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Increased volume of used cars easing pressure on dealers

  Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The number of second-hand cars entering the used car market has taken away some of the strain for dealerships that have recently found it difficult to source used cars at fair prices.

The influx of part-exchange cars is partly responsible for “taking the edge off prices”, according to used car pricing experts CAP.

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Car charity launches scheme for second-hand vehicles

  Friday, 16 December 2011

A UK car charity has launched a vehicle disposal scheme to raise money and rid the nation of unwanted, inefficient second-hand vehicles.

The Automotive Industry Charity (BEN) has initiated a scrap and donate scheme, with the aim of providing participants with an easy way of disposing of their second-hand vehicles whilst turning the value of the vehicle into a charitable donation.

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Kia awarded used car scheme of the year

  Monday, 31 October 2011

Kia’s highly popular used car scheme has been named best in the industry after being crowned Used Car Scheme of the Year in the Auto Express Used Car Awards 2011.

Auto Express offered a glowing reference to Kia for offering a variety of consumer benefits, most notably its seven-year warranty that is fully transferable to subsequent vehicle owners.

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Warning for buyers to avoid used car tricks

  Monday, 4 April 2011

With April Fool’s Day just past us, UK car buyers are being warned to avoid used car tricksters on the forecourts and in private listings.

HPI is warning drivers that one-in-three second hand vehicles have a hidden history, which can potentially stop new owners taking out car insurance or even driving the car if it has fundamental faults.

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Category B write-off threat to used car dealers

  Friday, 4 February 2011

HPI has warned used car dealers of the prospect of receiving poorly repaired Category B insurance write-offs for resale back onto UK roads.

Category B insurance write-offs are vehicles that have been advised to be crushed or broken down for spare parts or scrap by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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