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With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.

The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.

You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories this past week:

Villages could pay £300 for extra pothole repairs – Eastern Daily Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pilot scheme to help reduce the number of potholes on Norfolk’s rural roads could see parish councils paying £300 a year for the extra service. While the service allows parishes to buy additional Highway Ranger visits to repair damaged roads and potholes, there could be a growing concern of other parishes being strapped for cash when it comes to paying the additional money.

Potholes galore in Manchester – Manucnian Matters

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester has ranked second in a list of UK cities with the highest number of accident claims filed against local councils in 2014. It’s been implied that the deterioration of Manchester’s roads is one of the factors that contribute to the number of accidents on council owned land.

Milton Keynes Council – 40% fewer potholes in the city

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milton Keynes Council has reported that it has reduced the number of potholes in the city by 40 per cent. This has achieved as part of the Council’s £50m resurfacing investment into Milton Keynes’ roads, Redways and footpaths.

To see more stories from the world of potholes, you can follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Sep 282015
 

It’s Monday morning and another week has begun here at Warranty Direct. Time for a roundup of the latest motor news we’ve noticed over the last seven days.

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – BBC News

 

 

 

 

 

Dominating the main news last week was the shock revelation that car manufacturer Volkswagen had cheated emissions tests in the US on purpose. The cheat occurring thanks to a device installed in diesel engines that could detect if they were being tested or not, changing the performance to improve results. Since the news broke, chief executive Martin Winterkorn had stepped down and Volkswagen have begun internal inquiries. For more details and up to date tracking of the scandal, take a look at the BBC news guide above.

Bloodhound SSC – 1000mph challenger revealed – AutoCar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audiences in London were invited this past week to see The Bloodhound; a Super-Sonic Car that will attempt to break the world land speed record next year.  The AutoCar news story provides more detail in the engine components that make up this beast and explains how the car will attempt the land speed record.

0 to 500,000 in 21 Months – The Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was recently great news for Nissan as the Japanese car maker only took just 21 months to produce 500,000 models of the Nissan Qashqai. The production of the cross-over car smashed records for its Sunderland car factory.

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Warranty Direct took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event this past Friday. Staff either donated or baked their own cakes for a fundraising cake sale in our offices. We’re pleased to report that these delicious cakes helped us to raise £277.35 for Macmillan Cancer Research. Well done to all involved in organising this great event.

Don’t forget we share more motoring news through our social media feeds so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to be up to date with the motoring world as well as the latest news from Warranty Direct.

Have a great week!

Sep 212015
 

It’s the beginning of another week here at Warranty Direct and we thought we’d share a roundup of the latest motor news we’ve shared over the last seven days via our social media feeds.

Nine things we learned at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show – Auto Express

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the doors closed on the 2015 car show, Auto Express reflect on last week’s event and take away the nine important key points worth paying attention to. From crossover cars, film promotions and the tricky task of naming a car – there is an awful lot to take away and digest.

New Range Rover is a “fortress” on wheels – The Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

Range Rovers are well known from their 4×4 off road adventuring. But if you wanted extra protection on your vehicle then their latest might very well provide you with ultimate safety.  The £360,000 Range Rover Sentinel is billed as a “mobile fortress” that is capable of withstanding grenades and gunfire. Now that is protection in extreme conditions.

Second-Hand Car Sales At All-Time High – Sky News

 

 

 

 

 

Car ownerships are noticing a rebound from a five-year low, with three-quarters of UK families now owning at least one car, with new research. This rise seems attributed to the low level of new car production following the credit crunch.

Don’t forget we share more motoring news through our social media feeds so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to be up to date with the motoring world as well as the latest news from Warranty Direct. Plus over the next few days, we’ll have more exciting articles exclusive to the blog so make sure you favourite the Warranty Direct blog site for more motoring insights.

Sep 142015
 

It’s time to start another new week here at Warranty Direct with another roundup of the latest motoring news we’ve noticed over the last seven days and shared through our social channels.

 

15% of MOT verdicts are incorrect – Auto Express

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Auto Express research reveals high numbers of incorrect MOT test results and a potential growing inaccuracy of MoT test centres across Britain.

Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 Preview – Car Magazine

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The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is about to get underway and Car Magazine take an in-depth A to Z look at the potential new cars to be unveiled at the show.

You can follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds (including ones for Reliability Index and Potholes UK) to see more motoring related articles such as these offerings every day.

Have a good week!

Sep 072015
 

It’s the beginning of another week here at Warranty Direct and we thought we’d share a roundup of the popular news articles we’ve recently shared through our social media feeds:

Autocar – The Auction Bible

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Autocar recently looked into how the value of used cars is decided with the Glass’s price guide and forecasting tools, the oldest and best known of the UK’s guides.  The article by Steve Cropley features an interview with Rupert Pontin, the new head of valuations at Glass’s Guide.

Over-Declaring Penalty Points Lets Insurers Overcharge

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The Telegraph reported recently that customers needlessly telling insurance firms about expired penalty points on their driving licenses add £57 to premiums – yet insurers continue to ask about old convictions.

Appeal Your Parking Fines In Seconds – Auto Express

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An 18-year old has created a new website to help motorists appeal against unfair parking fines. The free service allows fined drivers to create customized appeal letters within a minute to sending to the relevant council involved.

You can follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds (including ones for Reliability Index and Potholes UK) to see more motoring related articles such as these offerings every day.

Have a good week!