Flood damaged cars to hit second hand market?

Buying a second hand car is common practice for many people looking to get a better deal for their money. But buyers have been warned that they might be looking at vehicles with flood damage due to the recent spate of weather problems in the UK.

The...

Paper car tax discs to be scrapped

Paper car tax discs will be scrapped next year after the Chancellor's Autumn Statement confirmed that a electronic system will be introduced towards the end of 2014.

George Osborne said that the new system will allow drivers to pay a monthly...

Drivers 'would consider self-driving cars' to cut car insurance costs

Research has found that the vast majority of drivers would consider buying a self-driving car in order to cut their insurance costs.

Conducted by consumer website carinsurance.com, the survey found that nine in ten drivers questioned would look...

Car insurance sees drop in profits due to competition

Mounting levels of competition within the car insurance industry has seen one insurer hit by a heavy drop in profits.

LV= has announced that its operating profits fell significantly over the first six months of the year. The third biggest car...

On the spot fines for lane hogging come into force

British drivers can now be issued with on the spot fines of £100 and three points on their licence for hogging the middle lane.

As of today (August 16th), officials will be able to issue the fines for a range of careless driving offences....

Car insurance changes 'will cut costs for boy racers'

The changes brought in for car insurance premiums have pushed down car insurance costs for boy racers.

This is according to research conducted by Confused.com and Towers Watson. The study found that male drivers between the ages of 17 and 20,...

Car insurance costs push people towards older cars

Young people are being pushed towards older cars because they cannot afford the car insurance costs of new safer vehicles, research has suggested.

The survey by insurance firm Marmalade and Alfa Romeo found that three-quarters of young drivers...

Tesco launches 'box insurance'

Tesco has launched a new car insurance product designed to keep costs down for younger drivers.

The Tesco Bank Box Insurance product tracks people's driving on a daily basis and uses the feedback received to influence the premium rate granted...

Over half of whiplash claims are 'fraudulent'

Research has found that up to 60 per cent of all whiplash claims are either exaggerated or fraudulent.

Conducted by LV=, the study found that around 1,500 claims are received by insurers every day. However, over a quarter of people who claim...

Car sales reach six-year high

UK car sales reached a six-year high in May due to high levels of private demand.

A total of 180,111 new car registrations were made during the month, up 11 per cent on the same month in 2012 and the 15th consecutive monthly increase.

The...