Motoring blog

Our blog features motoring news, tips and expert advice bought to you by the AA Motoring team.

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23 May 2017

Does my car need to see a transmission physician?

Most vehicles are fitted with a transmission of some description. But how do you know if you’re experiencing problems with your transmission or if its behaviour is normal? Seeing as repairing or repla... Read more

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19 May 2017

10 things to know about EVs

There is no shortage of hype around electric vehicles. Headlines like “Tomorrow’s vehicles – today” or “The clean, green future of the car” feature in most media stories about them and there is no dou... Read more

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16 May 2017

All these apps in my car

As the years have gone by, we’ve all become accustomed to the various smartphone applications on offer. They’ve replaced notepads and maps that we once carried around with us and even the friend that ... Read more


12 May 2017

Watch what happens when a Toyota Corolla 1998 crashes in to the 2015 model

People are twice as likely to die in a crash if the car they’re travelling in was built before 2000. To demonstrate that, the AA and Transport Agency has today revealed the result of a car-to-car cras... Read more

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12 May 2017

Stay singing in the rain

When the rain starts to fall, and it’s not been shy of doing that lately, you need your wipers to be up to scratch. Here’s your windscreen 101 to prevent vision impairment. Smearing If your wipers sme... Read more

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11 May 2017

May 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 10 May 2017 A further 2c drop in retail prices has been observed across the board, again reflecting lower commodity prices while our exchange rate remains stable. As eve... Read more

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9 May 2017

Vehicle safety devices

In years gone by, people could pop into the dairy with the doors left open and the keys still sitting in the ignition of their Kingswood with little worry. We suggest you don’t try that now. Thankfull... Read more

Car parts

3 May 2017

Pick a part that’s new?

“You’re going to need a new…” – it’s the start of that sentence that nobody ever wants to hear from their technician after they’ve taken their car in to the workshop for a service or inspection. The n... Read more

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2 May 2017

Common car buying mistakes

Whether it’s the first, second, third – ok, you get the idea – time that you’ve bought a car, mistakes can still be made during the buying process. Often the thrill of buying a car can be peppered wit... Read more

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26 April 2017

Volvo say new XC60 will be 'one of the safest vehicles ever made'

Volvo's next generation XC60 starts production this month and a press release from the Swedish automotive giant promises autonomous safety tech that will make it "one of the safest vehicles ever made"... Read more

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