Monthly Archives: February 2009

Many car insurance customers ‘driving on illegal tyres’

Friday, 27th February, 2009

Car insurance customers could be leaving themselves liable to accidents and consequently, higher premiums, by using illegal tyres, according to the National Tyre Distributors Association. Rob Beddis, chairman at safety awareness firm TyreSafe, said the lack of awareness among drivers on the legal criteria for their tyres’ tread depths is “alarming”. Motor insurance customers Read the full article…

More commercial vehicle insurance customers snapping up vans

Friday, 27th February, 2009

Despite the impact of the credit crunch, commercial vehicle insurance could be increasingly in demand as smaller businesses are snapping up vans at low prices. Motor traders have experienced strong custom from entrepreneurs buying this type of vehicle to launch their own businesses, said Duncan Ward, head of LCV sales at British Car Auctions Read the full article…

Sports car insurance policyholders hail the Nissan GT-R

Thursday, 26th February, 2009

Japanese sports car insurance policyholders have seemingly given their overwhelming approval to the Nissan GT-R. The £56,795 performance car took top spot in MSN Cars’ Car of the Year 2009 poll, registering more than twice as many votes as any other vehicle. Just fewer than 30 per cent of the 80,000 voters named the Read the full article…

Van insurance policyholders buying less new vehicles

Thursday, 26th February, 2009

Commercial vehicle insurance policyholders are buying fewer new vans than in 2008, according to a new report. Statistics compiled by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association show that there were 47.9 per cent fewer new light commercial vehicles registered in the UK last month than in the corresponding period in 2008. The fall in sales Read the full article…

RMIF calls for motor traders to get off the fence

Wednesday, 25th February, 2009

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) has urged motor traders to sign up to the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair. It said the progress made in the sector is likely to be measured by the success of the code. Sue Robinson, director of the RMIF, said it is crucial for Read the full article…

Audi car insurance customers to get free MOT tests

Wednesday, 25th February, 2009

Car manufacturer Audi has announced that its customers will be eligible for a free MOT and loyalty-linked servicing discount. Retail customers who have owned cars for more than three years will be able to claim complementary MOT tests at participating UK Audi centres. Private Audi car insurance customers with an approved used Audi that Read the full article…

Hobbyist motor traders ‘unaffected by downturn’

Wednesday, 25th February, 2009

Motor trade insurance customers with an enthusiasm for classic and collectors cars are not being affected by the economic downturn, it has been claimed. New car sales have dropped significantly in the last year but the hobbyist sector has remained strong, reports insurance firm Hagerty International. Angus Forsyth, managing director of the company, said: Read the full article…

Mercedes-Benz Vitos to make up London taxi fleet

Tuesday, 24th February, 2009

Taxi insurance customers in London could be using Mercedes-Benz Vitos in the future. Black cabs have a new competitor in the UK capital now that the vehicle has passed the strict requirements and testing taxis in London have to meet, reports Dailmer.com. Previously, only the iconic TX4s fit the criteria, which specify that cabs Read the full article…