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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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Big fall in vehicle theft revealed by new police figures

Big fall in vehicle theft revealed by new police figures

Vehicle theft fell 13.6% from 2020 to 2021, according to new figures from more than 40 police forces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This translates to 343,640 reported thefts from or of a vehicle in 2020, which dropped to 296,910 last year. London Metropolitan Police area had the most reported vehicle thefts, topping 100,000

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One in seven new cars bought in 2022 'will be a pure electric'

One in seven new cars bought in 2022 ‘will be a pure electric’

One in seven new cars bought in 2022 will be a pure electric, according to New AutoMotive. The green motoring consultancy is predicting around 300,000 new battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs) will be sold next year. If the projection proves to be correct, new electric car sales are likely to overtake those of diesels in 2022.

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