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Airports criticised for parking costs

The cost of parking is something that really sticks in the craw of most motorists, and the airports in London have been slammed over their 'sky high' (see what they did there?) charges for short stay parking. Figures show that the costs for drop-off parking are the highest in the country. Luton Airport is the…

Hail the worst parking spaces of 2016

Everyone loves complaining about the state of the roads in the UK, be it pot-holes, bizarre signage, or bike lanes that are barely the length of an adult bicycle. Another thing everyone likes griping about is parking, and we're seeing the two worlds collide in a glorious fashion, with perhaps the worst parking spots of…

Where are we at with Vauxhall's Zafira recall?

We've spoken about the recall surrounding the Vauxhall Zafira B models, after they started to set on fire. Vauxhall have been reasonably quiet on the whole thing, and there's a second round of recalls which are set to start in early August. Peter Hope, Vauxhall's customer experience director, told a committee of MPs: "Our focus…

Takata engineers cheated airbag test data

The airbag scandal that concerned Takata resulted in the biggest car recall in history. Honda have done an audit into the whole thing, and the news gets worse - turns out Takata Corp. engineers routinely manipulated results of their airbag inflator tests. It has been reported that Takata engineers removed some test results, according to…

What to do when buying a secondhand car

There's been an upsurge in secondhand cars being clocked, which can be dangerous, and is basically fraud. There's calls for the EU proposed ban on this activity to be retain under law in the UK, but until such a thing comes to pass, there's some things you can do yourself to make sure you're buying…

Jaguar wants 100 driverless cars by 2020

Driverless cars are all the rage at the moment, as technology and motoring join forces, so presumably you can get blind drunk and have your car drive you home without much fuss. Possibly. Anyway, just months after setting up a multi-million pound research fund into autonomous vehicle tech, Jaguar Land Rover have gone and announced…

There's going to be changes to the driving test!

There's going to be some pretty big changes to the driving tests which are done in the UK. These changes are a bid to make tests more realistic for "modern driving conditions". New things being introduced into driving tests will be getting learners to follow directions from a sat-nav, rather than strictly relying on road…

No VW compensation in the UK - why?

Volkswagen are sorting out their mess from the emissions scandal, but there's been little to nothing in the way of plans for UK drivers who have been affected by this. Their failure to compensate UK drivers, given that American drivers are getting compensated, is "deeply unfair", say MPs. In the UK, you can get your…

Car insurance £115 more expensive than a year ago

Driving is expensive, and getting more pricey by the year. While drivers have seen some costs fall, it looks like tax rises are kicking in. A car insurance index reports that premiums have shot up by 19% in the last 12 months, which on average, adds £115 to the annual cost. This is the biggest…

Older cars to face super-charge in London

There's new plans afoot regarding the environment, which could see older cars and vehicles that cause more pollution to be charged a lot more to drive in London. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has spoken about plans to charge vehicles that cause the most pollution £10 per day if they want to drive in…

Robot that gets you out of parking tickets

Months old, a robot that helps you fight parking ticket fines has already been used thousands of times, successfully disputing 160,000 fines. And you may not have heard of it, and you clearly need to. Imagine it as your virtual lawyer, who will help you when you've got a ticket. It is called DoNotPay, and…

VW to pay $10.2bn over emissions

Volkswagen are going to spend around $10.2 billion to sort out the emissions cheat scandal, in the US alone. Most of this money is going to go toward compensating 482,000 owners of cars with 2-litre diesel engines, which were fitted with cheat software which would turn on emissions controls while undergoing government tests. It was…

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Save money on petrol

Save money on petrol

The cost of petrol is a constant blight for motorists, but there is a way of shopping smartly, to ensure you're saving money on fuel for your vehicle. The AA have come up with some tips, which basically equate to 'make sure you buy your petrol from a supermarket'. Prices are 4.8p a litre less…

Car industry faces PPI-like claims

Are your ready for people pestering you on the phone, with the latest equivalent of the PPI claim? Indeed, are you entitled to compensation? The latest thing is the mis-selling of PCP car finance deals, according to the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). They have said that lawyers have started to look at…

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Cut car insurance premiums

Cut car insurance premiums

Are you looking to save money on car insurance? There's ways you can do it, and we've got a raft of tips. Our pals over at loveMONEY spoke to car insurance broker Adrian Flux, in a bid to find out how much money can be saved, by making some simple changes, and the like. Drive…