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RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year  for first time since 2013

RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year for first time since 2013

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 00:01 GMT

The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by RAC patrols from October to December 2016 gave rise to the first fourth quarter increase in this type of problem since 2013.

Almost half of young drivers prepared to cheat the system to get lower insurance premiums

Almost half of young drivers prepared to cheat the system to get lower insurance premiums

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2017 00:01 GMT

Nearly half of young drivers think it’s acceptable to get cheaper car insurance via the illegal practice of fronting, new research has found.

RAC holds patrol recruitment open day at Walsall HQ

RAC holds patrol recruitment open day at Walsall HQ

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2017 15:42 GMT

The RAC which is recruiting 80 additional patrols nationwide is holding an open day to attract qualified technicians to find out more. When: Sunday 22 January 9.30am – 3.30pm. Where: RAC, Brockhurst Crescent, Bescot, Walsall WS5 4AW.

Petrol and diesel prices rise and are at highest for 18 months

Petrol and diesel prices rise and are at highest for 18 months

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2017 00:01 GMT

Petrol and diesel prices rose by around 3p a litre in December taking them to their highest average prices since July 2015, new data from RAC Fuel Watch shows

Your New Year’s resolution: stop using your handheld phone at the wheel

Your New Year’s resolution: stop using your handheld phone at the wheel

Press Releases   •   Dec 30, 2016 11:49 GMT

​The RAC is urging motorists to make it their New Year’s resolution to stop using a handheld mobile phone while driving.

RAC warns motorists not to start 2017 on a flat note

RAC warns motorists not to start 2017 on a flat note

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2016 00:01 GMT

​Millions of cars left unused over Christmas increases chances of a flat battery

RAC and RHA in joint call for driver safety

RAC and RHA in joint call for driver safety

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2016 10:54 GMT

Driving with an undiagnosed sleep condition is more dangerous than drink driving, according to leading players in the motoring sector, which have joined forces to raise awareness of the problem among employers of commercial vehicle drivers.

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest vehicle and specialist asset leasing companies, has signalled its confidence in telematics and connected vehicle technology by installing RAC devices in all of its new commercial vehicles.

2016’s prolonged Christmas getaway will see 28 million trips take place this side of Boxing Day

2016’s prolonged Christmas getaway will see 28 million trips take place this side of Boxing Day

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2016 00:01 GMT

A study of drivers' travel plans suggests getaway journeys will be more evenly spaced in the run up to Christmas this year

RAC launches first dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol

RAC launches first dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC is launching the first of its dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol vehicles in December, aiming to keep haulage and logistics customers on the move during the busiest time of the year.

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

Increasing numbers of businesses in Northern Ireland are benefitting from the cost saving features of vehicle telematics technology, according to a Belfast-based vehicle management company.

RAC launches first used car code to be fully accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

RAC launches first used car code to be fully accredited by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2016 00:01 GMT

Buyers of used vehicles through the RAC's Approved Dealer scheme will now benefit from the new, independently-accredited code

Petrol and diesel prices down in November but rises on the cards

Petrol and diesel prices down in November but rises on the cards

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC warns motorists to expect fuel price rises in December, but the outlook for 2017 is much less certain

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics  set to disrupt sector

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics set to disrupt sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2016 09:05 GMT

A truly innovative cloud-based diagnostics tool is set to disrupt the garage aftermarket sector when it is launched by Nebula Systems, a member of the RAC Group of Companies.

RAC urges Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

RAC urges Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:45 GMT

The RAC is calling on the Chancellor to play fair with motorists in tomorrow's Autumn Statement

Motorists strongly supportive of efforts to tackle air quality, including bans for the most polluting vehicles

Motorists strongly supportive of efforts to tackle air quality, including bans for the most polluting vehicles

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 00:01 GMT

An increasing number of motorists are concerned about emissions and a majority want bolder action to be taken, new data from the RAC has found

RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance form new alliance in motor services

RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance form new alliance in motor services

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance have strengthened their position as European-wide motoring services business partners, by signing a new agreement that will bring together unrivalled levels of technical expertise, experience and reach.

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC's calls for a cut in the price of fuel at the pumps, as wholesale fuel costs fall

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research for RAC Insurance highlights how prevalent car park accidents are - and how precious few motorists today own up to causing damage to another driver's vehicle