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March 2012 News

Bizarre insurance claims

30/03/2012 14:00:00
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Our feathered and furry friends are some of the culprits behind some of the most bizarre car insurance claims of recent years, according to Admiral.  The company, which is a specialist in car insurance (albeit not including extended auto warranties) has revealed that one unfortunate driver had their pride and joy destroyed by a nest of mi ...

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New dealer for Virginia Water appointed by SsangYong

29/03/2012 14:00:00
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The brand new SsangYong crossover is now on sale in Virginia Water and surrounding areas, due to the appointment of a new dealer in the form of Ian Allan Motors.  The dealership is set to operate the SsangYong franchise out of its current premises, which are situated in Sandshill Lane in Virginia Water, Surrey. "We and ...

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Car insurance premiums fall again in March

28/03/2012 14:00:00
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While the price of an extended auto warranty remains more or less consistent, the price of car insurance premiums have continued to drop in the last month, a new report from Tiger.co.uk claims.  The firm's "Tiger Watch" monitoring survey discovered that the cost of cover dropped by as much as 0.8% in the last month and also ...

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Toyota introduces new used car warranty

27/03/2012 14:00:00
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Toyota has introduced a brand new Approved Used Car Warranty programme that is intended to provide those customers who are buying both older and higher mileage cars with more peace of mind.  The brand new programme offers customers, who are going to purchase a Toyota Approved Used Car with as much as 150,000 recorded mileages, a car warra ...

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Kia Optima offers good looks and solid warranty

26/03/2012 14:00:00
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The new Kia Optima offers an eye-catching appearance as well as generous equipment levels, economical engine and a seven-year car warranty.  The Korean brand has made massive advances over the course of the last few years and the Optima could be seen as the final piece of the puzzle for the company in the United Kingdom, now offering real ...

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Hyundai i40 voted best estate car

23/03/2012 11:00:01
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The Hyundai i40 has been voted best estate car in the annual awards of Business Car Manager.  The awards are intended to identify, across as many as nine distinct categories, the top company cars, with the Hyundai i40 having been chosen as the winner over competitors such as the Ford Mondeo Estate, Skoda Octavia Estate and Volvo V50 DRIVe ...

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Hyundai refuses warranty payout

22/03/2012 11:00:01
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When you believe your car has a fault but the dealer refuses to take the problem seriously, it can be a problem that ends up in a big mess for everybody as Warwickshire resident Jenny Bell discovered with her Hyundai Sante Fe vehicle.  The SUV had begun to develop a troubling whirring noise when started up from being cold.  ...

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Buying a second hand Honda Civic Type R

21/03/2012 14:00:01
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The Civic Type-R is an all-or-nothing hot hatchback with a hard and spiky ride as well as a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre 16-valve engine that is low on torque and fails to do the daily driving thing anywhere near as well as the Focus or Gold GTI. It all comes together when the Type-R is worked hard, however, with the crazy VTEC engine r ...

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UK drivers set to switch to telematics

20/03/2012 11:00:01
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New research that has been conducted by the United Kingdom-based comparison portal GoCompare suggests that more than 60% of British motorists believe that insurance companies will change to "black box" - otherwise known as telematics - technology within the course of the next five years. The research also demonstrated that m ...

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Protect your pocket from potholes with a car warranty

19/03/2012 14:00:01
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With an estimated £1 million paid out by motorists in England and Wales last year alone due to damage to the suspension and axles of their cars caused by potholes, a new call has been made to local councils to resurface roads that are badly damaged.  Luckily, many of these costs can be covered by car warranties although this does no ...

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The Magic Number 12

16/03/2012 14:00:00
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A complete range of cars and vans are now available bearing the latest "12" registration plate, and the Platinum Bath dealership on Lower Bristol Road is already cashing in.  "The new registration plate came out on 1st March and it has already proved to be a busy and exciting time for us" admits the General Sales Manag ...

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Vauxhall Mokka to be third best seller

15/03/2012 11:00:01
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The new Vauxhall Mokka will quickly become the third best selling model in the entire brand, boss Duncan Aldred believes.  The Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall UK believes that the vehicle will soon begin to outsell the Insignia and end up just under the Corsa and the Astra in the sales charts of the marque.   ...

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Hyundai set to continue five year warranty

14/03/2012 14:00:01
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Hyundai has confirmed that it is set to continue with its current five-year car warranty and has no intention of extending the warranty period that it provides with its new vehicles in order to match the longer warranties that are being offered by some of its competitors.   The President of Hyundai UK, Tony Whitehorn, says that ...

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Lexus and Toyota fairest for car warranties

13/03/2012 14:00:00
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Lexus and Toyota share the top ranking for the fairest car warranty service provided in the United Kingdom in the new winter survey from the National Franchised Dealers Association.  The results are a reflection of the views that are held by professionals from the retail motor industry all across the country.   The bi- ...

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EU ruling increases cost of car insurance for women

12/03/2012 14:00:00
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Younger women drivers are set to see the cost of car insurance rise by several hundred pounds at the end of this year when new European rules are introduced in the United Kingdom.  The new ruling prevents insurers from discriminating on the basis of gender in the setting of insurance premiums in spite of the fact that female drivers are f ...

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Extended warranty offers benefit used car dealers

09/03/2012 11:00:01
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Dealers have been successfully attracting attention to less popular, older used vehicles by backing them with extended auto warranties, the Warranty Group says.  The firm commended the decision a year ago and says that it has been a smart move on the part of used car dealers, notes the Warranty Group's Sales and Marketing Director, Ia ...

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Choosing a first car

08/03/2012 14:00:00
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Choosing their first motor vehicle can be a thrilling experience for many young people, though it also brings up the inevitable question of - what to get?  Generally speaking, new drivers tend to prefer their first vehicle to be something pretty flash, wanting to show off to their friends and family members and hopefully annoy the neighbo ...

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Car insurance not affordable for the young

07/03/2012 14:00:00
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More and more young people are unable to afford to pay the cost of car insurance, according to an MP from Ribble Valley in Lancashire, who says that the young are starting to be "priced out" of being able to use a car.  Nigel Evans met with members from the (ABI) Association of British Insurers in order to discuss the increasing ...

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Steady gains in automobile production

06/03/2012 14:00:01
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Steady gains in automobile production are set to drive the automotive radiators market, says a new report from Global Industry Analysts Inc.  The comprehensive global report on the automotive radiators market suggests that the worldwide market for automotive radiators will reach 165 million units within the next five years by 2017, with s ...

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Majority of UK motorists cut down car journeys

05/03/2012 14:00:00
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The rising cost of fuel has seen as many as 80% of motorists in the United Kingdom reduce the number of car journeys they make, according to the results of a new survey from Motorpoint.  The leading car supermarket in the United Kingdom ran a poll on its website, asking their users whether they had cut down on the number of journeys they ...

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Renault's 4 plus wins first ever CarBuyer Buyers' Award

02/03/2012 11:00:01
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The comprehensive customer care package from Renault, 4+, has won the very first CarBuyer Buyers' Award for giving the owners of new vehicles peace of mind for as much as four years.  The offer, which became available on all new Renault vehicles from the 1st February, offers a comprehensive 100,000-mile/four-year car warranty as well as ...

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Scenic range gets refreshed

01/03/2012 11:00:01
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Renault have recently rationalised their range in the United Kingdom and have stopped selling some of their less than popular models in the country.  Instead, the French giant is now concentrating on their top selling models as well as preparing for the introduction of new electric vehicles and their cut price Dacia brand.  ...

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