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One-in-four drivers still in the dark about new E10 petrol introduced this month

Some 27 per cent of motorists yet to check if car is compatible while 24 per cent still unaware of new fuel More than a...

EV demand grows in August but supply issues undermines overall market

Demand for battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars surges with PHEVs rising most, up 72.1 per cent UK new car registrations fell 22 per...

Most and least reliable cars revealed

Hybrids and small SUVs rated most reliable types of car while luxury SUVs suffer highest number of faults The UK’s most and least reliable new...

DVSA plans to increase MOT slot fee

First increase since 2010 as agency vows to "continue to make essential improvements" The DVSA has opened a consultation on its plans to increase its fees, including...

£91M for low carbon auto tech including hydrogen engines and ultra-fast charging batteries

EV batteries with range similar to internal combustion engines and which can charge in as little as 12 mins among projects awarded funding Electric car...

E10 petrol to be introduced at pumps in matter of days

Around 700,000 cars registered prior to 2002 unable to use E10 fuel but E5 will continue to be available in 'super' grade New E10 fuel...

Government appoints design team to create “iconic British chargepoint”

Project could see EV chargepoints join Britain’s renowned emblems, alongside the red post box and black cab Electric vehicle chargepoints across the UK could become...

GiPA UK forecasts electrified vehicles will represent 20% of the passenger car parc by...

New tool that captures the complete picture of the UK car parc The growth in volume of hybrids and electric car sales has been accelerating...

Could you drain an electric car’s battery by using air-con, lights or the stereo...

Which? simulate a traffic jam in an EV without the car moving for 60 mins Have you ever wondered what could happen if you’re stuck...

Catalytic converter thefts fell by 58% in July due to police crackdown

Steady reduction in cases with 1,378 reported last month According to an article in the Daily Mail, British police leaders claim that a new crackdown...

NEW! IAAF Insight: Access to in-vehicle data

Steps the IAAF is taking to ensure a level playing field The big issue: Connected cars include innovative remote functions that enable multiple new uses such...

Despite a year-on-year decrease, the UK performed beyond expectations

UK workshops turnover was not as bleak as anticipated Following the unprecedented storm that shook the UK aftermarket in 2020, GiPA created a quarterlyaftermarket activity...

Consumer car finance market up by 12% in June

Figures demonstrate growth in volumes compared to the same month in 2020 New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that...

Hammond to auction off vehicles to fund car restoration business

Behind-the-scenes look at the new business is expected to be filmed and released on TV later this year Richard Hammond has put up eight of...

“Unprecedented summer” expected on UK roads

RAC urges drivers to make sure cars – and anything they might be towing – are ‘road ready’ or risk breakdown This summer will see...

10,000 drivers issued penalties for car faults

Defective tyres, brake issues and steering glitches among most-commonly caught faults Some 10,000 drivers have been issued penalties for driving with vehicle faults such as...

Vauxhall to go all-electric by 2028

Complete line-up of cars and vans to be fully electric Vauxhall is the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce its intentions to go ‘electric only’. From 2028,...

Schaeffler REPXPERT app adds VIN reader

New scanning functionality provides accurate vehicle identification Created ‘By experts – For experts’, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT service programme is designed to equip vehicle technicians with the...

Cars and vans driven an hour a day in England, report finds

Vast majority of time vehicles are left parked-up at home Vehicles in England are driven just four per cent of the time on average, analysis...

Japanese Ambassador visits GS Yuasa plant to see multi-million pound investment plans

Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Hayashi Hajime, visited global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa’s factory in Ebbw Vale on Friday 9 July as part of...

Delamere Motors Score Big In Parts Alliance Football Promotion

Telford firm will be cheering on England at the Euro 2020 final in style, after they won the main prize in The Parts Alliance...

THE PARTS ALLIANCE DELIVER GROUND-BREAKING VIRTUAL ALL-STAFF CONFERENCE

The Parts Alliance captivated and engaged staff across its nationwide network of more than 170 branches and support centres with its first Virtual Conference...

Used car values continue to rise, report shows

Values increased by £1,700 in last three months and by £2,500 for one-year old cars Used car values have increased by £1,700 in the last...

SOLIHULL VEHICLE SERVICE CENTRE HITS BULLSEYE AS DARTS CHAMPION FALLON SHERROCK CELEBRATES SERVICESURE OPENING

NATIONAL garage chain Servicesure celebrated the expansion of successful member Solihull Vehicle Service Centre this month with an exciting open day attended by British...

New car uptake down 16.4 per cent on 10-year June average

Market recovery is being squeezed by supply issues, SMMT reports New car registrations in June grew 28 per cent year-on-year to 186,128, according to the...

Jaguar Land Rover to fix reliability issues

Transformation plan to put right 'unacceptable results', newly appointed CEO says Jaguar Land Rover boss Thierry Bolloré has vowed to solve the firm’s reliability and...

Classic car electrification market set to grow

Conversions can start from as little as £25,000 - £30,000, cheaper than many new EVs The electrification of classic cars will become “increasingly important” over...

SOLIHULL VEHICLE SERVICE CENTRE HITS BULLSEYE AS DARTS CHAMPION FALLON SHERROCK CELEBRATES SERVICESURE OPENING

NATIONAL garage chain Servicesure celebrated the expansion of successful member Solihull Vehicle Service Centre this month with an exciting open day attended by British...

Emissions analysers added to connected MOT equipment rule changes

New exhaust gas analysers must be 'connected' from May DVSA’s plan to modernise the MOT testing service through connectable equipment resumes next month with the...

Top 50 cars aged three to eight years with best first-time MOT pass rates

Hyundai Ioniq has highest average MOT pass rate of 96.18 per cent New car buying platform and consumer champion, What Car? has revealed the cars...