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All new cars will contain tracking devices

An article from the Telegraph states that from 2018 it will be compulsory that all new model cars and vans will be fitted with a black box type tracking device so that a serious crash will prompt an automatic call to the emergency centre.

Even if nobody in the vehicle is able to speak, the device […]

Do you buy part-worn tyres? If so, WHY?

I cannot work out why part-worn tyres are allowed to be sold and why the public buy them, it’s dangerous and a false economy.

You can pay between £15-£30 for a part-worn when a brand new economy tyre can cost less than £40 (depending on the size).

Also, did you know that part-worn tyres have to comply […]

Do you know how to use a smart motorway?

A smart motorway is a motorway which uses technology to guide you.  Sorry, manage congestion.

It’s been a year since the Highways Agency launched its smart motorway schemes and the majority of drivers are still confused by how to use them.

The Highways Agency’s ‘all-lane’ motorway project, which turns the hard shoulder in to an extra lane to […]

Should you buy a “dash-cam”?

Sales of in car video equipment (dash-cams) are on the high as owners are recording evidence of crashes, scrapes and near misses with other road users.

Cycle helmet cameras have been popular for years but now drivers are getting in on the action.

Cyclist post any clashes with drivers online and this footage is often used as […]

Oh dear! Mechanic crashes Mercedes into garage wall.

I came across this article today by Garage Wire and it made me smile, the reason for my smirk is because the garage situated next door to us has a rolling road, often you hear cars being ‘taken’ to the extreme and on more than one occasion I’ve thought, hmm what if…

…. And now I […]

What did you do over Easter?

Hope you all had a good few days off over Easter, we did and apart from giving the workshop a Spring clean we attended Wheels Day on Good Friday which was held at the Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot.

We arrived later than normal (had a well-deserved lie in) and was surprised by the lack of show cars […]

Not sure what to do over Easter, why not hire a VW campervan?

I came across this website today and thought, WOW!

And in their words – Camperbug is a fantastic and unique travel agency.
It’s a brilliant idea, if you own a VW campervan (and are happy for strangers to use it) you advertise its rental on this website.

Campervans cost an absolute fortune, even the really rusty ones fetch […]

LaFerrari hypercars

Apparently both Gordon Ramsay and Lewis Hamilton have recently purchased a LaFerrari hypercar, becoming two of just 499 owners.

Gordan Ramsay revealed his new £1 million on Instagram, saying “I’ve gone all electric LaFerrari DONE! And “Holy Mackerel it’s fast…”

Sorry guys but when I view the pictures of the new LaFerrari hypercar all I can think of is […]

Highways England is to replace the Highways Agency from 1 April.

An announcement from DVLA states that from 1 April the Highways Agency will be replaced with Highways England a government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation.

Highways England will be investing £11 billion on improvements to Englands motorways and major A roads.
Announced by the DVLA the improvements to […]

Great news! No more speeding fines, points or speed awareness courses.

REALLY?   Yes, but only if you buy the new Ford S-Max
I read an article in the Telegraph reporting that the new Ford S-Max will be able to read traffic signs and then automatically adjust the car’s speed by increasing or decreasing the throttle and reducing the flow of fuel to the engine depending on what […]