Driving with snow on your car roof could lead to hefty fine and licence points – warning

It’s also not illegal to drive with the interior light on in the car – a common misconception. A whopping 46 percent believe it’s not legal when in reality it is. Phil Morgan, Head of findandfundmycar.com, commented in the findings: “While the chances of getting fined for doing any of the above offences are extremely low, they’re still not worth the risk. “While some of the offences might not be commonly known, but nobody wants to risk their safety or have to pay a hefty fine for something that they…

Classic car sales: Historic Bentley and Jaguar smash Hagerty Price Guide as values soar

Classic car specialists at Hagerty analyse the market regularly and provide insight into the best models for owners to invest in. However, Hagerty has revealed a selection of vehicles outperformed expert opinions in 2020 with prices rising on a range of unique classic models. 1972 Bentley Corniche Hagerty had priced the almost 50-year-old model at £62,100 during its initial valuation. However, the luxury model achieved a higher £80,000 to £90,000 valuation at Silverstone Auctions before hitting the hammer for £158,625. Experts at Hagerty said the 155 percent increase on the…

MG car: Which? Urges MG to take action after fears the roof rack is a decoration

In a statement issued to Express.co.uk, MG said they were still unsure whether the roof racks could carry weight. As things stand, drivers are urged not to carry items on the roof rack until further investigations have taken place. The statement said: “As a vehicle importer we take the safety of our cars and our customers very seriously. “With MG5 EV, we initially believed that the car was approved to carry weight on its roof, but we have since become aware of some missing engineering data meaning that we are –…

Vauxhall emissions claim: Millions of owners could be affected by new legal action

A new legal action has been launched claiming the defeat devices were installed on over 600,000 Vauxhall models. The Vauxhall Pay Up campaign claims drivers were mis-sold cars which had cheated their emissions tests. Edward Cardington, Partner at Millberg London LLP and lead lawyer for the Vauxhall Pay Up Campaign has urged owners to check whether they are eligible to join the campaign. He said: “The Vauxhall Pay Up campaign has set out to prove that Vauxhall cheated both the emissions tests and hardworking British drivers. “Motorists were promised a…

Driving test petition: Learner drivers desperately demand to pass without taking test

“Frustrations are high, but we simply don’t agree with passing learner drivers outside of the current DVSA managed examination process. “A car can offer the driver freedom and independence, but we must not forget the dangers of a vehicle, especially for those unfit or without the necessary formal qualifications.” Driving tests were immediately suspended in March 2020 when the pandemic broke out with only emergency service and key workers allowed to take one. A few tests were carried out over the summer when restrictions eased but this was still dramatically…

Top Gear rivals Three Men Four Wheels presenters pick the best classic cars of the future

The presenters of new Top Gear rival Three Men: Four Wheels reveal hundreds of road users may have future classics already on their driveway. From electric car innovations to era-defining hatchbacks, the team predicts which of today’s modern road cars will be looked back on most favourably. The stunning model is a fashion statement with a range of technology installed to push the brand well into the 21st century. The iconic Starlight headliner creates a magical starlit sky on the roof of the car’s interior while principal Rolls Royce features remain…

Car tax changes: New Outer London road fee is down to Sadiq Khan ‘mismanagement’

Car tax updates could see a £3.50 charge issued to drivers who enter Outer London boroughs. The new charge will apply to the most polluting vehicles in the capital to generate more money to use on public transport services. However, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Conservative mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey has attacked the proposals. The Tory candidate confirmed he would move to scrap the proposals if he was elected as Mayor next May in a new manifesto pledge. Mr Bailey said the new charge would ensure London residents would “pick…

Renault 5 ‘cult car’ will be relaunched as new fully-electric model by French manufacturer

The Renault 5 prototype will be the “rebirth of a cult car” for the French firm with a 100 percent fully-electric twist. The original Renault 5 four-passenger supermini became the best selling car in France from 1972 to 1986 with over 5million models sold. The bonnet air intakes include the charging hatch with the rear lights featuring the original cars classic aero flaps. The new model will feature distinctive nods to the original Renault 5 on the side grid, wheels and rear logo. Gilles Vidal, Renault Design Director said the…

Volkswagen Golf drivers to benefit from new ‘software update’ to fix technology glitches

However, Volkswagen has reiterated to Express.co.uk the issue is not a recall as vehicles do not need to be brought to garages for safety concerns. Instead, the updates are simply a service campaign with vehicles benefiting from a new software update. The new model is more reliant on new technology and software than previous models which have generated some teething problems. VW boasts the new Golf 8 car comes fitted with a “wide selection of pioneering technology” to create the “most responsive” Golf model yet. The new Innovation Cockpit allows drivers to easily…

Driving test: Learners have paid £2.2million to DVSA through cancelled theory tests

Analysis from insurance experts at Marmalade has warned 49,543 theory test certificates expired throughout 2020. Learner drivers would then need to pay £23 to retake their tests and would effectively lose the £23 they initially paid to pass. This would mean each driver would have paid £46 to pass their test through circumstances out of their control, equating at revenue of £2.2million. However, more drivers are set to be affected by the issue in 2021 as theory tests are again cancelled during the lockdown. Marmalade has revealed if the lockdown…