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Drivers planning 13M Christmas journeys

Millions plan to visit friends and family during 'Christmas travel window' but a fifth won’t due to COVID-19 Drivers are collectively planning in the region...

Drug driver didn’t realise state of car, police report

Civic issued prohibition notice to prevent it being driven until fixed The driver of a Honda Civic was found to have drugs in his system...

UK’s first Electric Forecourt opens in Essex

UK-wide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts powered by net zero carbon energy The UK’s first Electric Forecourt has opened for business near Braintree, Essex,...

Aston Martin to continue making combustion engines beyond 2030 ban

Pure ICE Aston Martins will continue to be made available after the UK's ban on new petrol and diesel engines, brand's chairman says Aston Martin...

Get equipped for the cold season with the new MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus

MANN+HUMMEL urge drivers to change their cabin filter as weather turns colder The current situation with COVID-19 and the fact that airborne transmission is one...

November brings further decline for new car market

Market suffers £1.3 billion revenue hit with 42,840 fewer new cars joining British roads last month The UK new car market again saw a decline...

What England’s new tier system means for garages

Vast majority of England to face two toughest levels of restrictions but 'COVID-secure' garages can remain open The government has set out its new coronavirus...

Thousands of cars for sale online with ‘hidden past’, investigation reveals

Review of popular second-hand car website reveals thousands of written-off cars are being sold without disclosure A review of vehicles for sale on a popular...

MANN+HUMMEL proposes to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility

Closure would see all manufacturing relocated within European MANN+HUMMEL network The MANN+HUMMEL Group is proposing to close its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business...

DVSA “will continue to change”, says its new chief executive

Gareth Llewellyn to step down at the end of 2020 The DVSA has appointed Loveday Ryder as its new chief executive. Loveday Ryder, who takes up...

Video: Garage owner launches legal action against Google over ‘fake’ reviews

Search engine refuses to remove series of malicious reviews despite evidence, business owner says The owner of a car sales business in Essex is taking...

‘Garage speak’ baffling majority of customers, RAC says

Garages encouraged to explain repair-work in laymans terms to vehicle owners More than half of car owners say they have been left confused and unsure...

Number of DVLA-registered ‘historic vehicles’ on the rise

Niche represents 3.4 per cent of all UK registered vehicles, latest national historic vehicle survey results show The number of historic vehicles being driven on...

MOT demand peaks with test stations now facing a fall in volume

Latest DVSA forecast predicts 3.8 million tests will be undertaken in November and 2.9 million in December Some 5.6 million MOTs are expected to be...

First-ever production Land Rover restored

Owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe commissioned complete rebuild after it was rediscovered rotting in a field Restoration specialist, Julian Shoolheifer Limited has completed its restoration on...

Remanufactured diesel Mini engines added to Ivor Searle range

1.6 and 2.0 litre N47 diesel engines cover models built from 2009-2017 Remanufacturer, Ivor Searle has added 1.6 and 2.0 litre derivitives of the N47...

Mechanical camshaft replaced with electric actuators in new engine concept

'Intelligent valve technology' achieves seven per cent fuel improvement, firms behind it claim New intelligent valve technology (iVT) which replaced the camshaft with electric actuators...

Dirty car interiors found to be more germ-ridden than a toilet seat

Filthy cup holders, buttons, seat belts and steering wheels are breeding grounds for harmful germs and bacteria Some cars in the UK can be 16...

Average independent garage labour rates revealed

UK labour rate study shows garages provide outstanding value for money and calls on workshop owners to properly calculate costs The cost of labour at...

Catalytic converter thefts on “significant” rise

Hybrid vehicles at most risk with concerns thieves are playing "catch-up and doubling their efforts" over winter Catalytic converter thefts have dramatically increased since June...

‘Chop shop mechanic’ who made £32K ordered to pay back £10,000

Man found in possession of stolen van and Range Rover parts A so-called ‘chop shop mechanic’ who broke up luxury cars has been ordered to...

British firm launches classic Mini electrification kit

No modifications required and optional EV upgrades include 12 kWhr battery pack, motor controller, onboard charger and DC-DC converter A complete electrification kit which will...

The Parts Alliance Committed To Supporting Garages Throughout National Lockdown

With England entering a period of new restrictions on 5th November, The Parts Alliance have confirmed that all their branches will remain open throughout the...

BREAKING: Garages can remain open for MOTs, DVSA says

No official word yet on a further MOT expiry extension but industry experts say it's unlikely MOT testing stations can remain open for tests during...

Man fined for driving Midlands to Pembrokeshire to fix girlfriend’s car during lockdown

Driver one of many stopped by police during national lockdown earlier this year A man who attempted to justify a lockdown trip from the Midlands...

Guide: Peugeot 508 clutch replacement

REPXPERT step-by-step guide talks GW readers through the process In this month’s LUK clutch feature from Schaeffler, REPXPERT Alistair Mason is replacing a clutch and...

Ford finds fix for Kuga PHEV battery fault

Battery pack and associated electrical equipment to be replaced on all models Ford has issued details of a long-awaited ‘official fix’ following a recall of...

Don’t underestimate Block Exemption, IAAF says in stark warning to UK aftermarket

Loss of legislation would increase VM monopoly and threaten independent aftermarket's very existence, IAAF claims The UK’s automotive aftermarket has been warned not to underestimate...

Millions of cars on UK roads with defective headlights, study suggests

More than 4.6 million road users are breaking the law and risking being hit with penalties Millions of motorists are thought to be driving their...

Mechanic crashes friend’s Corsa on test drive after fixing brakes

Technician 'fixed brakes' before taking it for test drive despite only having provisional licence, court hears A mechanic who crashed his friend’s car while taking...