The UK is currently in the midst of a whole range of shortages, due to the current shortcoming of lorry drivers, especially HGV 1 drivers with the ADR licence (for transporting hazardous goods). This is causing chaos at the petrol forecourts for drivers of petrol and diesel cars.
Every day there are news reports in the media about mile-long queues, heated incidents, and added stresses of sharp increases in petrol and diesel prices. Petrol and diesel are now the highest they have been for eight years.
We are probably all guilty of having driving habits whilst we are driving our cars and in most cases, we don’t even know we are doing a daily driving bad habit which can cause damage to your car and eventually cost you money.
Best Price Car Sales has put together some bad driving habits you should be made aware of and hopefully will help you identify how you actually drive your car and offer you ways of improvement.
In a nutshell, part-exchanging your car is the easiest and best hassle-free way to sell your car. It takes away the cost and time consuming efforts of booking in viewing times and constantly negotiating an amicable deal for both parties involved. By doing a simple part exchange, your car is sold, you have an instant agreed price and cash which can go towards your newer used car.
The UK is introducing the new eco-friendly fuel called E10, and the question constantly being asked is, is my car compatible with using it? Well, firstly the whole reason why the E10 fuel is being launched in the UK is, it will cut carbon emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year, as stated by The Department of Transport. This equates to taking approximately 350,000 cars off the road. This will help steer the government into achieving its climate control target.
The E10 fuel is being distributed to garage forecourts throughout the UK and will land in Northern Ireland in the early part of 2022.
The new changes will mean that those who got their driver’s licence after 1997 will be allowed to tow trailers or caravans up to 3500kg (Maximum Authorised Mass) without taking additional tests. The flip side is, drivers can be fined up to £1,000 if they tow anything heavier before the law is changed in autumn of this year.
As the rules stand now, if anyone has passed their driving test after the 1st of January 1997, they can tow a trailer of up to 750kg MAM.
The DVLA will shortly be making an announcement to confirm the exact date in the Autumn of 2021.