Monthly Archives: July 2011

Far Eastern car brands named most reliable

Friday, 29th July, 2011

Car brands from the Far East have come out on top in the results of a new reliability survey, it has been revealed. Results from the What Car? study revealed that the ten vehicle manufacturers with the highest performance rates were from either Japan or Korea. Teaming up Read the full article…

Toyota plant set to use renewable energy

Friday, 29th July, 2011

Vehicle manufacturer Toyota has today (July 29th) announced the launch of a new method of energy sourcing at its Burnaston plant. Joining forces with British Gas, the firm has unveiled a giant solar energy system to supply 4.6 million kWh per year, which is enough to produce 7,000 Read the full article…

Honda unveils UK manufacturing plans

Friday, 29th July, 2011

Vehicle manufacturer Honda has today (July 29th) announced plans to produce two new cars in factories in the UK. The brand is set to create its innovative Civic hatchback for Europe and the next generation CR-V at its plant in Swindon. In addition, the company has revealed that Read the full article…

Keeping cars clean ‘is highly recommended for sellers’

Friday, 29th July, 2011

Drivers planning to sell their car in the future have been advised to remember the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance. Waynne Smith, senior partner at advice website TorqueCars.com, said clean motors will usually receive “ten to 20 per cent” more money from a buyer than dirty vehicles. Read the full article…

BMW launches new 1 Series

Friday, 29th July, 2011

  Vehicle manufacturer BMW has today (July 29th) announced the launch of its innovative new second generation 1 Series. The vehicle, which remains the only rear-wheel car in its class, provides motorists with a “unique and rewarding” driving experience as a result of a number of new features. Released to follow the success of the Read the full article…

Speed cameras ‘save money and lives’

Thursday, 28th July, 2011

Increasing numbers of speed cameras in urban areas could be saving vast amounts of money and lives, it has been suggested. A new study, set to feature in online journal Injury Prevention, revealed that road traffic accidents accounted for more premature deaths than cancer and heart disease. Scientists Read the full article…

Honda named most reliable manufacturer

Thursday, 28th July, 2011

Safety-conscious motorists looking to protect their families by purchasing a suitable vehicle could be interested in the findings of a recent study. Researchers from What Car? magazine and Warranty Direct have named Honda the most reliable car manufacturer in the UK for the sixth consecutive year. As part Read the full article…

Toyota ‘is world’s greenest manufacturer’

Thursday, 28th July, 2011

Environmentally-conscious drivers looking for an eco-friendly car could be interested in a recent announcement from Toyota. The vehicle manufacturer has today (July 28th) revealed it has been named the world’s greenest car brand by consultancy Interbrand. As part of the Best Global Green Brands survey, data was collected Read the full article…

Drivers ‘should provide clear signals when needed’

Thursday, 28th July, 2011

Motorists carrying out long car journeys throughout the summer holidays should provide clear signals to other drivers when required, it has been recommended. According to Simon Elstow, head of training from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), vehicle owners should ensure they alert fellow cars at the right Read the full article…

Yorkshire motorists warned over vehicle security

Thursday, 28th July, 2011

Car insurance policyholders in Yorkshire have been advised to take extra care following a spate of thefts from vehicles in recent months. Local police have offered advice to drivers in the region in order to boost the safety of their cars and personal belongings. Drivers were urged to Read the full article…