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Grow Your Own Fuel

A new report from the government has stated that there needs to be more evidence before the sustainability of biofuels is determined. Transport secretary Ruth Kelly and environment secretary Hilary Benn are both behind the paper, which states that while current biofuel policy should not be dropped, it should be change...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Accidents Happen When We Are Tyred Out

Millions of motorists fail to check their tyres, according to a study by the RAC Foundation. Research by the RAC Foundation revealed that up to three million UK motorists admit to not checking the age and condition of their tyres - which could lead to road accidents and an increase in the cost of motor insurance bills...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Thieves Get On Your Bike

Many of us are turning to alternative transport to our cars. This can be as an effort to save money or to help the environment. Whatever the reason it seems that when using our bikes we should be more careful about where we leave them.   Cyclists in the UK have been reminded to make sure their vehicle is locked ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

The Toyota iQ 'Could Help Drivers Cut Costs'

Toyota is one of the top car manufacturers in the world. They also have the reputation of being efficient and safety conscious. The company prides itself on its innovation and drive to stretch boundaries. This can be seen in their commitment to making their cars cleaner and more fuel efficient. Consumers who are keen ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Coupe

Mercedes is known as a quality brand. They build their cars for performance and reliability. To own a Mercedes is to know that you have a high status car that will keep its looks and value for years to come. Car insurance customers who are considering treating themselves to a new vehicle in the coming months may be in...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Bentley Makes Its Arnage Final Series

Bentley is synonymous with luxury and quality and the Arnage range is no exception. Bentley cars have been made famous by association with the James Bond books and The Avengers’ John Steed. For a while the Arnage was the most powerful and fastest four door saloon on the market. Bentley has announced the launch o...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Hyundai i800 Voted Best Tow Car

Hyundai are renowned for their philosophy of inspiration, innovation, and individuality. The 'i' in their model numbers stands for inspiration, a key force driving all vehicle development at Hyundai. Car insurance customers who enjoy going camping and are looking for a new vehicle capable of safely towing their carava...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Initiatives To Improve Motorcyclist Safety 'Are Making An Impact'

Falling motorcycle casualty rates on roads in the UK provide evidence that efforts to improve safety have been successful, the RMI Motorcycle Rider Training Association (MRTA) has claimed. Motorcycling is an increasingly popular form of transport. However, motorcyclists are also one of the most vulnerable road users. ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Old Cars 'Should Be Scrapped'

A scheme to scrap old cars could save British motor insurance customer’s cash and help the country go green, the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Foundation has said. The group is proposing vehicle owners are rewarded for taking cars over the age of about 17 -18 years old out of circulation, as this would remove most...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Regular Services 'Could Save You Money In The Long Run'

 People who fail to look after their cars properly could end up facing big repair bills or even a motor insurance claim, Motor Codes has suggested. According to the group, although money is tight for some motorists at the moment, skipping a vehicle's annual check up is a false economy. The organisation said the c...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Car Finance Fraud 'On The Rise'

Motor insurance customers may find more checks are conducted before they are accepted for car finance in the future, after dealers were advised to crackdown on fraudulent applications. Global information services company Experian has claimed the automotive industry needs to be careful as fraudsters have recently start...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Independent Garages 'Need To Sign Up To New Code'

People who are about to get car repairs done after an insurance claim may be pleased to hear the motor industry has been praised for its commitment to a new customer service code introduced earlier this year. Consumer Focus said it was encouraged by the number of subscribers from franchised dealer networks to the Moto...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Best Money-Saving Green Cars Revealed

Motorists who are finding it difficult to cover the cost of car insurance, fuel, maintenance and road tax could make significant savings by opting for an eco-friendly car, it has been suggested. Whatgreencar claimed with many drivers feeling the effect of the economic downturn there has never been a better time to opt...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Honda Accord 'Is Safest Large Family Car'

Honda is one of the world’s leading car manufacturers. The company believes that well made products will sell themselves and this is certainly true from their range of vehicles to their customer service. One of the aspects Honda is most noted for is their commitment to making their vehicles safer. This has been ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

New Cars 'Should Be Equipped With Tyre Pressure Gauges'

Including tyre pressure gauges with all new cars could result in a drop in motor insurance claims in the UK, it has been suggested. According to a motoring assistance firm, under-inflated or defective tyres significantly contribute to the number of deaths of driver's traffic collisions. The chief executive explained: ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers 'Should Not Leave Their Cars With The Engine Running'

Police are warning motorists who leave their unattended cars running on cold mornings that they could end up having to make a motor insurance claim. Officers from local police forces have issued the warnings after a spate of thefts across the country. A woman left her car running to warm up while she went back inside....16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers Vote For Their Favourite Gadgets

Motor insurance customers have voted night vision and adaptive cruise control as the most highly desired in-car technologies. A poll by MSN Cars found these two pieces of equipment were the ones drivers would most like to have in the next vehicle they buy. Participants in the survey were given a list of in-car technol...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Rejection Of Congestion Charge 'Is Victory For Motorists'

Greater Manchester's rejection of the proposed congestion charge is a victory for cash-strapped motorists who are already shelling out car insurance, fuel and vehicle excise duty, it has been claimed. The Association of British Drivers (ABD) has welcomed recent news that residents in all ten council areas voted agains...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Green Car Challenge 'Will Be Tough'

Environmentally-aware motor insurance customers may welcome new EU legislation which means average CO2 emissions from new cars must be reduced to 130 g/km by 2015. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), this is the equivalent of achieving 58 mpg in a diesel car and 52 mpg with a petrol eng...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Carjacking – Do Not Let Them Get Your Car

Drivers who could do without the inconvenience of a motor insurance claim need to be wary of carjackers, it has been suggested. A leading stolen vehicle recovery systems specialist issued this warning following a number of occasions where motors were stolen after being left unattended with the engine running. It highl...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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