£79 to watch Clarkson & Co’s new show on Amazon

Posted on July 31st, 2015, by startrescue

After months of negotiations, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal with Amazon to broadcast their new show online.

TV giants in both the UK and the USA had been chasing the bankable trio, but Amazon …

No link between unlit streets and car crashes, new study finds

Posted on July 31st, 2015, by startrescue

Turning off street lamps has not led to a rise in car crashes or crime, a new study has found.

There had been concerns that switching off street lighting would increase the likelihood of traffic incidents, burglaries and sexual assaults.…

Car repairs bills vary wildly across Britain: new survey

Posted on July 30th, 2015, by startrescue

Car repair bills across Great Britain differ wildly, according to a new report by Auto Express in association with Warrantywise.

The survey found that one garage in Surrey charged £240 an hour for car repair work, contrasting starkly with a …

Jaguar F-Type Convertible: Should Porsche Be Worried?

Posted on July 30th, 2015, by startrescue

After creating a worthy successor to the classic E-Type in the F-Type Coupe, Jaguar now offers its loyal fan base a convertible version. Squarely aimed at would-be Porsche 911 and Boxster buyers, Jaguar has high hopes that it can eat …

Female drivers “charged £45 more” for car repairs

Posted on July 29th, 2015, by startrescue

Women motorists are charged a ‘female premium’ of around 8 per cent for car repairs compared to men, according to a new survey.

The ClickMechanic report involved sending out 182 mystery shoppers to garages in ten British cities. They requested …

McLaren 675LT: Worth selling your house for?

Posted on July 24th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

McLaren 675LT

Did you fail to get your driving mitts on a limited-edition £900k McLaren P1? If so, then the 675LT might offer a heart-stopping, 666bhp alternative. Oh but wait – the 500 675LTs ear-marked for production have also sold out.

Oh …

The car powered by cows’ stomachs: Does it have legs?

Posted on July 24th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Cars and cows – neither are terribly good for the environment. One releases CO2, while the other releases methane.

But a product designer called Yi-Wen Tseng may have a solution for reducing the impact of both cars and cows: by …

Car hire cost survey: UK most expensive

Posted on July 24th, 2015, by startrescue

A new survey has revealed some of the cheapest and most expensive holiday locations to hire a car.

The report by insurer iCarhireinsurance.com looked at 12 popular getaway destinations around the world.

Perhaps not unexpectedly, London Heathrow was the most …


Jeep’s engine disabled remotely by hackers

Posted on July 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep owners have been urged to update the software on their on-board car management systems after hackers disabled a Cherokee model and crashed it into a ditch.

The hack was carried out by two security experts on a Jeep being …

3 Unforgettable Driving Routes in the UK

Posted on July 23rd, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Snow covered Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales

With motorways criss-crossing the British landscape and connecting all major destinations, it’s easy to forget the natural beauty that exists beyond. So why not stray from the path for one of these unforgettably …