Motors

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers

Brits have saved an incredible £9.1BN on fuel during lockdown

New data from GoCompare reveals Brits have saved an incredible £9.1 billion on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March!

Lockdown restrictions have cancelled the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets.

As most cars stay stationary, less petrol is being purchased across the UK. That saving has severely impacted the cost of...

Gareth Southgate is selling his Bentley

Gareth Southgate's Bentley Continental is being sold on Auto Trader

Even though Lockdown The Third is forcing Premier League footballers to play matches behind closed doors, it isn’t stopping them from opening up sales of their prized fast rides and supercars.

Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars has a number of luxury cars previously owned by famous footballers.

Here’s a roundup of footballers’ cars...

Fear of driving is a real thing

Driving anxiety has increased by 52% during lockdown

If you’ve not been driving much over the past few months, you might feel a little nervous about getting back on the road when lockdown restrictions ease.

Perhaps you’ve not been on the motorway for a while and you’re worried about restarting your commute to work, or maybe there’s a chaotic roundabout near your parents’ house that gives you nightmares. Either way, these feelings of...

How to Decide if an Electric Scooter is Right for You

Electric scooters, like electric bikes, are making it so much more enjoyable to explore your city and neighbourhood in a sustainable way. They can make it easy to commute to work, too, making them an excellent choice for those who want an alternative to public transport or trying to navigate busy city streets in a car.

Electric scooters can be pricey, however, which is why it’s...

Many motorists are unaware that some of the driving habits they have picked up are illegal

Six bad driving habits that could land you a hefty fine

Whether you’re new to the roads or you’ve had your driving licence for decades, there will no doubt be a few driving habits that really grind your gears. From drivers who hog the middle lane to those who don’t indicate when making a turn, these bad habits are not only frustrating but also extremely dangerous.

Many motorists are unaware that some of the driving habits they’ve picked...

Car insurance has fallen by £52 year-on-year

Average cost of car insurance has fallen by £52

There’s good news for drivers, as the average cost of car insurance has fallen by £52 (6%) year-on-year, in the steepest price drop seen in two years.

Drivers in the UK can now expect to pay £763 for their car insurance when buying a new policy, on average.

This is the cheapest that prices have been since early 2019. That’s according to the latest car insurance price index...

4 Modifications for turning your 4x4 into a practical work vehicle

Contractors and response staff typically use regular road vehicles for their work, but circumstances can dictate the need for a more rugged and specialized work wagon. Therefore, 4x4 vehicles have become the class of choice for people needing to go out on call to rural and hard-to-reach areas. A diverse industry has sprung up around the needs of such people, and third-party hardware for these...

The Beast from the East makes driving conditions treacherous

Drive safely through the Beast from the East round 2

As forecasters have issued ice warnings this week, taking care on the road is more important than ever. Plus, it may be little known that not de-icing your car effectively could lead to a £60 fine, points on your license or even a fine of 2,500 if your vehicle is classed as dangerous.

The highway code for what you must do before setting off:

  • You MUST be able to see, so
  • ...
motorbikes

Which motorbikes have been most popular in 2020?

At the end of a year, it is always worth looking back to see what were the most popular motorbikes of the year. Of course, 2020 has been a year like no other, but the motorbike industry has managed to weather the storm despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented. Here are a few of the most popular bikes over the last 12 months.

Ducati Panigale V2

The Italian manufacturer...

Buying new car tyres!

When it is time to buy new cars tyres, do not be disheartened if you cannot precisely remember how you went about it last time. After all, most people only change their tyres after an interval of many years, during which time they have possibly moved house, had a baby or changed their place of employment – our tyres are so seldom at the forefront of our brain that it can be easy to forget the...