The Nissan LEAF has been named most reliable electric vehicle in a study carried out by one of Britain’s best-known warranty companies.
The research by Warrantywise looked at the frequency of repairs, common faults, cost of repair and age at the time of repair.
As the long nights draw in, new analysis by DS Automobiles shows that the risk of a fatal accident is five times greater between 7pm and 7am*, owing to poor visibility, headlight dazzle and fatigue.
In 2019, the rate of fatal accidents at night was approaching 40%, despite night-time journeys accounting for just one-fifth of total journeys in the UK.
Bentley will become part of the Audi division under plans by parent Volkswagen Group and leaked to German media over the weekend.
Future models from Crewe are likely to use Audi technology, especially 4×4 expertise, and the change is part of a shake-up involving Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati motorcycles.
Honcho van insurance says tool theft costs tradespeople a whopping £5,584 on average each time their van gets broken into.
Typically vans are broken into each 23 minutes in Britain and the result is
having tools and supplies stolen during a van break-in puts the average tradesperson out of work for 30 days.
The RAC has overhauled its breakdown assistance services.
Standard cover now gives customers ‘rescue anywhere’, up to three call-outs a year, a 10-mile tow to the nearest garage if the vehicle can’t be repaired, a fault report for the garage, and – unlike any other roadside assistance provider’s lowest priced policy – a 20-mile taxi ride for all passengers from the garage, but motorists can upgrade to Advanced and Ultimate levels.
The $38 Billion merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler has secured EU approval.
It will create the world’s 4thbiggest automotive group with likely savings in development and tooling costs and it could lead to dealers working on all marques in the new Stellantis named business in Q1 2021.
Once holidays are over, remove your roof rack and clear out your boot, those are two of the tips to lighten the load and save fuel with each journey, highlighted by Uswitch car insurance.
Make sure tyres are correctly inflated, don’s wait for the car to warm up before driving off and avoid sharp acceleration and braking but always aim for smoothness and in the right gear.