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Tag : RAC

RAC to demo latest recovery innovations at WLTP Challenge

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months 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

6 months 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

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

10 months ago / 0 comments

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’

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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.

Supermarket fuel pricing behaviour could spell bleaker year for drivers

12 months ago / 0 comments

Fuel prices fell for the second month in a row in December but are still too high – with changes in supermarket fuel retailing being held … Read More »

Pothole reports in Britain soar

12 months ago / 0 comments

More than half a million potholes were reported by public to local authorities across the UK for repair in 2017 – an increase of 44% on … Read More »

Brits urged to stop friends from drink-driving

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nearly four in 10 people (37%) have friends who they believe have driven while being over the limit.

Asda sparks fresh supermarket fuel price war

1 year ago / 0 comments

Asda is cutting unleaded fuel prices from today in a move likely to see other supermarkets follow suit.

Drivers more wedded to cars than ever

1 year ago / 0 comments

Drivers’ dependency on their cars has jumped to the highest-ever level due to a claimed deterioration in public transport services.

‘No end in sight’ to pump price rises, warns RAC

1 year ago / 0 comments

Increases in both petrol and diesel prices in August mean that unleaded and diesel are now at their highest level in over four years – with … Read More »

Six in 10 drivers say ‘black box’ insurance has made them safer

1 year ago / 0 comments

Six in 10 (62%) RAC Black Box Car Insurance customers say that having a device fitted in their car to monitor their driving behaviour has made … Read More »

August bank holiday could increase journey times fourfold

1 year ago / 0 comments

More than 14 million cars are expected to take to the country’s major roads over the coming bank holiday, potentially increasing journey times fourfold for some … Read More »

Drink-drive casualties and fatalities on the rise

1 year ago / 0 comments

Casualties and fatalities from accidents involving drink driving increased in 2016, leading to calls for a renewed government focus.