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In this article, we take a look at the rise in thefts of catalytic converters, why this may have occurred, and, more importantly, how you can prevent catalytic converter theft happening to your vehicle. Plus, find out about what to do if you are affected by this type of theft.
If you are planning on selling your car, but you’ve realised you don’t have your log book, you might be concerned that it’s not possible to transfer ownership of your vehicle without it.
In October 2017, the UK government opted to revise the insurance write-off categories for road vehicles, replacing the previous Cat C and Cat D classifications with Cat S and Cat N respectively. Both Cat S and Cat N were introduced to better reflect the growing complexities of repairing 21st century vehicles.
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Category S is one of four categories of write-off that insurance companies use to accurately determine the level of damage a vehicle has suffered to cause it to be written off. In basic terms, a Cat S vehicle is one which is deemed to have sustained structural damage, including its chassis, often as a result of an accident.
In the vast majority of cases, a Cat S vehicle can be repaired despite its structural issues. Nevertheless, repairing structural damage to vehicles can be extremely expensive. That’s why used vehicles with structural damage will often be written off as the repair, administration and possible hire car costs will exceed the total value of the vehicle prior to its accident.
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- Can I sell my car without the log book?
- What is Cat N?
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- What is Cat S?
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- Buying used cars at online auctions
- Green car parts explained
- Avoid problems when selling your car
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- Buying a Write-Off Car: Pros and Cons