Car insurance premiums fall sharply

The average cost of car insurance cover has fallen from £847 in mid- 2017 to £752 this year. Comparison website Confused.com said that the 11% drop in premiums was due to a reversal of changes of the Ogden rate, which is used to calculate compensation for serious injuries. “The end is in sight for the […]

Five regular car checks that could save you £100s

At Duffy Motors, we always try to deliver the highest quality MOT and servicing work at the most reasonable price points. But generally, we only see customer’s cars at six-month or one-year intervals. In the intervening time, there are some basic preventative maintenance jobs that you can do that could end up saving you hundreds […]

Don’t get ripped off when buying a second hand car

Buying a car second hand? There are some simple steps that you can take to avoid buying a car that’s been seriously damaged, stolen or illegally customised. Getting stuck with a lemon is everyone’s worst fear when buying second hand. But if you follow the tips laid out in this blog post then you give […]

Potholes cost drivers £1m a month

Drivers and insurers are spending £1m a month on repairing car damage caused by potholes. The AA claims that a ‘pothole epidemic’ cost insurers £4.2 million in the first four months of 2018. That’s more than was spent in all of 2017. The motorists’ organisation labelled the situation a “national embarrassment”. The Department for Transport […]

Sunday road closures: Greater Manchester Marathon

More than 13,000 runners will take to the streets of Greater Manchester on Sunday bringing road closures to large parts of Trafford. Road closures and diversion routes will be in place around Old Trafford, Stretford, Sale, Timperley, Altrincham and Urmston as the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Half Marathon come to town. One key road […]