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Fleet reliability could hit deliveries during Black Friday rush

Fleet reliability could hit deliveries during Black Friday rush

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2015 09:48 GMT

As ‘Black Friday’ hits and the start of the nation’s Christmas shopping spree begins, new research from RAC Truck Rescue highlights concerns among some fleet operators that reliability issues could impact delivery logistics.

Motorists not put off diesel by VW emissions scandal

Motorists not put off diesel by VW emissions scandal

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2015 09:27 GMT

Six in 10 drivers say they have lost confidence in all vehicle manufacturers' environmental claims since the emissions scandal - but nearly three-quarters of drivers say they are generally more worried about fuel consumption than they are about health-harming emissions

RAC Rally returns to the motor sport calendar

RAC Rally returns to the motor sport calendar

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2015 14:06 GMT

​The RAC, Royal Automobile Club and HERO Events announce the return next November of one of the most iconic and famous rallies in the world, the RAC Rally of the Tests.

Petrol and diesel price cuts expected as oil hits $40 a barrel

Petrol and diesel price cuts expected as oil hits $40 a barrel

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2015 10:13 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data indicates a further round of fuel price cuts are due, with crude oil this week hitting $40 a barrel - its lowest price in more than six years

Ford calls in RAC to optimise service quality

Ford calls in RAC to optimise service quality

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2015 15:06 GMT

Ford technicians across its dealership network have been praised for the high quality of their vehicle servicing by RAC engineers. This follows a successful 10-year association to provide independent assessment of customer vehicle repair and servicing quality.

Six in 10 motorists worry about hidden garage costs

Six in 10 motorists worry about hidden garage costs

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2015 00:01 GMT

​As many as six in 10 motorists (59%) claim to worry about hidden costs when booking their car into a garage for an MOT, service or repair, new research for RAC Garage Compare has found

Keychoice chooses RAC as exclusive partner for motor breakdown services

Keychoice chooses RAC as exclusive partner for motor breakdown services

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2015 17:02 GMT

Keychoice, the insurance distribution business owned by SSP, has signed a new deal that will see the RAC become the exclusive partner for motor breakdown.

Eldon Insurance launches joint offer with the RAC

Eldon Insurance launches joint offer with the RAC

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2015 10:58 GMT

Eldon Insurance has launched a new partnership with the RAC which will allow its brands to offer policy holders the very best breakdown cover on the road.

Over half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy

Over half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2015 00:01 GMT

​More than half of young drivers do not budget enough money to pay for their insurance in their first year of driving, new RAC research reveals.

“It’s cheaper to pay the charges” say a quarter of UK companies

“It’s cheaper to pay the charges” say a quarter of UK companies

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2015 00:01 GMT

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK firms would prefer to pay a charge than invest in upgraded fleets to operate in clean air zones, research by RAC Business has revealed as a government consultation into UK-wide zones comes to an end today (Nov 6).

Price of petrol falls for fourth consecutive month

Price of petrol falls for fourth consecutive month

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2015 00:01 GMT

The average price of petrol fell for the fourth consecutive month with a further 1.6p being shaved off a litre in October, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch data.

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Vehicle history data from the RAC reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life, as just 10% of used car buyers bother to check a car’s history before buying.

Motorists to pay an extra £386 million a year  as result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Motorists to pay an extra £386 million a year as result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC warns tax hike will hit UK’s newest drivers the hardest

More than 80% of company car drivers admit motorway speeding

More than 80% of company car drivers admit motorway speeding

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2015 09:24 GMT

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, but still consider themselves to be law-abiding drivers, research from RAC Business has found.

RAC announces new road safety partnership with The Scout Association

RAC announces new road safety partnership with The Scout Association

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2015 00:01 GMT

​The RAC’s road safety charity and The Scout Association has announced a three year partnership to promote road safety to over half a million Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts across the UK.

RAC announces two new state-of-the-art high definition dash cams

RAC announces two new state-of-the-art high definition dash cams

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

The RAC launches two new additions to its dash cam product range, the RAC 04 and RAC 05

Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability

Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

More than a third (35%) of businesses in the UK have used telematics tracking technology to contest either a speeding fine or a false insurance claim, new research from RAC Business reveals.

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile phone at the wheel fall by half in five years

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile phone at the wheel fall by half in five years

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

Fewer motorists are being prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving than ever before, despite official figures showing a persistent number of drivers still using a phone at the wheel

​RAC to drive down the cost of motoring for new and young drivers with launch of Black Box Insurance

​RAC to drive down the cost of motoring for new and young drivers with launch of Black Box Insurance

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2015 00:01 BST

The RAC is today launching RAC Black Box Insurance, giving every new and young driver the chance to lower their car insurance premiums by demonstrating they are safe behind the wheel through the use of advanced telematics technology.

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 00:01 BST

​A new study reveals the number of motorists now using dash cams to record their journeys has more than doubled in the last year to 2.9 million