Ford caps price of servicing for older cars, while plans to turn the Highways Agency into a government-owned company aim to save money for motorists
31 October 2013

Red Bull Racing is offering two graduates the chance of a year-long work placement. The newly created Engineering Academy will offer budding engineers the chance to work alongside Infiniti staff at the team's F1 factory in Milton Keynes. Applications can be made via the Infiniti website. 

The Highways Agency plans to save £2.6 billion of taxpayer’s money by becoming a government-owned company. The transition aims to make Britain’s roads fitter for the 21st century, and give motorists more of a say on how roads are managed, with a separate watchdog also planned. Public opinion of the change is being canvassed, with a full report likely by spring 2014. 

Ford has launched a new programme that caps the price of servicing and maintenance for older vehicles.  The price of a minor service is now capped at £119, rising to £189 for a major service; an MOT is £35. Free roadside assistance is also included. The Motorcraft4+ scheme is available at over 550 Ford dealerships. 

Matthew Brown

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