Imminent changes to Vehicle Excise Duty mean consumers have just days to secure a deal on a new car before tax rates soar by up to 2475%.
Analysis by What Car? indicates the cost of taxing a car purchased after 1 April 2017 could be up to 25 times more, with even some of the most environmentally friendly plug-in hybrids commanding sharp tax increases and worst hit will be the most expensive models.
Cardiff drivers keep vehicles for an average of 3yrs and 11months and spend £5,601 on running costs. That’s calculated by American Express as part of a national survey which puts Manchester at the top with £5,918 costs for almost the same period of ownership.
Tens of thousands of ticket machines are not ready to accept the new £1 coin being introduced this week.
According to the British Parking Association, over a quarter of Britain’s 100,000 parking machines have not yet been updated to process the 12-sided coin, meaning drivers with the new tender could struggle to park in many places in the UK over the coming months.
A new smartphone App will allow drivers involved in the UK’s two million plus car park prangs, roundabout bumps and T-junction crashes recorded every year to get help at the touch of a button.
The customer-first Accident Aftercare service, which provides invaluable support from replacement vehicles to liaising with insurers and body repairers, has been launched by car repair and servicing price comparison website MyCarNeedsA.com
The taxi-drivers’ GMB union is calling for an inquiry into the relationship between Uber and previous Conservative Government leaders. It is claimed David Cameron and George Osborne had contact with Uber executives which may have been “too close for comfort”. Europcar Long Term Hire is a new scheme to rent for 28 to 84 days at a fixed amount with delivery and insurance included for a £70 deposit and £317 monthly payment. Users can switch models to suit themselves and the seasons and avoid punitive tax penalties as well.