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Cars essential for almost two thirds of people planning UK summer breaks

Visit Britain’s weekly sentiment tracking survey has found 64% of people intend to use their car if going on UK breaks...

Six-month MOT exemption to end 1 August, here’s your questions answered

Government responds to industry concerns and focus for garages now turns to managing increased demand The six-month MOT...

Scrappage scheme ruled out by government

Government officially rules out scrappage scheme to stimulate new car sales The government has officially ruled out a...

Suspended prison sentence for thief who stole HGV from garage workshop

Man claiming to be from haulage firm calls workshop about HGV before turning up in hi-vis and taking it

Over 10m cars set to take to the roads as third of all drivers...

Drivers urged to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy before setting off after lockdown The easing of lockdown restrictions...

The Department for Transport announced that the six-month MOT exemption for cars, vans and...

All drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August will be...

The Parts Alliance updates social distancing posters for “1m plus”

The Parts Alliance has updated the free social distancing posters available to customers. Following the announcement this week...

MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers to return in July

Testing for heavy vehicles is to restart from 4 July 2020 but still no word on six-month MOT for cars

Number of MOTs down by more than five million since start of lockdown

New data increases pressure on Transport Secretary to end six-month MOT exemption More than five million fewer MOTs...

Drivers worried about condition of other cars amid MOT exemption but few think their...

Findings indicate false sense of security for many motorists More than four out of ten motorists (45 per...

Concerns for classic cars ahead of switch to E10 petrol

Owners of cars registered up to 2002 advised not to use E10 without modification Filling stations across the...

Driver attitudes towards six-month MOT exemption revealed in new survey

Majority of drivers not inclined to use extension over fears for road safety and backlog of tests Around...

MOT tester stopped by police for driving car without MOT

Astra's MOT had expired more than 12 months ago Police in Lancashire were shocked this week after stopping...

Extra one million cars set to hit roads in favour of public transport

Social distancing sees capacity of public transport reduced to a fraction of pre-lockdown levels An extra one million...

Wales Rally GB cancelled for first time in over 50 years

Organisers striving to deliver an ‘even bigger and better’ event in 2021 The UK’s long-running round of the...

‘Worst of 2020 behind us’, says aftermarket data specialist as majority of workshops open

Stats show 67 per cent of workshops were open before lockdown restrictions eased With the majority of garages...

Government considers £6,000 vehicle scrappage scheme

Announcement expected to be made on 6 July after third phase of lockdown easing The UK government is set...

Honda issues recall over fuel pump problem

Dealerships to return fuel pump stock and told to stop selling affected models Honda is recalling around 40,000...

Six-month MOT extension to remain until tests can be “conducted safely”

Transport Secretary responds to calls to end extension and suggests a new “robust system” was needed The six-month...

1.1M unroadworthy cars predicted to return to roads as result of six-month MOT exemption

49 per cent of drivers receiving MOT extension will go through entire period without getting car tested New...

Rise of connected cars prompting increased concerns over cyber attacks

67 per cent of new cars are ‘connected’ with all new cars expected to be connected by 2026

How Sir Stirling Moss changed F1 60 years ago

Three-hour epic race saw Moss’s Lotus 18 win by almost a minute – the first of 81 Grand Prix wins for...

Aston Martin DB5 production resumes after 55 years with limited run

New DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model to feature working ‘Goldfinger’ gadgets Dubbed ‘the most famous car in the world’...

In pictures: Independent garages invest in fight against COVID-19

Recommended measures for workshops and what others are doing to protect staff and customers Independent garages across the...

IGA calls on transport minister to end MOT extension

Now's the time to end six-month MOT extension, states Independent Garage Association The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has...

Multiple cars stolen from independent forecourt during overnight raid

Vehicles taken from car dealership in the early hours of Sunday May 17 Police are investigating a raid...

All new Volvos to be limited to 112mph

Move is latest in firm's aim to reduce deaths and serious injuries in road traffic accidents involving Volvos to zero

Volkswagen launches first all-electric Transporter

ABT eTransporter 6.1 offers 82-mile range with prices starting from £42,060 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its first...

The Parts Alliance suports COVID-19 guidance released for automotive aftermarket

The UK automotive aftermarket sector has signalled its readiness to cope with increased demand for MOT tests, service, maintenance and repair...

Final Call: Still time for children to enter ‘Colour for Hope’ competition

The Parts Alliance is reminding technicians there are still a few days remaining for their children to enter their ‘Colour for...