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Motor Trade Insurance News

ESP On A Car, What Is It?

If you have bought a new car within the last ten years, it’s highly likely to be fitted with ESP. All cars currently being manufactured in the EU come with the system as standard following a 2014 ruling. As the motor trade is constantly adding new systems with different acronyms, we look at what ESP is, and do you need it? more info…

Can You Drive A Van With A Licence For A Car?

If you are intending to hire or purchase a van, then it’s important to understand whether your existing driving licence covers you for the vehicle. The majority of UK licence holders have a Category B (Cat B) licence, which covers you for almost all standard new and used cars and a range of additional vehicles, including motorbikes, vans, light commercial vehicles and motor homes. more info…

Changing a Vehicle Battery

Most new and used cars on our roads have modern batteries fitted, they generally tend to be long lasting and reliable, making those initial start-up troubles a thing of the past. However, all batteries will still eventually start to fail as they approach the end of their life span. more info…

Should Councils Cash In On Parking?

If you’ve ever been bold enough to drive into London, or many other British towns or cities, you’ll know that the parking charges can sting. Finding a space to begin with is a challenge requiring the patience of a thousand saints, and then the hourly parking fees can quickly stack up. If you thought your insurance policy was expensive this year, just try parking on Brighton seafront for the day! more info…

Car Insurance Groups – How Do They Affect Our Insurance Premiums

All new and used cars in the UK are placed into car insurance groups which play a major part in determining your insurance policy premium, the system is set up and monitored by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). There are currently 50 different groups reflecting the wide range of vehicles available. When the system was first introduced back in the 1970s, there were only nine available classes, but this expanded to 20 by 1992, and then to the current number in 2006. All cars registered in 1996 or later are now placed into one of these 50 groups, while earlier vehicles are placed at an insurer’s own discretion. more info…

Guide to Cars Sold On ‘Sale Or Return’ 2019

“Sale or Return” (SoR) is a relatively common way that sellers can take advantage of the increased marketing and promotional power of a motor trader or dealership to sell a vehicle on their behalf. It is also often used within the motor trade itself, where both new and used cars can be moved between traders to take advantage of factors such as location and availability to match clients with vehicles and so on. more info…

What You Need To Know About UK Speed Limits

Although speed limits seem to be a constant cause of debate, they are nothing new. Speed limits were first introduced to the UK not long after the arrival of the motor car on our roads, as an insurance policy to keep cars down to the speed of a horse for the safety of other road users. Our speed limits have undergone many changes since, reflecting changes to our vehicles, roads and way of life. more info…



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