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February 2012 News

Motor industry prepares for years biggest registration month

29/02/2012 14:00:00
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New 12-plate vehicles are set to go on sale this week while the motor industry revs up for what is traditionally its busiest month of the year.  The industry body known as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (also sometimes referred to simply as SMMT) predicts that about 350,000 new cars will be registered during the course of ...

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UK specification confirmed for Subaru BRZ

28/02/2012 14:00:00
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United Kingdom specification has been confirmed for the forthcoming Subaru BRZ sports car, with no less than three trim levels set to be available following its launch in the summer.  The BRZ will initially only be able to be ordered in the absolute top of the range trim level, which means that the car will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, ...

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Make sure to drive a hard bargain

27/02/2012 14:00:00
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With the new car registration date in March rapidly approaching, a number of drivers are trying to see if they can actually afford to buy a brand new car.  Others, on the other hand, may regard such a purchase as an unnecessary luxury and will be hunting for a good used car instead.  In either case motorists want to be able to drive ...

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Twelve plate special offers from Chevrolet

24/02/2012 14:00:00
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Chevrolet is offering great savings on all Aveo, Captiva, Cruze, Orlando and Spark models that are on sale with a 12-plate registration until the close of March.   The new Chevrolet Aveo range, which is the latest striking and bold addition to the Chevrolet family, is on sale at £8,995, representing a saving of up to &pou ...

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Mia Electric set for May launch

23/02/2012 14:00:00
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Mia Electric has happily welcomed the news from the British government that their three upcoming vehicles will be able to benefit from the Plug-in Van and Plug-in Car grants when they are launched in the United Kingdom later in 2012. As a consequence of the close cooperation between the government's office for Low Emissions ...

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Choosing the best car insurance

22/02/2012 14:00:01
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While the cost of taking out an extended auto warranty remains fairly stable, car insurance premiums are only continuing to increase. Recent tips have been released as to how to go about finding the best car insurance deals.  Recent figures suggest that the average figure for a yearly comprehensive car insurance policy has inc ...

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Car insurance costs to be slowed by fraud register

21/02/2012 14:00:00
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A new insurance fraud register is set to go live in July this year as a result of contracts being signed by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Insurance Fraud Bureau in order to secure the creation of a brand new database, according to the insurance comparison site Tiger.co.uk.   A new national database is to ...

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United Kingdom is whiplash capital of Europe

20/02/2012 14:00:01
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The increased focus on whiplash as a major factor in the rising cost of car insurance premiums has been welcomed by price comparison website Tiger.co.uk.  The United Kingdom has been declared the whiplash capital of Europe by Transport Secretary Justine Greening, with the country experiencing over 1,500 claims each and every day.  

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Holes in Fords rust warranty

17/02/2012 11:00:01
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It is not exactly unusual for extended auto warranties to come with loopholes large enough to drive a truck through, but driver Louise MacLachlan, from Knowle in Hampshire, was not impressed with the Catch 22 situation she recently found herself in with her perforation car warranty for her Ford Ka.  The four-year-old city vehicle ...

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Saab warranty package unveiled

15/02/2012 14:00:01
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Saab has confirmed the introduction of a brand new car warranty package that will allow owners of vehicles to purchase cover for a period of up to five years. The firm went into administration late last year, with all car warranties having become void as a consequence, but now a new Saab Secure unlimited mileage service is available to purchas ...

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New Hope for Saab Owners in UK

14/02/2012 11:00:01
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Although the Saab motor company appears to be on the verge of going the way of the dinosaur, there is some good news for those who already own a Saab vehicle in the United Kingdom and would rather not have to sell it for scrap just because of a minor defect. A new parts company known as Saab Parts UK is now up and running and will be able to s ...

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Track Driving for Better Insurance Rates

13/02/2012 11:00:01
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If allowing your car insurance provider to track your driving could save you more than £1,000 on your yearly bill, would you let them do it? That is the question being mulled over by drivers in the United Kingdom as the country's Automobile Association (AA) prepares to launch a new car insurance policy (albeit one that has nothing to ...

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SsangYong launches first ever TV campaign

10/02/2012 11:00:01
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In the build up to the arrival of the new 12-letter car registration on the 1st of March, SsangYong is launching its very first television advertising campaign in the United Kingdom in order to support the brand new Korando crossover.  The digital campaign is to be broadcast all over the country on a variety of terrestrial channe ...

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Korando Special Edition Launched

09/02/2012 14:00:00
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SsangYong is set to launch a limited version of their recently introduced Korando crossover, which is to be known as the Korando LE.  The Korando LE includes such touches of luxury as heated front seats, cruise control, rear parking sensors and leather covered steering wheel and gear shift.  The limited edition Korando LE will includ ...

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Sainsbury's car Insurance Offers Benefits to Customers

08/02/2012 14:00:00
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Should your car insurance policy about to be up for renewal, then it might be a good idea to take advantage of a very generous offer from Sainsbury's car insurance.  While not able to offer anything such as extended auto warranties, the insurance provider is giving Nectar cardholders the opportunity to receive as much as £293 in ...

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Toyota Rejects no fix Allegations

07/02/2012 14:00:01
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Toyota has rejected claims made by a British tabloid that its dealerships have been instructed not to fix defects covered under their car warranty unless a customer specifically complains.  The Sunday Times has published an Insight investigation that alleges that the Japanese carmaker has told dealers to ignore defects on vehicles that we ...

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Saab Warranty Value Questioned

06/02/2012 14:00:00
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Motorists who own Saab vehicles that are less than three years old will need to hope that their dealer remains operational, because it is reported they will get no assistance from the manufacturer.  Many thousands of Saab vehicle owners have been left without any car warranty and are facing the prospect of large repair bills following the ...

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SsangYong Picks GMAC UK for car Finance Provider

03/02/2012 14:00:00
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GMAC UK PLC has been chosen by SsangYong Motor UK Ltd to become their preferred car finance provider, meaning that the vehicle importer will be able to start to offer competitive terms for car finance on its wide range of cars.  GMAC used to be a part of General Motors before becoming independent and being rebranded as Ally Financial, but ...

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Knowing Your Car Insurance Policy

02/02/2012 14:00:00
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Should you sign up for a car finance package, it is a requirement that you also sign up for car insurance (as well as the car warranty).  In the initial flush of excitement that comes from the moment, it is all too easy to end up signing for an insurance deal that does not really cover even your most basic needs. The number ...

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Car Insurance Increases Three Times Higher Than Inflation

01/02/2012 17:00:01
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Motor vehicle owners have been hit with rising fuel prices for a number of years, but it has now been revealed that the price of car insurance, not necessarily including extended auto warranties, has also been rising dramatically as well. There has been an increase of as much as 15% in the cost of car insurance premiums, with the aver ...

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