Monthly Archives: September 2008

‘Great finance deals’ on offer for car buyers

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008

There is a wide range of car finance deals open to consumers at the moment, it is claimed. Sue Robinson, the director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), says despite the economic gloom now is a good time for people to consider buying a new car. There are financial packages to suit Read the full article…

Drivers told to maintain tyres

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008

Motorists have been urged to ensure their tyres are properly maintained to help them avoid road accidents. Recent statistics produced by the Department for Transport found that illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were influencing factors in the death of 43 motorists last year. Car insurance customers may be interested to know that poorly-maintained tyres were Read the full article…

Van drivers warned about vehicle crime

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008

Drivers may be able to avoid having to make claims on their van insurance by heeding the advice of police in Surrey. Following a number of thefts from vans and cars in the area, Surrey police urged motorists to ensure they remove valuable items from their vehicles when leaving them unattended. Those who carry Read the full article…

Motorists influenced by the stars?

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008

Those who fall under the Gemini star sign have been found to be more likely to be involved in a car accident than others, it has been claimed. New research from Accident Exchange discovered that of the 115,000 accidents analysed, almost nine per cent involved those born between May 22nd and June 21st. Taureans Read the full article…

Police target unsafe taxis

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008

Police in the Thames Valley area have taken a number of taxis off the roads following an operation to ensure safety standards were being maintained. A number of taxi and private hire vehicles in the Chiltern area were stopped by police on Tuesday September 23rd during the initiative run in partnership with Chiltern district council Read the full article…

Gender gap in car cover costs ‘growing’

Monday, 29th September, 2008

There is a growing gender gap in the world of car insurance, new research suggests. A study published by the AA states the first year of car insurance for a male driver is twice as high as for a woman. The research shows the gap in cover costs has increased by almost 60 per cent Read the full article…

Students given insurance advice

Friday, 26th September, 2008

People heading off to university this year and planning to take their cars with them ought to let their car insurance provider know, according to one expert. Mike Powell, principal consultant of general insurance at Defaqto, urged students to inform their insurer exactly where their car will be kept. “Failing to do this may Read the full article…

NI speed cameras criticised

Friday, 26th September, 2008

Concern has been raised that while lawful motorists face higher car insurance premiums if they speed along a stretch of road in Northern Ireland, motorcyclists may be getting away with exceeding the speed limit. Motorbike riders who break the speed limit along the A1 dual carriageway in Newry ad A2 dual carriageway between Bangor Read the full article…

Most expensive cars to repair revealed

Friday, 26th September, 2008

Sports car insurance customers may be among those who have to foot expensive repair bills for vehicles over four years old. New research from Warranty Direct discovered that motorists in the UK spend approximately £4 billion repairing cars aged between four and eight years. The firm discovered that the most expensive cars to repair Read the full article…

Sat navs ‘have many benefits’

Thursday, 25th September, 2008

Although van insurance customers may be aware of the benefits of using satellite navigation (sat nav) equipment for directions, according to one expert using such equipment offers a number of other advantages. Jenny Hodge, public relations manager for TomTom in the UK and Ireland, explained that research from the firm and TNO showed that using Read the full article…