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The top ten factors that would persuade a UK driver to buy an electric car

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Ease of charging, distance travelled on one charge and saving money are the top considerations for drivers when it comes to buying an electric car. In a national Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, four-fifths of drivers answered what would make them more likely to buy an electric car, leaving a fifth that would not buy an electric car in any circumstance.

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Two-thirds of drivers think new legislation needed after cyclist growth

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

A survey of more than 2,000 UK drivers, which was commissioned by InsuretheGap.com, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, finds that over two-thirds (69 per cent) want new legislation for cyclists including bikes having a registration number to make them identifiable (68 per cent), and more than half (53 per cent) saying cyclists should be required to hold a licence.

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Jelf signs NTDA agreement

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Well-known industry insurance company Jelf reports that it has designed specific insurance programmes for the tyre sector in collaboration with the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA). According to Jelf, the insurance market for the tyre industry is diminishing quickly with only a small number of motor trader insurers willing to write insurance policies.

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Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

Servicesure appoints Bollington as new insurance provider

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Servicesure has appointed Bollington as its insurance provider, supplying an exclusive comprehensive cover package for the national garage network. The partnership commenced on Monday 1 April, with Bollington’s team of local account managers providing a carefully-tailored, personal service which establishes each business’ individual insurance requirements.

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Car salesrooms not attracting younger car buyers

10th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The polished floors, shiny cars and bright lights of car salesrooms still appeal to the over 55s, but younger age groups are much more likely than older generations to buy their car elsewhere, according to a new Opinium survey of over 2,000 UK drivers.

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98 per cent of UK drivers say they love their cars this Valentine’s Day

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, 98 per cent of the UK’s drivers are spending it with something they love, even if this is a vehicle. Maybe this is because for eight out of ten drivers, cars give them a sense of freedom and for four out of ten, it never lets them down? Both things which cannot always be said of real-life relationships.

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Two-thirds of UK consumers against winter tyres

Two-thirds of UK consumers against winter tyres

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

67 per cent of drivers don’t think winter tyres are worth the investment, according to an online poll conducted by Co-op Insurance on 25 January 2019. The Twitter-based poll received votes from 4,084 individuals and a stream of interesting comments on the subject followed.

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Why tyre servicers need to address ADAS – Hella Gutmann Solutions

Why tyre servicers need to address ADAS – Hella Gutmann Solutions

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Technological tipping points are not always easy to identify, and the pace of change in the automotive industry can make it a challenge for garages not affiliated with new car dealerships to stay on top of new carfeatures as they begin to require repair. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are emblematic of this, and considering their centrality to the safe operation of many new cars, the stakes have also risen. Tyres & Accessories visited Hella Gutmann Solutions’ facilities in and around Ihringen, Germany to see how the supplier of diagnostic and camera and sensor recalibration solutions is responding to garages’ increasing need for new equipment, technician training, and data, to address the rise of ADAS.

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School run stresses out parents and children – MORE TH>N

26th October 2018 | 0 Comments

From parking fines, to mounting the kerb, forgetting homework or being scolded by teachers for missing the school bell, it is no surprise that parents across the UK feel a sense of dread when they think about the school run. New research by MORE TH>N Car Insurance has revealed just how stressful parents find the daily journey, with 31 per cent confessing it is the most stressful part of their entire day and over a quarter (26 per cent) saying they find the school run as stressful - if not a more stressful experience - as buying a house.

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IAAF launches new automotive trade credit insurance schemes

20th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has introduced two new trade credit insurance schemes for SMEs and larger businesses in the aftermarket, offering protection against the effects of bad debts and bringing a wide array of benefits. The schemes, from one of the UK's leading independent specialist trade credit insurance brokers Financial and Credit Insurance Services Limited, are exclusively available through the IAAF to its members.

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Ignorance of Europe driving laws rife among road-trippers, Sainsbury’s Bank warns

31st July 2018 | 0 Comments

Nearly three in ten UK residents (29 per cent) heading to Europe on holiday will be getting behind the wheel, equating to 15 million people embarking on European road trips in the next 12 months. While the majority of them are organised when it comes to their car insurance on the continent, new research from Sainsbury’s Bank reveals that many are unaware of specific driving laws in Europe.

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Insurers warn against ‘autonomous’ term – Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds

Insurers warn against ‘autonomous’ term – Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Jenifer Baxter, head of engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, has responded to news that car insurers have warned carmakers against the use of the word “autonomous” in their marketing.

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ABI and Thatcham call for better clarity over ‘autonomous’ vehicles

12th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Thatcham Research are today (12 June) issuing an urgent call to carmakers and legislators for greater clarity around the capability of vehicles sold with technology that does more and more driving on behalf of motorists.

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NBRA welcomes enquiry into insurance costs

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is pleased to see that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has committed to carrying out an inquiry into rising insurance costs and keeping volume discounts from their repairers.

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Worst postcodes for car vandalism revealed

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A new study by Churchill car insurance has found that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of UK drivers’ cars have been intentionally vandalised.

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