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Tag : RAC

Fuel prices up for fifth month running

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Petrol and diesel prices rose for the fifth month running at UK forecourts in March, while the outlook for April is mixed.

Fuel price hikes ‘now firmly on the horizon’, warns RAC

2 months ago / 1 comments

UK drivers are being warned to brace themselves for further potentially dramatic pump price increases on the back of rising oil prices.

UfoDrive signs up RAC to support growing electric rental fleet

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100% electric car rental firm UfoDrive has signed up the RAC as its breakdown recovery partner for its growing fleet.

September halts fuel price rises but diesel still overpriced

7 months ago / 0 comments

September brought an end to three months of rising fuel prices, but diesel drivers are still paying significantly more than they should be.

RAC to provide fleet customer service centre solution for Renault and Dacia

8 months ago / 0 comments

Groupe Renault has signed up the RAC to provide a comprehensive customer service centre solution to all its brands in the UK.

Fuel prices up for third month running but short-term outlook ‘not ominous’

8 months ago / 0 comments

Average fuel prices in the UK rose for the third consecutive month in August, but the increase was slight and prices aren’t expected to rocket back … Read More »

Fears new council powers could see drivers used as cash cows

8 months ago / 0 comments

New council powers could see drivers faced with bills collectively costing millions of pounds for moving traffic offences such as stopping on yellow boxes.

Pump prices rise again but possible respite on way

9 months ago / 0 comments

Petrol and diesel pump prices shot up again in July as oil prices continued to recover, but drivers could see a fall in the coming weeks.

Fuel prices set to rise despite recent reductions

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets should be braced for the start of fuel price rises, new RAC Fuel Watch data suggests, despite the lowest price per litre of petrol for … Read More »

RAC to demo latest recovery innovations at WLTP Challenge

2 years ago / 0 comments

The countdown continues until the first-ever Fleet World WLTP Challenge economy driving event gets underway – with RAC lending its support in providing the latest roadside … Read More »

Fears for petrol prices prove unfounded

2 years ago / 0 comments

The price of a litre of petrol actually fell in September, despite fears that the refinery fires in Saudi Arabia would lead to higher pump prices.

Fears for petrol prices prove unfounded

2 years ago / 0 comments

The price of a litre of petrol actually fell in September, despite fears that the refinery fires in Saudi Arabia would lead to higher pump prices.

Fuel retailers failing to pass on big drop in wholesale costs, says RAC

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Fuel retailers have failed to fully pass on big savings in the wholesale price of unleaded to drivers, with just a small fall in the average … Read More »

Sunnier weather could bring record-level delays for bank holiday traffic

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Record-level delays could be on the cards for major routes in the UK this bank holiday weekend as improving weather sees more drivers take to the … Read More »

Asda sparks fuel price war with second cut in a week

2 years ago / 0 comments

Asda has cut fuel prices for the second time in a week, leading to calls for the other supermarkets to follow suit.

70% of drivers say headlight glare poses accident risk, finds RAC

2 years ago / 0 comments

Drivers are calling for government action on headlight glare with the majority believing some lights could pose an accident risk.

Big drop in numbers caught driving without car insurance

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Fewer people were caught driving without insurance in 2018 than any other year since 2012, new data seen by RAC Insurance reveals.

Bank holiday traffic to hit six-year high

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Around 22 million leisure trips are expected to be made this weekend – up some eight million on last year and marking the highest total for … Read More »

Supermarkets playing less fair with fuel prices

2 years ago / 0 comments

The UK’s four big supermarkets have raised the price of petrol almost every day for three months – including on days when other retailers managed to … Read More »

Vehicle breakdowns hitting SME productivity

2 years ago / 0 comments

Small businesses are risking hours of lost productivity by failing to protect against unexpected breakdowns.

Car and van traffic hit all-time high

2 years ago / 0 comments

New Department for Transport Road Traffic Estimates show road traffic in Great Britain rose last year with car and van traffic both hitting all-time highs.

Record traffic to bring busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016

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The RAC is predicting the coming weekend will be the busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016, with around 13 million leisure trips expected.

RAC future-proofs fleet in readiness for rapid growth in EVs

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The RAC is deploying 50 custom-built Isuzu D-Max 4x4s to its patrol fleets to bring an advanced recovery solution, in particular for the growing use of … Read More »

Smartphone video to help RAC fix more vehicles remotely

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The RAC is deploying smartphone video call technology to enable it to fix more vehicles without customers having to wait for a patrol.

RAC to rescue stranded electric cars using new EV Boost charger

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The RAC is rolling out a new lightweight EV charger that could be used to deliver a ‘top-up’ roadside charge for stranded electric vehicles.

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic gets underway

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A “significant” second wave of Easter getaway traffic is to take place over this week, with around 15 million leisure car journeys expected to be taken … Read More »

Groupe PSA contracts the RAC in new five-year deal

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The RAC has signed a new five-year deal to provide roadside assistance services to Groupe PSA, including Peugeot, Citroën, Opel/Vauxhall and DS.

DfT data shows increasing delays on major roads in England

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New government data shows drivers suffered an increase in delays on major A-roads and motorways in England in 2018.

RAC and Autofirst collaboration brings ‘biggest independent garage network in country’

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The RAC has partnered with Autofirst Network to create what’s billed as the biggest independent garage network in the country.

Vehicle thefts up nearly 50% in five years

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Theft of motor vehicles has leapt 49% over the last five years, according to new data by the Home Office on crime recorded by the police.