Ahead of one of the busiest months for car insurance renewals with the plate change, research by GoCompare Car Insurance reveals millions of motorists are over-paying to the tune of £1.23bn a year for their car cover by allowing their insurer to automatically renew their policy.
At their last renewal 4.6 million drivers rolled-over their insurance without checking to see if they could get the same cover for a cheaper premium – each missing out on a potential saving of up to £262.41.
Munich prosecutors fined BMW 8.5 million euros (£7.4 million) for administrative lapses after the automaker installed the wrong engine-management software into 7,965 vehicles, leading to higher emissions.
The prosecutor’s office said BMW was guilty of oversight lapses,reports Automotive News Europe.
Some of Europe’s largest car groups are facing an EC probe into parts pricing.
Renault, Nissan, PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover are being investigated, German Der Spiegel magazine reported, and it comes after enquiries started last year into VW, Daimler and BMW parts pricing.
DS is the latest car maker to subscribe to the voluntary motor industry code of practice.
Infiniti, MG and the more low volume manufacturers such as Bentley are among those OEMs that are currently not accredited to the New Car Code but some of these manufacturers are represented by the dealers that are accredited to the Vehicle Sales Code.
Bigger and better than any highways and transport event in its 40 year history, Traffex19 at the NEC in Birmingham is all about the future: of mobility and the road space; of the way transport is funded and operated; and of the people who will lead those changes.
The event, 2-4 April, is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors from around the world to see 350 exhibitors showcasing some of the latest products, concepts and services.