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Trade Guide to Changes to Insurance Write-offs

When it comes to buying new and used cars you will often see adverts offering cars that have been Cat C or D (amended to Cat S or N) insurance claims, or have been written off by insurers. This can set alarm bells ringing for some, in this article we will explain changes to some categories and how buying such a car can often be a cheaper alternative to many offers in the marketplace, possibly providing you with years of happy and safe motoring. more info…

Driving and towing with an A-frame

Motorhome drivers often take along an alternative mode of transport to use when they reach their destination, since a bulky motorhome isn’t the most practical vehicle for sightseeing trips or popping to the local shops. Bicycles and mopeds are popular choices but it’s increasingly common to see a motorhome towing a small car. more info…

Average Speed Cameras

When speed cameras were initially introduced to the UK, drivers of new and used cars soon learned to spot the cameras and road markings. Slowing down through areas covered by cameras breaks the flow of traffic, and can cause accidents when a car slows rapidly, which does little to discourage speeding and road safety. more info…

Tyres for Winter Driving

The UK as a rule has mild winters, without the extreme low temperatures and heavy snowfalls experienced in other parts of the world. Changing over to winter tyres for part of the year is not compulsory as it is in some countries, but opinion is divided within the motor trade, and drivers as to whether this is a good idea. more info…

Motor Traders – Know Your Limits

Even the world’s greatest drivers need to know when to leave the car keys on the side and dial for a cab instead. Calculating risk is all part of the motor trade, but this is a risk that’s never worth taking: driving under the influence is dangerous for you and other road users. But not everyone is completely clear on what the legal quantities are for driving after alcohol, so read on to make sure that you know your limits. more info…

Thefts from vehicles on the rise!

New research by the RAC indicates that vehicle thefts in the UK are on the rise again. Despite a gradual fall over the preceding decade, car thefts jumped by 30% in the three years to the end of 2016. In real terms, this reflects just under 86,000 thefts of new and used cars in 2016, according to numbers provided by 40 police forces in the UK. more info…

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