Michelin brings ‘airless’ and ‘punctureless’ tyres to market

Posted on November 28th, 2014, by startrescue

As many motorists who have needed vehicle recovery expertise after a flat tyre will agree, traditional tyre technology is in urgent need of an update.

And at long last, that update is here, in the form of the Michelin Tweel …

Infotainment failures biggest cause of US car complaints

Posted on November 27th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Problems with hands-free car technology is on the rise in the US, according to a number of consumer magazines and research organisations.

While 50 million cars were recalled this year due to problems with fuel pumps, ignition switches and air …

Front-facing child seats still used by 74 per cent of UK parents

Posted on November 26th, 2014, by startrescue

74 per cent of parents still use front-facing child seats, according to new research by Volvo UK. That’s despite the fact that doing so increases the risk of a fatality or a serious spinal or brain injury by up to …

Safer winter motorcycling: Top tips from startrescue.co.uk

Posted on November 26th, 2014, by startrescue

Most motorcyclists will recall that nasty sensation when their rear wheel slips on mud or wet tarmac, or when a strong wind makes riding too risky to continue. In a country such as ours, inclement weather is the constant enemy

Lewis Hamilton “only had one drink” after F1 win

Posted on November 25th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Lewis Hamilton (efecreata photography/Bigstock.com)

Lewis Hamilton “only had one drink” to celebrate his second Formula One title on Monday.

Hamilton imbibed only a glass of watermelon juice and “some kind of Cognac thing” at the party that celebrated the achievements …

Man plummets 11 stories – but survives after landing on a passing car

Posted on November 25th, 2014, by startrescue

The driver of a car that broke the fall of a window washer from 11 stories up has spoken of his happiness that the man survived.

Mohammad Alcozai was driving his car in San Francisco when the window washer fell …

Apple Maps versus Google Maps: Which is Best for Motoring?

Posted on November 24th, 2014, by startrescue

The advent of smartphones and maps services such as Apple Maps and Google Maps has arguably been bad news for satnav makers – but these free services are certainly good news for most drivers.

But which of the two leading …

Fastest 0-60 four-door car ever: and it’s an electric from Tesla

Posted on November 24th, 2014, by startrescue

Few would imagine that the fastest accelerating four-door car ever built could be based on electric technology. And yet that is what billionaire Elon Musk has realised with the new Tesla P85D.

The twin engine car is designed to change …

2015 Audi Q5: How does it compare to key rivals?

Posted on November 21st, 2014, by startrescue

If you like your SUVs, then you’ll have noticed the arrival of the latest Audi Q5. Keen to make further in-roads into Range Rover and Porsche SUV market share, Audi has worked hard to challenge some stiff competition.

The Telegraph’s …

Viral clip serves as warning against motorcycle stunts

Posted on November 21st, 2014, by startrescue

Here at startrescue.co.uk we see our fair share of stricken motorbikes – and stranded motorcyclists – but nothing quite like this video from eBaum’s World.

You may, having watched the video, struggle to remember the part of your CBT …