ULEZ Expansion 2023

23rd February 2023 | John

To help clear London’s air and improve public health, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023 – here is a ULEZ Expansion update from Havering Council:- ULEZ Timeline – What’s happened so far Since it was announced last spring, the Council has been working to challenge […]

Electric car demand faces hit from high prices and lack of chargers (but you can rely on In Front Autos as we have a charging point!)

31st December 2022 | John

(Article from The Independent Online) The growth in sales of new electric cars in 2023 will be suppressed by high prices and concerns over charging infrastructure, according to analysis. Consumer website Electrifying.com estimated that around 350,000 new electric cars will be sold in the UK next year. Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers […]

Scrapping annual MOT could lead to 2.9million dangerous cars on UK roads

2nd May 2022 | John

1st May 2022 – https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1603820/yearly-mot-scrapped-annual-dangerous-cars-uk Last week’s announcement that the Government is considering scrapping the required annual MOT tests for cars could have serious consequences according to experts. They warn that the rumoured changes will leave unsafe vehicles on the road for longer as one in ten fail for dangerous faults. The ditching of the annual […]

Massive number of nearly new cars ‘would fail MOTs’

4th June 2021 | John

4th June 2021 – www.dailyrecord.co.uk A study has highlighted the alarming volumes of fairly new cars that would fail an MOT even before they need one. A staggering 580,000 cars aged three years or less on UK roads would probably fail an MOT test due to potentially dangerous faults, according to a study. Analysis of […]

Toyota invests £1 million to fight catalytic converter theft in older cars

15th May 2021 | John

14th May 2021 – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news/toyota-invests-1-million-fight-catalytic-converter-theft-older-cars IN FRONT AUTOS WILL BE MONITORING THE SUPPLY OF THIS DEVICE REGULARLY – PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION Toyota will spend more than £1 million to combat catalytic converter theft on older vehicles, rates of which have risen to an all-time high. The Japanese firm will work with the police, […]

MOT test extensions blamed for two million vehicles driving ‘illegally’ on UK roads

26th April 2021 | John

24th April 2021 – www.express.co.uk Experts at KwikFit said almost two million cars were being driven illegally creating a possible road risk. Figures from the DVSA show since MOT extensions were introduced during the first lockdown, just one in five have yet to be retested. Even some of the very last cars to receive an […]

MOT test changes: New headlight rules could see classic car owners issued an instant fail

13th March 2021 | John

13th March 2021 – www.express.co.uk Classic car owners may face difficulty passing their MOT test after a new rule change by the Driver Vehicle Standard Agency (DVSA). An update to the MOT inspection manual now means classic car owners who have had LED bulbs fitted to their vehicles will fail their test. The new clarification […]

MOT test: Experts warn failure rates could be higher in 2021 as drivers avoid maintenance

4th March 2021 | John

3rd March 2021 – www.express.co.uk MOT TEST failure rates are predicted to be higher this year than in 2020 as consumers skip car regular maintenance checklist and repairs due to the coronavirus pandemic in a massive concern for garages. More than half of service and repair businesses polled by the Motor Ombudsman believe there will […]

Is your car safe and sound – or a potential MOT failure?

10th February 2021 | John

8th February 2021 – www.thecarexpert.co.uk Do you drive a car that’s car legal and roadworthy? Or are you regularly jumping behind the wheel of an MOT failure without even knowing it? The majority of motorists in the UK consider themselves law-abiding and respectful drivers. And if you’re one of them, it’s probably not your intention […]

Seven new driving laws will come into effect from 2021 affecting millions of road users

1st February 2021 | John

1st February 2021 – www.express.co.uk New driving laws are set to come into effect for millions of drivers in 2021 with many of the massive changes already being finalised. Seven new changes are set to come into effect this year with many more on the horizon for possible implementation in 2022 and beyond. Failure to […]