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COVID-19 IMPACT ON CAR VALUES

If you are thinking about buying or selling a used car over the next few weeks, you could be concerned about the market and its impact on car values. Used car values are influenced by a wide range of factors with supply and demand as the key drivers. Our experts examine data from across the … Continued

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CAR CLOCKING – THE ROAD TO RUIN?

LATEST ‘CLOCKING’ DATA REVEALS AN ALARMING INCREASE IN VEHICLE MILEAGE FRAUD What’s the issue? According to our latest data, one in 11 vehicles undergoing an HPI Check is identified as having a mileage discrepancy. That’s a worrying increase of 45% in the past five years and the highest levels of fraud that the motoring industry … Continued

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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH LONDON’S ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE

Drivers, businesses and service operators of larger vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and above are being advised to check how the incoming Low Emission Zone (LEZ) changes will impact them when changes to new legislation come into force, all thanks to a free online vehicle emissions checker. From October 2020, changes to the existing LEZ will … Continued

Hidden Danger: Insurance Write-off Categories Explained

When choosing a pre-owned vehicle to purchase, how do you really know what you’re getting yourself into — both literally and figuratively? What you don’t know may hurt you when it comes to a vehicle’s hidden past, most notably when it comes to write-offs. Cars get written off by insurers because they’re either so damaged … Continued

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The importance of a service history

HPI recently carried out a survey of 2034 drivers, to quiz them about how important a service history is to them when they’re buying a used car. Unsurprisingly, the majority of those asked said that they would feel reassured by the presence of a pile of paperwork to provide evidence of regular maintenance – and … Continued

DON’T SINK YOUR CASH INTO A FLOOD-DAMAGED CAR

HPI shares recommendations for motorists considering purchase of flood-damaged cars cap hpi, part of Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, is urging motorists to be aware of the dangers of buying flood and water damaged vehicles with temptingly low price … Continued

HPI CONJURES UP HOLLYWOOD’S MOST ICONIC VILLAINOUS VEHICLES

Scariest vehicles from the movies are revealed in Halloween poll HPI, part of Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, digs up the creepiest movie cars for Halloween. Automotive data expert HPI has unearthed its top creepy cars from the silver … Continued

NEW RESEARCH FROM HPI SHOWS CAR BUYERS WANT DOCUMENTATION

Independent research reveals that 90% of motorists would be more likely to buy a vehicle if they could see its past history. HPI, part of Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, today announced findings from a recent independent research study … Continued

Should I buy a used diesel car?

Last week we gave you the inside track on buying a new diesel car; this week we’re turning our attention to the used car market, in which much greater numbers of transactions are made. Compared with the two million or so new car sales in the UK each year, around eight million used cars change … Continued

Should I buy a new diesel car?

Over the past few years, diesel’s reputation has been torn to shreds, resulting in a big drop in the sales of new diesel-engined cars. Some of this drop is because of the headlines and much of it is because of uncertainty about what will happen in the near future. So should you buy a new … Continued

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The Dangers of Driving When Ill or Injured

With busy lives and important commitments, we often find ourselves powering through the day, even when we don’t feel 100% well. This means we are frequently performing routine tasks and procedures, when really we should be resting at home with our feet up. One such routine task is driving our car. As part of our … Continued