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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Testing times for new drivers

Young driver

One in five under-35s take at least three driving tests to pass, according to new research. The study by London-based 3-in-1 transportation app, Ubeeqo, also found that learner drivers spend an average of £186 on driving tests – alarming given that 16% of 17-34 year old car owners have not …

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Margot Robbie’s high-speed Monaco glide

Margot Robbie - Nissan's first electric vehicle ambassador

Watch this cool video of Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie driving a 100% electric Nissan BladeGlider through the streets of Monte Carlo. The actress tested the Nissan BladeGlider – which can hit 62mph in less than five seconds – against an identical car on closed roads in the …

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Bald tyre Britain exposed

defective tyre

One in four MOTs are failed because of defective tyres, with ‘bald’ tyres being the most common tyre-related reason for rejection, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by car savings site Confused.com, also found that more than 32,000 penalty points were handed out to almost 9,000 drivers …

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Kia Rio review

Kia Rio review

Some cars that are seemingly launched without huge fanfare turn out to be surprisingly good. The all-new Kia Rio is just such a vehicle. Now in its fourth generation, the Rio has the unenviable task of doing battle in a sector, dominated by Britain’s best-selling car for the past eight …

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Stay safe in the dazzling winter sun

low winter sun glare

Sunshine is in short supply at this time of the year, but driving into the glaring low winter sun can be extremely dangerous. In fact, in 2015, dazzling sun was a factor in more than 2,500 crashes, including 17 fatalities. Here’s IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) RoadSmart’s head of driving …

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Watch Ford’s Paris cult car film remake

Ford Mustang

Ford reimagines iconic 1970s driving film, C’etait un rendezvous, in 360-degree VR – with a Mustang. The original nine-minute movie, created by French film maker Claude Lelouch in 1976, captured an audacious drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning. Ford’s ‘Re-Rendez-Vous’ follows a similar route past landmarks …

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Top 10 most inconsiderate driver habits

London traffic

Failing to indicate clearly has been named as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour on UK roads, according to an RAC Insurance survey. Nearly six in 10 (58%) drivers surveyed said not signalling clearly, or failing to indicate at all, was their top inconsiderate action at the wheel, ahead of hogging …

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Jenson Button’s Ford GT for sale

2005 Ford GT - Ex Jenson Button MBE

A 2005 Ford GT first owned by ex-F1 World Champion Jenson Button is to be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions. The car is one of five ‘VIP’ marked models and will go under the hammer with an estimate of £250,000 to £300,000 at Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (February …

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Take-off for Aston Martin’s Spitfire specials

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80

Aston Martin Cambridge invited the new owners of the limited edition V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 models for an ultimate handover experience. Designed to celebrate an iconic car and to mark the 80th anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire’s first flight, just eight models of the V12 Vantage S Spitfire were …

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