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BRITAIN’S MOT FAILURE HOTSPOTS REVEALED

Drivers in Essex and London most likely to pass their MoTs first time, while Scotland and the South-West trail

Romford, Essex, has the highest MoT pass rate in the UK
Essex, London and the Home Counties show best record of MoT passes
Kirkcaldy, Fife, has lowest pass rate in the UK
Devon and Cornwall also see poor MoT pass rates

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HYUNDAI i10 AWARDED CAR OF THE YEAR AT CAR DEALER POWER AWARDS

The New Generation i10 has been awarded ‘Car of the Year’ at the 2014 Car Dealer Power awards.

Voted for entirely by UK car dealers, the i10 triumphed over some tough competition from the likes of the popular Ford Fiesta ST and the Skoda Octavia.  The dealers praised its looks, build quality, value for money, refinement and industry-leading five-year unlimited mileage […]

UK GOVERNMENT FAST TRACKS DRIVERLESS CARS

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced 2 new measures today (30 July 2014) that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015.
UK cities can now bid for a share of a £10 million competition to host a driverless cars trial. The government is calling on cities to join together with businesses and research […]

MOTOR CODES EXPANDS FREE ADVICE SERVICE TO COVER CAR WARRANTIES

Motor Codes, operator of Trading Standards-approved codes of practice for the car industry, is opening an independent, free advice and conciliation service to holders of aftermarket warranty products.

The move follows recent approval by Trading Standards Institute of the Motor Codes Vehicle Warranty Products Code.  It was announced at this week’s Trading Standards Institute Conference, where Motor Codes stood alongside fellow […]

UK AUTOMOTIVE BOOSTS JOBS, TURNOVER AND CUTS OUT WASTE

The UK automotive industry is in excellent economic, environmental and social shape according to a new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Key indicators in the trade body’s 15th annual Automotive Sustainability Report – which reveals figures from 2013 – show significant improvements that tally with recent growth, investment and efforts to improve environmental performance […]

MOTOR CODES UNITES WITH BRITAN’S MOST TRUSTED BRAND

Motor Codes, the Trading Standards-approved garage scheme, has appointed the AA to carry out inspections of its 8,000-strong garage network.
The partnership, which will see all new Motor Codes garages audited within a month of sign-up and existing businesses checked on a biennial cycle, adds significant value for approved garages. The AA has recently been voted Britain’s most trusted brand*, presenting […]

MOTOR INDUSTRY LEADS IN GOVERNMENT DRIVE FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION

Regulatory body Motor Codes has launched the Vehicle Warranty Products code of practice, a set of customer service guidelines for buyers of car warranties approved by the Trading Standards Institute.
The code regulates the advertising and sale of policies, outlines exactly what you should expect from the claims process and commits code subscribers to producing policy documentation written in plain English. It also […]

VOLKSWAGEN REVEALS FIRST TECHNICAL DETAILS OF ALL-NEW PASSAT

Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat Saloon and Estate, ahead of the cars’ unveiling in July and their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The eighth-generation Passat will bring with it a range of new technologies and features, to ensure that even after 41 years and over 23 million sales worldwide, it remains […]

TICKETS GOING FAST FOR THIS YEAR’S CAR DEALER CONFERENCE

Preparations are well in hand for this year’s Car Dealer Magazine Conference, to be held at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby, on Friday, June 20.
This year, the event has been branded 2020 Vision as delegates will be given an insight into the way the automotive industry will evolve and develop over the next six years. The team at Car Dealer have […]

ALL-NEW VOLVO XC90 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED TODAY

One of the most anticipated car launches of recent years – Volvo’s all-new XC90 – begins today. Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has created a launch programme that will unveil the car from the inside out, meaning that it will start by disclosing the many new interior features of the car and culminate in the full external reveal in August.
The […]