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Top tips on beating unfair private parking tickets

If you’ve ever received a parking ticket when you’ve parked legitimately on privately owned land, you’ll know how irritated it makes you feel.

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Turn your car into a money-spinner

Friday, 01 February 2019 | Article

Unless you use your car all the time, it could earn you some extra cash – and even pay for itself. We hear from three drivers who find different ways to maximise money from their motors

Councils slowest to repair serious potholes revealed - with some taking up to three days to fix severe road problems

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

Some councils set targets of days to fix potholes, while the number and size of road problems is increasing across the UK, putting both motorists and cyclists at risk.

From windscreens to tyres, wipers, batteries and bulbs make sure your car is ready for a cold spell

Friday, 11 January 2019 | News

As cold weather beds in motorists are being urged to check their windscreens for signs of damage.

Digital-only 'millennial' railcard goes on sale as rail fares soar for commuters

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 | News

The new millennial railcard for people aged between 26 to 30 goes on sale from today.

Over half a million potholes reported last year - up by a third in just two years

Friday, 28 December 2018 | News

Motorists have been plagued by more potholes than ever as new figure reveal the number of reports is up by a third.

Drivers overcharged up to 10p per litre of fuel despite largest drop in wholesale prices in four years

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | News

November saw the biggest drop in fuel prices in four years after fuel retailers finally reacted to falling wholesale costs and dropped prices, the RAC says.

New independent rail ombudsman launches to deal with unresolved passenger complaints

Monday, 26 November 2018 | News

Britain’s long-suffering rail travellers finally have an ombudsman to handle disputed complaints.

Supermarkets and petrol stations fail to cut fuel prices despite fall in wholesale costs, says RAC

Monday, 05 November 2018 | News

Fuel retailers are failing to pass on price cuts to motorists despite falling wholesale costs, the RAC says.

Autumn Budget 2018: Fuel duty freeze and £420 million fund to tackle potholes

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | News

There was good news for motorists in the Budget as Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a record cash injection to improve Britain’s roads and also confirmed fuel duty would be frozen for a ninth consecutive year.

Prime Minister Theresa May commits to no new fuel duty increases

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | News

Motorists under pressure will be relieved that the Prime Minister has committed the government to not increasing fuel duty.