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  • New UK Vehicle Write-off Categories Explained

    Origins of the ‘Write-off’ Category Designation Many are familiar with the terms ‘Write-off’ or ‘Written-off’ when it comes to cars. From the expression itself, we can ascertain that this must have originally been an expression uses for accounting purposes. The original definition of the expression ‘written-off’ or ‘to write-off’ something comes from the world of accountancy but for a long...

  • More Bad News for Diesel Cars

    Used car secret exposed and it's more bad news for DIESEL cars NEW analysis in the UK has revealed that used diesel cars are three times more likely to breakdown as their petrol counterparts and more expensive to fix. The latest analysis of 30,000 faults on 3-8 year old cars across a 12 month period, found that the average diesel...

  • Connected smart cars could help identify and track potholes

    The smart connected cars of the future will be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to the authorities and councils to schedule repairs. An intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would greatly improve the condition of our roads and make sure that they are maintained to a higher level and at the same time improve...



  • Diesel critic makes U-turn and warns of risk to used diesel car prices

    Diesel used car prices Prices of used diesel vehicles look set to plummet by all the broad-brush regulatory changes that are happening around the world. The broad-brush approach does not really discriminate between the most and least polluting ­engines, it has been claimed. The chief executive of the testing company Emissions Analytics and one Fof the harshest critics of diesel...

  • 10% of UK car imports are clocked

    As many as 10% of second hand cars imported from the UK have had their odometers doctored and mileage readings reduced. As many motorists will know, this practice is called clocking. The number of UK car imports has been steadily increasing year on year in the last couple of decades. from 2000 to 2008 with 33,000 being brought in last...

  • New car sales plunge by 12pc in the UK

    New car sales have plunged 12.2pc in October over in the UK, marking it the seventh consecutive month of declines in sales across the water. This acceleration in decline comes on the foot of a fall of 9pc recorded the previous month in September. According to the chief executive of trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Mike...

  • UK car industry forecast for further downgrade

    Industry figures in the UK are revealing another cut in sales forecasts for The fall in demand for new vehicles in the UK is accelerating and will trigger a further downgrade to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) market predictions. One source described the situation developing, “not a crash, but a significant adjustment”. Six months ago the SMMT’s...