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31 million Christmas car journeys to take place by Boxing Day as motorists get set for a festive rush

31 million Christmas car journeys to take place by Boxing Day as motorists get set for a festive rush

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 12:59 GMT

​This year’s great Christmas getaway will see 31 million car journeys taken by road as motorists leave to spend the festive season with family and friends,* according to new RAC Traffic Watch data.

Supermarkets should lead the way by selling diesel for under £1 a litre

Supermarkets should lead the way by selling diesel for under £1 a litre

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC urges retailers not to take advantage of motorists by charging more for diesel than they should

Petrol to fall to £1 a litre for Christmas as oil goes below $40

Petrol to fall to £1 a litre for Christmas as oil goes below $40

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Motorists will be treated to petrol at £1 a litre or under in time for Christmas if retailers ‘do the right thing’ and pass on savings in the wholesale price, according to RAC Fuel Watch data

A landmark fuel month: diesel drops to lowest price in six years and petrol drops for fifth month in a row

A landmark fuel month: diesel drops to lowest price in six years and petrol drops for fifth month in a row

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data reveals November 2015 was a landmark month for the UK fuel market, with the average price of diesel hitting its lowest level for six years

CVC Capital Partners forms partnership with GIC to invest in the RAC as Carlyle Group exits

CVC Capital Partners forms partnership with GIC to invest in the RAC as Carlyle Group exits

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 09:00 GMT

The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”), CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, announced today that funds advised by CVC have entered into a partnership with GIC and will become a co-shareholder in the RAC through the purchase of Carlyle’s stake in the RAC.

One in five motorists would consider a low-carbon car, but new vehicle tax changes likely to put them off

One in five motorists would consider a low-carbon car, but new vehicle tax changes likely to put them off

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2015 00:01 GMT

Research from the RAC Report on Motoring highlights motorists' enthusiasm for hybrid and electric vehicles - but the RAC fears changes to car tax could dampen this

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.