New figures from My Car Check show that the risk of buying a previously written-off vehicle is much higher in some UK cities than others. Around 1 in 4 cars checked in London and Birmingham over the last year were found to have been written-off, compared to around 1 in 7 in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bristol.
My Car Check says the used motorbike, scooter and moped market has been irregular, as the riding season enters its final month. Rob Hobson said: “It really has been an unusual year in the used two-wheel market. Some traders say they are busier than ever, but against that used bikes advertised through the classifieds seem […]
Analysing the car market following the introduction of the 66 plate, head of valuation services at My Car Check, Gavin Amos says that the used car market has improved, while 4×4 sales remains strong. “The used market picked up throughout September with many dealers and traders reporting strong enquiry levels. For main agents, attention has […]
My Car Check is supporting Project EDWARD, ‘European Day Without A Road Death’, on Wednesday 21 September 2016. The initiative has been devised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, with the aim of improving road safety, not just on 21 September but every day.
My Car Check, which is offering the chance to win Super League Grand Final tickets, has published data on the used car buying preferences of four leading rugby league towns: Hull, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan.
Analysis of My Car Check data for the first half of 2016 has revealed the UK used cars most likely to have been written-off. Nearly a quarter (23.67 per cent) of all searches returned a write-off warning, with the riskiest models being the Peugeot 208 Active and the Ford Fiesta Edge 60.
The motorbike, scooter and moped sector is described as “muted”, with inclement weather and a contracting new bike market suggested as reasons for the relative inactivity. My Car Check’s Rob Hobson said: “It is very much a mixed report this month. New registration numbers for 2016 are still up, although July was down compared to the same month in 2015 – the first time that’s happened this year.
My Car Check’s valuation experts have spoken about the significant trends in the UK used vehicle market for August, adding its car of the month. Head of valuation services at My Car Check, Gavin Amos, said: “Used car sales have slowed over the last month, which is only to be expected at this time of year.”
My Car Check’s valuation experts reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market and choose a car and bike of the month. Head of valuation services Gavin Amos said: “The launch of the new Mercedes C Class has made the previous generation models a great value route into this prestige brand. All 2007 onward derivatives are well built, drive beautifully and can stand the miles, with the economical yet powerful diesel variants particularly desirable. There are plenty out there to choose from and full main dealer service history is always a good start.”
Analysis of My Car Check data for the year to end of April 2016 has revealed the UK used vehicles most likely to have two serious warnings against them. The riskiest model in this regard was the Vauxhall Corsa SXI AC, with 6.25 per cent of those checked having both write-off and finance warnings, despite a reasonably high average value of £7,348.
New figures from My Car Check have highlighted the different risks associated with buying a secondhand electric or hybrid car. Most significantly, green machines are more likely to have outstanding finance than their petrol or diesel counterparts.
Delivering his analysis on the motorbike, scooter and moped sector, My Car Check’s Rob Hobson said: “The Triumph Speed Triple has always hit the mark as a fantastic road bike and the 2016 model is the best yet. They’ve improved it in virtually every department, notably in build quality and finish. A well maintained Speed Triple of any age can represent great value. Just check to make sure the one you’re looking at is what it claims to be, especially when buying privately.”
Head of valuation services at My Car Check, Gavin Amos, has named the Honda Civic as his car of the month, saying: “The Honda Civic is often overlooked in favour of the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra, but it drives well, competes in terms of emissions and fuel consumption, and can be a great fit for those wanting something a bit different. Check to make sure the one you’re looking at is clear of finance and not previously written-off, especially the very rapid Sport variants.”
New year-on-year comparison figures from My Car Check have revealed a sharp rise in used car buying risks, with outstanding finance a particular concern. 48 per cent of all checks in January 2016 flagged up at least one issue, up 6 per cent on the same month in 2015. This could be anything from a […]