Motorists waste up to £6bn worth of fuel a year, says Halfords

According to new research from Halfords, the average motorist could be spending £200 a year more on fuel than they need to. In the case of commercial vehicle drivers with higher annual mileage, this figure could edge closer to £1,000.  Across the UK’s entire fleet,...

Halfords Calls For Change to Minimum Legal Tyre Tread Depth

Since 1992, the minimum legal tyre tread depth in the UK has been 1.6mm. But is it time for this figure to be revised? Halfords certainly think so. Following the publication of a new study, conducted by Professor Peter Wells at Cardiff University’s Centre for...

Automotive Trade Bodies Launch Petition Against ‘4-1-1’ MOT

A petition to stop the Government’s long-rumoured plans to extend the MOT grace period for newer vehicles has been launched and is rapidly gaining momentum. Currently, new vehicles don’t have to be tested until they’re three years old. But, under the new proposals,...