UK drivers will spend three full days of their lives waiting in garages just to get their tyres changed, according to AA Tyres.
Motorists who got their tyres changed last year spent an average of an hour and ten minutes in garages doing so and in a lifetime this means the average UK driver will spend around 76 hours waiting for tyres to be fitted – the equivalent of driving non-stop from London to Dubai.
BMW, Daimler and VW have agreed with the German government to make €500 Million software changes to diesel cars and avoid costlier hardware fixes to correct false emissions figures.
About five million models will be affected and the makers have also agreed trade-in rebates for models which cannot be retuned and it is expected they will end ICE manufacturing by 2023 to concentrate on electric power.
Two hundred people died last year in UK when over-the-limit driving was involved.
That’s lower than 12 months earlier but serious injuries and collisions rose.
One in three drivers still uses a hand-held mobile phone, they have told Kwik Fit.
A quarter of those do so with map apps, a fifth take calls or text messages and many admit doing one of these things on almost every journey.
Motorists want to know more about electric cars, says analysts hpi.
Most would feel safe in an ev and two-thirds would consider buying a used ev as they are now coming onto the market increasing numbers.