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

Posted on July 23rd, 2014, by startrescue


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 …


New Traffic Legislation for Spain Takes Effect

Posted on July 22nd, 2014, by Jake Cooper


Here at, 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


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 …

Indian man climbs ladder with motorbike on head – viral video

Posted on July 18th, 2014, by startrescue

Heard the one about the Indian man who carried a motorbike up a ladder by balancing it on his head?

It may sound like a joke, but as this recent video proves, this feat actually took place.

The video, which …

Lamborghini Gallardo crashed by hotel valet

Posted on July 17th, 2014, by startrescue

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One Indian Lamborghini Gallardo owner was left fuming a few days ago, after a valet crashed their expensive machine into a wall outside Le Meridien hotel in New Delhi.

While the valet may have been working for a …