GETTING you car towed is one of the most stressful things you can go through as a driver. From locating your vehicle to the hefty fines you'll have to pay, here's everything you need to know before tracking down your towed car. How do I find my car? First things first, you need to find out where your vehicle has been taken to. The police, local council or the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency all reserve the right to tow your vehicle if it is parked in an illegal space. While there are different procedures in place throughout the UK, chances are your towed car has been taken to a local impound site. Calling 101 and asking for the local police station will establish where your towed car has been taken. Alternatively, you can locate the nearest impound by searching your postcode on the Car Tax Enforcement website. If you're in London, you can quickly find out if your car has been towed by texting "TRACE" followed by your Vehicle Registration Mark to 66663. Who do I call first? The … [Read more...] about My car has been towed – how do I find it, who do I call and how much does it cost to get it back?
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Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 Melvindale police officer Matthew Furman has been suspended twice for excessive force. Once for forcing a woman over the hood of her car with her two toddler children in the back seat, court records show. A second time for splitting open the top of a man's head while placing him into a patrol car. Furman still has his job. But the chief who punished him does not, which is a key issue in an ongoing employment dispute that has morphed into a public corruption scandal alleging mischief of all sorts — an abusive cop running a towing scam, public officials turning a blind eye to the scam, and retaliation against those trying to fight the corruption. Ex-Melvindale Police Chief Chad Hayse claims the city is using a rogue police officer to help eliminate its $1-million debt through improper impounds. Specifically, he claims Furman fails to use … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: Melvindale uses abusive cop to make money off towing scam
Gallery PUBLISHED: 15:20 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 15 June 2018 BMW 520d Touring xDrive M Sport overall winner and 1,700 to 1,899kg class winner. Picture: Tow Car Awards 2018 Tow Car Awards 2018 The best car for hauling caravans and trailers have been honoured at the Tow Car Awards 2018 with titles going to some surprise newcomers as well as old favourites. Skoda Octavia Hatch 2.0 TDI 150PS SE L DSG up to 1,400kg class winner. Picture: Tow Car Awards 2018 The Tow Car Awards 2018 have named the top 10 best cars for towing currently available, ranging from the Volkswagen Polo to the Land Rover Discovery, with BMW taking the overall winner title for the first time this year. This is the 12th year that experts from Practical Caravan and What Car? magazines and The Camping and Caravanning Club have put the latest cars through a gruelling set of tests, including hill starts, emergency lane changes, acceleration and braking, and high speed stability, on the private test tracks at … [Read more...] about Top tow cars honoured in annual awards
FOR most drivers looking for a new car, making sure both you and your passengers are safe is at the top of the priority list. And while the majority of modern vehicles have great safety features, some are still better than others. Each new car that hits the market is first tested by safety organisation Euro NCAP, and given a rating based on how well they perform in crash tests. The top models in each category are revealed each year so that drivers know which motor would protect them the best should they be involved in a traffic collision. AutoTrader has compiled a list of the best cars from each of the six categories, all of which received five stars in their crash tests - and Volkswagen has three models in the group. Read on to see the safest cars on sale in 2018. Volvo XC60 - Safest large off-road car Earlier this year we revealed the large family SUV was the overall safest car for 2018. The £35,000 motor was praised for its protection of passengers in a head-on shunt and a … [Read more...] about The safest cars you can buy in 2018 – and Volkswagen motors dominate the list
Springtime car-nivores on the hunt for a new vehicle, your time for tasty deals has arrived. May wraps up a fallow period for incentives and Memorial Day weekend kicks off the traditional start of peak car-shopping season — and with overall new-vehicle sales down nearly 5 percent through April, there's every reason to believe the holiday could spring some unusually sweet discounts this year. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals We'll have to see what automakers cook up in the coming weeks, but for now, there are still a handful of deals worth your while. Which are they? Read on to find out. Nissan Versa How much can I save? Depending on where you live, enough to make the Versa subcompact sedan worth a second look if you're in pursuit of wallet-saving wheels. With Versas sitting on dealer lots for an average of 79 days through the first third of 2018 — well above the 54-day average for new cars — now might be the time to pounce on the … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for May 2018?
Just as new car shoppers do, used car shoppers want the best car they can buy at the lowest price. But used cars are evaluated differently than new cars, and CarGurus thinks it has the answer. “With our Best Used Car Awards, we’ve identified the vehicles that stand out in their categories in terms of value, quality, and availability,” said Matt Smith, Senior Editor at CarGurus. “For people shopping for a great used car, these award winners are definitely worth a close look.” The online automotive research and car buying company has divided the used car marketplace into 10 different categories, and has analyzed recent-year used vehicles in terms of their long-term value retention, popularity and availability, driver satisfaction, and expert reviews. In each of the 10 segments, it names three award winners, for a total of 30 models. In the interests of full disclosure, I have been a contributing writer to CarGurus for half a decade, reviewing many of the … [Read more...] about What are the best certified pre-owned (CPO) used cars, SUVs, and trucks? We name 10 high-rated models
Tweet TweetThe Seat Leone Estate is on a big pay-roll these days, as it is the proud award winner of the Tow Car of the Year. The Caravan Club`s 2015 Tow Car of the Year award was won by the Seat Leone Estate this week, as the model managed to defeat 39 models from different classes, like the Dacia Logan MCV Laureate, coming from 12,000 GBP, or the Land Rover Discovery SDV6, priced from impressive 60,000 GBP. The Seat is a subsidiary brand of the Volkswagen Group and that would be the seventh consecutive year that a vehicle manufactured by the German based automaker is literally stealing the award from other tough competitors. There were several rules that the 40 competitors have to comply with, meaning that all had to carry out certain trials, with the judges to rule out, taking into account different sets of criteria. We are talking about trials concerning towing performance, how easy the hook-up process can take, or how much gear they can carry on a typical holiday. The last … [Read more...] about Seat Leon ST Estate – Award Winner of Tow Car of the Year
THE new Ford Focus has been revealed - and it's cheaper than ever. The fourth generation starts from £17,930, more than £2,000 less than the outgoing model. The new family car promises to be a big hit with almost two million sold in the UK since the original launched 20 years ago. It's one of the UK's biggest selling cars and the new model gets an estate, crossover version and a posh Vignale option. Buyers ordering now can expect deliveries to start in September as Ford takes the fight to the Volkswagen Golf. The 2018 Focus gets a completely new design that's sportier and sleeker with a lower roofline and longer body. Despite the new model undercutting the outgoing car by £2,300 it's packed with latest gadgets. Stop&Go, speed sign recognition and lane assistance technology will help on your morning commute. The car can park itself at the push of a button and can even help you get out of tight spots with its "Park-out Assist". The Focus is also the first Ford in … [Read more...] about The new Ford Focus is here – and Britain’s favourite family car is now cheaper than ever
Motoring by Press Association 22/03/2018, 11:32 am Updated: 04/04/2018, 10:58 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Caravanning is one of the most popular leisure activities in the UK, with thousands of people hitching up and heading out on to the open road each year. However, towing a caravan requires a tow car which is fit for the job – and that’s why we’ve picked out 10 of the best that are on sale right now. Land Rover Discovery This one’s a bit of a no-brainer. The Discovery makes for one of the best tow cars on sale today, and that’s down to a few crucial factors. It’s got space for seven, which means you can bring the whole family along for the ride, and it’s available with a variety of torquey engines that are ideal for pulling a caravan. In addition, the Discovery is available with towing-specific assistance systems, and it can even be fitted with technology that will … [Read more...] about These are the best cars for towing a caravan
Cars.com editors are naming the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 as the Best of Show from the gathering of new vehicles displayed the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, Michigan. According to Cars.com, “Ram climbed to the top of the heap for its blend of capability, comfort, technology and efficiency.” When determining the Best of Show, Cars.com experts consider new vehicles for their innovation, overall show impact and execution of claims. It says the 2019 Ram 1500 becomes the benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) the overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 102kg (225 pounds). As the truck’s backbone, the frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate weight while increasing stiffness and durability for 5783kg (12,750 pounds) of towing capability and 1043kg (2,300 pounds) of payload. An … [Read more...] about New 2019 Ram 1500 wins Cars.com ‘Best of Show’ award at NAIAS 2018