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Thousands of parents are risking children’s safety with car seat mistakes – here’s what you need to know

Thousands of parents are risking children’s safety with car seat mistakes – here’s what you need to know

Thousands of parents have admitted that they are risking young passengers’ safety due to confusion over child car seats. And a worrying third have said they have knowingly broken the law by transporting someone else’s child without a car seat. Injuries A poll of parents by car maker SEAT found that 80 per cent were […]

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2019 scrappage schemes – here are the manufacturers offering discounts on new cars

2019 scrappage schemes – here are the manufacturers offering discounts on new cars

The first UK car scrappage scheme ran from 2009-10 and removed 392,227 older models from the road in a bit to reduce CO2 emissions. In the face of Dieselgate and growing concerns over air pollution, recent years have seen calls for the Government to repeat the scheme. However, it has resisted amid fears that a […]

Car Feature
Ford offers customers £2,000 off under new scrappage scheme

Ford offers customers £2,000 off under new scrappage scheme

Ford has announced the launch of a new scrappage scheme that offers buyers £2,000 off the price of a new car when they trade in an older car. From July 1 until September 30, customers will receive the discount when buying a new Ford passenger or commercial vehicle, although some restrictions do apply. Ford says […]

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Rip-off sites charging ‘vulnerable’ drivers £30 for free car tax service

Rip-off sites charging ‘vulnerable’ drivers £30 for free car tax service

Websites which claim to help drivers handle matters such as road tax and licensing have been accused of daylight robbery for charging for free services. The “unscrupulous” sites are charging between £25 and £30 for a “fast-track” service to declare a vehicle off the road – something that can be done for free via the […]

Car Tax
Electric cars must make noise to avoid accidents, EU rules

Electric cars must make noise to avoid accidents, EU rules

All new electric vehicles will have to be fitted with a noise-emitting device because of a new European Union rule. The new law comes into force on Monday following concerns that vehicles without a petrol or diesel engine are too quiet, which puts cyclists and pedestrians at risk because they do not realise the vehicles […]

Electric Cars
Drivers face £100 fines for leaving engines running under new plans

Drivers face £100 fines for leaving engines running under new plans

Under new rules to combat air pollution, drivers who leave their engines running could be slapped with on-the-spot fines of £100. According to The Times, the Department for Transport is considering increasing the current £20 fine to the higher charge and a public consultation will start in the summer as part of plans to reduce […]

Air Pollution
Fraud expert’s warning over dangerous new crash-for-cash tactic

Fraud expert’s warning over dangerous new crash-for-cash tactic

Criminals trying to commit insurance fraud have adopted a dangerous new tactic to catch out innocent drivers, according to anti-fraud experts. So-called crash-for-cash scams cost drivers and insurers £340 million a year and criminals have adapted their tactics as the use of dash cams and in-car telematics have helped tackle the fraud. According to anti-fraud […]

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RAC predicts daytrip distress as heatwave brings spike in breakdowns

RAC predicts daytrip distress as heatwave brings spike in breakdowns

Breakdowns on Britain’s roads are predicted to rise by as much as 50 per cent this weekend as the heat plays havoc with the nation’s cars. With temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees and more drivers expected to be heading to the nation’s beauty spots the RAC has said it expects to see a sharp […]

Car News
This is the best time to buy a new car – here’s why

This is the best time to buy a new car – here’s why

There’s good news for those in the market to buy a new car. According to research from What Car? magazine, it has never been a better time to buy a new car. Why is now a good time? Darren Moss, deputy editor of What Car? magazine told the BBC that with car sales falling and […]

Cars
Overloading your car for a summer road trip could land you with a hefty fine – and invalidate your insurance

Overloading your car for a summer road trip could land you with a hefty fine – and invalidate your insurance

If you are planning to head off on a road trip this summer, be careful not to overload your car with heavy baggage or you could find yourself in trouble with the law. Overloading your car beyond its weight limit is a punishable offence, with motorists facing a hefty fine and penalty points if they […]

Cars