Car theft on the rise in the UK

Insurance claims are made every 6 minutes as a result of car theft in the UK, with the main concerns being over keyless vehicles. £376m worth of pay-outs were made in 2018 according to members of The Association of British Insurers, this is an increase of 29% from 2017. While there is no specific percentage […]

Why Aren’t People Buying New Cars?

The latest figures show that consumers are losing interest in making large purchases on credit. This isn’t a new trend in the automotive industry. There’s been a marked decline in people buying new cars since 2017. However, this wasn’t always the case. The march of the brand-new car seemed, at one time, to be unstoppable. Cheap finance […]

Protect your car batteries this winter

We are deep into winter now, which means that your batteries are at risk.  The cold is especially bad news for car batteries, affecting the chemicals that fire up the engine, and when there is also frost and ice to contend with, you really don’t want to find yourself on the front drive in the […]

Independent garages 18% cheaper than franchised dealers

Research has found that independent garages are, on average, 18% cheaper than main franchised dealers. Analysis by Who Can Fix My Car found that the main dealers, which are popular amongst new car owners are significantly more expensive for certain types of work. Separate analysis carried out by consumer magazines Which? and What Car found […]