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RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories

RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Motorcycles, motorhomes and light commercial vehicles all now covered by the RAC's vehicle check service

DVLA annual accounts show a £93m loss in revenue  following the abolition of the paper tax disc

DVLA annual accounts show a £93m loss in revenue following the abolition of the paper tax disc

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 13:08 BST

RAC fears evasion has played a part in increased loss of revenue from vehicle excise duty shown in DVLA's annual report and accounts published on 19 July 2016

Lower petrol prices fuel business expansion

Lower petrol prices fuel business expansion

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 00:01 BST

UK businesses have saved on average 11% on their fuel bills in the last year, according to new research by RAC Business*. Company owners have capitalised on the 10p drop at the pump since last June by investing in new vehicles and increasing the number of journeys driven by employees.

RAC predicts ‘traffic overdrive’ as schools break up for summer

RAC predicts ‘traffic overdrive’ as schools break up for summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2016 12:38 BST

An RAC Traffic Watch study has found 14.4m car trips are expected on the UK's major roads from Thursday to Sunday. Black Friday to be worse than 2015 with 3.3m leisure journeys

​Motorists in Glasgow most likely to buy a used car ‘blind’

​Motorists in Glasgow most likely to buy a used car ‘blind’

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2016 00:01 BST

​Motorists in Glasgow are most likely to buy a used car ‘blind’ without checking its history before parting with their cash, according to new data from the RAC’s Car Passport vehicle check service.

It’s what’s on the outside that counts: RAC Cars uncovers Britain’s ‘superficial society’ of motorists

It’s what’s on the outside that counts: RAC Cars uncovers Britain’s ‘superficial society’ of motorists

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 11:54 BST

Britain’s ‘superficial society’ of motorists clean outside of vehicles but leave inside to fester

Six in 10 don’t bother with travel insurance when holidaying in the UK

Six in 10 don’t bother with travel insurance when holidaying in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 00:01 BST

Nearly six in 10 people don’t take out travel insurance to cover themselves when holidaying in the UK

RAC calls on fuel retailers to pass on wholesale unleaded price savings

RAC calls on fuel retailers to pass on wholesale unleaded price savings

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2016 00:01 BST

​The RAC is urging retailers to cut the forecourt price of petrol to reflect the falling price of unleaded fuel on the wholesale market

RAC recruiting 30 additional patrols across the UK

RAC recruiting 30 additional patrols across the UK

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2016 12:08 BST

The RAC is recruiting 30 new patrols to fill vacancies across the UK to meet growing needs of its eight million members

Motorists hit by fourth straight month of fuel price rises

Motorists hit by fourth straight month of fuel price rises

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2016 00:01 BST

The average prices of petrol and diesel have increased for the fourth month running, according to RAC Fuel Watch data for June

Trucks off the road costing businesses more than £7k a year

Trucks off the road costing businesses more than £7k a year

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 10:15 BST

UK firms running van and HGV fleets could be losing more than £7,000 a year through vehicles being off the road due to breakdown, according to new research* by RAC Business. The survey of 500 businesses ranging in size from SME to large corporates, found fleet managers face a raft of challenges when it comes to the cost of dealing with breakdown and loss of business.

Gadget-mad Brits now taking £20bn electronic devices on holiday with them

Gadget-mad Brits now taking £20bn electronic devices on holiday with them

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2016 00:01 BST

Research from RAC Travel Insurance reveals that British holidaymakers take an average of 3.2 gadgets away with them, totalling 121.4m throughout the year

Potholes and congestion top Brit bosses’ business bugbears

Potholes and congestion top Brit bosses’ business bugbears

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 00:01 BST

Damage to vehicles due to potholes and sitting in congested traffic are the top business bugbears for companies that run fleets, according to new research by RAC Business*.

Motorists want more severe penalties for illegal mobile phone use

Motorists want more severe penalties for illegal mobile phone use

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2016 00:01 BST

New research finds half of motorists believe the current penalties of a fine and points for illegal mobile phone use should be more severe

UK's ‘superficial society’ of motorists only ever clean outside of their car

UK's ‘superficial society’ of motorists only ever clean outside of their car

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 00:01 BST

​Research from RAC Cars reveals three-quarters of Brits would rather go the extra mile to make the outside of their motor gleam

Business need for greater awareness of sleep disorders at work

Business need for greater awareness of sleep disorders at work

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2016 16:23 BST

​Findings from new research into a sleeping disorder reveals eight out of 10 businesses that run fleets would benefit from greater awareness of the condition

May sees price of petrol and diesel increase for third month in a row

May sees price of petrol and diesel increase for third month in a row

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2016 00:01 BST

RAC Fuel Watch data shows the price of fuel has risen for the third straight month

Tea firm’s fleet less thirsty after installing RAC Telematics

Tea firm’s fleet less thirsty after installing RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2016 11:46 BST

A family-run tea merchant is set to install RAC Telematics across its entire delivery fleet following a successful trial which identified a range of businesses benefits, including 10 per cent off its fuel bill.

Small businesses lose £3.5k a year on preventable breakdowns

Small businesses lose £3.5k a year on preventable breakdowns

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Small businesses in the UK say they have to deal with vehicles being out of action for almost three working weeks (14 days) on average each year, due to preventable breakdowns. New research by RAC Business has discovered this equates to an average income loss of £248 per day for each working day lost, or £3,472 across the year.

RAC expects busiest late spring bank holiday on the roads in three years

RAC expects busiest late spring bank holiday on the roads in three years

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 10:00 BST

More than 15 million cars will be on the country’s major roads for the coming bank holiday getaway, RAC Traffic Watch data predicts