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Tesla has recalled 53,000 cars over what might be a fault in the parking brake

Car Insurance

24 Apr 2017

Tesla parking brake recall – 53,000 cars affected

Tesla has recalled almost two-thirds of the vehicles it made last year to replace what might be faulty electronic parking brakes. About 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles assembled between February and October contain a small gear that could have been manufactured improperly by a Tesla supplier, the company said. If that gear were… Read more »


Jason Plato Donington

Car news

19 Apr 2017

Plato laments disappointing weekend – but praises Sutton

Jason Plato was a picture of frustration after what he described as his “worst ever touring car weekend” at Donington Park. But the two-time BTCC champion put his own woes aside to praise Adrian Flux Subaru Racing teammate Ash Sutton, who grabbed two podium finishes in the generally under-performing Subaru Levorg. Plato was also quick… Read more »


Car news

19 Apr 2017

Diesel scrappage scheme would be ‘half-baked postcode lottery’

The government is considering a new postcode diesel car scrappage scheme to target the UK’s most polluted streets. Car owners will qualify for cash to scrap their diesel vehicles if they are old enough and registered at an address where air pollution is already at dangerous levels. Transport ministers hope the postcode scheme will be… Read more »


Audi A1

Car news

19 Apr 2017

Depreciation – the best and worst cars of 2016

Depreciation is the enemy of the new-car buyer. The benefits of buying a new car are clear – no MoT for three years, choosing your own exact specification and colour, no previous owners to thrash it or trash it, and of course that new-car smell and the knowledge that it’s box-fresh from the factory. On… Read more »


Callum Ilott FIA F3 Silverstone

Car news

18 Apr 2017

Young Brit Ilott signals FIA F3 title intent

Race win, second place and double pole in opening round of FIA European F3 Championship     Adrian Flux is backing rising British star Callum Ilott in his bid for FIA F3 championship glory. The 18-year-old enjoyed a successful start to his title challenge this weekend at Silverstone, seizing a race victory, second place and… Read more »


Driving tests are set to change in December.

Car Insurance

18 Apr 2017

Five things you’ll need to know to pass your driving test first time

Learners taking their test will face a different driving exam from December 4. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has revealed there will be five fundamental changes you will need to know about. You’ll probably have to use a satnav One in five candidates will still be asked to follow road signs during the… Read more »


Subaru Brands Hatch BTCC

Car news

13 Apr 2017

Plato “not confident” ahead of Donington weekend

The bruises have healed, and the car has been put back together after Jason Plato’s embattled opening weekend at Brands Hatch. But the two-time BTCC champion is “not confident” of returning to winning ways at Donington Park this Easter weekend in his Subaru Levorg as the new centre of gravity rules continue to bite. Plato’s… Read more »


Beach holiday

Travel Insurance

13 Apr 2017

Been on holiday? Why it might already be time for another break

  Have you been on holiday in the past month or so? If you have, the chances are you already feel like you need another one. In fact, the average British holidaymaker feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found. By that time fatigue… Read more »


Easter traffic chaos

Car Insurance

12 Apr 2017

The 10 stretches of road to avoid this Easter

Motorists aiming for a relaxing day out over Easter have been warned to expect frustrating nose-to-tail delays with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Thursday and Easter Monday. Traffic is set to peak at 28 per cent above typical levels at 5pm on Thursday as motorists hit the road for the… Read more »


Red Arrow Aston Martin

Car news

12 Apr 2017

£200,000 Aston Martin Vanquish Red Arrows car to be raffled

Just when you thought you had seen everything, Aston Martin goes and stretches the imagination yet further with the creation of a jaw-droppingly beautiful special to celebrate the RAF’s world-renowned aerobatic team. With a collaboration between one of the world’s most iconic supercar brands and probably the world’s most famous aerobatic stunt team, it was… Read more »