News: Cars

England's best and worst motorway services revealed

Wednesday  17:38,   18 october 2017
Auto Express

England’s top motorway services have been named in a new study that found drivers most happy when visiting the M4 Reading westbound services. At the other end of the scale, Heston services eastbound, also on the M4 recieved the lowest rating.In a[...]

1 in 3 new cars is now an automatic

Wednesday  17:37,   18 october 2017
Motoring Research

<p>The firm has discovered that an automatic market share of less than 15 percent as recently as 1998 has improved to more than 35 percent today.</p>So reports Glass’s, which says that improvements in gearbox sophistication and change quality[...]

Mercedes-Benz to recall 400,000 cars for steering column fault

Wednesday  17:37,   18 october 2017
Autocar

The fault - a clock spring in the steering column that can break - could cause the driver’s airbag to deploy . The recall implicates the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, CLA, GLA and GLC - more than half of the brand’s current range - built[...]

Polestar to take on Tesla with Model 3 rival and SUV by 2019

Wednesday  17:35,   18 october 2017
Autocar

Following the Polestar 1, more models will be offered using its subscription servicePolestar will launch two more models after its 1 saloon in the next four years – a mid-sized Tesla Model 3 rival, due in 2019, followed by an SUV-style vehicle. [...]

Pothole danger warning as road repairs are slashed

Wednesday  17:35,   18 october 2017
Read Cars

Dwindling highway maintenance budgets resulting in less cash for pothole repairs are putting drivers at risk , warns a new study.Analysis from mobile tyre fitting service, AA Tyres, says the issue is compounded by rising traffic levels.Road traffic[...]

13 reasons why we're not ready for our motoring future

Wednesday  17:33,   18 october 2017
CAR

<p>13 reasons including tech advancements&nbsp;<br></p>► 13 reasons including tech[...]

Police hone high-speed driving skills on PlayStation

Wednesday  17:32,   18 october 2017
Car Buyer

Lincolnshire Police is trialling the PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo Sport as a way to train its driversForging a new partnership with PlayStation, four high-speed pursuit officers paid a visit to Silverstone to attend a driving school with a[...]

Box-fresh McLaren F1 goes on sale at British car dealer

Wednesday  17:28,   18 october 2017
Motoring Research

It's the lowest-mileage McLaren F1 in the world&nbsp;The Dandelion yellow car is a Japanese-spec model that’s not only never been driven, it’s also never been registered – and has also never had the factory protective wrapping removed. It’s[...]

Richard Attwood's 415k-mile Peugeot 405 Estate sells for £550

Wednesday  17:27,   18 october 2017
Evo

Iconic F1 driver Richard Attwood sells his 415,000-mile Peugeot 405 Estate&nbsp;But the great man has another claim to fame, in certain circles his 415,000-mile Peugeot 405 Estate that has become something of an icon in its own[...]

Surge in road tax dodgers since the tax disc was axed

Wednesday  17:26,   18 october 2017
Auto Express

The number of drivers who’ve had their vehicles clamped for failing to pay road tax has nearly doubledMore than 118,000 motorists had their vehicles clamped by the authorities last year for failing to pay Vehicle Excise Duty, the Driver and Vehicle[...]

Surge in road tax dodgers since the tax disc was axed

Wednesday  17:26,   18 october 2017
Auto Express

The number of drivers who’ve had their vehicles clamped for failing to pay road tax has nearly doubledMore than 118,000 motorists had their vehicles clamped by the authorities last year for failing to pay Vehicle Excise Duty, the Driver and Vehicle[...]

Polestar 1 coupé revealed with 592bhp hybrid drivetrain

Wednesday  17:25,   18 october 2017
Autocar

Sleek GT to be Volvo-owned firm’s flagship; Polestar sales online by subscription onlyPolestar has revealed its first model since becoming a standalone brand from[...]

Polestar 1 coupé revealed with 592bhp hybrid drivetrain

Wednesday  17:24,   18 october 2017
Autocar

Sleek GT to be Volvo-owned firm’s flagship; Polestar sales online by subscription onlyPolestar has revealed its first model since becoming a standalone brand from[...]

Explained: all the different types of car

Wednesday  17:23,   18 october 2017
Motoring Research

We have the unenviable task of explaining 20 of the different types of car you might buy today&nbsp;Today, we’re faced with crossovers, SAVs, coupes with four doors and ‘coupes’ that are little more than a cosmetically-challenged SUV with[...]

How many miles has your car REALLY done? This app reveals all…

Wednesday  17:21,   18 october 2017
Motoring Research

The Carly Connected Car app will even reveal how many revs your car's hit&nbsp;The Carly Connected Car app allows drivers of certain BMW, Mini, Mercedes-Benz and VW Group models to tap into their car’s ECU (electronic control unit) to find[...]