Author Archive: Andrew Kirkley

Author Archives for Andrew Kirkley

About Andrew Kirkley

Andrew enjoys: Movies and travelling to new cities to explore different cultures.

Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.

What are hydrogen fuel cars? Are they are real possibility?

We look at what hydrogen fuel cars are all about...
Toyota Mirai in black driving along a road with the desert behind it
Electric cars have become hugely popular as of late. New registrations of plug-in cars have increased to more than 125,000 by the end of November 2017 and 126,000 electric vehicles were registered in 2017. So it’s safe to say the electric car market is growing. Now everyone knows how electric cars work, they work with a battery. However, there is a new type of electric car that could be coming to the market soon. We’re talking about hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. First coming to prominence at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota unveiled a concept car that ran on a hydrogen fuel cell. So what are hydrogen fuel cars? And are they a real possibility for the future? In this article...

Six secrets to know when renting a car

We give you some of top tips when renting a car in the short term...
family in a car smiling
If you are going on holiday then the chances are you will want to rent a car.But how do you know you’re getting the best deal? Or that you are dealing with a good company?In this article, we give you some insight into the rental car industry, and let you in on some secrets that will help you when looking for a rental car.

What are the safest cars in Europe?

We look at Europe's safest cars...
a metallic blue volkswagen touran parked on tarmac with green grass and the sea in the background
Safety is hugely important when looking at a new car, and we are very lucky that our cars are safer than ever. Every car that goes on sale in the UK and Europe has to go through a safety test, called a Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) test. They are then given a rating, an NCAP rating, that shows you how safe the car is for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Of course, you don’t have the time to go through every NCAP rating of every car on the market, so how do you know which cars are the safest? In this article...

What is fuel duty?

We look at everything you need to know about fuel duty...
petrol pumps of different colours with a person in a green suit holding one of the pumps
BVRLA chief executive John Lewis called on the government for restraint following the 1p a litre increase in road fuel duty that came into effect on 1 October. "This tax rise will impose another cost burden on businesses who are already working flat out to protect jobs in a challenging economic climate...

Is driving getting safer?

We look at whether driving is getting safer...
deployed airbag in a car
A few years ago we reported that the Department for Transport stated that driving was getting safer. And in 2016, there were 44% fewer fatalities due to car accidents than there were in 2006. Based on that statistic, driving is safer now than it was ten, eleven years ago. But is that really the case? And if so, why are our roads safer now than they were a decade ago? In this article, we look at whether driving really is getting safer, why driving is getting safer and some tips to stay safe on the road...

What is the speed limit on the motorway? Has the speed limit increased?

We look at the speed limit on the motorway and whether it has increased...
picture of a motorway in the daytime with cars driving quickly
Love them or loathe them, motorways have become a big part of modern driving. Despite their intimidating look, motorways are actually hugely safe and, as long as you stick to the speed limit, there is no real reason to hate them. So what is the speed limit on the motorway? And has it increased? In this article, we look at what the speed limit is on a motorway, whether it has increased recently and tips on staying safe on the motorway...

Changes to advisory fuel rates – December 2017

We look at the changes to advisory fuel rates...
petrol pumps of different colours with a person in a green suit holding one of the pumps
As of December 2017 the new Advisory Fuel Rates came into effect after an announcement by HM Revenue and Customs. So what are these changes? And do these changes take into account everyone’s wishes? In this article, we look at the changes to the advisory fuel rates and how they will affect you...

How to improve fuel efficiency

We look at the ways you can improve your fuel efficiency...
petrol pumps of different colours with a person in a green suit holding one of the pumps
Whether you are aware of it or not, we waste a lot of fuel. It’s not something anyone does on purpose, it’s just something that happens when you drive a car. In 2010, Europeans wasted 2 billion litres of fuel a year costing £2.4 billion a year. 71% of motorists studied were driving with under-inflated tyres meaning 4.8 million tonnes of additional and unnecessary CO2 emissions annually. So what can we do to reduce the amount of fuel we waste? There are several things that you can do, these range from fairly big things to little things that you can do every day. In this article...

Driving home for Christmas? A few tips to see you back safely!

We give you some top tips to get you home safely...
close up of tyres on a car driving through snow
It’s almost Christmas! No doubt your shopping is done, the presents are wrapped and your Christmas cards are sent out. Now all you have to do is finish your last few days at work and then you are free for Christmas. However, Christmas is a busy time, there are often a lot more cars on the road and the weather can be bad. Therefore, it is important that you keep safe when out on the roads during this season. So in this article, we are going to give you a few tips to get you back safely for Christmas including planning your journey and how to maintain your car over the winter period...
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