Tag: RAC

Young drivers putting off car repairs in bid to save money

More than a third of drivers aged 17 to 24 (37%) are putting off necessary repairs to their vehicles in an attempt to cut their outgoings as the cost-of-living crisis bites< according to new research. The 2022 RAC Report on Motoring also found nearly a fifth of young people (16%) […]

What is the UK’s leading breakdown provider?

Nationwide roadside rescue and recovery provider Start Rescue has been named the UK’s leading breakdown company. In the annual Which? Recommended Provider customer survey, Start Rescue came out top for the fourth consecutive year, with the highest percentage of customers feeling they get value for money. The research found that […]

Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, […]

Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make […]

Danger of UK’s lockdown speeders exposed

Irresponsible drivers have been exploiting the coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively, according to data analysed by the RAC as part of a freedom of information (FOI) request to all British police forces. ‘Lockdown speeding’ has become an unwelcome by-product of the Government’s fight against COVID-19 with 20 police forces catching […]