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Diesel drops to lowest price in six years and petrol drops for fifth month in a row

November was a landmark month for the UK fuel market with both the lowest average pump price for diesel in six years as oil tumbled to $40.40 – the lowest barrel price since February 2009 – and the first widespread sight of petrol being sold for under £1 a litre again.

Are you being compliant? 10 road safety regulations you need to take notice of

The spine of your vehicle fleet driving policy should be formed of the essential legal requirements, ranging from health and safety regulations to in-vehicle smoking laws.

1 in 10 motorists aren’t confident enough to perform any basic car maintenance tasks

As research reveals that nearly one in ten drivers don’t know how to perform basic car maintenance checks, Gocompare.com is warning drivers that poor car care can be an expensive or illegal mistake which could even invalidate your insurance.

World record-breaking top tips for fuel efficient driving

While the price of petrol and diesel is currently around 15p a litre cheaper than a year ago, the RAC is reminding motorists that driving in a fuel efficient way can still prove very beneficial for the pocket.

Anxious new drivers most fear the weather, the dark and driving alone

Difficult weather conditions, driving in the dark and driving alone top the list of the main anxieties for new drivers according to research by car insurance specialist, Admiral MultiCar.

New or used car? Relative running costs could make owning 'factory fresh' an affordable reality

With the release of the new ‘65’ number plate today (1 September), motorists looking to buy a car may be considering whether to upgrade to a new model or opt for a second-hand vehicle.

Drivers need to be uber careful before charging for lifts

Drivers offering lift-shares are only permitted to ask passengers for a contribution towards fuel and other running costs.

One in 10 motorists admit to "rubbernecking"

Many motorists up and down the country are guilty of slowing down to ‘rubberneck’ at road traffic accidents, with almost half of Brits (48%) arguing that it is normal to be curious at the scene of a traffic accident, according to new research from Confused.com.

Audi, BMW and Mercedes - love the car, loathe the drivers

German car manufacturers top the list of ‘most wanted’ car brands but also feature in the top 10 worst driver list.

Petrol Vs Diesel: Choosing the right car for you

One of things to consider when searching for a new car is whether your new vehicle will be a petrol or diesel model.

Carsharing is getting easier than driving one’s own car

Thanks to Invers, the market leader in carsharing technology, you can now open a carsharing vehicle and drive off – just by using the watch on your wrist. The company has in fact developed an app for the Apple smartwatch that combines all essential functions for car-share users.

The roof comes off, but so do the miles

Over the last decade the UK has seen the number of convertible cars on its roads increase by a staggering 1182%, confirming Britain’s passion for ‘making hay whilst the sun shines’.

Motorists warned about uninsured modifications

Gocompare.com Car Insurance is warning drivers not to inadvertently invalidate their car insurance by not advising their insurer of any modifications they make to their vehicle.

Saga reports less motor claims during snowy weather

With more snow starting to fall across the country, Saga’s Paul Green urges people to heed winter driving warnings.

Half of Brits unwilling to be a passenger in a driverless car

Driverless cars are fast becoming a reality, with trials starting this month in selected UK towns and cities. However, almost half (48%) of consumers are unwilling to be a passenger in an autonomous vehicle, according to new research from uSwitch.com.