Author: James Ruppert

Simoniz Scientists help you prepare for winter

Here is Phil Carruthers Chemist at Simoniz, just one of the scientists helping to protect your car this winter. Washing your car in the winter months can seem like a fool’s errand! Who hasn’t experienced the feeling of seeing the rain pour onto a just-cleaned car? Despite this, keeping your car clean and free from salt and mud is crucial to avoid paint damage and serious wear and tear. The extra rain, snow, sleet, dirt and grit could cause corrosion to the paint and undercarriage, impacting on its retail value. For over 100 years, Simoniz has been developing award-winning,...

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Exchange and Mart Highlight Dangers of Device Driving

BRAKE’s annual spotlight on Road Safety starts from 20 November this year and Exchange and Mart is embracing this opportunity to remind drivers to put their phones down to save lives. Exchange and Mart figures* show that 28% of motorists admit to using their phone while driving, which makes them four times more likely to be in a crash**. Crucially, Exchange and Mart reminds drivers that using a mobile device while driving is illegal, as well as extremely dangerous. Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a modern phenomenon that keeps people glued to their phones and mobile devices, in...

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Alice goes riding in Central Park for the Pirelli 2018 Calendar

Imagine riding in Central Park alongside the Mad Hatter or Alice or the Queen of Hearts. The impossible happened in New York thanks to the “The Mad Hatter’s Ride”, promoted by Pirelli on the day of the launch of its 2018 Calendar by Tim Walker and inspired by “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland”. It gave cyclists the chance to ride side-by-side with a dozen riders dressed up as the characters imagined by Lewis Carroll. The original initiative was born to share the launch of the calendar with New York and to celebrate Pirelli’s return this year to the...

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Vauxhall and the London to Brighton.

We would have posted this days ago, but producing prints from those Edwardian cameras takes rather longer than digital. Vauxhall’s 1904 6HP is one of London to Brighton’s best-known entrants and had its 55th outing last weekend. Vauxhall’s former MD, Percy Kidner entered the same car in the very first London to Brighton Run 90 years ago It has only failed to complete run on two occasions in last 90 years This is one of earliest Vauxhall’s in existence; first cars produced in 1903. Vauxhall 6HP built in Vauxhall, South London, with a 1-litre engine; two forward gears; tiller...

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MotorEasy adds breakdown cover

Car maintenance and ownership service, MotorEasy, has launched a unique new breakdown cover product, the first to include a free health check at inception which comes with access to its comprehensive online car maintenance management portal. This means that customers who take out breakdown cover with MotorEasy not only benefit from peace of mind in unfortunate breakdown scenarios, but can also take advantage of their password-protected account area to explore other motoring maintenance services offered by MotorEasy in one easily accessible place. The breakdown product includes alternative transport, emergency overnight accommodation, driver illness / injury, key recovery, misfuel assist...

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