As of April 1st, the Government’s latest changes regarding the taxation of motor vehicles (Vehicle Excise Duty) is set to take effect. Long having been in the pipeline, this new legislation is intended to encourage the purchase of more environmentally-friendly vehicles, whilst clamping down on those big polluters that cause such extensive damage to the […]
Over 10 million of us use comparison websites when it comes to finding the best car insurance deal and why not? Surely it’s better than spending hours trawling through different car insurance providers?
But let’s be clear on something, not all comparison websites are as clear as they should be!
The FCA aims to clamp down on these comparison providers with a strict guideline on all comparison companies to ensure that they make it crystal clear to customers what products are being compared. With a whopping £650 million being paid out to these digital comparison tool operators in a number of ways mainly through the commission that they earn as a result of getting customers to click through to insurance companies.
What does a car say about its owner? Projecting the right image is crucial in many people’s eyes and achievement of their status can be viewed through the car they drive. Fabulously expensive vehicles that have both swagger and style is the dream of many. Cars on your British roads are getting pricier each year but many will still get behind the wheel of their status symbol despite the costs. Let’s look at some of the most expensive cars on British roads right now from supercars, saloons to vintage with style, luxury with a price tag to match!
Avoiding car scams is a big worry, don’t get me wrong not all car sellers are dishonest but a few do ruin it for the majority and you need to stay safe when buying a new car.
Let’s look at the top scams when it comes to cars
Clocking – Big problem when the odometers could be simply round back, a little harder for clocker’s to do with modern car, however still remains a biggie when it comes to car scammers. Check any paper work relating to past MOT’s or better still check with the DVLA to see what details they have about your car on their database. Your car could be older then you think and have had it’s mileage change to make it appear not as old and so reach a better price.
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Car clocking has always been an issue but it seems it is on the rise once again with lots of people buying a new car and later finding out the mileage has been tampered with.
According to the RAC it had zoomed up by a whopping 10% last year. Clocking is the process of changing a car’s recorded mileage to make it appear that it has done less miles on the road and is a trick many rogues do to get more for a vehicle that they are selling. EU regulation will help reduce the number of car clocking crimes due to a loop hole in the legal system and aim to put changes into place from May 2018. But will that stop these would be wrong doers in their tracks?
There are many confusing issues surrounding our decision to leave the EU but one thing many of us want to know is how will it affect the UK’s car drivers. 51.9% of voters opted to leave and so far it is still unclear just what will change.
A plea to all drivers who have used their mobile phone whilst or driving or felt tempted to do so – just don’t, your phone call can be saved till later, a life may not so.
Next to buying a new home or getting married and having children, getting a car falls into the top few things that will slim line your wallet. As a driver you will probably be more than aware of the costs of running your car each year and many new drivers now face the prospect of putting aside some of their hard earned cash to pay towards the upkeep and day to day costs of having a car.
The costs of fuel whether petrol or diesel does fluctuate each year and adds to your yearly car cost budget. The costs of having a car can be divided into two groups – the flat charges such as insurance, MOT’s and Road Tax and then there is running costs such as fuel which are the actual costs of having a car.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced new changes to how Insurers handle whiplash claims in a bid to crack down on the number of bogus claims that cost all UK drivers hundreds of pounds a year each. Has the UK’s compensation culture taken a step too far? Yes according to the Government who aims to make pay outs harder to get and are set to whip insurance companies into shape on what they call a ‘epidemic’ of fake whiplash claims. The majority of the problem is the hundreds of ‘compensation’ companies offering to take on the claims of drivers who have recently been in an accident but whilst they are fighting for compo pay outs for those who need it could they also be adding to the ‘where’s there’s a blame, there’s a claim’ ideal that has swamped the UK.