Would You Consider Renting Out Your Driveway?

Homeowners are making more than £1,000 per year on average by renting out their driveways to motorists.

The research by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk looked at the 50 top earning cities and towns to reveal an annual average driveway income of £1,114.

While residents in some cities are earning a lot more, most significantly in London, the results also revealed that empty driveways were a money-making opportunity the length and breadth of the UK – from Brighton to Continue reading “Would You Consider Renting Out Your Driveway?”

Taking A Holiday Journey? Get Your Basics Right…

Road safety and breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist has published a brand new series of short ‘how to’ videos that set out the basics of car maintenance tasks you can do at home.

The five videos, each lasting a couple of minutes, feature presenter Katy Brody offering friendly, practical tips on home MOT checks, tyre pressure, tyre tread, oil levels and screen wash.

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth comments: “These engaging videos are helpful and practical. With school Continue reading “Taking A Holiday Journey? Get Your Basics Right…”

Personalised Registrations Prove More Popular Than Ever…

As DVLA Personalised Registrations prepares for its 30th anniversary auction this week, it does so buoyed by the knowledge that the popularity in personalised registrations is as prevalent as ever.

Both its spring live auction staged in May and its online Timed Auction held last month recorded their highest number of registered bidders with 12,329 and 9,179 signing up to bid respectively – the live auction recorded a 2,168 increase over its previous highest documented in May, 2018. Continue reading “Personalised Registrations Prove More Popular Than Ever…”

Extreme E Set For All-Electric Off-Road Racing!

Multiple championship-winning motorsport engineering specialist HWA AG is the latest team to join Extreme E for the all-new electric SUV off-road racing series’ inaugural 2021 campaign.

The move will see one of the sport’s deep-running rivalries recommence in an entirely different sphere, with HWA’s long-time Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) sparring partner ABT Sportline having entered the Extreme E fold earlier this week (9 July).

HWA is an enduring presence across Continue reading “Extreme E Set For All-Electric Off-Road Racing!”

Top Car Buying Tips From Rebecca Jackson

When TV personality and racing driver Rebecca Jackson fell pregnant with twins last year purchasing a new car for her expanding family was top of her priority list.

Buying a new car for a family can be a tricky process with so many different requirements and essentials to make it work for everyone. To help parents choose the best car for their family, Rebecca is working with MotorEasy to offer her top tips for buying a new or used family car – proving that the purchase and Continue reading “Top Car Buying Tips From Rebecca Jackson”

Auto Express Reviews Ford Focus ST 2020 Car

There are a few hot hatch staples that really put a smile on our face– the RenaultSports, the VXRs, the vRS and the STs of the world.  We like them all, for what they (in the main) represent.  That is normally good value and performance that offers real smiles-per-mile that only a supercar or motorbike could offer.

Every year of course, these cars should get better and better.  When a facelift, a revamp or a genuinely new mark comes out we should get excited.  What gifts will Continue reading “Auto Express Reviews Ford Focus ST 2020 Car”

New Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

This is the new Vauxhall Corsa Black & White Limited Edition model. It features glacier white bodywork, black 17-inch twin spoke alloy wheels and extra detailing in the form of a black sapphire roof. It also has lowered suspension and a factory fitted VXR bodykit including a spoiler and skirts.

The interior includes a piano black centre console with contrasting white air vents and alloy pedals, along with Limited Edition badging throughout to Continue reading “New Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition”

Car Windscreen Damage & Repair

The windscreen is an extremely important part of any vehicle – and unfortunately also an area that is prone to damage. Modern windscreens are technically quite sound and made from dual layer laminated glass which is glued into position and aids in the rigidity of the whole structure of the car. Windscreens don’t tend to fragment thanks to an inner layer, aiding safety in the event of a rollover. A windscreen check is part of an MOT.

Glass is of course by nature a somewhat fragile Continue reading “Car Windscreen Damage & Repair”

Coil Spring Damage

A very extreme example!

A lot of modern cars are equipped with coil spring suspension – go and have a look at your car.  Have you done so?  Did you notice wound steel springs set up to take the up-and-down movement of the vehicle?  These are your coil springs.

Coil springs are unfortunately one of the most frequently damaged parts of a vehicle – due to loads that they bear and the ever more common speed bumps up and down the country.  Other parts of the suspension system Continue reading “Coil Spring Damage”

Buying A Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8

Test Drive an RX-8 or request a brochure

There’s nothing quite like Mazda’s rotary engine coupe – that has a 1.3 litre engine under the bonnet that powers the car like a 2.5 litre.  Though some argue that it unfortunately drinks more like a 3 litre!  When the first models were available back in 2003, the unique styling of this interesting motor was a top selling point.

Featuring suicide doors at the rear (that open the opposite way to normal) and a nice Continue reading “Buying A Mazda RX-8”