The best way to de-ice your windscreen

Posted on November 24th, 2015, by startrescue

As autumn turns to winter, many of our vehicle breakdown cover customers will be readying themselves and their cars for the cold weather ahead. One of the most common problems faced by motorists in sub-zero temperatures is an ice-covered windscreen …

Top 10 Biggest Car Collectors on the Planet

Posted on November 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Jay Leno (Dan Holm/

For most of us, a sensible Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa is enough to satisfy our automotive needs. For others with a particular love of the motor car and the requisite cash, an additional weekend vehicle …

Volvo unveils driverless car cabin concept

Posted on November 20th, 2015, by startrescue

Volvo (Nanhatai8/

Reclining seats and pop-up TVs are at the heart of Volvo’s new cabin concept, which hints at what UK car journeys may be like in the future.

The design, called Concept 26, has been created for driverless cars …

UK car emissions tests under spot light

Posted on November 17th, 2015, by startrescue

Parliament’s Transport Committee is to look into whether the UK’s road-worthiness tests are “fit for purpose”.

The investigation has been prompted by the Volkswagen emissions test scandal, in which software was fitted to diesel engines in order to give false …

Storm Barney may pose flood risk to motorists

Posted on November 17th, 2015, by startrescue

‘Storm Barney’ will bring gusts of up to 80 mph to coastal areas and cause flooding to some roads, according to the Environment Agency and Met Office.

The second storm to be named by the Met Office after public consultation, …

Hamilton’s Brazil hopes fade after Monte Carlo crash

Posted on November 16th, 2015, by startrescue

Lewis Hamilton (efecreata photography/

This year’s Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted that fatigue after weeks of partying caused his crash in Monte Carlo.

Hamilton was behind the wheel of a 200mph Pagani Zonda when the incident took place …

F1: Hamilton Plans Senna “Salute” in Season of Hat Tricks

Posted on November 11th, 2015, by startrescue

Lewis Hamilton (ChanStockPhoto/

Having launched a cap at Hamilton in Austin, Texas, Nico Rosberg failed to follow up with a (potentially more painful) sombrero after the action-packed Mexico Grand Prix. The Englishman had shunted his German teammate on the first …

Turtley out of order: bad parking combatted with funny note

Posted on November 10th, 2015, by startrescue

Sloppy or deliberately bad parking is an issue that can rile even the most relaxed motorist. But how to deal with offenders? Leaving a car straddling two parking spaces, or at a jaunty angle, is hardly a ticketing offence.

But …

What does Yamaha’s robot motorcycle rider mean for you?

Posted on November 9th, 2015, by startrescue

Yamaha (L. Siekierski/

While there has been much talk in recent years about the driverless car, similarly autonomous technology has been absent from the world of motorcycles.

At least, that was the case until last week, when Yamaha revealed its …

220,000 Vauxhall Zafira B cars recalled over fire concerns

Posted on November 6th, 2015, by startrescue

Vauxhall Zafira (DDCoral/

Vauxhall has announced it is to recall 220,000 Zafira B cars for inspection after a series of fires affecting the model.

The firm made the move two weeks after the fires were initially reported. A Facebook group …