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RAC says drivers should feel angry as price of petrol only reduces slightly in August - despite big drop in wholesale costs

RAC says drivers should feel angry as price of petrol only reduces slightly in August - despite big drop in wholesale costs

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 00:01 BST

Drivers are continuing to suffer from poor value at the pumps, figures suggest

More than 16.5m leisure trips planned this bank holiday weekend as summer makes a welcome return

More than 16.5m leisure trips planned this bank holiday weekend as summer makes a welcome return

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2019 12:38 BST

Joint work by the RAC and INRIX shows when and where the roads are likely to be busy this coming weekend

RAC and 1ST CENTRAL announce breakdown cover partnership

RAC and 1ST CENTRAL announce breakdown cover partnership

Press releases   •   Aug 19, 2019 00:01 BST

RAC and 1ST CENTRAL have today announced a new partnership that will make RAC breakdown cover available to the car insurer’s 500,000 customers from 12th September 2019.

Majority of drivers unaware of UK alternatives to expensive foreign car hire excess insurance

Majority of drivers unaware of UK alternatives to expensive foreign car hire excess insurance

Press releases   •   Aug 17, 2019 00:01 BST

One in five risk paying large hire car insurance excesses if they damage the vehicle. RAC launches car hire excess insurance to give drivers good value peace of mind. Buy specialist more comprehensive product at home for around a third of the price

8 in 10 UK airports increase pick-up and drop-off fees in 2019

8 in 10 UK airports increase pick-up and drop-off fees in 2019

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC’s annual look at how airport drop-off and pick-up charges have changed at the UK's 22 busiest airports since 2018. Three-quarters of UK airports put up pick-up charges in 2019. More than a third of airports increase drop-off fees for drivers. London Stansted found to be most expensive for all types of short-term parking

 July sees return to rising pump prices … and more could be on the way

July sees return to rising pump prices … and more could be on the way

Press releases   •   Aug 03, 2019 00:01 BST

After a month of falling fuel prices in June, July saw both petrol and diesel rise once again as the pound lost 3% on the dollar, data from RAC Fuel Watch* reveals. Petrol went up by 1.55p and diesel by nearly 1p. A 3% fall in the value of pound could hurt drivers if oil goes up.

RAC launches car hire excess insurance to give drivers good value peace of mind

RAC launches car hire excess insurance to give drivers good value peace of mind

Press releases   •   Aug 02, 2019 11:07 BST

​RAC Insurance has launched a specialist car hire excess insurance policy in a bid to give drivers a far more affordable way of protecting themselves against the high charges associated with renting vehicles

Are we there yet? UK drivers’ safety at risk abroad as majority are prepared for marathon drives without a stop
One in five Brits take gamble by going on holiday without travel insurance

One in five Brits take gamble by going on holiday without travel insurance

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2019 10:52 BST

Holidaymakers are risking paying thousands in medical bills or lost property by not taking out travel insurance, new RAC Insurance research suggests

RAC patrols deal with fewer ‘pothole call-outs’ in Q2 2019

RAC patrols deal with fewer ‘pothole call-outs’ in Q2 2019

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 00:01 BST

12 months to June 2019 sees the lowest number of pothole breakdowns attended by the RAC since Q3 2007

Busiest summer getaway since 2014 expected with over 13m leisure journeys planned this weekend

Busiest summer getaway since 2014 expected with over 13m leisure journeys planned this weekend

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2019 00:01 BST

A new study by the RAC and INRIX shows where and when the UK's roads are likely to be busiest from the end of this week

UK drivers heading across the Channel in the dark about French driving rules and regulations

UK drivers heading across the Channel in the dark about French driving rules and regulations

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2019 00:01 BST

​UK drivers heading to France this summer are in the dark about a number of driving rules and regulations, and the arrival of new speed cameras, RAC research finds

RAC renews telematics contract with Euro Car Parts for fleet of 3,000-plus vehicles

RAC renews telematics contract with Euro Car Parts for fleet of 3,000-plus vehicles

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 14:49 BST

The RAC and Euro Car Parts have signed a further contract to provide the car parts distributor with a telematics and driving monitoring service for its entire fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles.

Price of fuel finally drops in June ending four months of rises at the pumps

Price of fuel finally drops in June ending four months of rises at the pumps

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:58 BST

With a drop in the cost of oil, UK petrol and diesel prices at last eased in June new figures show

RAC provides breakdown support for visitors to Silverstone Classic

RAC provides breakdown support for visitors to Silverstone Classic

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 13:08 BST

Visitors to this year's Silverstone Classic event at the end of July will benefit from complimentary breakdown assistance, it is announced

RAC renews its long relationship with The Camping and Caravanning Club
Drivers face daytrip distress as RAC predicts peak in hot weather breakdowns this weekend

Drivers face daytrip distress as RAC predicts peak in hot weather breakdowns this weekend

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 10:21 BST

The RAC expects breakdowns to increase by as much as 50% in some areas over the next few days

Drivers who suffer glare from headlights say the problem is getting worse

Drivers who suffer glare from headlights say the problem is getting worse

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 00:01 BST

​Half of regular drivers say they are suffering more from the effect of dazzling headlights than they were just 12 months ago, research conducted by the RAC has found

May makes it four miserable months of price rises at the pumps

May makes it four miserable months of price rises at the pumps

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 00:01 BST

At 130.57p, a litre of petrol now costs 11p more than it did at the start of February. But with oil prices down at the end of May, does this signal some imminent price cuts?

Manchester roadside technician named RAC Patrol of the Year

Manchester roadside technician named RAC Patrol of the Year

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 00:01 BST

An RAC patrol has received the prestigious accolade just two years into his role