Archive for August, 2011

Thefts of catalytic converters rise in UK

A recent news report on BBC radio revealed the increasing number of thefts across Britain of catalytic converters.

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MP Researches Cause of Bradford Car Insurance Increases

car crashMP David Ward who represents Bradford East has undertaken research on behalf of residents to find out what has caused the increasing cost of insurance premiums for people living in Bradford over the past few years.

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Government Reveal Plans To Relax Rules On MOT Testing

New cars may only need to have an MOT test once every two years it has been revealed, in a scheme that could save British motorists hundreds of pounds. The proposed scheme would only apply to vehicles that are under ten years old.

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SEAT Victorious In Car Dealer Survey

A score of SEAT franchises took part in a nationwide survey which allowed UK car dealerships to score their brand on everything from warrantee arrangements to marketing and investment return.

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Parking Enforcement Car Receives Criticism From Residents

parking ticketsA smart car fitted with a CCTV camera used by Bolton Council has been under fire because of the large amount of parking fines issued in the last 12 months.   Read on…

Mercedes Help Teen Get State Of The Art Bionic Hand

Many young boys dream that they will once day be the owner of a Mercedes. But a teenager from Berkshire had a slightly different dream, which the Formula One team were able to make come true. Read on…

Vehicles Used By Drivers For Storage Of Valuables

laptopRecent research has found that compared to people over the age of 45, drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 were more likely to leave valuables in their car while they were unattended. The place that 50% of the age group is more likely stash their valuables is in the glove box of their vehicle.

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Rowan Atkinson Escapes Death In 240MPH Supercar Collision

Comedian Rowan Atkinson is lucky to be alive, after crashing his McLaren F1 super car into a tree. Read on…

Dispute Over Timing Belt Ends Amicably

A compromise has been reached between a car dealership and a motorist, after a dispute over repairs on a Citroen Berlingo motor home flared up. Read on…

BMW Announce Foray Into Electrically Powered Car Market

The BMW Group are set to launch two new concept vehicles, which are set to be the first electrically powered production cars from the new BMW I sub brand. Read on…