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Six golden rules for tackling a motoring-related complaint

Six golden rules for tackling a motoring-related complaint

Sadly, there are times when a complaint arise following a vehicle purchase, a repair, a service or after taking out a warranty agreement, The Motor Ombudsman is dedicated to the automotive sector and has these six golden rules for consumers to take into account when looking to conclude a motoring-related …

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Most expensive UK cities for car repairs

Garage servicing

New research looking at the most expensive average price of car repairs in the country’s 20 biggest cities has revealed that London DOES NOT top the league. Coventry is the holder of the dubious title thanks to an average cost of £290.52, while the average for the UK as a …

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Ralph Lauren launches new collection – in his garage

Ralph-Lauren-launches-new-collection-in-his-garage

Fashion legend and renowned car collector Ralph Lauren has staged his latest show inside the private garage of his home in Bedford Hills, New York. Set against the spectacular backdrop of one of the world’s most spectacular automotive collections, Lauren presented his passion for cars and classic, enduring style in …

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Car dashboards baffle drivers

Car warning signs

Millions of British motorists are driving their cars without any knowledge of the symbols on the dashboard, according to new research. An Accident Advice Helpline study of 2,000 drivers shows nine in 10 have had a symbol pop up on the dashboard which they haven’t recognised. One in three cannot …

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Why some garages have the X Factor

Garage repair

New research reveals what motivates motorists to choose one garage over another. And surprise, surprise, reputation drives more than half of garage bookings (54%), according to a nationwide survey by BookMyGarage.com.  However, UK motorists fear being cheated more than anything else when they book a garage, with three quarters (74%) …

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UK garage bill ‘postcode lottery’

Garage repairs

Average hourly car labour rates vary by as much as 220% across the country, according to new research. The survey by Auto Express and Warrantywise found the highest average labour rates are in Twickenham, south west London,(£141), while the cheapest are in Kirkwall, Orkney (£44). The average rate in Great …

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Garage of mum and dad

Young driver

Three in five parents pay for their children’s motoring, according to a new survey. Parents spend an average of £381 on their child’s motoring, totalling more than £2bn, figures from Kwik Fit reveal. Almost three in five (59%) British parents with children aged 17-25 contribute financially to their child’s motoring …

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Dad Knows Best…

When it comes to motoring 23% of motorists confess to turning to their fathers for everyday advice about their cars. According to research conducted by tyre retailer ATS Euromaster  one in five drivers asks their local garages or service centre for advice but a large number of motorists turn to …

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Who Can Fix My Car?

Today see’s the exciting launch of a new venture from the creators of  Make and Model.  Having spent the year building a fully functional used car portal, the natural progression was into the servicing side of the motor trade.  The new site Who Can Fix My Car,   is a lead …

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