1st CENTRAL

23rd March 2017
Motorists are being left in the dark about their rights to challenge fines

Councils fail to explain rights to challenge parking fines

If there’s one thing worse than getting a parking ticket and paying a fine… it’s paying it unnecessarily. And by the sounds of things, a lot […]
21st March 2017
On Tuesday, three of UK’s supermarket chains cut prices at the pumps

Asda starts a petrol price war

There are a lot of things that can make us motorists mad. Constant traffic, never-ending roadworks and, obviously, that one driver that never says thank you. […]
20th March 2017
Sebastian Priaulx and 1st CENTRAL join forces in long-term sponsorship agreement

Sebastian Priaulx and 1st CENTRAL join forces in long-term sponsorship agreement

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be the title sponsor of the successful Ginetta Junior Championship driver Sebastian Priaulx! 1ST CENTRAL launched in 2008 and has quickly […]
17th March 2017
Easter road trips

This Easter’s perfect family road trip destinations

April and May are great months. The weather’s finally improving, the days are getting longer and, most importantly, we get four bank holidays. That only means […]
16th March 2017
The most efficient way to stop drink-driving has come into question

LGA calls for legal drink-drive limit to be lowered

There have been new calls for the legal drink-drive limit in England and Wales to be lowered. The Local Government Association (LGA) believes the drink-drive limit […]
14th March 2017
Stars such as Pharrell Williams, Rafael Nadal and Vanessa Low support the initiative

Star studded lineup for FIA’s road safety initiative

Some of the biggest names in the world have come together in a bid to help make our roads safer. The fédération internationale de l’automobile (FIA), […]
13th March 2017
The new mobile phone penalties came into law at the start of March

New drivers will lose licence under new mobile penalties

Changes to the law which hope to prevent mobile phone use behind the wheel have taken effect. Now, if caught using a phone, you’ll receive a £200 […]
10th March 2017
From phones to make-up, the distractions were certainly varied

Bad behaviour behind the wheel revealed

As you probably know, the penalties for using your mobile phone behind the wheel changed at the start of March. If you’re caught using your phone, […]
8th March 2017
Ann Wisdom and Pat Moss awarded the Coupe des Dames

Celebrating women in motorsport

Off the back of our recent announcement of our venture into motorsport, and the fact that today is International Women’s Day, we’ve put together a list […]
6th March 2017
A car telling terrible jokes? That might drive us mad…

Could your car read your mind? Ford thinks so.

So, how are you? Happy? Stressed? Confused about the prospect of a car knowing how you feel? We totally understand if it’s the last one, after […]
3rd March 2017
Mother looking at her son at the back seat of a car

New child car seat rules explained

The laws behind child car seats changed on 1st March, but a study shows the majority of UK parents don’t even know what the old laws […]
1st March 2017
New penalties will see both the fine and the points received double

Penalties double for drivers using their mobile phones

As of today, penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving have doubled. Previously, drivers receive three points and a £100 fine if they’re […]
23rd February 2017
Follow these top tips for driving safely in high winds

How to stay safe in windy weather

Windy weather can cause trouble on the roads. Luckily, IAM RoadSmart has come up with 5 simple tips to stay safe when the gusts pick up, […]
22nd February 2017
Straßenverkehr in Hamburg, Deutschland

UK has third-highest road congestion in Europe

Third place normally isn’t bad. We’d take a bronze medal in Judo any day of the week… mainly because we’ve had no judo training whatsoever. But, […]
17th February 2017
The light-up lollipop has already shown results in early trials

New light-up lollipop invention set to save lives

There is a light and it never goes out. Now, just because there’s no evidence to suggest Morrissey was singing about a future light-up school crossing […]
16th February 2017
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Bad driving makes you less attractive – fact!

Forget how you look. Forget trying to be funny. It doesn’t even matter how kind you are. There’s a new golden rule of attraction. It’s how […]
14th February 2017
1st central car love

Why do people love their cars?

It’s February – the month of love. And to celebrate this amorous time of year, we decided to look into why us Brits hold such an […]
13th February 2017
Relationship goals: never needing to lie about an accident

Would you tell your partner if you damaged their car?

You’d never keep something from your partner… would you? A new study from AlloyGator has discovered just how honest UK drivers are. Specifically, how honest drivers […]
10th February 2017
Keep your car clean… or people may not be too fond of you

80% of drivers make passengers follow strict hygiene rules

The first rule of the Car Hygiene Club is… well, you need a clean car obviously… CarGurus have researched the hygiene habits of UK drivers – […]
9th February 2017
Hand of car mechanic with wrench. Auto repair garage.

(Car) service with a smile

They say only a bad craftsman blames their tools. We have to disagree. If a craftsman has a broken saw and half a screwdriver, it doesn’t […]