Make Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip

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The summer is here, and so are its preparations. Thankfully, the lockdown is eased, and people can now hit the road and enjoy the lovely weather. Either you are preparing for a local staycation in England or a journey to Europe, you must perform basic car maintenance to stay safe on the road. If buying a used car to accompany you is a part of your summer road trip plans, make sure you perform a comprehensive car check at Car Analytics first.

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How Quickly Can You UNSORN A Car?

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When the UK government imposed the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we witnessed a surge in Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN) applications. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) acquired around 544,887 SORN requests between 23 March and 19 April 2020. It was a bump of 116% as compared to the previous year. The reason for the surge in SORN applications was simple; motorists did not want to pay the tax and insurance for vehicles they could not use. However, things have changed now as the authorities are easing restrictions in some parts of the country. Gyms, libraries, theme parks, pubs, holiday accommodations, and places of worship now reopened. Those who applied to SORN a vehicle want to know how to unSORN a car.

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Top 5 Indications that Your Vehicle Needs Brake Servicing

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When was the last time you asked a garage about brake servicing for your vehicle? It’s not the 1st thing that occurs to the mind. It could be that you are driving a vehicle with worn or defective brakes. In this article, we will look at five ways to tell if your brakes need servicing.

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How Car Reg Check Benefits You?

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According to independent reports by some of the vehicle history checkers in the United Kingdom, 1 in 4 cars has had changed its number plate. While changing a number plate is not a bad thing, we cannot reject the possibility of scams. The only way you could know the intention of the seller is by taking a Car Reg Check, also known as Car Number Plate Check. Before we discuss the benefits of a total reg check, let’s first talk about why people change their number plates.

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Check Car Details: The Ultimate Guide By Car Analytics

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After shortlisting your desired vehicle, the very first thing you need to do is check car details. Why? Because 1 in 3 cars in the UK have a hidden history, according to different reports. Therefore, it is wise to know who owns the vehicle, did it receive severe damage in an accident and written off, is it stolen, does it have a mileage anomaly and other vehicle information. Let’s find out what are the most important car details you need to be aware of before making your purchase decision.

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Perks and Drawbacks of Buying an SUV

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If you are looking to buy a family vehicle, I recommend you consider Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). They have plenty of space for both the passengers and the luggage, plus they come with extraordinary off-road driving capabilities.

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What Information is Included in Your Free Car Check?

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To get a sneak peek into a vehicle’s past, your first step should be to perform a free car check. Our free car history check typically offers necessary vehicle information as well as underlines the existing or potential issues with the vehicle you may not know about.

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How to Analyze if a V5C Logbook is Original?

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The V5C vehicle registration certificate, also known as logbook or V5 form, is a document released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to the registered keeper of a car. It contains the proof of ownership and the particular information of a vehicle, such as the date of first registration, the previous registered keeper, and the car model, tax class, engine size, VIN/Chassis/Frame number, and the colour. V5C logbook is used to notify the DVLA about the change of ownership, an alteration of name and address, or after the car customization, scrapped, or written-off.

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How to Check if the Car Has a Category?

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While searching for your next ride in the UK, would you like to buy a car that was involved in an accident? Most people do not and right so. After all, the insurance company has written it off for a reason. But let’s delve deep and find out what happens after a car gets badly damaged in an accident. The insurance company examines the condition of the vehicle and assigns it a category. We call it insurance write off, and it pays to check car category it lies in.

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How to Find the Owner of a Car by License Plate Number in the UK?

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While it is possible to find the car owner by registration number, the process is not easy. The reason is the law; the UK government needs to protect the privacy of individuals. However, you can locate the registered owner of a car if you have a valid reason, such as:

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