Heavy floods & Rain
With the current heavy rainfall causing an increase in breakdowns, it’s crucial to prioritise safety. Avoid unnecessary trips in floods, plan routes beforehand, check vehicle essentials, and maintain safe driving distances. For a winter check, contact us to stay safe on the roads! Read More.
10% Road Deaths Increase
Many are calling for the government to reintroduce casualty reduction targets which were scrapped in 2010. Find out more about how road deaths have risen over the last year. Read More.
ULEZ Expansion 2023
First introduced to help improve air quality in and around London, the ULEZ scheme is due to expand to all London boroughs. A daily charge to enter Greater London has now been put in place. Read More.
Flip Flops & Bare Foot Driving
With record temperatures hitting the UK this summer, many people will be opting for flip flops as their preferred choice of footwear. But, what are the laws regarding footwear whilst driving? Read More.
With roadside littering getting worse and worse, something must be done to combat the issues that drivers and locals are facing as a result. Find out what the Clean Up Britain group is demanding to help deter those littering. Read More.
It is estimated that 55% of all road users are not aware of the updated ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’. Find out more about some of the updated rules that aim to protect more vulnerable road users. Read More.
Check out some of the big mistakes that people make when driving in the winter. We have also put together a list of important items for your winter breakdown kit. Read More.
Problems with E10 Petrol
Despite E10 petrol originally being launched as an eco-friendly and greener petrol, there have been many reported issues as a direct result of its use. Read More.
How to Find Cheaper Fuel
With fuel prices rising, it is more important than ever to find the cheapest possible fuel, we have provided a list of some of the best comparison sites for you to browse next time you are buying fuel. Read More.
Driving in the Extreme Heat
Research has suggested that driving in extreme heat can increase the chance of you breaking down. Find out about the steps you should take to make your journey in the heat as safe as possible. Read More.
Countryside and Coastal Trips
The UK is home to some of the most stunning coastal and countryside locations in the world. Plan your next road trip on one of these impressive roads. Read More.
Find out more about the research going into the airless tyre design that could help you avoid ever getting a puncture again. These lower-maintenance, puncture-free and recyclable tyres could be the perfect alternative to air-filled tyres. Read More
Money Saving Tips For Fuel
Find out why fuel prices have been steadily rising since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. We have all felt the effect of the rise in fuel prices, but why is fuel so expensive? Read More
PRIVATE Parking REGULATION
Discover more about the new regulations that the RAC have been working hard to introduce, in order to create more reasonable parking fines across the UK. Read More
Discover the best tips and tricks to keep safe on the roads during the winter fog. At Lodge Automotive, we’re keen to ensure that the roads stay safe even in the worst weather, so check out our tips here. Read More
At Lodge Automotive, we really enjoyed learning more about the Earthshot Prize and hearing the inspiring stories and ingenious ways people are trying to tackle climate change and protect our planet. Learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles here. Read More
Travelling With Dogs
Direct Line Pet Insurance has stated that over a third of dog owners do not safely secure their dogs when travelling in the car. In fact, many drivers leave their dogs loose on the back seats, in the boot without a gate, on a passenger’s lap or even on the front seat. Read More
What is e10 unleaded petrol?
When you fill up your car with unleaded petrol, you will be using E5 unleaded petrol. The E stands for ethanol and the 5 means it contains up to 5% renewable ethanol. E5 is the current petrol grade in the UK but not for much longer. Read More