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The latest quarterly figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) on motor finance fraud show that the most common and growing type of fraud is conversion - where the customer sells the car on even though it is owned by a lender and has outstanding finance.
Following the first winter cold snap to hit the UK, Cooper Tire is urging drivers to replace their summer rubber with tyres made specifically for the cold temperatures and winter road conditions.
Nearly 1 in 5 (18%) Brits say they will be more cautious in 2013, with 7 per cent believing that the ‘13' year is a bad omen for things to come.
As some forecasters suggest the freezing ‘beast from the East' weather system heralds a winter matching 2009's ice and snow, AA Autowindshields has warned that the season's first sharp frosts have already led to cars being spirited away.
With temperatures expected to plummet later this week, Halfords is advising drivers not to be caught unprepared for the cold snap by encouraging them to carry essential winter items in their car boot at all times.
UK provider of car care products, Autoglym, is advising against the use of improper de-icing methods, after a survey revealed that nearly a third of motorists resort to using a variety of household objects to clear ice from car windscreens.
With Met Office forecasts of more widespread frost and sub-zero temperatures by mid-week, the VARTA experts at Johnson Controls Batteries Ltd are advising drivers to give their car battery a winter fitness check to avoid a potential breakdown.
car2go, the simple-to-use carsharing service from Daimler and Europcar, has launched in three London boroughs.
Spongy brakes, a stiff steering wheel and excessive vibrations are among the multiple signs that your car could be heading for a break down, warns carhiremarket.com, which has launched a guide on the top car problems to look out for to save hefty garage costs and insurance premiums.
The ‘Crash for Cash’ phenomenon sees criminal gangs deliberately causing crashes with innocent motorists and faking accidents across the UK to make fraudulent insurance claims.
Drivers’ increasing use of luxury in-car devices could put them at risk of being stranded this winter due to the additional strain placed on cars’ batteries.
Road accidents across Great Britain have fallen by 34 per cent over the past ten years (2001-2011), according to a new report from Post Office Car Insurance.
Millions of motorists will risk their safety this winter as they take to the roads without undertaking essential car maintenance like checking their tyres or carrying basic items like de-icer.
British roads are set to become a man's world, with one in four women (24%) priced off the roads when a new EU law comes into force on the 21st December, according to new research by uSwitch.com.
UK motorists will waste nearly £50 million of fuel this winter by leaving their cars to idle with the engine running in order to defrost them, a new study of regular drivers by Direct Line Car Insurance has discovered.
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