UK road trips

Lookers Group Reveal the 27 Most Idyllic Road Trips in the UK and Ireland

Lookers Group, one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, has revealed the 27 most idyllic road trips in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We scoured the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland to bring you the most scenic, adventure-seeking and family-friendly routes. We even factored in how much it will cost you for fuel. Whether you are looking for a … Continue reading Lookers Group Reveal the 27 Most Idyllic Road Trips in the UK and Ireland

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‘L’ Plates Be Gone: Top 5 Car Models for Driving Instructors in 2019

Learning to drive is a huge milestone in life. While most qualified drivers will take to the wheel of many cars as their driving careers progress, many of us will always remember the car model that we passed our test in. The instructor car that you become familiar with while learning the ways of the road is a key part of your experience, and some … Continue reading ‘L’ Plates Be Gone: Top 5 Car Models for Driving Instructors in 2019

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Drive Home ‘Appy: Best Companions for the Car in 2020

Anything you want to do in 2020, we are fairly certain there is an app for it. From ordering dinner to ordering a new sofa, everything can be done within the tap of a thumb. This is all thanks to major developments which have taken place in regard to digitilisation. The automotive industry is no different, with rapid advancements taking place on a continual basis. … Continue reading Drive Home ‘Appy: Best Companions for the Car in 2020

Your MOT guide to passing first time

The motoring industry has become increasingly expensive for consumers to finance in recent years. The average price of petrol and diesel has risen by more than 20p each in the last decade while the average new car price has increased by 38 per cent in the same period of time. Despite what you might think, keeping costs low when funding our vehicles is not as … Continue reading Your MOT guide to passing first time

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How the Pros Get a Perfect Car Paint Match

Finding the right colour to match your car’s paint can be surprisingly difficult nowadays. Two different paints that might look the same colour from far away, might look extremely different up close or from another angle. Because of how important it is to find an exact paint match or create a mix of paint that is nearly identical to the paint on your car, auto … Continue reading How the Pros Get a Perfect Car Paint Match

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The impact of British car buying habits on the automotive industry

As a nation of technology lovers, people in the UK are always upgrading to the latest model – whether that involves purchasing a new phone, new clothing, or a new car. That’s why it’s not surprising that according to Google’s ‘Car Purchasing Process UK’ report, almost 70% of British people own a car, with almost half of those (47%) purchasing their vehicle within the past … Continue reading The impact of British car buying habits on the automotive industry

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The benefits of in-car technology

In-car technology is not just an upgrade in the automotive industry — now it is an expectation. From technology to help with a smoother drive to entertainment options for passengers, no one is buying a car just to have a set of wheels anymore. In this article, we’ve teamed up with used Mclaren dealers Grange Motorparks to look into the future promises within this lucrative … Continue reading The benefits of in-car technology

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Why autonomous vehicles may prove a must-buy for the elderly

There is so much going on in the automobile industry regarding self-driving vehicles at the moment. Tesla has already tested its driverless Autopilot system on roads across the UK, Google is trialing its automated technology in real-world situations and both Mercedes and Lexus have detailed how they are working on their own autonomous car technology. If rumors are to be believed, Apple and BMW have … Continue reading Why autonomous vehicles may prove a must-buy for the elderly

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10 Things You Need To Do After A Car Accident

A car accident is one of those events that are unexpected and certainly something that no one wants to experience. However, being prepared for such an event is a sensible approach to take for a motorist. Driving a car means taking a number of reasoned decisions based on both experience and learned behaviour. What we cannot do is to predict how others may behave on … Continue reading 10 Things You Need To Do After A Car Accident

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Driving test amendments one year on: How have the changes been received and what can the UK learn from the rest of the world?

One year on from the historic changes to the UK driving test in 2017, learner drivers all over the UK have been getting to grips with the new format. With the addition of different reversing manoevres, pulling up on the right, and a driving safety question while the vehicle is still moving, some of the changes were initially controversial. So, how has the new test … Continue reading Driving test amendments one year on: How have the changes been received and what can the UK learn from the rest of the world?