Monthly Archives: June 2009 Page 2

Hauliers ‘should be more aware of tyre safety’

Road hauliers need to be more vigilant than ever to ensure that their truck’s tyres are legal and well looked after, it has been claimed. According to non-for-profit organisation TyreSafe, fleet operators are under pressure to make sure that haulage vehicles are safe and roadworthy from the likes of the Vehicle and Operator Services Read the full article…

Interest in luxury cars rises

More motorists are showing an interest in performance and luxury cars, it has been claimed. According to British Car Auctions (BCA), despite a significant drop in popularity last year, sporty models are making a comeback. New figures released by the company revealed that values of the vehicles have increased throughout June. BCA claimed that Read the full article…

Ford ‘has no choice but to increase prices’

UK-based car manufacturers will have to drive up the prices of their vehicles as a result of the weakness of sterling against the euro. Ford has claimed that it is being forced to implement an average price rise of four per cent to all of its orders from the end of this month. Nigel Read the full article…

Early Bird service ‘to benefit motorists’

Motorists in the market for a reasonably-priced second-hand vehicle could do no better than turning to a new service offered by Carsite.co.uk. The online retailer of ex-fleet cars has announced plans to introduce a new initiative named Early Bird, which will give the public access to its vehicles before they are passed on to Read the full article…

Brits love their cars, research reveals

British motorists have a particular penchant for their cars, a new review website has revealed. According to RoadTestReports.co.uk, which invites drivers to write reviews about the type of car they own and to make recommendations, some motorists are even passionate about their vehicle. The site established that 70 per cent of its users are Read the full article…

Motor trade industry ‘to enter new phase’

The motor trade industry is about to embark upon an important new phase, it has been claimed. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), government plans to allocate £25 million of its funds to the winners of the Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator competition will benefit the Read the full article…