Petrol Prices the Lowest in Nine Months

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 20, 2011

According to the AA, petrol prices have declined to their lowest level in nine months.‚ There is, however, a clear divide in how much motorists in the north and the south of the country are paying. The current average price at the pump is 132.54p a litre.‚...

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Ford Announces Zetec-S for UK Market

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ford has launched a new version of the Focus specially developed for the UK market. The car will be called the Zetec-S. This is to an extent an acknowledgement that Ford's approach to market only "global" cars, a sort of suits-one suits all policy, does not always...

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Theoretical Exams for Driving Test Theory to Become More Difficult

By Creditplus | Monday, December 19, 2011

Do you still remember those heady days before you signed up for your first car, when you had to study for the driving theory tests? Count yourself lucky: these tests are about to become significantly more difficult. The days of simply memorising a lot of information for...

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OFT to Investigate Soaring Cost of Car Insurance

By Creditplus | Monday, December 19, 2011

What's the use, one might ask, of cheap car deals if the cost of car insurance keeps on increasing to record levels all the time? On average premiums have jumped 21% over the last two years, but for some motorists this figure is much higher. Many drivers...

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London Mayor Recognised for Promoting Green Vehicles

By Creditplus | Monday, December 19, 2011

We have often urged our readers on these pages to consider the green credentials of the car they are buying. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, obviously shares these sentiments. In fact he has recently been honoured for his continued efforts to promote electric vehicles. The...

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Mercedes Reveals new SL

By Creditplus | Monday, December 19, 2011

Mercedes has released a stunning new roadster with an all-aluminium body to make it lightweight, fast and efficient. The line-up includes V6 and V8 models. The "SL" initials - which, in case you are not already aware, stands for "sporty and lightweight" are really appropriate in this...

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Ford Focus to Offer Better Efficiency and Faster Charging

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 17, 2011

When Ford launches its fully electric Focus next year, it will have a better efficiency rating than the Nissan's Leaf. The company says the car's rating will be close to 100MPGe. The MPGe rating originated in the United States. It was designed to give hybrid and...

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Online Sales of Used Cars to Grow Exponentially

By Creditplus | Friday, December 16, 2011

Autorola, an online remarketing company, predicts that online business to business (B2B) car sales will increase by 100% within the next five years. At present about 15% of B2B used cars sales are conducted online. This, the company says, will increase to nearly 30% by 2016. ...

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EV Car Battery Switching Might be the Answer

By Creditplus | Friday, December 16, 2011

When motorists are asked why they don't switch to electric vehicles on a large scale, their answer often is that they are concerned about the range of electric cars and that the charging time is too long. A possible answer is, of course, battery switching, rather than battery recharging. ...

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Honda to Debut NSX at Detroit Motor Show

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Honda has announced that a brand new NSX sports car will be launched at next year's Detroit Motor Show. The concept car will "represent the styling direction of Acura's super sports car" - the name under which it will be marketed in the USA. When it arrives...

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Lotus Urban car to be Cheaper Than Aston Martin Cygnet

By Creditplus | Thursday, December 15, 2011

If you simply cannot scrape together the money for an Aston Martin Cygnet yet, you might be delighted to hear that Lotus plans a city car that will be about £2,000 cheaper. It should start appearing on showroom floors in 2015 - a year after a similar super-mini from...

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New Natural gas Opel Zafira on the Way

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

We got the first glimpse of the new Opel natural gas ecoFlex at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. The company has now announced that the car is ready for mass production.The car’s engine develops 110kW and 210Nm of torque. It has a range of 329...

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Learner Drivers to get Motorway Experience

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Government has announced that from 2012 learner drivers will be let loose on motorways. This radical departure from the current system is an attempt to reduce road fatalities and improve the skills of young drivers. Mike Penning, the Road Safety Minister, said in a speech at...

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Slowing Traffic the Unconventional Way

By Creditplus | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

When you sign up for a new car, the last thing that is on your mind is probably running over a pedestrian. Yet it happens and the question remains whether or not road markings or road signs can make our roads safer. The clutter of traffic lights,...

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New Car Sales Decline Once Again

By Creditplus | Monday, December 12, 2011

At least one positive side effect of the current slump in new car sales is that the market is extremely competitive. There does not seem to be light at the end of the new car sales tunnel yet. In November the number of new cars sold dropped once again...

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Kylie Minogue Hybrid Sold for Charity

By Creditplus | Monday, December 12, 2011

If you are a full-blooded member of the male species, you would no doubt love to sign up for a deal on a vehicle that used to belong to Kylie Minogue. This is probably why the beautiful star's personal hybrid car, a Lexus CT 200h, recently raised an impressive...

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Jesse James has Another Rendezvous

By Creditplus | Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jesse James is perhaps best known for his romantic antics behind the back of his ex-wife, the actress Sandra Bullock. Before his sexual extravagances became a favourite topic for certain types of newspapers, he was, of course, known as the man behind the motorcycle chop shop West Coast Choppers....

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Best Toyota Dealer is Yeomans Toyota in Eastbourne

By Creditplus | Friday, December 09, 2011

When one signs up for a car transaction, your overall experience is to a large extent determined by the quality of service you receive from the car dealership. That is why major car manufacturers regularly have competitions to appoint the best dealership - it is a way of getting...

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Pike Predicts Massive Investment in Intelligent Transportation

By Creditplus | Friday, December 09, 2011

One thing is fairly certain: when you sign up for a deal on a new car ten years from now the car in question will be very different from the gas-guzzling monsters that are often still polluting our roads. Pike Research predicts that four key transport sectors -...

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Honda Recalls 304,000 Vehicles Over Faulty air Bags

By Creditplus | Friday, December 09, 2011

The cost of air bags significantly inflates the price of your average motor car. The least a buyer can expect is that the air bags on his vehicle should work they way they are supposed to. In the case of Honda this does not seem to be what...

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