UK Car Garages Suffering from a Trust Deficit

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.

Depreciation and Second-Hand Car Sales

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 […]

AA Goes ‘All In’ with Vehicle Diagnostic Software

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 […]

Get Ready for an MOT Testing Nightmare in March

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 […]

Everything You Need to Know about the Used Car Scandal

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 […]

How Much Do You Know about Car Electronic Control Units?

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 […]