The second-hand car market is a great place to find a reliable car at an affordable price – but only if you know what you are looking for. It is also a place unscrupulous car sellers go to pass off all sorts of illegal and unsafe cars on an unsuspecting public. As just one example, […]
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Every car older than three years must undergo an annual MOT inspection at an approved garage. Anyone who has ever booked an MOT knows that prices vary from one garage to the next. So what is going on? Why do MOT prices differ so much between independent, dealership, and council garages?
For years, Volkswagen has been excited at the thought of being able to compete in Asian markets, especially in China where the cheap family car could be worth a pot of gold. It turns out the German carmaker is having the same problems in China as it is having here in Europe: it cannot figure […]
Being the owner of an expensive import such as Mercedes or Audi can mean pricey repairs at the dealership. Indeed, the same goes for less expensive imports like Volkswagen, Skoda, and even Volvo. There are times when certain kinds of repairs require specialised skills, tools, and equipment that your independent garage is not going to […]
A recently released research report indicates that 25% of the UK’s small businesses with company vehicles are paying hundreds of millions of pounds in repair bills every year after finding out vehicles do not pass MOTs. Poor maintenance practices and a lack of MOT understanding are exacerbating the problem. As for individual car owners, we […]