Tag: cars

Barry Beavis: why I’m fighting my parking penalty in court

by , Guest Author Consumer Rights 20 July 2015
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When Barry Beavis was served with a £85 Parking Charge Notice by a private parking company, he wasn’t willing to just accept it and pay up. Here’s Barry himself on why he decided to fight the charge in court. (more on parking penalties...)

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Are misleading fuel consumption claims costing you money?

by , Head of tech and cars Transport & Travel 18 July 2015
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Imagine this. In your hallway sits a huge box containing a new TV. You’re excited; it’s the 50-inch model you’ve had your eye on for ages. But when you open the box, it’s no bigger than your old 32-inch set. (more about misleading fuel claims ...)

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Is the driving test starting to show its age?

by , Conversation Editor Transport & Travel 1 June 2015
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The compulsory driving test celebrates its 80th birthday today. When introduced it led to an immediate drop in the number of road deaths. But is it still a good test for how safe you are to drive on today's busy roads? (more about driving tests ...)

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Has the sat nav been outmuscled by protein powder?

by , Home Product Researcher Technology 31 May 2015
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Sat nav in car

Have you fallen out of love with the standalone sat nav and rely instead on a phone app or a built-in system to get around? The answer seems to be yes, judging by an annual look at what shoppers typically buy. (more about standalone sat navs ...)

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‘I went to court when my car didn’t meet its mileage claims’

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 5 May 2015
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Our post on Convo last month about differences between claimed and actual car mileage prompted you to tell us your own stories. It's a problem many of you have clearly faced, but how far would you go for a solution? (more about mileage claims ...)

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How many miles can your car really do on a full tank?

by , Senior EU Public Affairs Officer Transport & Travel 23 April 2015
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Like many motorists you probably have a good idea of how many miles your car can do on a full tank of petrol. But do you know if it is anywhere near what the manufacturer claims? (more about Car MPG campaign)

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How much is your broker charging?

by , Money Researcher Money 29 March 2015
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Has your car insurance premium recently gone up? If so, you might want to check what you’re paying for - Herbert Goldberg discovered that the AA had added a huge ‘brokerage charge’ to his premium… (more about broker charges...)

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What’s the best way to buy a car?

by , Car Researcher Transport & Travel 19 March 2015
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From cash to contract hire, there’s more than one way to buy a new car. Some methods even give you the chance to have a new car every few years, but which option is right for you? (more about buying a car...)

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Have you claimed compensation for pothole damage?

by , Digital Producer Consumer Rights 5 March 2015
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Here we go again. A bit of ice and frost and our roads are opening up to compete for top spot in the national biggest pothole competition. Has a pothole ever damaged your car? Did you claim compensation? (more about potholes...)

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A Mini adventure, at maximum cost

by , Chief Executive Money 2 March 2015
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After having to repair worn out parts on a car that's only 3 years-old, it seems looking for cars that have been designed to be fixed easily is worthwile. Especially once you've counted in the cost of labour... (more about car servicing...)

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Have you ever challenged a parking fine?

by , Lead Lawyer Consumer Rights 27 February 2015
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Private parking fines are on the agenda in the high court as one unhappy consumer is challenging the law. But we feel this case goes beyond parking, which is why we've been permitted to intervene… (more on parking fines...)

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OCU: how we’re cleaning up car hire in Spain

by , Deputy Director at OCU Transport & Travel 21 November 2014
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Holidaymakers have long complained about some car hire companies in Spain using unfair fuel policies. Here's the Spanish consumer org OCU on how they've worked with Which? to clean up car hire. (more about car hire...)

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You’d share your drills, but would you share your house?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 7 November 2014
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Last week Debbie Wosskow brought the emerging trend of the 'Sharing Economy' to Which? Convo. While most of you were up for the idea, you weren't quite so keen on sharing your big ticket items. (more on sharing economies...)

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Jo Swinson: getting you a better deal on used cars

by , Consumer Affairs Minister Transport & Travel 1 November 2014
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Buying a used car isn’t always easy. Are you getting the best deal? Or are you being taken in by a scammer wanting to make a quick buck? Here’s Jo Swinson on what’s being done to get you a better deal on used cars. (more about used cars...)

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