Monthly Archives: June 2009

National Oil Check Week ‘saved drivers money’

Tuesday, 30th June, 2009

Motorists all over the UK may have saved themselves a lot of money as a result of National Oil Check Week, it has been claimed. According to car care specialist Comma, the week was a success, with thousands of motorists taking advantage of the free checks around the country. This comes after the initiative Read the full article…

WhatGreenCar names Prius car of the year

Tuesday, 30th June, 2009

Motorists in the market for a vehicle with a low environmental impact could do no better than opting for the new Toyota Prius. At least that is the opinion of WhatGreenCar, which has named the vehicle the best car of the year. Managing editor of the publication Dr Ben Lane commented that the next-generation Read the full article…

Motorists regard used Seats ‘as good value for money’

Tuesday, 30th June, 2009

Seat used cars proved popular with UK buyers last month, with the Spanish brand reporting record sales in May this year. The company stated that a total of 915 used vehicles were sold last month, significantly in excess of the previous best, with the Ibiza supermini proving most attractive to British drivers. David Ardern, Read the full article…

Motorists ‘should protect vehicle from sun’

Monday, 29th June, 2009

Drivers have been advised that they will need to take as much care of their vehicle this summer as they do their own skin. Motor care provider Autoglym has claimed that the hot weather predicted by the Met Office this summer could play havoc with the paintwork of a car. As such, it has Read the full article…

Van drivers ‘could benefit from Volvo’

Monday, 29th June, 2009

Van drivers in the market for a lighter commercial vehicle that does not compromise on performance should keep their eyes peeled for future model releases from Volvo. At least that is the opinion of the manufacturer, which has claimed that its computer simulated research behind vehicle weight alterations is bringing it increasingly closer to Read the full article…

Cab drivers criticise new council scheme

Monday, 29th June, 2009

Taxi drivers in Leicester have criticised a new council scheme aimed at improving their service. Drivers in the Oadby and Wigston area are among those to be monitored by passengers in a new initiative, which will create greater transparency in the trade. The idea is that passengers will be able to make complaints about Read the full article…

Drivers ‘expect dealership standards from service firms’

Friday, 26th June, 2009

Motorists expect a dealership standard of service when dropping their car off at a service centre, it has been claimed. According to vehicle maintenance and repair organisation Carcraft, service firms therefore need to step up their standards if they wish to attract customers. A spokesperson for the company commented: “We’ve found that customers almost Read the full article…

Driving methods ‘can save fuel’

Friday, 26th June, 2009

Nissan has claimed that adjusting driving techniques is an effective method of saving fuel. The car manufacturer stated that while making its models more efficient in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is an important goal, the way people drive is just as important when it comes to reducing fuel consumption. As such, Read the full article…

Drivers ‘should always consider road safety’

Thursday, 25th June, 2009

Motorists should think about the safety of children and vulnerable road users at all times when driving. That is the view of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which has claimed that all drivers need to play their part and behave responsibly behind the wheel. This comes after newly-released figures revealed Read the full article…

Taxi dealership ‘on mission to scrap old cabs’

Thursday, 25th June, 2009

LTI Vehicles taxi dealership M&O London is on a mission to rid the roads of old cabs as part of the scrappage scheme. The organisation has claimed that it scrapped a 20-year-old Fairway taxi, which has been the oldest so far. However, it added that it is now on a quest to get an Read the full article…