Tag: cars

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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Would you share or swap your car, house or power tools?

by , Love Home Swap CEO Money 30 October 2014
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From carpooling to house swapping, the Sharing Economy empowers you to hire out everything from power drills to spare rooms. Debbie wants your views to feed into her review of the Sharing Economy. (more about the Sharing Economy...)

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Will the universal spare wheel save you when you break down?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 24 October 2014
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Car wheel with a puncture

If you get a puncture that’s beyond repair in a car that lacks a spare wheel, there’s a good chance you’ll have to be towed to a garage by a breakdown provider. Not anymore. (more about the universal spare wheel...)

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Car hire: who’s still taking you for a ride?

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 13 August 2014
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You told us you were sick of facing extra car hire charges at the pick-up desk and not getting refunds for fuel you’d paid for upfront but didn’t use. Here are the car hire firms that have changed after our calls for action. (more about car hire...)

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Meet-and-greet airport parking – safe and secure?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 22 June 2014
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Meet and greet parking

How safe is your car when you leave it in the hands of an airport meet-and-greet parking company? You’d hope that your pride and joy is driven safely while you’re away. But that’s not always what we found… (more about meet-and-greet parking...)

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Can multi-car insurance really save you money?

by , Senior Money Researcher Money 17 June 2014
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We’ve all seen those TV ads about multi-car insurance - they claim to save you money on your car insurance if you have more than one car. But do they? (more about multi-car insurance...)

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Together we can end rip-off car hire charges

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 14 June 2014
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Today we launch our new car hire campaign, alongside the Spanish consumer group OCU. Together we’re calling on car hire companies to end all unexpected extra charges and play fair with their fuel policies. (more about car hire...)

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Do car hire companies drive you round the bend?

by , Campaigns Officer Transport & Travel 2 June 2014
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A holiday should be a relaxing time away from the stresses of everyday life. But for some their holiday starts with unexpected stress and expense at the hire car collection desk. Sound familiar? (more about car hire...)

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Women-only parking spots? No thanks

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 1 June 2014
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Is the ability to manoeuvre a vehicle into a parking space really determined by gender? City planners in Seoul, South Korea, seem to think so. (more about parking...)

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