Family driving

12th June 2017
It is illegal to leave your pet in a car on a hot day

GEM urges drivers to keep their pets safe this summer

OK, we don’t want to jinx anything… but it’s starting to feel like summer’s here. If it immediately started raining outside after you read that, we’re […]
23rd May 2017
Four of the top five most stressful journeys involve driving with children

Driving with children is driving British parents round the bend

There’s no question, driving with children can cause parents some serious stress. From the moment they’re born, bringing them home from hospital, right through to the […]
18th May 2017
How to survive the dreaded family road trip

Four simple rules to surviving a road trip

Road trips are a bit like Marmite. Some people love them, others hate them. On paper, a road trip’s great. A group of friends or a […]
24th April 2017
Two in three people have felt sick in a car at least once.

Ford set their sights on a new battle – The battle to combat car sickness

Car sickness – it’s enough to make you sick, isn’t it? We’ve all been there, whether it was a family road trip, a long drive to […]
6th April 2017
The caravan comes complete with running water and a LEGO breakfast

World record, life-size LEGO caravan goes on display

OK, we’ll admit… this isn’t a story you hear every day. But it’s definitely one worth shouting about. A caravan has gone on display at Beaulieu […]
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 […]
6th January 2017
A third of British drivers admit to naming their car, according to new research.

1 in 3 Brits names their car

Have you ever given your car a nickname? Well it seems you’re not alone. Far from it in fact, as around a third of British drivers […]
16th December 2016
69% of family road trips are set to be filled with arguments this Christmas.

Will you be driven to despair this Christmas?

With the festive season on the horizon, UK families will be hitting the road in their droves for Christmas get-togethers. However, the atmosphere is set to […]
17th November 2016
A round-up of affordable Christmas gifts for car enthusiasts and motorists.

Top gear! The best gifts for the petrolhead in your life

From a luxurious heated massage cushions to a build-your-own v8 engine, here’s our round-up of the perfect presents for car fans this Christmas… Sat Nag in-car […]
14th November 2016
A new study suggests that dangerous driving runs in the family.

Bad driver? Blame your parents!

Ever wondered where your bad – and good – habits behind the wheel come from? You can thank mum and dad. So says a new study […]
8th November 2016
Our research found the school run is the most expensive journey for parents.

The taxi of mum and dad

Are you a cabbie to your kids? Ferrying them around from place to place all for free? Our recent study found that the average parent could […]
23rd September 2016
How do you keep your car clean from the kids' mess? You shared some of your top tips.

Your top tips for cleaning the car

It’s been a long journey. The kids have been bickering for hours in the back and they keep asking if you’re there yet. But what do […]
9th September 2016
British manufacturer Young Driver Motor Cars Limited has created a two-seater designed specifically for mini motorists aged between five and 10.

Mini electric car to give young drivers a taste of the road

Christmas may still be a few months away yet, but if you’re looking for something special with which to treat the mini petrolhead in your life […]
6th September 2016
A new app promises to help take the stress out of getting the kids to and from school.

Could new app take the stress out of the school run?

From traffic chaos to oversleeping children, there are many reasons why parents up and down the country will be dreading the return of the school run […]
5th September 2016
A survey has found many people enjoy spending time in the car with friends or family

Brits value time spent with family and friends on road trips

Squabbles, screaming and stationary traffic are all the traumas of road trips that may come to mind when you’re preparing to embark on a car journey. […]
19th August 2016
Top tips on how to clean some of the most common snacks given to kids in the car

The best and worst snacks to give kids in the car

As the family car is transformed into a travelling tuck box for the summer holiday, our research has revealed which snacks parents should pack and those […]
19th August 2016
You don't need a big car to go camping. Just a few small additions can make the entire trip more relaxing and a lot less of a struggle.

7 ways drivers can take the stress out of camping

Camping is seeing a surge in popularity following the Brexit vote, with some 1.5 million holiday-goers opting to stay in the UK rather than go abroad. […]
18th August 2016
Every country has different road rules, so brush up on the laws before you go

How to avoid a motoring mishap abroad

More than half of UK motorists consider themselves nervous while driving abroad, and as many as one in four say their nerves make them dangerous as […]
17th August 2016
Estimates suggest that 587,922 motorists will break down while they’re on holiday this summer

Summer driving checklist

As many as 18.5 million people will be taking their car with them on holiday this summer, either to see a bit of the country en […]
26th July 2016
Follow our top tips for driving safely with a dog in the car

Top tips for travelling with a dog in the car

Man’s best friend can also make the perfect car companion. This is especially true at this time of year when the sun is out, the windows […]