The Many Pros and Cons of the Great E10 Switch – Part One

    Whenever we cover a motoring issue on our blog, we like to give both sides a fair hearing. Whether it’s smart motorways, traffic reduction schemes or motoring tech, there’s always more than one perspective to look at. That’s certainly the case for E10 petrol. For supporters, this greener fuel is essential in helping… read more

VW Group News Round Up, Part Two

In Part One of this article, we did a quick tour round the recent news for SEAT and Audi. This time, it’s the same treatment for Skoda and Volkswagen. Skoda At the time of writing, Skoda is facing some major production problems. The company announced a few weeks back that it would ‘significantly reduce or… read more

VW Group News Round-Up

It’s been a really long time since we did any sort of VW Group news round-up.  The last time we did one (for Skoda), Trump was president, we were still formally part of the EU, and no one except a biologist had heard of a coronavirus, Blimey! So, in this two-part post, we’re going on… read more

Not an Eco-Warrior? You can still cut your driving emissions — Part Two.

  Blimey, what a difference a few weeks makes. Since Part One of this post was published, the UK has seen full-on petrol and diesel shortages, with queues, punch-ups on the forecourts, and petrol stations running dry. Things seemed to have calmed down for the moment, but the situation remains precarious. So, faced with the… read more

Not an Eco-Warrior? You can still cut your driving emissions.

So, how do you respond when someone tells you it’s about time you reduced your car’s carbon footprint? Roll your eyes, stick your ear buds in and wait for them to go away? Go off on a rant about Chinese power stations? Tell them you’ll start when they stop buying a new iPhone every year?… read more

Our Pick of The UK’s Best Autumn Staycation Drives

Over the last eighteen months, we’ve seen the rise and rise of the staycation — or what used to be called holidaying in your own country. In fact, one of the very few upsides of the pandemic has been thousands of Brits falling back in love with the UK. Yes, the weather’s always dodgy and… read more

“Wait, how do I do this again?” How deskilled driving became a thing.

Lockdowns and work from home have seen millions of people worldwide taking an enforced break from driving. Now, as restrictions ease and return to work kicks in, they’re faced with piloting their pride and joy through traffic that’s returned to pre-Covid levels. It’s like a gigantic, real-life memory experiment. For many people, the break from… read more

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