June 23, 2017

CHARGED UP OVER ELECTRIC CAR OWNERSHIP? – PART 2

If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle, but aren’t keen on the idea of trailing extension leads, then read on for an explanation of the British Gas and Chargemaster home charging solutions, along with some of the variation in power cable plug types, offered with the current crop of … [Read more...]

CHARGED UP OVER ELECTRIC CAR OWNERSHIP? – PART 1

Thinking about taking the plunge of purchasing an Electric vehicle, but still unsure about the charging infrastructure? Writeonmotoring explains The three different ways to charge your electric car: Home charging – It’s estimated this method will account for 80-90% of charging of Electric … [Read more...]

VOLVO CAR UK PARTNERS WITH BRITISH GAS

As deliveries of the world's first plug-in diesel hybrid, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD, start in the UK, Volvo is pleased to announce a new partnership with British Gas to help ensure customers' properties are ready to charge their new vehicle. Until March 2015, customers who buy the new model will be … [Read more...]

KEEP YOUR ALLOYS SPARKLING WITH ARMOR ALL’S SHIELD FOR WHEELS

Wheel washing is one of the most consuming and tedious aspects of car cleaning. Frustratingly, after all the elbow grease in getting them to shine, wheels are usually the first parts of the vehicle to regain the grime. Armor All’s recently-introduced Shield for Wheels offers a powerful … [Read more...]

CONTINENTAL’S NEW CONTISILENT TYRES PROMISE A QUIETER RIDE

Over the years the performance and technical advancement of cars has made leaps and bounds. Much of it has unequivocally been a good thing, yet certain developments have introduced other side-effects. Take the trend for wider wheels - even on everyday run-of-the-mill family hatchbacks. Whilst this … [Read more...]

VETERAN CAR RUN PARTICIPANTS TO RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK

For the first time in its 117-year history, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will actually be a race to the finish. A Regularity Trial will this year be included in the world’s greatest celebration of the first pioneering motorists, with The Royal Automobile Club announcing winners. The … [Read more...]

SKIDDING IN THE RAIN?

Recent first summer storms of the year, have given rise to an important safety warning from breakdown cover company and road safety charity GEM Motoring Assist. GEM CEO, David Williams MBE warns that rain on the roads following a run of dry hot weather can create serious safety risks. David … [Read more...]

TOYOTA CONNECTS WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO BRING POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Along with the production of low emissions  plug-in hybrid vehicles, Toyota knows their success will rely on customers having easy access to safe and convenient recharging points. To help make this happen, it has joined forces with fellow manufacturers in Japan to promote the installation of … [Read more...]

EX-CHRIS EVANS CLASSIC MINI UP FOR AUCTION

A Mini once owned by DJ and TV presenter, Chris Evans, will be auctioned at CarFest by Silverstone Auction, to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Along with former celebrity ownership, the 1964 Austin Mini Mk1, built to Cooper specification, has also benefited from an engine upgrade and … [Read more...]

INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED MOTORISTS TOP TIPS FOR A SAFE COMMUTE

IAM Road safety charity’s chief examiner and advanced driver, Peter Rodger, gives advice that’ll make your daily drive to work as stress free as possible. The biggest problem with commuting is that everyone travels at the same time. People get frustrated and tired and will be more inclined to … [Read more...]