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Dangerous tyres causing concern

Almost 40% of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is ‘dangerously’ or ‘very dangerously’ under-inflated. The figures come after Michelin and Kwik Fit inspected more than 500 vehicles in Tesco car parks around the UK. Michelin classifies tyres that are between 7psi and 14psi below the manufacturer’s recommendation as ‘dangerously underinflated’, while 14psi or […]

Dave does it for Ben

Dave Garrett, business change analyst at Ben, has completed a mammoth challenge to raise money and awareness for the charity travelling 4,160 self-propelled miles last year by running, walking, swimming, cycling and kayaking. Dave took part in numerous challenges which amounted to: one half marathon; one ultra-marathon; four kayak marathons including the Devizes to Westminster Kayak Race; five swim-runs; cycled […]

Byton debuts concept car

Byton has debuted its first drivable concept car at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA. With a digital design and innovative human-vehicle interaction, the premium SUV functions as a Next Generation Smart Device, built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving. Key features of the vehicle include shared lounge experience for […]

Colin named company director

Car Paint Warehouse has appointed Colin Thompson as sales director. Colin and his team will be responsible for delivering the overall business strategy and ensuring the core values of total customer satisfaction remain key to the success of the business. Jeff Morgan, managing director of Car Paint Warehouse, said, ‘We are delighted that Colin has agreed to join our business […]

Walkers strides to victory

Walkers Garage, based in South Otterington, is celebrating after being named the national winner of the Ring Golden Bulb Grand Prize. The company received more than £1,000 worth of workshop equipment and accessories as a prize. The Ring Golden Bulb Campaign, hosted by Ring, the leading vehicle lighting, workshop equipment and vehicle accessories supplier to the aftermarket, launched in August […]

Telematics uncovers further fraud

Telematics data and forensic evidence captured by pioneering telematics insurance provider insurethebox, has successfully thwarted a vehicle damage claim for £87,921 – including £79,114 in credit hire costs – and recovered over £70,000 in legal costs. Initially, accident reports provided by the policyholder and the claimant – a driver of a BMW M Sport – appeared to match the data […]

Used car prices increasing

The average price of a used car was £11,819 in 2017, which on a like-for-like basis equates to a four per cent increase on 2016. This is according to the latest results from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index. It also found that despite the significant drop in new diesel car registrations last year (17% decline), the value of used diesels […]

Environmental targets unlikely without diesel

Vehicle data expert cap hpi is warning that a clampdown on diesel vehicles could result in the UK missing European environmental targets. A new report from the company looks at the recent issues around diesel, and concludes there is a real danger that the EU’s 2021 environmental targets could be missed if the percentage of diesel vehicles continues to decline […]

Partnership speeds pricing system

Compare and Recycle, and have formed a new partnership to provide instant comparison and fast prices for old cars. The partnership integrates the system built by onto the Compare and Recycle site and will enable users to get a faster quote from a larger number of reputable car buying companies. Compare and Recycle have assisted visitors in selling […]

AGE breaks records

Automotive Glass Europe (AGE) has completed its largest ever number of repairs and replacements in 2017 with growth stimulated by increasing numbers of people travelling throughout Europe. One of the countries experiencing the largest growth, according to the European Travel Commission’s latest report, is Portugal, where visitor numbers have risen by 25% when compared to 2016. Joana Marques, managing director […]

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