Motoring

Your Covid-19 questions answered

For the first time since the end of World War 2, the complexion of life has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Necessary restrictions on our daily lives mean that our freedoms have been temporarily curtailed in an attempt to stymie the hospitalisation and fatality rates caused by...

2021 Toyota Corolla vs Honda Civic: Which Sedan is Better?

With so many options, choosing the best sedan is certainly not an easy feat. But if you want to limit your options to sedans that have been popular among drivers for many decades, the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are two of your best possible choices.

Both the Corolla and Civic have duked it out and gone through several upgrades over the last few years and their newly improved...

Revealed: The Most Popular UK Cities For Motorcyclists

Plymouth is revealed as the UK motorbiking capital of the UK, with one bike licenced for every 16 cars in the city. That’s according to new research by Confused.com , which reveals the UK cities home to the most motorbike fanatics.

See the full list of the UK’s most biker-concentrated cities and the top destinations for motorbike lovers here: https://www.confused.com/motorbike-...

Highways to hell: Data study reveals the worst roads to breakdown on in Great Britain

New research from Scrap Car Comparison has revealed the worst roads in Great Britain to breakdown on, after analysis of over 6 million different road point locations across England, Scotland and Wales.

The B725, near the hamlet of Middlebie in Dumfries Scotland has won the unfortunate crown of being the very worst, due to its inconvenient mixture of poor weather and remote location....

Nine in ten Devon residents surveyed plan to buy an electric vehicle by 2025

More than 90 per cent of Devon residents say they aim to buy an electric vehicle (EV) according to a new survey of more than 1700 people.

And a third said they aimed to replace their petrol or diesel car for an EV within five years, and had seen an EV that they intended to buy.

Only six per cent of respondents said that they would ‘never’ buy an EV.

The survey, on...

Four Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Driving in winter can be a simple matter. In Basingstoke, tyres are seldom much affected by inclement weather, but it can happen that a cold snap or especially prolonged winter can occur. Here is how to keep driving safely even when faced with ice, snow and other panicking drivers.

Be Prepared

As the Scouts say, it is better to have something and not need than to need it and...

Icy conditions possible on Christmas Day followed by Storm Bella on Boxing Day

Widespread freezing conditions could impact Devon’s roads on Christmas Day, while Boxing Day could see the county battered by gale force winds and heavy rain.

Devon County Council is warning that following the recent downpours, tonight’s cold snap could create icy patches tomorrow morning (25 December).

With road surface temperatures expected to drop below -3°C by tomorrow...

Buying online vs through a dealer

With online purchasing and delivery becoming the new normal, it's not surprising that there’s so much interest in buying a new car online. Given purchasing or leasing a new car is a much larger financial commitment than upgrading to the latest smartphone, though, it's easy to understand why online car buying is taking time to take off.

Despite that, there are a number of car...

Road use drops 30% since start of lockdown

Car use is around 30% lower on weekdays during lockdown 2.0, according to new data released by the Department for Transport.

Weekend road use is also down sharply, a 40% drop since the tighter restrictions came into effect.

By contrast, average car use plummeted 65% during the first lockdown, while April’s Easter weekend registered the lowest level of non-weekday car traffic,...

Keep your eyes safely on the road

Devon drivers have been urged to look after their sight to avoid harming themselves or others.

For Road Safety Week (November 16-22), statistics from Specsavers’ road safety partner charity Brake show that on average people die every day on the UK’s roads and someone is injured every four minutes.

Devon opticians say that poor vision increases a driver’s risk of crashing...

How to Keep Your High Value Car Looking Pristine

Suppose you've just invested in the car of your dreams, congratulations! A luxury car is a great purchase, especially if you've wanted to own one for a while, so logically you'll be hoping to keep it in top condition for as long as possible. Proper care and maintenance are important for all vehicles but is particularly key when it comes to owning a high-value car. These can require a bit more...