Silly Surveys, Fuel Price Increase, Swinton Miss-selling & Congestion Charges

Monday, 19. August 2013

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Bits&Pieces: I think most of my readers know my feelings about statistics, most of them leave me scratching my head thinking – so what? Someone, whoever decided to carry out the survey, needs to get a life.

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For example did you know that Seat drivers are most likely to make an ‘at fault’ insurance claim? Really??? Oh there’s more, Kia and Mini owners were next most likely to claim with Subaru, Smart and Fiat owners putting in the least claims.

Astonishing or what? So who carried out this totally pointless survey? Money Supermarket that’s who. Totally bloody pointless – Money Supermarket – get a life!

The AA has warned that fuel prices are set to rise by 5p per litre over the summer months. Apparently petrol stations have already started to pass on higher wholesale prices to customers at the pumps.

They said that costs had already increased by 1p per litre in July – not at my bloody Tesco, more like 3p!

Who do you use to insure your car? Think twice about Swinton as they were fined £7.4 million for miss-selling policies between April 2010 and April 2012. They were found guilty of using an ‘aggressive sales strategy’  over the phone and failed to tell customers that some of the add-ons were optional extras.

I can see that it won’t be long before we start to see congestion charges in all towns and cities. Cambridge, who dropped the proposal for a congestion charge 3 years ago, are now considering this as an option to reduce traffic gridlock. Before going ahead they will need to convince local businesses.

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Where To Buy The Cheapest Fuel In The UK

Friday, 16. September 2011

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So where can you buy the cheapest fuel in the UK? Nope I’m not going to refer you to a website just set your sat nav for the nearest Asda according to a recent survey carried out by the AA. A recent price war between the major supermarkets saw prices drop by up to 4 pence per litre. Following the price war Asda decided to set a national rate for Read more

Sat Nav App For Shopping Trolleys

Sunday, 3. July 2011

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I know this has naff all to do with motoring but I felt I had to share this information about the latest Sat Nav app introduced by Tesco to be used on shopping trolleys. You enter your shopping list into the software (Android phones only at the moment) and the app creates a map of the store and guides you round the aisles showing where to pick up Read more

Graham Hill Announces The Launch Of Tesco Cars

Sunday, 3. April 2011

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Well, I guess the big news of the week, and one I was waiting to break before sending out my deal of the week and updated blog, is the launch of Tesco Cars www.tescocars.com. I have been working as a consultant with Carsite, whose site has been updated to accommodate the new name and Tesco loans. The same procedure is being adopted by the new website as happened under the old scheme with car photos, HPI and inspection reports. The difference now is the addition of 2,000 clubcard points with every car Read more

Online Used Car Reseller Autoquake Goes Into Administration

Sunday, 13. March 2011

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Online used car resale giant Autoquake has gone into administration losing its investors £19 million in the process as it’s unlikely that anyone would pay more than a couple of thousand pounds for a few cars, an award winning website and some goodwill. Their CEO was known for his arrogance and his despise of car dealers pointing out the error of their Read more

Exposing The Dangers Of Leasing

Monday, 18. October 2010

Oh dear, oh dear oh dear! When are people going to start treating car finance as a specialist product and one that must be very carefully considered before taking it out rather than a tin of beans that they can tout around online to see whether Tesco have them on offer this week or are they cheaper at Asda? There are three major comparisons to be made when deciding upon the finance that you are going to take out. Read more

Cost Of Motoring Set To Soar In 2010

Sunday, 7. March 2010

During this bad winter the number of car insurance claims have sky rocketed. From crashes to pothole damage, it’s been a disaster. As a result we are likely to see a hike of between 7% and 11% in premiums making it even more important to shop around when it comes to renewing your car insurance. Increased oil prices are going to add to the pain by adding up to 5 pence per litre with predictions that fuel will Read more

How To Get Lost With Sat Nav.

Monday, 5. October 2009

Big brother strikes again at a cost to the environment! No I’m not talking about the absolutely enthralling popular TV programme that keeps us on the edge of our seats for several weeks each year. I’m actually talking about Satellite Navigation systems. No doubt bored with watching people sleep in the hope that they may get up to some, under the covers, hanky panky the lads and lassies down at Continental Tyres decided to Read more

Will Tesco Be The Next Car Leasing Company?

Thursday, 28. August 2008

As more people understand the benefits of leasing over purchase Tesco have announced the launch of a staff leasing scheme in association with Lombard Vehicle Management. They have launched a pilot website under the name of Tesco Cars. This is the supermarket giant’s latest handle on the service industry where it already sells finance, insurance and warranty. Could this be their inroad into car leasing plus Tesco points? Under the new scheme Tesco will Read more

New Website Helps Drivers To Find The Cheapest Fuel

Wednesday, 23. July 2008

Well, it’s motor show time again and all the talk is about the new low emission cars. So it wasn’t surprising that at the same time Asda and Morrisons announced fuel cuts by up to 4 pence per litre which may spark a price war – we hope. It may therefore be wise to track the lowest prices closest to you which you can do by clicking on http://www.petrolprices.com/. The warning is not to get carried away and end up travelling miles to top up, spending more on the fuel you use than the amount you save on the top up.

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