Motoring News

CG-Lock improves safety of standard seatbelt

August 2009 is the 50th anniversary of the three-point seatbelt invented by Volvo. But now with a simple add-on device, further improvements have been made to reduce injuries. The CG-Lock is a driver/passenger...

The MINI and Mini Skirt to feature at Goodwood

Two of Britain's 'mini' contributions to popular culture and fashion will be celebrated at the Goodwood Revival from 18-20 September in maximum style, as the most iconic and best-loved of British cars...

Casting a look over toy cars

Diecast Toy Cars of the 1950s & 1960s, a new book by Andrew Ralston provides a comprehensive overview of vintage diecast toy cars and the companies that made them during that period. A collector's guide...

Alcoa's aerospace technology improves weight and performance

Alcoa has extended the range of lightweight wheel forgings supplied to Solomon Alsberg for their exclusive high-performance alloy wheels. The aerospace-derived metallurgy of the Alcoa blanks allows Solomon...

Carcraft scores nine out ten in new reliability survey.

With the latest “Manufacturer Reliability Index” just released by Warranty Direct, buyers can see at a glance which cars offer the most dependable driving. As the UK's leading used car hypermarket, Carcraft...

Low insurance ratings for new Skoda Yeti

Skoda retailers have opened their doors for orders of the new Yeti. Customers can now place orders for the Czech manufacturer's new crossover vehicle. For those customers eager to track down a Yeti there...

Centrol Recycling buy Volvo trucks

Centrol Recycling, the Widnes-based recycling and waste management company have recently taken delivery of four new Volvo trucks, consisting of two FM-300 6x2 refuse vehicles and two FM-400s, with Boughton...

Dealers lag behind on ecommerce

The vast majority of the UK's car dealers are missing out on valuable aftersales income by failing to offer an effective aftersales ecommerce facility on their websites. According to G-Forces, the UK's...

Only the best bulls for Audi interiors

Audi is now only selecting leather from bulls rather than cows to achieve the required upholstery standards for the 36,000 premium cars it will sell in the UK this year equipped with leather seats. The...

Sally Livingstone joins SEAT fleet team

SEAT UK has appointed Sally Livingstone as the Spanish brand's new National Fleet and Business Sales Manager. Sally was formerly Audi UK's Key Account Manager and with eight successful years at the German...