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Motorway safety

Highways England plans to install additional emergency refuge areas at smart motorway locations where drivers are most likely to stop in live lanes.

Private number plates can affect your car insurance

Drivers with a personalised plate are being urged to consider their insurance. If the vehicle is stolen or written off, the private plate may be at risk.

Ombudsman urges car buyers to buy from accredited dealers

To ensure car buyers get the best deal and don’t make any obvious mistakes, The Motor Ombudsman has a simple "ABC" formula to follow.

MINI Cooper tops used car charts for January

The 2017 MINI Cooper hatch was the fastest-selling used car in January according to data from Auto Trader.

Used car sales – things look fairly stable, but are they really?

The SMMT has reported that used car sales slipped by just over 1% for 2017 compared to the record levels of 2016.

Aston Martin completes phase 1 of new UK plant

British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has completed the first phase of the new factory it is building in south Wales.

Building the Best of British

Car manufacturing is a powerhouse of the British economy. We look at all the cars that are built right here in Britain and exported to the world.

Record £34 billion of car finance debt taken in 2017

Despite falling new car sales, British car buyers were happy to plunge themselves ever further into debt during 2017, racking up a record £34 billion for th...

Sliding new car market shows no sign of slowing

The UK new car market slid by 6.3% in January, as leading industry figures admitted that the latest figures are worrying.

The Car Expert launches “Best of British” campaign

The Car Expert has launched a "Best of British" campaign to raise consumer awareness of British-built cars and the outstanding work being done right across ...

UK sales slump contrasts with the rest of Europe

Just four of 27 European nations saw car sales decline in 2017 – and only Ireland performed worse than the UK compared to the previous year.

The ten best-selling cars of 2017

It wasn't quite all doom and gloom for the car industry in 2017. These ten models remained very popular with UK car buyers.

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