RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 13:19 GMT

The Government has decided that the first MoT test on cars and motorcycles won't be extended to four years due to safety concerns


Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

As the RAC launches its new Flexiloan motor loans product, new research of buyers suggests car dealers have a firm grip on car finance


RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

News   •   Jan 10, 2018 16:47 GMT

The speed limit on some French roads is to be cut in a bid to curb accidents


RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 14:13 GMT

​The price of a barrel of oil has gone above $70 for the first time in more than three years, potentially spelling misery for motorists at the pump throughout 2018.


Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Nearly a quarter of a million vehicles were broken into in 2016, with 26 police forces – more than half of all those in England, Scotland and Wales – seeing more thefts from cars than the previous year, according to data seen by ​RAC Insurance


More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Motorists begin 2018 paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals


Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2018 15:00 GMT

A survey of 1,000 UK firms carried out by RAC Business found 62% of large businesses with between 250 and 499 staff are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms with less than 10 employees. And, nearly half (47%) of businesses of any size say they are thinking about moving away from diesel.


Storm Eleanor threatens treacherous driving conditions to Scotland and north England

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 14:37 GMT

RAC issues advice on driving in high winds and heavy rain as the fifth-named storm of the season batters Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east and west of England this evening and overnight.


Don’t suffer a ‘traumatic Tuesday’ on the first day back at work with a bad case of the flat battery blues

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2017 12:07 GMT

RAC warns motorists not to get caught out by a flat battery on first day back at work. ​More batteries fail on first working day of the new year than any other. Tuesday 2 January expected to be busiest RAC breakdown day of 2018


RAC issues warning to drivers in northern England as fresh snowfall is forecast

News   •   Dec 28, 2017 16:15 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis provides advice to drivers likely to be affected by tomorrow's new snowfall

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