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Sevenoaks is the UK’s worst railway station for vehicle thefts – 14 stolen between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019 Commuter towns: ten worst stations for vehicle thefts are all within an hour of London St Albans Station: vehicle thefts have dropped 77% in the past 12 months  More than a third (39%) of …

Motorway is a used car marketplace, connecting consumer sellers to professional car buyers through its price comparison website Launched in July 2017 – the platform has delivered over £130m in completed car sales and grown to a team of 40 Today it’s announcing £11m in Series A funding from Marchmont Ventures and LocalGlobe Motorway has …

This week we were proud to launch our first TV ad. The advert reflects Motorway’s brand new look and explains how you could get up to £1,000 more by using Motorway to compare offers. It features a cheeky sat nav with a mind of its own which helpfully suggests Motorway to sell your car. We …

The new Motorway

  • Harry Jones
  • 21st May 2019

Today we’re excited to announce a brand new look for Motorway. Our new brand includes a fresh, bold redesign of our website and a brand new logo, colour palette and typographic design. Motorway has grown significantly since launching in 2017, and we now help thousands of customers compare offers for their car every day. For …

Car thefts in City of London fall by a fifth (21%) in 2018 vs 2017 Five police forces in England and Wales have seen car thefts more than double in five years Staffordshire Police recorded the largest increase in car thefts of any police force in England and Wales last year, with crimes up by …

The British car market has seen some dramatic changes over the last 25 years. Walk down any UK road in 2019 and the brands and models you’ll see parked up in driveways are very different to 25 years ago. To show just how much things have changed, we’ve visualised data from the DVLA on makes …

More than 2.5 million UK motorists have at least three points on their driving licenses 6.8% of Bristol population have at least three penalty points on their driving licence More than 5,500 drivers in BS16 postcode have incurred at least three penalty points Currently, just over 11,000 UK drivers have at least 12 penalty points …

Valuations of used diesel cars, five years old or less, fell £1,478 (-10.3%) on average between the start of 2017 and the end of 2018 Equivalent petrol car prices were up £895 (+10%) across the same period – suggesting a major shift in demand from diesel to petrol fuelled vehicles Most major car brands (including …

More than one million cars registered to drive on UK roads have failed MOT tests this year because of defects considered so dangerous under new, more stringent MOT rules, that they pose an ‘immediate risk to road safety and/ or serious impact on the environment’. This worrying finding was revealed on analysis of DVSA data …

Car MOT failure rates have fallen (rather than risen) since new tougher, more stringent MOT rules came into force on 20th May 2018 to curb dangerous cars being driven on UK roads. This unexpected finding was revealed on analysis of DVLA data obtained by Motorway, through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. The request, submitted …