By Martin Saarinen from Auto Express
Car parking spaces will be made bigger in the future to accommodate the rising number of SUVs and large 4x4s which have caused a sharp rise in the number of car park accidents, the UK’s largest car park provider has said.
- date:17 Feb 2017
By Helen Dolphin
It's half-term! If you're looking for a fun, family day out in your Motability Scheme car, have you thought about a trip to your local safari park? Independent mobility consultant Helen Dolphin MBE reviews her recent trip and gives tips on what to see, when and accessibility.
- date:11 Feb 2017
By Hugo Griffiths from Car Buyer
Like the seatbelt, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) is one of the first safety features ever fitted to cars. It's been saving motorists' lives since the 1960s, and all mass-market cars sold in the EU since 2004 must have it, by law. But how does ABS work, and why is it so effective?
- date:9 Feb 2017
By Tom Wiltshire from Auto Express
A misted-up windscreen is one of the most irritating parts of winter driving. If you find yourself battling with the heater controls in a bid to clear the fog from the glass, you’re not alone. But what’s the best way to demist your windows and clear the condensation in as quick a time as possible?
- date:1 Feb 2017
By Joe Finnerty from Auto Express
An "autopilot" in the brain that prevents distracted drivers veering off course stops working when you're reading or sending text messages at the wheel, a new scientific study has found. The findings, published in the Scientific Reports journal, suggest texting is an especially hazardous activity for motorists.
- date:27 Jan 2017
- date:26 Jan 2017
By Laura Marcus
There is lots of support available if you have arthritis and are looking for ways to continue using a car and enjoying the freedom and independence that comes with driving. We asked for some specialist advice from a Motability Scheme adaptations installer, below.
- date:25 Jan 2017
- date:24 Jan 2017
In-car technologies are always changing; features such as keyless entry systems, sat navs and parking sensors can provide numerous benefits and are becoming more popular. Additionally, the EU directive for all new cars to emit fewer emissions over the forthcoming years means that several initiatives have come into play to help reduce engine emissions; stop-start technology, diesel particulate filters and semi-automatics are among these changes.
- date:23 Jan 2017
By Tim Barnes-Clay
The government plans to bring in changes to the way that driving tests are carried out in the United Kingdom this year. Actual driving time will double to around 20 minutes, and some traditional manoeuvres — for instance, reversing around a corner — will be replaced by more ‘real-world’ trials, such as reversing into a parking bay. The alterations have been welcomed by many, but what if you are disabled and want to learn how to drive? How does this affect you?
- date:22 Jan 2017