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December 2011 News

SsangYong Adds new Dealers

29/12/2011 11:00:01
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SsangYong Motor UK has added a wave of brand new dealers that take its network total to as high as 34, with 18 service centres.  New appointments were made at both Wolverhampton and Hereford, with three dealerships that were formerly service agents having also taken up the brand new car franchise in order to represent the marque in areas ...

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Tooting Man Jailed Over Car Insurance Scam

28/12/2011 17:00:00
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A Tooting Man has been sent to prison for two years running a "crash for cash" car insurance scam on innocent motorists.  Thirty-five-year-old Asad Ahmedhi from Mitcham Road in Tooting was part of a gang who scammed drivers by crashing vehicles and then claiming thousands of pounds in insurance.   There were ...

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UK Roads Lights Switch off Puts Motorists in Danger

28/12/2011 14:00:00
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The UK government's switching off of lights on roads at midnight, a practice first initiated last year, is causing safety risks to drivers, according to new research.  Car insurance site Confused.com claims that as many as 67% of all motorists in the United Kingdom, including those who have taken out extended auto warranties, are strong ...

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Weird Car Insurance Claims

28/12/2011 11:00:01
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While taking out a car warranty is usually a simple task, claiming car insurance can be rather more complicated - not least for the car insurance companies themselves, given the bizarre nature of some of the claims for insurance that they receive.   Aviva UK once received a claim for insurance after a polished and washed Ar ...

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Saab Warranty Situation Uncertain

23/12/2011 14:00:00
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Buyers of Saab vehicles in the United Kingdom are still uncertain as to what is going to happen to their car warranties now that Saab in Sweden has declared bankruptcy and its UK division has also gone into administration.  Saab dealers in the United Kingdom have also been left in the dark as to what is going to happen and official channe ...

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Twenty one Million on UK Roads Over Christmas

22/12/2011 14:00:00
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Over 21 million people are expected to take to the roads in their motor vehicles this Friday as part of the traditional great Christmas exodus.  Even though one in four people in the United Kingdom confess that they dread the Christmas getaway, as much as 72% of all drivers will still be heading out in their vehicles at some time this Frida ...

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Renault Axes UK Cars and Dealers

21/12/2011 11:00:01
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Renault is reducing its dealer count in the United Kingdom from 190 to 135 and cutting five models from its line up in a bid to turn around its unprofitable division in this country.  The cuts will kick off in February of next year, and will see the company then focus on its four core models - Clio, Megane, Scenic and Twingo. 

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Extended Warranties Make Sense

20/12/2011 14:00:00
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Some people believe that extended auto warranties are not worth spending money on because of the fact that you may spend a lot of money insuring against something that may not, in fact, ever happen, and are thus throwing money away on nothing.  This is a familiar argument, one that has also been used against many other forms of insurance. ...

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No Excuse for no Car Insurance

19/12/2011 11:00:02
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While it is one thing for motorists to decline to take out an extended motor warranty, there is absolutely no excuse for any driver not to have car insurance because it is a critical expense, claims an expert in the sector.   Swinton Group Claims Manager, Steve Chilton, says that young drivers in particular should be aware of the ...

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Car Insurance Costs to be Investigated

16/12/2011 14:00:00
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While most people are happy to pay a little bit extra to get an extended auto warranty, the price of car insurance premiums seems to be doing nothing but go up and up and up - so much so that the car insurance industry is now set to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading to see just why the price of auto insurance seems to be so very ex ...

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Warning Against Fake Car Insurance

15/12/2011 14:00:00
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Motorists are being warned to watch out for "ghost" brokers as the number of drivers who are being sold worthless car insurance continues to rise.  Drivers who are already forking out high petrol costs, as well as those who have taken out extended auto warranties, are being tempted by unscrupulous advertisements that offer car i ...

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Kia Optimistic on UK Prospects

14/12/2011 11:00:01
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Michael Cole, the Managing Director for Kia in the United Kingdom, says that he expects sales of the brand to only continue to grow next year despite some worries over the level of demand in the market in general.  "We are extremely confident in our product range, our strong value proposition and the greater presence and traction tha ...

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Drivers not Ready for Winter

13/12/2011 14:00:00
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Drivers in the United Kingdom may have taken the precaution of getting extended auto warranties, but millions are still unprepared for the onset of harsh winter weather conditions, according to new research from Sainsbury's car insurance.  The survey suggests that up to as many as 13.7 million are unaware of what they should do should ...

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Adding Spacers is a bad Idea

12/12/2011 14:00:00
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Drivers who complain about their car being too low to the ground sometimes receive advice from mechanics that the best solution is to fit spacers.  The bad news is that this is quite possibly the worst advice imaginable.  Fitting spacers to a vehicle actually results in it destabilising, which is almost certainly not what the driver ...

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Rising Cost of Motoring

09/12/2011 14:00:00
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The cost of motoring has risen by as much as 14% in the United Kingdom over the course of 2011, well above the average rate of inflation in the country, and meaning that the average cost of owning a vehicle is now around £128.64 per week, according to new figures that have been released by the RAC.  Aside from normal things ...

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Kia Reveals Latest Stylish Super mini

08/12/2011 11:00:01
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The rapid rise in fortunes for the Korean car manufacturer Kia looks set to continue with the arrival in dealer showrooms of yet another new model.  The newest Kia to make its debut in the wake of the launch of the Picanto is the new fourth generation Rio, which is both bigger than its predecessor as well as being considerably more stylish. ...

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Geely Comes to the UK

07/12/2011 14:00:00
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Chinese car manufacturing company Geely is setting its sights on infiltrating the United Kingdom market, intending to offer a rival to the Ford Focus with a price tag of £10,000 that also comes with a five-year car warranty.  The Geely Emgrand EC7 will go on sale in the United Kingdom towards the end of next year.  Similar in s ...

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Car Insurers Make Winter Tyres Pledge

06/12/2011 11:00:01
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Members of the ABI (the Association of British Insurers), who make up around 90% of all car insurance companies that operate in the whole of the United Kingdom, have made a pledge that they will not be raising the cost of car insurance for drivers who do the right thing and fit their vehicles with winter tyres for safety reasons.  ...

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Cover air Conditioning With Warranty in Winter

05/12/2011 14:00:00
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Freezing temperatures are expected over the winter months in the United Kingdom as analysts predict both snow and brutal weather conditions in general.  Last year many parts of the country saw heavy snowfalls and there were a number of motor accidents and fatalities across most regions.  In order to protect yourself against ...

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Buying and Maintaining a Skoda

02/12/2011 11:00:01
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Skoda has a reputation for being a car manufacturer that builds its vehicles to last.  Every model is carefully constructed from the best quality materials available.  From the very popular Skoda Fabia through to the spacious Octavia family hatch and estate, to the cleverly named Roomster and appropriately christened Superb executive ...

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SsangYong Celebrates UK Return

01/12/2011 14:00:00
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SsangYong is celebrating its return to the United Kingdom with what it is calling its best line up of models ever.  The comeback is being spearheaded by the brand new Korando crossover, although the top value range also features the spacious Rodius MPV and the rugged Rexton 4x4.  With all three of these models having now gon ...

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