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National reports of multiple tyre slashing incidents in the UK brings misery to vehicle owners

Vehicle owners misery after tyre slashing spree by vandals

Tuesday 18th June 2019 13:25

National reports of multiple tyre slashing incidents in the UK brings misery to vehicle owners

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It is pothole season in the UK. But could the hole in the road be coming to the end of the road?

Will potholes become a thing of the past?

Sunday 3rd February 2019 15:15

It is pothole season in the UK. But could the hole in the road be coming to the end of the road?

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Underwriter of Shortfall.co.uk announce extended sponsorship deal with Renault Formula 1 team. MAPFRE, who underwrite the current GAP, Tyre, Alloy Wheel and Scratch and Dent Insurance products have confirmed the new deal will extend for 5 years.

Shortfall.co.uk underwriter MAPFRE extends sponsorship deal with Renault Formula 1 team

Thursday 8th February 2018 14:38

Underwriter of Shortfall.co.uk announce extended sponsorship deal with Renault Formula 1 team. MAPFRE, who underwrite the current GAP, Tyre, Alloy Wheel and Scratch and Dent Insurance products have confirmed the new deal will extend for 5 years.

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Websites where users sell items are lately becoming a headline in the automotive industry and this news comes in directly after the new tax disc scrappage scheme.

Old tax discs selling for thousands of pounds online

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

Websites where users sell items are lately becoming a headline in the automotive industry and this news comes in directly after the new tax disc scrappage scheme.

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The price of petrol is expected to rise by 2p a litre over the coming weeks as supermarkets pass on wholesale rising costs due to the Ukraine crisis.

Price of petrol to increase?

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

The price of petrol is expected to rise by 2p a litre over the coming weeks as supermarkets pass on wholesale rising costs due to the Ukraine crisis.

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Recent figures that have been revealed as part of the British Insurance Premium Index study from the AA indicates that car insurance now costs £106 less on average, than it did this time last year.

Car Insurance Costs

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

Recent figures that have been revealed as part of the British Insurance Premium Index study from the AA indicates that car insurance now costs £106 less on average, than it did this time last year.

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Most recently, our team at Shortfall have focused on a number of safety issues including the latest trend to take a 'Selfie' whilst driving. We have also focused on the motorway speed limit and whether it would be safer to increase or decrease the limit. This time round we are going to look at the argument to change the speed limit in built up residential areas.

Road Safety in the UK

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

Most recently, our team at Shortfall have focused on a number of safety issues including the latest trend to take a 'Selfie' whilst driving. We have also focused on the motorway speed limit and whether it would be safer to increase or decrease the limit. This time round we are going to look at the argument to change the speed limit in built up residential areas.

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New figures have revealed that white has overtaken silver as the most popular colour choice for car buyers. Silver has been the most popular colour for car buyers for over a decade.

White top car colour for new cars thanks to 'Apple effect'

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

New figures have revealed that white has overtaken silver as the most popular colour choice for car buyers. Silver has been the most popular colour for car buyers for over a decade.

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Over the last year, more than two million potholes were filled but the sheer backlog of repairs needed could take up to twelve years for local authorities in Wales and England to clear. This is only to repair potholes, let alone fix the road markings and any other problems that UK motorists face.

UK road repair backlogged

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

Over the last year, more than two million potholes were filled but the sheer backlog of repairs needed could take up to twelve years for local authorities in Wales and England to clear. This is only to repair potholes, let alone fix the road markings and any other problems that UK motorists face.

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The government plans to introduce a drug drive limit are edging forward, as there have been 16 different drugs approved. There are eight illicit and eight prescription drugs that have been added to the regulations that will be introduced this year in autumn, which means it will be an offence to be over the limits prescribed.

New Drug Driving Limit

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

The government plans to introduce a drug drive limit are edging forward, as there have been 16 different drugs approved. There are eight illicit and eight prescription drugs that have been added to the regulations that will be introduced this year in autumn, which means it will be an offence to be over the limits prescribed.

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Research and studies are often being carried out on motorists and two new reports show that motorists hate Mondays and new car drivers are less willing to shell out for servicing.

UK motorists research - Shows that Mondays are the worst!

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

Research and studies are often being carried out on motorists and two new reports show that motorists hate Mondays and new car drivers are less willing to shell out for servicing.

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Are you one of the people that believes that the internet definitely needs a picture of you whilst you are behind the wheel of your car? .... If you are, we at Shortfall hope that this article will help to indicate the danger of in car selfies.

Selfish 'selfies' on the road!

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

Are you one of the people that believes that the internet definitely needs a picture of you whilst you are behind the wheel of your car? .... If you are, we at Shortfall hope that this article will help to indicate the danger of in car selfies.

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According to a new study by LexisNexis, one in four consumers would commit motor application fraud, while one in five think it acceptable to report a hit and run accident to claim for self-inflicted damage. The survey was carried out on nearly 1,000 insured UK drivers.

Study on motor application fraud

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

According to a new study by LexisNexis, one in four consumers would commit motor application fraud, while one in five think it acceptable to report a hit and run accident to claim for self-inflicted damage. The survey was carried out on nearly 1,000 insured UK drivers.

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In 2013, the UK's car population grew by almost half a million cars according to a new study. The study was researched by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trading (SMMT) and showed that the total number of cars on the UK's roads rose by more than 436,000 to 31,917,885.

UK car population grows by almost 500,000 cars a year

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

In 2013, the UK's car population grew by almost half a million cars according to a new study. The study was researched by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trading (SMMT) and showed that the total number of cars on the UK's roads rose by more than 436,000 to 31,917,885.

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With all the new models being introduced into the car markets, motoring safety is a high priority at the moment but according to new research, millions of UK drivers are unaware of the legal requirements for MOT tests, insurance and road tax. The research shows that one in ten, around 3.4 million, UK drivers aren't aware that MOT test certificates are a legal requirement.

Research shows one in ten UK motorists think MOT test is an option

Monday 30th November -0001 00:00

With all the new models being introduced into the car markets, motoring safety is a high priority at the moment but according to new research, millions of UK drivers are unaware of the legal requirements for MOT tests, insurance and road tax. The research shows that one in ten, around 3.4 million, UK drivers aren't aware that MOT test certificates are a legal requirement.

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