February 12, 2013
It has been said that almost £23 Million worth of parking tickets could have been issued unlawfully to motorists in London. An investigation recently showed that a ticket from 2010 which was issued in Camden London was not actually enforceable by law, this was due to the fact the Council did not actually have the authorisation for the signs which displayed the regulations. As part of the investigation it has now appeared that there are still 16 councils without relevant authorisations for the display of parking restriction signs. Whilst there are other councils and authorities who... - Read more
February 11, 2013
A new market study undertaken by Aequitas Automotive, the company behind leading brands Easy Gap and GapInsurance123, has indicated that consumers trends for the purchase of Gap Insurance are changing. A study taken from a cross section of website visitors on the GapInsurance123 and Easy Gap portals, and the results of which may indicate that consumers attitudes and requirements towards Gap Insurance are changing. The main points to come out of the study are:  The main reason for buying a Gap Insurance policy is the fear of vehicle theft The biggest consideration with r... - Read more
February 11, 2013
The Blue Square Premier team won 8-1 on the weekend against opposition, Barrow, to which the manager was rewarded with an Aston Martin. Mansfield Town Chairman John Radford used his Aston Martin as an incentive for the manager to motivate the players to a high scoring game.   Last Year, Mansfield Town beat Barrow 7-0 and the Chairman wanted a similar score line this time round and promised the manager his Aston Martin if they did so. Mansfield ran out 8-1 winners and the manager had a next to new Aston Martin waiting in the club car park for him.   The car is belie... - Read more
February 11, 2013
Do you remember the days when a people carrier that allowed 7 passengers seemed like the largest vehicle known to mankind? Fitting in every household item aswell as 7 members of friends and family. How about a vehicle that can hold 11 people? Perfect for a football team. The new Rodius, which is said to be produced for 2013 by Ssangyong, a South Korean automobile maker may just be biggest crossover MPV in the World, with four rows of seating and seats for 11.  The company released images of the Korando Turismo trim Rodius model last week, before the official debuting of the vehicl... - Read more
February 8, 2013
The largest ever collection of racing cars from Aston Martin to be gathered together on one track are meeting this summer at Brands Hatch to of course mark the fantastic centenary of the prestigious brand. The two day event will be hosted in July and over one hundred racing cars will gather there, the models will dater from 1922 until the present. The chairman of the brand David Richards explained that Brands Hatch was chosen due to the extremely important part it has played in the racing history of the brand, making it a fitting venue, for what is described as one of the key events in... - Read more
February 8, 2013
The Mr Bean Star, Rowan Atkinson, has recently received a higher insurance premium after his accident in his much loved and ever famous McLaren F1. The famous actor first had the crash in 2011 and had the model sent to the McLaren F1 headquarters in Woking.   A recent report in the Press highlighted that the star would have cost his insurers somewhere in the region of £910,000 to repair the vehicle. The technicians in Woking first assessed the damage for four weeks before sending the Insurance company a bill of up to £1 million.   The McLaren F1 was pre... - Read more
February 7, 2013
According to Stefan Jacoby, the former Volvo boss, electric vehicles are not going to become mainstream sellers in the car market within the next 15 years. He believes although he has previously made himself rather unpopular by exclaiming this, he doesn't believe that full electric vehicles have a place in within the mainstream car market in the nearby future. Jacoby left Volvo last year and at the moment is pursuing other opportunities available within the automotive sector. He explained the reasons for his beliefs, saying that there is an uncertaintiy of what will happen to electric car ... - Read more
February 7, 2013
2012 saw a year of huge growth for Aequitas Automotive, the company behind Easy Gap. The company saw itself cement a position at the top of the independent Gap Insurance providers in the UK. In February we were proud to see that Aequitas Automotive were the only UK company to have two independent brands featured in the Which Gap Insurance report. The sales generated in 2012 saw an increase of over 300% on the previous year, a result that we are extremely proud of. In November 2012 we saw the Easy Gap policies change underwriting insurer, and now any policy bought will be underwritten by UK ... - Read more
February 7, 2013
As manufacturers pushed the promotion of new models and special discounts, the motorists in the UK took the bait and decided to purchase a new car. There was a 15.9% increase in the number of private registrations this month, resulting in the 11th consecutive rise in registrations. Already in January, we have seen just over 143,643 cars sold which is a massive increase on the same time last year. It seems that the petrol cars have benefited from the increase as their share of the market has increased 3% from 44.7% to 47.7%. Diesel engines have therefore felt the increase of the petro... - Read more
February 6, 2013
Cars running on electric alone will not make it at a mainstream level, according to the former boss at Volvo Stefan Jacoby. He believes that the electric vehicle range of which includes the Nissan Leaf will only thrive and really take off in the more niche areas of society.   However, Britain may well be that niche market, as sales are expected to double previous figures in 2013. Numbers are expected to grow from the 3,000 sold last year to approximately 6,000 this year. As the price of electric cars begin to fall the market will continue to grow surely.   The majo... - Read more