Car Insurance

Is the UK’s car finance market heading for a mis-selling scandal? 0

Thousands of British drivers may have been mis-sold loans to purchase their vehicles, causing them to pay inflated prices for their cars. The UK’s car finance industry is worth £40 billion and may well be heading towards a ‘mis-selling’ scandal if it’s ruled that drivers have not been made fully aware of the terms, reports(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

The study, commissioned by Servicing Stop, found that 33% of motorists will lie to get cheaper car insurance and a further 11% will drive without a valid MOT to save money. Another 7% would happily go without insurance altogether if it meant saving a few pennies. The survey asked motorists how they plan to save(…)

Why almost half of British motorists can’t afford to drive their own cars 0

UK drivers are more conscious of rising motoring costs than ever before, causing them to take urgent money-saving measures BRITAIN’S motorists are more concerned about growing car costs than ever before, a recent study has revealed. Worrying statistics showed that almost half of the UK’s drivers may no longer be able to afford to drive(…)

UK’s least reliable used cars 0

For lots of us, buying a used car can be a huge gamble; a giant leap into the unknown with regards to reliability. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Sure, there will always be exceptions to the rule, but by analysis of even the most basic of reliability data, you can get a(…)

The best ways to save money on your car insurance 0

Last year, the average insurance premium rose to £440; the cost of repairs also rose. All things considered, it makes sense to try and find practical methods to reduce our renewal premiums if possible. We’ve compiled some helpful pointers we think could help you achieve this. Pick the lowest insurance group. The band your vehicle(…)

Councils press for legislation banning lorries from using car sat-navs 0

Council chiefs are pressing for a ban on lorries using sat-navs specifically designed for cars. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants new rules introduced to ensure lorry drivers in England and Wales use a GPS system tailored for HGVs. It wants councils to be able to make off limits to lorries, routes where they exceed(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

At Servicing Stop, we’re always keeping our eye on interesting developments from the motoring world, and a new survey we’ve commissioned has revealed some truly staggering results. For the survey*, we asked over a thousand motorists questions relating to car maintenance and running costs. The answers we received turned out to be extremely interesting; and(…)

British insurers ask for driverless car data 0

Driverless car technology is becoming closer and closer to becoming an everyday reality; the changes necessary in the rules of the road however, still appear some way off. The insurance industry has issued a demand for more data from carmakers, regarding accidents involving driverless vehicles, with specific attention to whom or what was culpable. Insurers(…)

The worst places in the UK to own a car 0

Insurers Rias have recently completed a survey revealing the worst places in the UK to be a car owner. Finishing top of the list of shame is London, by some margin. Discounting the nightmares of parking, congestion and ludicrously expensive parking permits, the survey highlighted it as a focal point for car crime. And things(…)

Muscle Cars Just Aren’t That Muscular 0

The muscle car is America. When you think of it you should think America, or if you don’t, then we certainly do anyway. So with all that power in the muscle car frame, how well do the cars perform in crash safety tests? They have never been tested up until recently and the results are(…)