Tag Archives: Car Audio Centre

Are you ready for the tech test?

  

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll… Read more »

Drivers beware! New rules in force from today.

  

From today, drivers caught using handheld mobile phones are to face “much tougher penalties”, with fines and points doubling. The new rules mean that drivers who are caught on their mobile will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine. The new measures have been introduced in the wake of a number of high-profile cases and research… Read more »

Changes to the driving test – how to navigate things cheaply and easily

  

You might not have heard about it, but the practical element to a driving test is just about to change dramatically and sat-navs are a big part of it. According to carkeys.co.uk, there are four new additions coming to the practical driving test, which acknowledge new technology and more realistic driving scenarios and manoeuvres, with particular attention being paid to driving… Read more »

Don’t pay the penalty – go hands-free

  

Think you can get away with using your mobile while driving? Think again. This week UK Police announced that they had caught nearly 8,000 drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel in a clampdown that lasted one week in November. Some 7,966 drivers were found to be on the phone, leading to more than 7,800 fixed penalty notices and 68… Read more »

You’ve been framed – a dose of the blues and twos

  

Struggling for a Christmas gift idea? How about a dose of instant karma? We were going through this year’s biggest YouTube traffic hits and spotted this one, (warning, contains strong language) where a motorcyclist was riding in the left lane of a two lane road in South Windsor, Connecticut, when the lanes begin to merge. A car suddenly emerged in… Read more »

Guide to understanding Speed Camera Detectors

  

  They’ve been around for a while now, but there is still a lot of confusion around the types of speed camera detectors that are available, how they work and why they are useful, so we thought we’d put together this handy guide to help you navigate the topic. Why do I need a Speed Camera Detector? First and foremost,… Read more »

How to upgrade your vehicle in four easy steps

  

Not so long ago, what you saw was pretty much what you got when you purchased a new car. Unless you were a self-confessed petrol head, custom-car enthusiast or boy racer, you could pretty much guarantee that the car you bought home from the showroom or forecourt would effectively stay the same for the entire period of time you owned… Read more »

All-Time Great Road-Trip Playlists

  

There comes a time when the music in your car is much more than just the accompaniment to your commute: The road-trip. The road-trip isn’t just another journey. It is the means to a highly anticipated end and an opportunity to perfect the ideal soundtrack. The playlists archetypes below have stood the test of time and proven themselves beyond all… Read more »

Radio is Dead, Long live Radio! Has the in-car Analogue Radio met its Demise?

  

Radio has been mourned many times in its history, most notably in songs by Queen and The Buggles. While that may seem like an unfortunate eulogy, it is one that is happily premature. Yes, analogue radio is on the wane in terms of new production. Digital radio is now cheap and compact and MP3/Bluetooth integration has brought the iPod revolution… Read more »