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How to save money on the real cost of owning a new car

How to save money on the real cost of owning a new car

If you’re considering buying a new car then you might be surprised at the extra costs associated with such a purchase, but there are ways to minimise these – read on…

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Winter driving – everything you need to know

Winter driving – everything you need to know

Winter is here, so what do you need to do to keep your car mobile in the face of ice, snow and floods? – read our winter driving summary

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The benefits of going green

The benefits of going green

Honda-Civic-Diesel-2013.jpgThe benefits of going green are perfectly demonstrated by the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC and its official combined economy figure of 78.5mpg, which will save the average motorist many thousands of pounds in fuel bills over the lifetime of the car. 

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Ford’s Greenest Cars

Ford’s Greenest Cars

If you want a Ford, and want it to be eco-friendly, then here are our top three recommendations: the Ford Fiesta 1-litre EcoBoost, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi.

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Honda and Subaru come out on top in new crash test safety ratings

Honda and Subaru come out on top in new crash test safety ratings

A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has stated that Honda and Subaru are two of the safest car manufacturers currently on the road, with the Audi A4, Jeep Patriot, Kia Forte and a number of other cars failing to make the grade.

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New Year’s Resolution – buy a new car that is more economical

New Year’s Resolution – buy a new car that is more economical

bmw-i3-000.jpgLast year some of the most economical production cars ever hit the roads. This year, cars that achieve in excess of 60 miles per gallon combined are going to be common. If your vehicle is guzzling fuel, you might want to consider upgrading to a new car that's more economical. Here are some great fully electric and hybrid cars to consider.

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Automobile innovations of the future

Automobile innovations of the future

mercedes-biome.jpgFuture innovations in car technologies are likely to focus on fuel efficiency and the use of new materials to make the body of the car lighter in weight. Due to concerns over the depletion of oil reserves and carbon emissions, hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles are likely to dominate future markets.

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Does going green defeat the new London Congestion Charge?

Does going green defeat the new London Congestion Charge?

london-cc-sign-f.jpgYou may think just because you drive a green vehicle you will be exempt from paying London’s Congestion Charge, sadly this is no longer the case. 

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Germany Forces Delay of 2020 CO2 Fleet Emission Agreement

Germany Forces Delay of 2020 CO2 Fleet Emission Agreement

audi-a1-e-tron.jpgGermany has delayed the proposed 2020 EU target of 95g/km average CO2 emissions from new cars, putting forward a proposal that will set back the target until 2024. 

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Real life mpg v official mpg

Real life mpg v official mpg

ford-fiesta-econetic-000.jpgThe New European Drive Cycle (a driving cycle designed to assess the emission levels of car engines and fuel economy in passenger cars) has long been accused of providing figures unrepresentative of real world driving. 

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