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23 January 2015 at 11:46

Millions of people are buying used cars from private sellers each year - but the RAC reveals nearly half of them feel misled.The RAC survey among 2,300 motorists found that 45% of buyers believe the seller deceived them, with two in three (67%) claiming they unknowingly bought a faulty car.One in two of those polled said they had bought a car privately to save money, but one in five (21%) of th...

23 January 2015 at 11:46

The UK has been placed second in a dubious league table of car manufacturer recalls in Europe, with only Germany ahead.There were 28 car recalls issued in the UK in 2014; 16% of all recalls made in Europe and double the number from the year before.The statistic for the UK was small in comparison to that of Germany, which experienced 46% of the 180 recalls across the entire continent in 2014.In ...

23 January 2015 at 11:46

A new car rolled off the assembly line in the UK every 20 seconds in 2014 - a seven-year high figure.The news was welcomed by both Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and Business Secretary Vince Cable, who said the UK automotive industry is "thriving".More than 1.5 million cars were built in the UK in 2014, with 108,000 vehicles being manufactu...

23 January 2015 at 11:46

A rare Volkswagen believed to be the only one of its kind in Britain is to be auctioned next month. The 1955 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus is thought to be the only surviving model of its type imported into the country. As such it is expected to fetch over £70,000 at the auction, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on the 21st and 22nd of February. Sambas were never officially impo...

23 January 2015 at 11:46

Businesses are being urged to put their workers through extra driving training. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is calling on employers to introduce the ISO 39001 accreditation - which shows their workers have met rigorous safety standards.A survey by the IAM's Drive & Survive division found that almost three quarters (72%) of people who drove for business reasons in 2014 were no...

22 January 2015 at 12:38

The Government has been urged to launch an inquiry into petrol pricing as motorists continue to face "significant" regional differences in price. Iain McKenzie, Labour MP for Inverclyde in Scotland, says petrol and diesel prices in his constituency vary by as much as 3p or 4p depending on which forecourt drivers use. He said many independent fuel retailers have had to close in recent years b...

22 January 2015 at 12:38

The Conservatives have welcomed the Scottish Government's news that it is considering educational courses as an alternative to prosecution for drivers caught just over the speed limit.Margaret Mitchell, justice spokeswoman for the Scottish Tories, has urged Holyrood ministers to consider using speed awareness courses for speeding offences at the lower end of the scale, as currently happens in E...

22 January 2015 at 12:38

Motorists are being warned about more potentially hazardous driving conditions, as snow in some parts of the UK turns into ice.The alert comes the day after the driver of a red Ford was caught out by the icy weather and crashed through the front window of a house in Sheffield.According to the Met Office, a yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for much of Thursday, including the d...

22 January 2015 at 12:38

The Government has been urged to take more action to support the UK's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry.LPG representatives say incentives should be brought in to take the cars with highest emissions off the road, or to convert them into LPG vehicles. They are also calling for more financial backing for councils planning to acquire a new fleet of environmentally-friendly vehicles.It is tho...

22 January 2015 at 12:38

Keeping your windows clean is a key part of avoiding the condensation which can affect your windscreen while driving, industry experts are reminding.Peter Rodger, chief examiner of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, has issued the advice during the current spell of cold weather, which can increase mistiness on car windows.Car windows steam up when the air inside the vehicle is warmer and carr...

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