National breakdown cover provider Green Flag expect over 80,000 breakdowns to take place on British roads over the next three days – a 16 per cent increase on an average weekend following severe thundersnow warnings across Britain.
Today will be busiest with anticipated 36,211 calls and a further 24,771 tomorrow before Sunday closes with 20,588 requests.
US car and pickup sales hit an all time record of 17,593,302 in 2016.
It marked six years of growth and saw GM comfortably lead Ford, which could be caught by Toyota in 2017 with only 150,000 models separating them last year while Ford did not have a car in the top ten but topped the chart with the F-Series pick up.
Volkswagen has negotiated a $4.3 billion or £3.55 billion concrete draft settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve its diesel emissions issues and plans to plead guilty to criminal misconduct as part of the civil and criminal settlement.
With the addition of the fine, the diesel scandal costs are now set to exceed nearly €18.2 billion or £15.82 billion.
Ford says it will not make as much money in 2017 as last year.
Rising costs and investment needs will push down profits this year but they should recover by the end of 2018, the company has told financial markets.
The EC is insisting that drivers’ details and movements are securely protected when using the latest in-car technology.
It has also said that the vehicle makers are responsible for ensuring modern technology in cars is safe and secure.