Criminals want your catalytic converter. Here’s how to stop them.

There’s always someone out there who is ready and willing to swipe your hard-earned stuff — even if it’s bolted to the underside of your car. In case you hadn’t heard, the latest craze for criminals across the UK is the theft of catalytic converters. By March 2021, thefts were up by 57% compared to… read more

Seven More Epically Rubbish Car Names

Picture the scene: a boardroom full of executive-types at Isuzu headquarters in Tokyo. They are discussing the branding on their new SUV — what should they call it? What name would sum up its entirely sensible combination of midrange features? In a flash of inspiration, someone cries out: “What about… the Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard?”… read more

Car Mechanics’ Jargon for the Technically Challenged, Part Two

Bamboozled and befuddled by garage jargon? Tired of pretending you understand what your mechanic is going on about? Then you really need our garage jargon-buster. You should definitely check out Part One of this article first, then continue with the terms below. DPF We actually wrote an article on the DPF back in 2018 —… read more

Car Mechanics’ Jargon for the Technically Challenged, Part One

Don’t you just love jargon? From tech support to pension advisors, doctors to builders, every type of expert assumes you’re fluent in their own special language. For many of us, jargon-filled explanations mean that we’re completely lost within the first few sentences. From then on, it’s a matter of nodding and looking intelligent until the… read more

The Street Fight Over Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, Part Two

  In Part One of this post, we looked at the controversy over Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), an initiative meant to tackle the increasing amount of traffic on the UK’s residential streets. Essentially, the schemes allow vehicle access for residents, but prevent any through traffic. For supporters, LTNs bring back cleaner air, and some much-needed… read more

The street fight over Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Grab your placards and fire up your Twitter account, there’s a new controversy brewing on the UK’s streets. To tackle road traffic, some London boroughs are limiting access to motor vehicles, and other cities plan to follow suit. Needless to say, these plans have their supporters and detractors. The battle lines have already been drawn,… read more

The Volkswagen ID4 is here. What’s the verdict? Part Two

  In Part One of this post, we looked at why the Volkswagen ID4 is the company’s next big gamble, and whether it met basic price and practicality requirements for UK drivers. Now let’s turn to the other ingredients for SUV success — has VW cooked up a Sunday lunch or a dog’s dinner? If… read more

The Volkswagen ID4 is here. What’s the verdict?

Volkswagen’s ID4 is another crucial car for the company. As motoring journalists start to post their reviews, we ask whether the electric SUV stacks up for a mass market. Volkswagen’s Big Gamble — Again When it comes to electric cars, no one can accuse Volkswagen of being over-cautious. As other manufacturers dither with massively expensive,… read more