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Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

As the RAC launches its new Flexiloan motor loans product, new research of buyers suggests car dealers have a firm grip on car finance

RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

News   •   Jan 10, 2018 16:47 GMT

The speed limit on some French roads is to be cut in a bid to curb accidents

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 14:13 GMT

​The price of a barrel of oil has gone above $70 for the first time in more than three years, potentially spelling misery for motorists at the pump throughout 2018.

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Nearly a quarter of a million vehicles were broken into in 2016, with 26 police forces – more than half of all those in England, Scotland and Wales – seeing more thefts from cars than the previous year, according to data seen by ​RAC Insurance

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Motorists begin 2018 paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2018 15:00 GMT

A survey of 1,000 UK firms carried out by RAC Business found 62% of large businesses with between 250 and 499 staff are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms with less than 10 employees. And, nearly half (47%) of businesses of any size say they are thinking about moving away from diesel.

Storm Eleanor threatens treacherous driving conditions to Scotland and north England

Storm Eleanor threatens treacherous driving conditions to Scotland and north England

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 14:37 GMT

RAC issues advice on driving in high winds and heavy rain as the fifth-named storm of the season batters Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east and west of England this evening and overnight.

Don’t suffer a ‘traumatic Tuesday’ on the first day back at work with a bad case of the flat battery blues

Don’t suffer a ‘traumatic Tuesday’ on the first day back at work with a bad case of the flat battery blues

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2017 12:07 GMT

RAC warns motorists not to get caught out by a flat battery on first day back at work. ​More batteries fail on first working day of the new year than any other. Tuesday 2 January expected to be busiest RAC breakdown day of 2018

RAC issues warning to drivers in northern England as fresh snowfall is forecast

RAC issues warning to drivers in northern England as fresh snowfall is forecast

News   •   Dec 28, 2017 16:15 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis provides advice to drivers likely to be affected by tomorrow's new snowfall

RAC comments - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone

RAC comments - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone

News   •   Dec 28, 2017 13:03 GMT

More than 6,000 motorists have been caught at least twice for driving while distracted, including using a mobile phone, in the past four years. Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in response to a Freedom of Information request by the Press Association highlight the problem of repeat offenders.

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

News   •   Dec 27, 2017 14:43 GMT

The RAC expects to attend over 9,000 motorists today as the winter weather bites and hundreds of new potholes are appearing across the UK

RAC comments on record revenue NHS trusts gain from parking charges

RAC comments on record revenue NHS trusts gain from parking charges

News   •   Dec 27, 2017 14:05 GMT

NHS trusts have clocked up £174m from car park charges a new investigation has revealed.

RAC reacts to reports on 20mph zones in Bath and North East Somerset

RAC reacts to reports on 20mph zones in Bath and North East Somerset

News   •   Dec 19, 2017 14:17 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman responds to reports on 20mph zones within B&NES

More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2017 00:01 GMT

Friday 22 December has been dubbed ‘Frantic Friday’ – the day when the last of the year’s commuter traffic clashes with people desperately trying to get to see family and friends

Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 09:15 GMT

New figures suggest millions of drivers are knowingly getting behind the wheel despite being over the limit

RAC warns petrol and diesel likely to rise by up to 3p a litre in run-up to Christmas

RAC warns petrol and diesel likely to rise by up to 3p a litre in run-up to Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 15:10 GMT

Fuel prices could be on the rise this side of Christmas

RAC has busiest day for breakdowns in seven years as cold snap continues

RAC has busiest day for breakdowns in seven years as cold snap continues

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 13:07 GMT

The RAC's director of roadside operations updates on the work of RAC patrols over the last two days, and gives advice for the next 24 hours

RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 13:09 GMT

The RAC expects a sharp rise in predicted breakdowns this coming weekend, and provides advice to drivers

RAC comments on new car sales figures out this morning

RAC comments on new car sales figures out this morning

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 10:56 GMT

Rod Dennis for RACCars.co.uk reacts to figures that show sales of new diesel cars are in decline

Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 00:01 GMT

New figures from RAC Fuel Watch show fuel prices are rising across the UK