Motor Trade

MOT exemptions to take effect from March 30

Submitted by Dean on 30 March, 2020 - 15:13 with 0 comment

New Department for Transport (DfT) legislation will offer the grace period to allow critical workers to continue with essential travel.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID-19 are able to do so.

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Commercial motor vehicles and Covid-19

Submitted by Dean on 30 March, 2020 - 11:44 with 0 comment

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in restrictions on movement and ‘social distancing’ measures which will cause businesses significant challenges in the coming months.

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Is your car a classic yet?

Submitted by Dean on 6 February, 2020 - 13:03 with 0 comment

Car manufacturers will often boast the launch of an “instant classic” fully in the knowledge that cars need to be around 20 years or older to be deemed a “classic”. And that’s just for insurance purposes, depending on each provider.

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Fraudulent claims valued at £1.2bn in 2018

Submitted by Dean on 15 December, 2019 - 13:20 with 0 comment

The Association of British Insurers revealed that a total of £1.2billion was claimed in 98,000 fraudulent applications in 2018, while 371,000 dishonest applications for insurance payouts were made last year, up five per cent on 2017.

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Avoid invalidating your Car Insurance this winter

Submitted by Dean on 14 December, 2019 - 13:10 with 0 comment

British winters are usually wet, windy, snowy, rainy and muddy affairs and this winter isn’t set to be any different.

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How telematics can revolutionise fleet and personal drivers

Submitted by Dean on 26 September, 2019 - 12:57 with 0 comment

Are you a good driver? According to the AA, when questioned, nearly 70% of drivers rate themselves as above average, with only 0.8% of drivers rating themselves below the curve.

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Car vandalism up 37% – here’s how to protect your business fleet

Submitted by Dean on 26 September, 2019 - 12:49 with 0 comment

According to police data, the number of reported car vandalism cases has risen by 10% over the past three years, with increases of as much as 37% in some parts of the UK.

What’s that in figures?

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Digital car dealerships – what to think about

Submitted by Dean on 27 August, 2019 - 13:59 with 0 comment

More and more prospective car buyers are looking to buy online rather than visiting dealerships in person. This is helpful for car dealerships in many respects, allowing you to sell more cars from many locations and manufacturers all in one place.

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Maintaining the value of your supercar

Submitted by Dean on 10 July, 2019 - 10:09 with 0 comment

For many, buying a supercar or hypercar is a lifelong dream. But simply driving it off the forecourt can slice the value off it. Maintaining any vehicle protects its value, safety, efficiency and performance, but it’s much more important for exotic vehicles.

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Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

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