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AutoCare garage hosts ladies’ night for tips on car maintenance


Crescent Motors in Burton hosted an evening in its workshop to help expand women’s confidence for taking their cars to a garage. Crescent Motors managing director, Steve Tallett said: “It is a fact of life that a lot of women don’t seem to know about their cars. “A lot of men are the same, but they won’t admit it.

The law around #speeding comes into effect today with higher penalty charges


The law around #speeding comes into effect today with higher penalty charges. From 24 April 2017, a new higher penalty for speeding has been announced. Fines for motorists caught going well over the speed limit will start from 150% of their weekly income, going up from the existing level of 100%.

New MOT proposals


The Department for Transport has divulged new proposals which would lengthen the period before the first MOT test is required from three to four years.

Potential charges for diesel vehicles due to UK’s loss of air pollution case


On 2nd November, the government lost the air pollution case at high court against legal NGO ClientEarth who brought the case up, and now must devise a way to cut toxic air in the UK as quickly as possible, because the court ruled that the current standard is so poor that it is illegal.

Christmas Holiday Movie List 2016


That time of the year is approaching where you’ll want to cosy up on the sofa or go to the cinema with friends and family to tune into one of those magical movies that make Christmas so memorable. Whether you want to stay at home in front of your fire, or fancy wrapping up in your hat and gloves to go out to watch the newest blockbuster, here’s the must-see list for this festive season.

Nearly a third of Brits want an autonomous car in their drive


Nearly a third of Brits want an autonomous car in their drive - research completed by AXA insurance company shows figures

Supporting A Moment for Miriam: Sentencing of drink drivers that kill


Here is a powerful message from dad Richard Briddon and Family, whose daughter was killed by a drink driver. Please sign!

AutoCare and Approved aim to be the UK’s most female-friendly networks


Independent garages face missing out on millions of pounds in revenue because they employ too few female staff and are intimidating to women drivers, a new study reveals

Modern diesel cars exceed the standard of nitrogen oxide emissions


A Department of Transport (DfT) study has recently revealed that ninety-seven percent of all modern diesel cars produce a great deal more air pollution in the real world when compared to the official legal limits.

Why garages must promote the motorist’s Right2Choose


The era of the connected car is here, and it offers both opportunities and risks for the independent garage sector


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