Newport has the highest MoT failure rate in Wales and it’s tenth in the league of losers nationwide.
Wipers and washers are the most common cause of MoT failures and can be easily avoided says a spokesman for the AA Garage Guide.
Oxford is currently the favoured location for building an electric version of the Mini, two sources familiar with the company’s thinking told Reuters.
BMW has said it has several choices about where to build the vehicle, announced last September, including at a plant operated by contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar in Born, Netherlands, where a plug-in hybrid version of the Mini is already being built, or a BMW plant in Regensburg, Germany and the company says a final decision is awaited.
A million electric cars could be on UK roads in the next five years.
That’s the prediction of Chargemaster infrastructure providers who say 100,000 EVs are now running but incentives will boost this, possibly as high as 1.4 Million models.
Overheating will be the cause of most breakdowns this summer, say AXA insurance.
Gearbox problems, punctures without a spare to use, clutch or general loss of power are the next reasons for ending your summer break beside the road.
Green Flag says the summer peak will see five breakdowns a second being called into rescue centres.
Over six weeks about 700,000 calls will be made for help but you can avoid problems if you look at the Green Flag website.
Britons are changing over to automatic cars.
Since 2008, automatics have averaged 26.7% of new cars but this year it’s climbed to 38%, says analyst company hpi.