9 odd European driving laws that Britons should be aware of

Posted on September 1st, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

The pleasures of driving overseas will be familiar to many startrescue.co.uk customers: the open road, the sense of adventure – and the sense of freedom.

Only when you get inexplicably pulled over by the police while abroad do those sensations …

Jaguar XE: UK’s new small saloon tackles Germany’s finest

Posted on August 28th, 2015, by startrescue

Who would have thought that after so long in the wilderness, the British car industry might try and square up to the finest of German prestige saloons?

In the XE, that’s exactly what Jaguar aims to do. OK, Jaguar isn’t …

Costly car technologies unused by many drivers: report

Posted on August 28th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

A new survey of American motorists suggests that 20 per cent of new car owners don’t make use of about half the technology found in their vehicles.

Car manufacturers now pack their products with the latest automated high-end wizardry, from …

Top reasons for UK traffic accidents revealed

Posted on August 27th, 2015, by startrescue

By far the most common contributing factor in road traffic accidents on UK roads each year is ‘failing to look properly’. That’s the finding of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), after making a Freedom of Information request to the …

First ever used electric car warranty launched in UK

Posted on August 26th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

The first ever aftermarket warranty for electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by Warrantywise in the UK.

Managing ongoing costs is a worry for many EV owners once their initial warranty expires. Now that there are more than 40,000 EVs …

Will we ever see a hydrogen-powered rally winner?

Posted on August 26th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Toyota Yaris (Herraez/Bigstock.com)

Could we one day see a hydrogen-powered rally car? Given the appearance of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen-electric car at a World Rally Championship event in Germany on the weekend, quite possibly.

But the 153bhp Mirai is not quite …

Floyd Mayweather posts images of his £3m Koenigsegg supercar

Posted on August 25th, 2015, by startrescue

Floyd Mayweather (Instagram)

Boxing supremo Floyd Mayweather’s social media accounts have been especially busy over the weekend, after he took receipt of one of the world’s rarest cars.

Mayweather posted images on Instagram of him sitting on the bonnet of …

Car Hacking: Over 100 models at risk, new study reveals

Posted on August 24th, 2015, by startrescue

New research suggests it is possible to hack into over 100 different car models by disabling their immobilisers.

A number of Volvos, Volkswagens, Audis and Fiats in particular are highlighted in the study.

But the research also suggested it is …

Top 10 Low-Cost Cars for Students

Posted on August 24th, 2015, by startrescue

Hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK are about to embark on an exciting new life at college or university – and owning a car can make that life even more enjoyable. Having your own wheels gives you …

Man, 63, repels carjackers with karate skills

Posted on August 21st, 2015, by startrescue

A 63-year-old has repelled a carjacking attempt by masked men by using his black belt karate skills.

Community leader Hector Pinkney had just finished gardening at Hockley Flyover Adventure Playground and was sitting in his Audi A4 on Claremont Road …