Monthly Archives: April 2009

Car insurance customers warned about potholes

Thursday, 30th April, 2009

Car insurance customers planning to embark on a bank holiday weekend journey over the next few days have been urged to take care when it comes to potholes. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) warned drivers that they may come across some unfamiliar roads on their travels that are littered with potholes. IAM’s chief Read the full article…

Government ‘disservices second-hand car drivers’

Thursday, 30th April, 2009

The government has been accused of doing a disservice to motor insurance customers who opt to drive second-hand cars. According to used car hypermarket Carcraft, chancellor Alistair Darlings’ decision to back the vehicle scrappage scheme ignores the needs of motorists who are priced out of the new car market. A spokesperson for the organisation Read the full article…

Better driving ‘could save fuel’

Thursday, 30th April, 2009

New research has revealed that car insurance customers could significantly cut back on their fuel consumption and costs by adjusting the way they drive. According to a series of experiments, which were conducted by motoring advice publication What Car?, adapting the way drivers change gear for example could prove to be more energy-efficient and Read the full article…

Commercial vehicle insurance customers set for safer driving

Wednesday, 29th April, 2009

Commercial vehicle insurance customers in the UK will have to adhere to new administrative policies which will see the overall improvement of road safety. Following a consultation on the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) scheme, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has decided to make amendments. It has claimed that it will support the Read the full article…

UK manufacturers to operate with EU motor traders

Wednesday, 29th April, 2009

UK vehicle manufacturers who specialise in the likes of vans, trucks, minibuses and coaches will soon be able to access the European market and operate with motor traders with greater ease, thanks to new measures implemented by the Department for Transport. The idea is that UK vehicles will have to meet the same environmental Read the full article…

Stability to return to used car market, says CAP

Wednesday, 29th April, 2009

Car insurance customers in the market for a used vehicle are likely to have more luck finding something that suits now, compared with the last few months. According to CAP Black Book, the used car-pricing benchmark trade guide, the volatility that had been experienced among motor traders has finally subsided. Following two months of Read the full article…

UK haulage insurance customers suffer most in Europe

Tuesday, 28th April, 2009

British haulage insurance customers are the hardest hit in their trade when it comes to the cost of fuel duty, it has been claimed. Commenting on the government’s latest two pence-per-litre hike on fuel, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said that foreign hauliers must be coming into the UK “rubbing their hands with glee” Read the full article…

Uniroyal tyres named Which? Best Buys

Tuesday, 28th April, 2009

Car insurance customers looking to increase the safety of their vehicles might wish to consider turning to Uniroyal tyres for a fitting. At least that is the opinion of consumer champion Which?, which has named Uniroyal’s RainSport 2 and RainExpert as its Best Buys, following the organisation’s latest tyre test. Researchers at Which? commended Read the full article…

Fleet insurance customer Balfour Beatty promotes safe driving

Monday, 27th April, 2009

Commercial vehicle insurance fleet customers looking to improve their drivers’ safety on the roads should take a leaf out of Balfour Beatty’s book. The construction group has introduced a new risk management programme aimed at getting the message of safe motoring across to its fleet drivers. Drive Safe, Arrive Safe sets the goal of Read the full article…