As a passionate and active member of the automotive sector the team at Warranty First have a vested interest in matters that affect our customers, our business and that of our partners. It is this knowledge that enables us to continuously look to improve our policies and service levels wherever we can. Here are Insights that we hope you find useful.
The importance of the UK aftermarket to the UK economy
The automotive aftermarket is a vital component of the UK economy, it provides motorists with choice over how they service and repair their vehicles. By helping to keep the country moving, the aftermarket delivers both direct and indirect financial benefits to the country.
The statistics are conclusive: with an estimated turnover of £21 billion, a gross value add of £12 billion and 345,000 UK jobs dependent on the sector, the aftermarket makes a huge economic and social contribution to the UK.
If you have put the wrong fuel in your car and proceeded to drive the car on the wrong fuel without realising, the car will not get that far before the wrong fuel contaminates the car's engine and causes the car to shut off.
What is the first thing I should do?
Don't turn on the ignition or start the car - contact a repairer, they will remove the contaminated fuel and replace it with a quantity of clean fuel.
Did you know that 4 out of 5 used car buyers don't ask if the car they are about to buy has been subject to a manufacturer recall.
If buying from a used car dealer they can use the HPI Safety Recall Check that protects consumers against buying a car with a fault or default.
Toyota, Honda, Vauxhall, BMW and Fiat top the list of car manufacturers with the most car recalls over the last five years, it's a staggering number but in recent months nearly 4 million vehicles have been recalled.