How do you feel about the garage you normally use for car service? If you are like the majority of Scots recently surveyed by Confused.com, you probably don’t trust everything your mechanics tell you. The survey makes it clear that UK car garages are suffering from a substantial trust deficit.
Category Archives: Car Industry
Are you planning to buy a second-hand car at some point in the near future? If so, how much thought will you put into the idea of depreciation? Second-hand cars obviously cost less than their newer counterparts because they have lost some value over time. Yet how much value they lose is necessarily measurable by […]
February was not a good month for the AA. Following a 20th February announcement that the company was going all in on its vehicle diagnostic software, AA shares fell more than 25% on fears the profits this year would be lower as a result. Investors worried that the company would be putting too much money […]
March 2015 saw the highest number of new car registrations in decades. According to This Is Money, more than 492,000 vehicles were put on the road for the first time during that month. That may not seem all that important to you, unless you are one of those drivers whose car needs an MOT inspection […]
Run a Google search on the phrase ‘second hand car sales‘ and you are likely to see an extensive list of news stories about the so-called ‘used car scandal’. This latest consumer scandal is a hot topic among anti-business types, local government leaders, and car industry observers. The point of this post is to cut […]
Earlier this year, Mercedes Benz issued a recall for certain models of diesel vehicles in order to remap their engines to better control emissions. Whether they did so to prevent the same kind of trouble Volkswagen went through in 2016, the recall did serve to further confuse consumers about electronic control units (ECUs). Did you […]