT exempt under the Department for Transport's new rules. Up to now, only cars manufactured before 1960 have avoided the annual check-up.

Sunday, May 20


What it's like to ride in Prince Harry's wedding motor

The electric eco-friendly Jaguar E-Type in which the newly wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex glided to their lavish reception turned almost as many heads at the royal couple themselves.

Saturday, May 19


Prince Harry takes his new wife Meghan Markle out for a spin in electric Jaguar

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Prince Harry took his wife Meghan Markle out for a spin in a Jaguar that was hailed as 'the most beautiful electric car in the world' this evening as they went to their reception at Frogmore House

Friday, May 18


Gone in 23 SECONDS! Moment thieves use hi-tech relay device to steal BMW on owner's driveway

CCTV captured the rapid raid in Billericay, Essex, and shows the brazen crooks using a relay device to pinch the BMW parked just yards from the front door of the owners house.


Just 38% of Britain's new cars come with a spare wheel

With the UK's roads continue to fall into a state of disrepair, motorists suffer around 30,000 punctures a month on average, but 62% of new car owners don't get a spare wheel.


Earliest UK example of the iconic VW Golf GTI goes under the hammer

This is 1 of 22 cars Volkswagen first brought to the UK in 1978 to promote its sale from the following year. Of those examples - all of which were left-hand-drive - just this car has survived.

Thursday, May 17


Hamburg already has road signs to ban diesels

Environmental authorities in the German city said on Wednesday they had put up 100 signs this week announcing the ban in two streets that provide alternative routes for outlawed diesels vehicles.


UK drivers who park the wrong way could be fined up to £1000


Drivers who park the wrong way could risk being fined up to £1,000. The Highway Code stipulates that drivers must park the same way as the flow of traffic at night if not using a marked bay.

Wednesday, May 16


Ayrton Senna's 1993 McLaren F1 car sells for €4.2m at Monaco auction

Early reports had suggested the winning bidder for the former Senna car was none other than former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, however he has since quashed the rumour.

Government now says 'there's still a place for diesel cars'

Greg Clark suggested the Road to Zero policy outlined the plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in 2040 would, surprisingly, include recommendations for diesels.

Tuesday, May 15


Car owners being fined for offences they've not committed

An investigation by motoring title Honest John found that TfL is using a clause created in 2003 to chase owners of vehicles, rather than their drivers, for payment of fines relating to traffic offences.


New study says we'll be less stressed when we're driving electric cars

After monitoring the mental activity of taxi drivers, the measurements suggested that the quieter driving environment of the latter had a more positive effect on the well-being of the cabby.

Monday, May 14


The deadly carbon monoxide toll of keyless cars

At least 28 people have died and 45 were injured after they mistakenly left the engine running in the garage, allowing their home to fill with the deadly gas.

Mini and Kahn Design special edition cars to celebrate Royal Wedding

Forget commemorative mugs, china plates and key rings - these special edition models have both been created to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding.


Lamborghini gifted to Pope Francis sells for four times normal value

Pope Francis was gifted the 198mph supercar in November last year when he blessed and signed it, before it went under the hammer in Monte Carlo where it fetched four times the usual asking price.

Sunday, May 13

Car makers hit out at the Government's Brexit plans

Bosses say the benefits of the customs union have been the ‘foundation’ for the growth of an industry that now supports 800,000 jobs.

Saturday, May 12


The areas in the UK where you're most likely to be hit with a driving fine

New research has exposed the UK locations where drivers have the greatest chance of being issued with a fixed penalty notice for a driving offence - and it doesn't look good for Avon and Somerset.

Friday, May 11

Petrol prices: Britain's cheapest pumps, and places to avoid

Motorists are facing higher fuel bills after turmoil in the Middle East has resulted in a hike in the price of a barrel of crude oil to almost $80 a barrel - the highest it has been since November 2014.


The first 5 mins of car journeys expose us to high levels of pollution

Emissions systems that are built into cars to capture harmful pollution take around 5 minutes to activate, resulting in twice as much pollution being produced than normal.


Potholes costing drivers and insurers at least £1m a month

It is estimated that nationally, there will have been over 4,200 claims for pothole damage so far this year compared with just over 3,500 estimated claims across last year.

Thursday, May 10


Some new Volkswagen and SEAT models have a serious seatbelt fault


The VW Polo supermini, SEAT Ibiza hatchabck and SEAT Arona SUV, have rear seatsbelts that could inadvertently become unbuckled if three passengers are sat in the back.


Rolls-Royce unveils the Cullinan SUV - the brand's first luxury 4X4

The iconic British marque says its £250,000 sports utility vehicle is inspired by Lawrence of Arabia's military-readied Roller, though it has undoubtedly been designed with the super-rich in mind.


What's it like to drive a Renault Twizy? We take a tour round London in one


Both Spice Girl Geri Horner (previously Halliwell) and Sir Stirling Moss own a Renault Twizy, and now here's your chance to follow in their tracks


Soaring petrol prices ‘forcing drivers to cut family budgets'

The average petrol price in the UK climbed to 124.22p a litre, while diesel hit an average of 127.08p over the May Day bank holiday weekend - the highest prices since December 2014.


Fury as 300,000 British BMW cars recalled over electrical fault

German firm BMW warned owners of 312,000 of its vehicles that were sold in Britain from March 2007 to August 2011 to return them to dealers for an urgent repair after the scandal emerged.

Wednesday, May 9


UK petrol prices on the rise as cost of oil highest since 2014

A spokesman for the AA told This is Money: 'The industry’s rule of thumb is that a $2 change in the price of oil, at a constant exchange rate, causes a 1p change at the pump.'


BMW is recalling 312,000 cars over fears their engines could cut out

The vehicles being recalled in the UK are BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.


Customers slam Asda after being 'charged' a £99 'deposit' for fuel

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A customer filling up at Asda petrol station in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was horrified to discover she had been charged some £99 on top of her £5 fuel transaction.


How you can fight the insurance renewal rip-off: Customers begin to win refunds

Homeowners and motorists can claim compensation from their insurer if they are hit with unfair price hikes. Customers are winning refunds if they complain about rip-off quotes.