Road rage. We all know the feeling of that blind rage when another driver does something stupid on the road. Usually curses are yelled, hand gestures are thrown, and everybody arrives at their location that little bit angrier. But road rage is more than just getting a little hot under the collar. It is estimated that 66 percent of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving or road rage.
Sometimes the vehicle from a movie gets just as famous and easily recognizable as the stars – the James Bond’s Aston martin, Mad Max’s Ford Falcon, “The Hunt For Red October’s”… well, you get the picture. For the movies, video games, and tv shows that these vehicles star in, they’re iconic emblems of that work. What else can you think of when you see the car from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” or the Warthog from “Halo?” This infographic has 100 vehicles, separated from their names with a key so that you can have fun trying to guess what’s what. How many can you recognize by sight alone?
K-Seal is the ‘miracle in the little blue bottle’ and is the industry leading solution to engine coolant leak issues. Shake, pour and go, it’s a fast, effective and permanent solution. In this infographic, K-Seal shows 5 signs your cooling system needs repairing, and how to fix it.
Every day, thousands of cars are traded in for newer models, or are retired to the junkyard. When buying a used car, it’s important to understand the effects of average wear and tear and the level of maintenance the car will require. This infographic, brought to you by MessyMotors.com, will help you understand the ins and outs of a car’s life.
It’s hard to argue the fact that smartphones have made our lives easier, but the increased functionality can have life-threatening consequences if used while driving. This infographic lists some powerful statistics related to texting and driving.
We Brits love our cars; whether for commuting, running the family around or just to polish at the weekends.
And did you know that Gumtree listed over 4 million car adverts last year? Whether you’re buying or selling a car, why not head over to the cars section to try it for yourself?
To kick off the new year, we have had a look at our wealth of data and wanted to share the car buying and selling trends we saw in 2013.
Last year, our users made over 36 million searches on the site to find their perfect motor.
The most popular makes searched for were:
The single most popular model searched for was the Vauxhall Corsa; followed by the Volkswagen Golf and then the Vauxhall Astra.
So, who is selling on Gumtree? Overall, 72% of adverts were from private sellers, with 28% from dealers.
There were over 60 different makes of car listed, including everything from Ferraris, Maseratis and Aston Martins all the way through to 20 Robin Reliants!
The most expensive listed car listed on Gumtree was an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for a whooping £158,500! However, a Rover 75 diesel, listed at £299, received a record 677 replies in only 38 days!
If you are looking to buy a new second-hand car, the best time to be searching is September and October, as these are the months that see the most ads posted.
Check out the infographic below to see some more facts and trends.
There are over 2.5 million vans on our roads in the UK, with the ‘white van man’ population contributing over £35 billion annually to the UK economy. The term ‘white van man’ was coined in 1997 by Sarah Kennedy on BBC Radio 2, and despite all the stereotypes, do you ever wonder who the modern day ‘white van man’ really is?
A collection of the UK driver’s worst habits. Are you guilty of a bad habit?
A timeline outlining how Mercedes Benz products have improved technologically over the years since the company started back in 1886.