£1.2m luxury car cache seized at UK ports

Posted on October 24th, 2014, by startrescue

A number of luxury cars have been seized in eight British ports, in a sting operation involving the UK Border Force, the National Crime Agency and the ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service.

The cars, collectively thought to be worth around …

Car seat heart attack monitor: in Fords by 2020

Posted on October 24th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Ford is developing a car seat that can measure a driver’s heart activity – and detect if he or she is having a cardiac arrest.

Not only this, but the system, currently being worked on by the firm’s Aachen facility …

Preventing flood damage to your car after heavy rain

Posted on October 23rd, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

The heavy rain brought to the UK by Hurricane Gonzalo’s tail recently is a stark reminder of the challenges faced by motorists as we move further into autumn.

In a country such as ours, standing water is always going to …

Victoria Beckham ‘petrified’ by son’s interest in motorbikes

Posted on October 23rd, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Brooklyn Beckham (kathclick/Bigstock.com)

Exemplifying many mothers’ fears, Victoria Beckham has spoken about her concerns over her son, Brooklyn’s, desire for a motorbike.

A source reported in the Sunday Mirror said, “David and Victoria would never want to stop their children …

Argentina demands apology from BBC over Clarkson’s “false accusations”

Posted on October 22nd, 2014, by startrescue

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity – or so goes the old adage, one which may have crossed the mind of the odd BBC executive as Argentina’s ambassador to the UK arrived at the Beeb to make a …

Audi to make driverless cars EXCITING?

Posted on October 22nd, 2014, by startrescue

Audi RS7 (bettorodrigues/Bigstock.com)

To those among you who really love driving – the wind in your hair, the thrill of acceleration, the growl of a decent engine – Google’s cartoon-like (and completely driverless) bubble car may seem like somebody’s trying …

David Brown Speedback GT is a beauty, but is it worth the price tag?

Posted on October 21st, 2014, by startrescue

With the new Speedback GT from David Brown Automotive, the aim was to create a car that looked like it just drove off a 1960s James Bond film set – but with the mechanical engineering of a much more modern …

As Hurricane Gonzalo approaches, are your tyres safe?

Posted on October 20th, 2014, by startrescue

Ensuring your tyres are roadworthy is important all year round, but it is particularly crucial as we head into colder months.

The issue was highlighted last week by tyre safety organisation TyreSafe, which discovered after a freedom of information request …

Is a 1967 Volvo really the fastest car in Britain

Posted on October 17th, 2014, by startrescue

Volvo Amazon (Maksim Toome/Bigstock.com)

If you had to guess the brand of the fastest car currently residing on these shores, what might you venture? A Ferrari? A McLaren P1?

Well if you chose anything other than a 1967 Volvo Amazon, …

October fuel prices: UK still 4th most costly petrol in Europe

Posted on October 16th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

As many of our breakdown cover customers can attest, there are lots of great reasons to head to the continent for a road trip. The weather – even now in October – is certainly one of them, along with the …