RBS launches £25m tooling fund for booming UK car industry

Posted on July 24th, 2014, by startrescue

Britain’s car building boom has not gone unnoticed by one bank, which intends to boost the UK based component making business with a new “tooling fund”.

The Royal Bank of Scotland has earmarked £25m for companies that wish to invest …

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Car thieves leave ‘dognapped’ Murphy at roundabout

Posted on July 24th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

It wasn’t the disappearance of the dark grey Volkswagen Scirocco that caught the media’s attention after police were called to a gym in Bearsden on Tuesday. It was the black cockapoo called Murphy who also went missing with the car.…

India’s Ambassador bows out: but will anyone miss it?

Posted on July 23rd, 2014, by startrescue

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If there’s one car that needs vehicle recovery breakdown cover, it’s India’s famous Ambassador car.

Based on the British Morris Oxford, the Ambassador has been built in India since 1957, enjoying huge success. Today, however, the big car’s days …

Low sunlight glare: 8 tips for safer driving

Posted on July 23rd, 2014, by startrescue

Sunrise and sunset glare is an ever-present hazard to motorists, but causes more problems in spring and autumn when the sun is low around morning and evening rush hours.

But as many of our vehicle recovery customers will be aware, …

Car sales soar 10.6 per cent in first six months of 2014

Posted on July 22nd, 2014, by startrescue

Car sales across the UK are at their highest levels for five years, as the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that car sales in the first six months of 2014 rose by 10.6 …

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New Traffic Legislation for Spain Takes Effect

Posted on July 22nd, 2014, by Jake Cooper

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Here at startrescue.co.uk, we understand better than most that driving abroad can be an extremely stressful experience that has the potential to ruin any holiday – or disrupt any business trip. Adapting to foreign driving styles, desperately trying to …

Tips for driving safely in the heat

Posted on July 21st, 2014, by startrescue

There are some sure signs that summer is here: the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops come out, the media start talking about hose-pipe bans – and the roads begin to melt.

This last one reminds a lot of us that it’s …

Is it safe to drive my car in a thunderstorm?

Posted on July 21st, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Being struck by lightning is not normally a big concern for us here in the UK, but with over 17,000 lightning strikes across the UK on Friday alone, fears of being hit by a thunderbolt may have increased somewhat.

But …

Tesla to create pan-European Supercharger network

Posted on July 19th, 2014, by startrescue

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Taking a road trip across Europe is entirely possible in a petrol or diesel car, but how hard would it be if you tried it in an electric vehicle? Probably near impossible.

Well, if Californian electric sports car maker …

Is the new Citroen Cactus design too prickly?

Posted on July 19th, 2014, by startrescue

The mainstream car industry often gets criticised for producing cars that look pretty much like all the other cars. Yet when a fresh approach to car design is taken, it doesn’t always fare well.

One of the most recent boundary-pushing …