Apple, where’s my car? Tech giant to offer vehicle locating service

Posted on September 2nd, 2014, by startrescue

Apple has followed in the footsteps of key rival Google in developing an app that can locate your car after you’ve parked, eliminating the possibility of wandering around for hours trying to remember where you left your vehicle.

While reports …

Are you ready for the tax disc rule change?

Posted on September 1st, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

With only six weeks to go before the UK says goodbye to the paper tax disc, it appears that a large proportion of motorists are not fully aware of the forthcoming rule changes.

According to a survey by, up …

Russia may ban western-made cars: Return of the Lada?

Posted on August 29th, 2014, by startrescue


Anyone who remembers the Eighties and Nineties will recall the famous Russian Lada automobile – especially if they worked for a breakdown insurance firm.

But aside from providing comedians with endless joke material, the Lada was very much a …

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Would you run your motorbike on pig fat?

Posted on August 28th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Many of our motorbike breakdown cover customers appreciate a meaty engine, but news that it is now possible to run a motorbike entirely on meat derivatives could have them salivating.

Sadly, there only appears to be one motorbike in the …

McLaren’s growling new concept GTR is “track-only”

Posted on August 27th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

British supercar manufacturer McLaren has released images of its latest concept vehicle, going by the title P1 GTR Design Concept.

Unlike the P1 on which it is based, the GTR will not be road legal. As such, the gloves have … Team do the Ice Bucket Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support

Posted on August 26th, 2014, by startrescue

The British summer of 2014 has been the first in living memory where from June until August there has been a summer. Summers pre-2014 would see happy holidayers’ on Britain’s beaches basking in the eerie grey of blanket cloud cover, …

Battle for the petrol pump: Independents lead the charge

Posted on August 22nd, 2014, by startrescue

As the August Bank Holiday approaches, a fuel price-cutting war appears to have broken out among the big supermarkets.

But according to some reports, the opening salvos have been fired not by one of the so-called Big Four food retailers, …

Is August the best month to buy a new car?

Posted on August 21st, 2014, by startrescue

You’ve saved enough money to buy your new car, so all you need to do is take your cash down to the showroom, right?

Not necessarily. The time of year you make your purchase could have a big impact on …

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish pleases press

Posted on August 20th, 2014, by startrescue

While Aston Martin waits for its £500m of investment money (from Italian investor Investec) to filter into new products, fans of the British sports car firm will have to make do with updated versions of existing models.

Most recent of …

New HUD projects smartphone data onto your windscreen

Posted on August 19th, 2014, by startrescue

It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but automobile Heads-Up Displays (HUD) have been available for many years. However, only luxury cars have ever featured the technology, which projects key information such as speed and fuel level.