Category Archives: Road Rants

Isle of Man-ners makes driving a pleasure

Call me old-fashioned but when someone does you a favour you say ‘thank you’. Unfortunately, all too often good manners seem to go out of the car window when we get behind the wheel. In the cut and thrust of … Continue reading

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Drive24 is now on Facebook and Google+

We’re happy to announce that drive24 has just launched a new Facebook page and Google+ account for car lovers. Follow our car and motor market news and advice, enter competitions and join in the conversation with your own tips, stories … Continue reading

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I Spy From My Hilux…

From my lofty perch inside the Toyota Hilux I’ve been driving lately I’ve seen many things. I’m no stranger to chunky 4x4s and pick-ups and what many owners say about feeling safe thanks to the raised driving is largely true. … Continue reading

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Miles Away

It’s a dilly of a pickle alright. Don’t mention the F-word (fuel) but it’s more expensive than ever before, and will probably continue do increase in price until the taps get turned off for good. Add into that the vehicle … Continue reading

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It’s either winter tyres or barbecuing the dog

And so, as the final week of February is upon us the official-ish end of winter is nigh. This year there was more hype than ever about winter tyres, and in the end most of us had a total of … Continue reading

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Save Me

Rather than being surprised by the weather, we should be surprised that we are at all surprised. Since the start of the year it has been insufferably cold in the way that only the UK can be; having spoken to … Continue reading

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Parking in the Name

If ever there was a yardstick to show just how badly we’re in need of job creation schemes, it’s that traffic wardens still exist. In an ideal world councils wouldn’t be able to fill their vacant traffic warden posts because … Continue reading

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Sigh of the times

I got stuck in traffic today. Nothing unusual in that of course, happens almost every time you get into a car. But today was a little different as it was an accident that brought the whole thing to an unusually … Continue reading

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