UK car and automotive news and reviews

Browsing all posts in July, 2012.

Car Battery – An Essential for A Reliable Car

People often do not think about their car battery, but it is important to realise what a crucial component it is and how so many other parts of the car rely upon it. If your car battery were to run out of juice, then not only would none of the interior electrics work, such as [...]

Ten Safest Cars to Crash

The automotive industry regularly benefits from Euro NCAP’s insightful analysis of the industry. For example, in the issue of safety, this authoritative body provides interesting independent reviews of some of Europe’s most popular cars. Below is a list of some of the safest cars in the continent, arranged in no particular order. Drivers should not [...]

How a Strong Pound Affects New Car Prices in the UK

Believe it or not, but the United Kingdom and Germany are the only two major European powers that have seen a rise in new car sales this year. Because of the economic downturn, the majority of Europe has seen something of a slump in sales figures, which has created a lot of cause for alarm. [...]

Going soft on top

Convertible cars have always seemed a bit daft in the UK. Our utterly unpredictable weather, appalling traffic and general approbation for flashness have all conspired to make drop-tops seem rather daft on these shores. After all, it’s one thing to be cruising around St Tropez in a yellow Rolls Corniche, quite another to be tooling [...]

The British Love Affair with Luxury Cars

Has the British public fallen madly in love with luxury-style cars? A poll commissioned by car rental company Avis certainly seems to suggest so. According to their figures, rentals for luxury cars have seen a four-fold year-on-year increase despite the woes of the global economy. British rentals for car models such as the BMW 5 [...]

The Lexus GS450 Hybrid

With the GS450, Lexus have intelligently combined a petrol engine with an electric motor creating a full hybrid car designed to provide exhilarating performance as well as reduced emissions and superior fuel economy. While most premium automotive brands have only been experimenting with hybrid technology recently, Lexus launched the world’s first full hybrid luxury car [...]

Save time and money with a car supermarket

If you are looking for a new car, then a car supermarket will offer you an extensive variety of cars at a competitive price. Whatever your needs may be, you are sure to find what you are looking for at a car supermarket because they offer a choice of models by a large number of [...]

Compulsory Car Insurance Rules in the UK

New legislation for car insurance has been implemented in the UK, requiring owners to keep their cars continuously insured. This is applicable to all cars, vans, motorbikes, motorhomes and trucks, even if they aren’t in use. The initial launch in May 2012 had a soft introductory period however this is now over and as of [...]

Buying car parts online

Twenty or thirty years ago when you needed spares for your car, something like spark plugs, you went to a local motor factors shop and bought them.  There was no way to see the spare parts catalogue so you never knew what they had in stock so any spares that they didn’t have had to [...]

Choosing the right tyres for your car

Finding the right tyres for your car will help you enjoy your driving experience more and keep you safer on the roads. Read our tips on selecting the right tyres for comfort, safety and budget.