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Social media ‘selfies’ pose a new danger for road users

Worrying numbers of motorists are taking photos when behind the wheel and then sharing them via social networking sites, according to new research from Confused.com.

Tesla signs up for Fleet World Fleet Show at Silverstone

Tesla signs up for Fleet World Fleet Show at Silverstone

Electric vehicle manufacturer and fleet market new-comer, Tesla, is the latest car maker to commit to this year’s Fleet World Fleet Show on April 9 when it will be making its stunning new EVs available for test driving around the world-famous racing circuit.

Order-books open for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf

Order-books open for all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf

Customers can now place orders for the fully electric Volkswagen e-Golf, which is priced at £25,845 on the road (including £5,000 Government grant or £30,845 RRP).

Avoid the financial sting of a flooded car

With floods affecting many areas of the UK over recent weeks, motorists looking to buy a used car should be mindful of checking potential purchases carefully for any potential water damage before parting with their cash.

£100 billion drain on drivers

With less than a month to go until the Spring Budget and with party political campaigns gearing up for the election, used car website Trusted Dealers, in partnership with the NFDA (National Franchised Dealers Association), is calling on the Government to make Britain a fairer place for motorists.

BCA Blackbushe wins UK Car Group Award

BCA Blackbushe wins UK Car Group Award

The team at BCA Blackbushe are celebrating after being named best performing auction centre over the past 12 months by major customer UK Car Group (UKCGR). The annual Cup was awarded to BCA general manager Darren Betteridge by UKCGR’s Head of Auction Remarketing, Ken Boothe earlier this month.

How fast do you really drive? Over 100 mph for one in six

Almost seven million (17 per cent) motorists have hit speeds of 100 mph and above on the motorway, according to new research from Direct Line.

Milltek finds its own VW Racing Cup superstar

Milltek finds its own VW Racing Cup superstar

Having launched a nationwide competition to find a fully supported race driver at this year’s Autosport show, respected exhaust manufacturer Milltek completed the process recently by announcing the lucky individual to run under the brand’s colours this year.

Driving under the influenza

The common cold could be a car accident waiting to happen, as new research released today from Confused.com reveals that nearly one in in seven (13%) motorists who have taken cold or flu medication has suffered side effects behind the wheel as a result.

Volkswagen Golf GTE: The plug-in hybrid with GTI dynamics

Volkswagen Golf GTE: The plug-in hybrid with GTI dynamics

Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures of the Golf GTE – a new plug-in hybrid version of the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback that combines the benefits of electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI.

Anglo Pacific brings rare Triumph home from Malta

Anglo Pacific brings rare Triumph home from Malta

A year searching and 15 car viewings later, Glyn Williams from Buckinghamshire finally located an immaculate Triumph TR4A – in Malta. Not wanting the lengthy process to fall at the last hurdle, he entrusted its shipping to Anglo Pacific.

UK road deaths dropped 21% between 2009 and 2012

In 2009 there were 2,222 deaths on UK roads, but by 2012 that number had dropped to 1,754. Elegant E-Learning believes that its DSA mock test website, Toptests.co.uk, was one of many contributing factors to this reduction, helping to save lives and make our roads safer.

Natural gas-powered Audi A3 g-tron lands in Germany

Natural gas-powered Audi A3 g-tron lands in Germany

An Audi A3 equipped to provide the most environmentally friendly form of long-distance mobility will soon be taking to the roads. The A3 Sportback g-tron can be powered by ultra-clean Audi e-gas produced using green electricity, or by compressed natural gas, both of which are available to drivers in Germany, where advance sales of the car have just begun.

Giving free lifts to friends is driving young people around the bend

A quarter (24%) of motorists aged between 17 and 25 begrudge being an ‘unpaid taxi driver’ to their friends, with 5% going as far as saying that being the main or only driver in their group of friends sometimes causes tension, according to a new study of young drivers by comparison site Gocompare.com.

Top tips to maintain your cars value

The most expensive car ever sold was a 1954 Mercedes Benz W196, which reached more than £18,000,000 at auction in 2012. Needless to say, this was a very rare case of a car actually appreciating in price, in general however, money lost on the original value of a car equates to the biggest expense to a car owner. Fortunately, there are a few ways in which it is possible to keep depreciation down to a minimum.