The devastating effect of war in Ukraine is being felt to a lesser extent across Europe and into the UK too. Here we look at how the war is affecting car users today and the impact it could have in the future.
Before you hit the road this Easter, make sure youdownload the Green Flag app.
This Easter bank holiday weekend thousands of drivers will take to the road for breaks with or to see family. At Green Flag, we’ll be here 24/7 to help with any breakdowns that try to ruin those plans.
But, with a few quick and easy checks, you can help prevent a breakdown from happening. So, before you set off, give these a read (and give your vehicle a bit of TLC).
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With the price of fuel increasing almost daily, we’ve had a lot of people asking how they can use less fuel driving and get more miles for their money.
There isn’t a magic solution for using less fuel. It’s all about making lots of little savings that combine to result in more miles per gallon.
The most important factor is how you driveContinue reading
Thieves are increasingly targetingelectric vehicle (EV)charging cables as a quick way to make money.
The cables are either dismantled and the metals inside them are stripped out and sold. Alternatively crooks sell them to other EV owners for up to £200 a go.
Industry experts fear charging cable theft could escalate over the coming years, with sales of new combustion engine cars banned from 2030. The results could cost the UK’s EV drivers millions of pounds annually.
What are charging cables made of?Continue reading
More drivers are being sent on speed awareness courses after breaking the law than ever before. The courses enable drivers to avoid points, fines and potentially expensive increases in insurance premiums.
Drivers attended the courses virtually during the pandemic with 1.5 million licence holders doing so in 2021. It was the greatest number since records began for the courses. Most of the drivers attending courses had beennicked for speeding.
What are retraining courses?Continue reading
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the newE10汽油so I thought it would be useful to answer some of them.
车库forecou E10一直在最便宜的汽油rts since September 2021 when it replaced E5 as the forecourt standard. It gets its name because the bioethanol content was doubled to 10 per cent. Bioethanol is an alcohol-based fuel that is made from plant bi-products. The government chose to do this because it believes it’s a simple way to reduce the CO2emissions from petrol cars.
Read on and I’ll answer some of the most popular questions about E10 petrol.
Will E10 damage my engine?Continue reading
There are so many rules of the road that driving instructors can’t be expected to tell you everything. That, after all, is what the交通法规is for.
But just in case theregulations have changedsince you took your test we’re outlining some of the things most of us do, that we shouldn’t. Some can even result in hefty fines.
Be careful when you use your hornContinue reading
Love ’em or hate ’em, speed cameras have been a part of British motoring life for more than 30 years. But your chances of getting a ticket for speeding from a fixed camera are now significantly reduced. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by BBC Panorama has revealed that only around half of fixed speed cameras now work.
Meanwhile, another request to police forces showed that the highest a driver has been caught speeding at between 2018 and 2020 was 163mph, more than twice the legal limit.
Why have speed cameras been turned off?Continue reading
Winter is here and with the cold weather comes a whole lot of challenges, and not just for us drivers. Cars too will be suffering in the lower temperatures. Here are the different ways icy conditions affect your car and some handy suggestions for ways to reduce their impact.
Low temperatures thicken the oilContinue reading
If you bought a car that’s either new or just a couple of years old, you might have noticed something missing between the seats. Back in the day there used to be a lever that would operate the parking brake, more commonly known as the handbrake.
No longer. The reassuring old handbrake has been replaced by the much less substantial electronic version. And it could be costing us dear. Read on to find out why.