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Victims of vehicle theft are urged to leave crime-fighting to the police

Victims of vehicle theft are urged to leave crime-fighting to the police

Victims of car crime are being urged to leave crime-fighting to the police after Jo Coombs from Battersea used her car insurance GPS tracker and smartphone app to locate her Land Rover after it has been stolen from outside her house. Even though in this case it ended well, Tracker says that organised criminal gangs …

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70 years of driving - then and now as we celebrate the Jubilee

70 years of driving – then and now as we celebrate the Jubilee

As the country celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Quotezone.co.uk look at the iconic changes in motoring during the course of the Queen’s reign. On the Road The first thing a driver would notice in 1953 was the lack of traffic; there were four million cars on the road, 70 years on there are 40.3 million …

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Private car ownership is on the decline - is leasing taking over?

Private car ownership is on the decline – is leasing taking over?

In 2021, London won the unenviable reputation of being the most congested city in the world. As things stand drivers populating the roads of our capital can expect to waste 148 hours at the wheel on average due to blocked-up traffic jams. Not only does this consume motorists’ precious time, but long vehicle queues don’t …

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Drivers risk losing personalised plates if car is stolen or written off

Drivers risk losing personalised plates if car is stolen or written off

With the DVLA holding a new personalised number plate auction this and next week, motorists are being warned to check with their insurer to see if they are covered for damage to, or theft of, their new registration plates.   There isn’t a fee to register new personalised plates nor are they viewed as vehicle …

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Experts urge not to leave dogs in the car in any types of weather

Experts urge not to leave dogs in the car in any types of weather

Drivers are being urged to avoid leaving their beloved pet dogs on their own in cars for any amount of time – regardless of the weather. The experts at LeaseCar.uk and its sister site LeaseElectricCar.co.uk have been exploring the changing internal temperatures of a car with different temperatures outside. And the stark message is dogs …

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Government proposals to lengthen MOT interval will result in one-in-10 vehicles on the road having dangerous defects

Government proposals to lengthen MOT interval will result in one-in-10 vehicles on the road having dangerous defects

Proposals to lengthen MOT intervals could hit motorists in the pocket and result in over 2.5 million vehicles on the roads with dangerous defects, says BookMyGarage.com. Last year, of the 30.25 million Class 3 & 4 MOTs conducted in the UK, nearly a third (30.23%) of vehicles – around 10 million – failed their MOT …

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