Archive for February, 2012

3.7 Million Vehicles Do Not Have Working Brake Lights.

Brake lightA recently released study indicates that one in nine UK vehicles are set to fail their MOT tests due to a broken or missing brake light.

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Dealer Gets Profit Boost Thanks To Used Car Sales

Evans HelshawNottingham car dealer, Pendragon saw it’s pre tax profits doubled to £24million thanks to big leaps in used cars sales and the increasing number of after sales work the firm is providing.

 

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Plans To Reduce Congestion In Bakewell

Traffic jamCouncillors in Bakewell have been proposing radical solutions to help combat severe congestions in the busy town centre, after a  study on the problem was recently released.

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Drivers To Carry Breathalyser Whilst In France

policeA new French law now requires tourists to carry a small single-use portable breathalyser or risk being fined £9. The act, that is due to go into effect in June, has attracted criticism from leading car associations.

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Family Saloons No Longer Popular With British Consumers

Ford CortinaThe traditional family saloon such as the Ford Cortina are being ignored by British consumers in favour of high-spec smaller cars like the Volkswagon Golf, SUVs and Toyota RAV4, according to a recently released survey.

 

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Mercedes S-Class Is Voted Most Comfortable Car By Which?

S-ClassThe Mercedes S-class was voted as the nation’s most comfortable car in a customer survey conducted by Which? Magazine. The car managed to beat some of its closest competitors including the Audi A8 and the Jaguar XJ.

 

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PM Promises To Cut Number Of Fake Whiplash Claims

The government are to tighten the rules surrounding car insurance claims in a bid to cut down the number of whiplash claims that are being made, forcing premiums to rise.

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Toyota Dealers Question Car Safety

Toyota CarAn investigation published by The Sunday Times has caused Toyota to deny claims that the Japanese car firm is putting consumers in danger by telling its dealers to only fix defects that are identified by customers.

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Durham Police Reveal Rise In Patrol Vehicle Collisions

 

police carA recent investigation, conducted by Durham Police Force, revealed that there has been a significant rise in police cars crashing in police station car parks and yards in a number of incidents taking place across the county.

 

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Survey Reveals Child Car Safety Awareness Needed

car seatCar research website, Motors.co.uk, conducted a survey that revealed parents in the North East of England have a lack of information regarding car child safety with many having no idea what type of car seat is right for their child.

 

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