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 […]

How to Save on Car Claims this Monsoon

  As monsoon continues, one has to bear the agony of driving through waterlogged roads and ensuring that your vehicle is not parked in an area that is prone to water accumulation or flooding. Though you may have a motor insurance, it is important that you take due care when you make a claim as […]

Tips to Drive Safely in the Monsoons

The monsoon season is approaching, and if you go by the old saying, “prevention is better than cure”, you need to take care of your vehicle during the rains. We, as an insurer, will take care of reimbursing the loss to the vehicle. However, we can only reimburse you for the cover taken. There are […]