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Amazon’s Alexa takes to the road

Voice controlled virtual personal assistants have been on our smartphones for a while now and have started to turn up on home audio devices too. Now, our cars look set to be the next frontier for the technology. more info…

Do you tell the DVLA about changing address?

When you have a car there are so many forms to fill in, and can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. One common problem with new and used cars whether purchased privately, or from the motor trade, is what to do if you move home. Many individuals do not know they need to notify the DVLA about a change of address. Below we explain why this is important, and the process for informing the DVLA about any change of address. more info…

Being stopped by the police and your driving rights

Every day, hundreds of drivers of new and used cars across the UK are stopped by the police.
Being pulled over is never a pleasant experience. Our reaction is usually to wonder what we have done wrong, and panic a little. Sometimes we become angry or defensive when talking to the police, especially if an important journey has been interrupted. Understanding your rights and obligations when stopped can help you keep your cool and deal with the situation calmly. more info…

Medical conditions notifiable to the DVLA

Driving is an area of huge responsibility in life: keeping to the speed limit, ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy (this applies to both new and used cars), and having a valid insurance policy are just some of the critical criteria of safe driving. One other factor you mustn’t take for granted is your health, and whether than impacts on your abilities as a driver. The DVLA has a list of conditions which if you suffer from, by law, you must notify them of. more info…

New Car MOT Rules

If a public consultation in 2018 is successful, it could mean that MOT rules are relaxed for new cars. Currently, a new car has a 3 year grace period before it needs to go through the annual safety and emissions test. However, in recognition of technology’s improving focus on safety standards, this could be set to change to 4 years. more info…

Diesel and petrol price variations across the UK

Across the UK, average petrol and diesel prices can vary by as much as 20 pence per litre in new and used cars. The most expensive location for drivers in the last 12 months was Argyll in northern Scotland. Motorists spent an average of 125 pence per litre for both petrol, and diesel. In stark contrast, drivers in Tilbury, Essex, spent an average of 103.9 pence per litre for petrol and 104.5 pence per litre for diesel. more info…

All-time high for car sales in the UK

Everyone has got something bad to say about 2016, whether their favourite rocker bit the dust or referendum results and election shocks gave them the big old blues. But here’s a happy bit of news: 2016 was a booming year for the motor trade. Whilst both new and used cars were changing hands, it was the sales figures of new cars in particular which made a mark in the record books. more info…



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