Category: Safe Drive

When is it safe to drive? Tips to prepare for Hurricane Florence in Charlotte.

What should people in Charlotte be doing to get ready for Hurricane Florence? The storm’s exact track is still uncertain, but given Florence’s size, power and projected path through central North Carolina, Charlotte is likely to see some impacts. That could range from a couple inches of rain, or more, to tropical storm-force winds starting […]

Safe Drive Save Life rally organised in Alipurduar

Siliguri: A rally was organised by the district police of Alipurduar to spread awareness on ‘Safe Drive Save Life.’ The police team as well as many teachers, along with their students from different schools participated in the rally at Beerpara. Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee during her recent visit to Siliguri had stressed on the need […]

Reputational risk a clocking conundrum for dealers

Over 70% of dealers surveyed by HPI, the automotive technology solutions provider, are concerned about damaging their reputation by inadvertently selling on a clocked vehicle.   With 1 in 20 cars checked with HPI recorded as having a discrepant mileage, dealers are right to be fearful of clocked cars. Also high on the list of concerns […]

IT’S A FLOODY WRITE-OFF

A staggering 237 thousand written off cars are uncovered every year by hpi, provider of the hpi check®, as being offered for sale by sellers who won’t always declare to buyers that they are insurance write-offs. However, warns hpi, with the used car market anticipated to be swamped with flood damaged cars in the coming […]

The 10 most common reasons for car crashes

Everyone likes to think they’re a good driver and that they’re not going to be involved in a crash. But according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), every year around three million people claim on their car insurance, sometimes for theft or vandalism, but usually because of some kind of collision. It doesn’t help […]

CAR CLOCKING RISES – HPI URGES CAUTION

As HPI confirms, this week, that its National Mileage Register (NMR) now exceeds 150 million mileages, the BBC’s The One Show* puts the spotlight on the growing threat of car clocking. Leading with HPI’s figure of one million clocked cars on UK roads, The One Show went on to report how one used car buyer […]

SAVED FROM THE SCRAPHEAP

HPI CrushWatch Returns Vehicles to Finance Companies and Helps Police Protect the UK’s Highways Our latest figures suggest that it is drivers of mid-range higher volume vehicles, often the popular Vauxhall, Ford and Volkswagen models, that continue to be the greatest offenders of insurance evasion.  However, a staggering number of offenders in 2011 were drivers […]

Don’t Get Caught Out with the March ‘13’ Plate Change

Whilst superstitious new car buyers may be cautious about the unlucky 13 series registration plate this March, spring remains a good time to go hunting for used car bargains. But buyers need more than luck on their side to find the motor of their dreams, as 1 in 3 cars checked with HPI are found […]

How to Minimise the Risks

According to studies carried out by road safety experts “THINK!”, 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep related – meaning that here in the UK we are driving tired now more than ever. So why is this? Are we working longer and commuting further? Are our social lives taking us further afield? Whatever the […]

A step by step guide to car auctions

Daytime TV has shown us the good deals on offer at auction houses and the bargains consumers can bag. Car auctions aren’t just for motor dealers; it’s a great place for private buyers to find their dream car at a reduced price. If you’ve never been to an auction don’t worry, we’ve put together a […]