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AA Cars' new dealer promise scheme to improve car buying experience
The AA's car buying site has approached its growing network of dealers to help increase transparency, honesty and trust in the used car industry by adopting Dealer Promise*. Dealers will openly promote a visible 10-point charter that includes a commitment to offer history checks, provide a minimum of six months MOT and offer an adequate road test on all vehicles. Additionally, all vehicles will come with 12 months free AA breakdown cover.
Teenager becomes first to lose licence in new mobile phone driving laws
A 19-year-old, driving a black Ford Focus, was among 11 motorists caught on their mobile as part of a police crackdown.He said after he was stopped he felt 'p***
off', adding that his parents would 'kill him' when they found out.
The new law states that anyone caught using their mobile within two years of passing their test will automatically lose their licence and will have to retake both their theory and practical driving tests.
Check out our comprehensive guide to the UK's new car VED tax rules for 2017
Spring 2017 is nearly upon us, and that means that it isn't long before the new VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) rules come into force. The updated road tax measures will provide a big shake-up of the existing system, and the revision of the
tax bands will affect anyone buying a new car from April 2017 onwards.
Naturally the biggest concern among new buyers in light of the VED tax alterations is this: will you be better off buying new car before the new regime comes into force, or should you wait until after? Sadly there's no straight answer, as it entirely depends on the type of vehicle you're planning to buy, and crucially, what its CO2 emissions are.
And if you're worried about how your current car will be affected, fear not: as long as it was registered to you before
April 2017, the changes won't apply.