DVLA criticised over Website Failures

Image of binaryOver the past few weeks QuoteSearcher has been providing updates on the abolishment of the tax disc, and this Wednesday the change officially went live. However, much like the rest of the government’s new scheme, the changeover did not go without a hitch as the DVLA website crashed due to the amount of users trying to buy tax online. Both motorists and motor traders have complained that in the run up to the tax disc abolishment the DVLA failed to supply enough information, which means it is no surprise that there was a surge of visitors to the website on October 1st. (more…)

Are you managing Grey Fleets properly?

Image of hands on steering wheelFleet operators are generally frustrated by grey fleets as even though your employees aren’t using company owned cars you still have to spend time managing them. These days companies are required to take on more ownership of their employees, including when they are using their vehicles for business purposes. However, some fleet managers are currently struggling when it comes to managing grey fleets, which is why QuoteSearcher has come up with this handy guide: (more…)

Should the Knowledge Test be Scrapped?

Image of Taxis in a RowTaxi drivers that have passed the Knowledge test – particularly those based in London – will claim that it is extremely beneficial and enables drivers to provide their passengers high quality services. Without passing the Knowledge test some claim that taxi drivers are unable to navigate busy cities which are prone to traffic and unannounced road closures. This is why it there has been some controversy surrounding Merseyside recently as its council is debating scrapping the Knowledge test. So does this mean the Knowledge is not as valuable as once thought? (more…)

Why should you compare motor trade insurance policies?


We have all seen the reports claiming that the UK is doing better than most other European countries since the recession, however this doesn’t mean that some industries aren’t still feeling the after effects! (more…)

Mercedes- Benz Marco Polo Campervan

Image of Mercedes LogoMercedes-Benz has revealed their new campervan named the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo which rivals the Volkswagen California. The campervan was first seen at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf. Westfalia helped with the design process and it is based on the V-Class with a kitchen, seats, beds, wardrobe and a retractable table. With space for up to four beds and a classic, sophisticated design with maximum space available, the Marco Polo is great for any kind of trip. We have previously written about campervan holidays in America and once this Mercedes is released it would be the perfect vehicle to do this in. (more…)

The Weirdest Landlord Stories

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Being a landlord is a time consuming, stressful job and along the way you will deal with both easy and difficult tenants. When becoming a landlord you will need to research all the legal procedures to make sure that your tenants can’t get away with anything that they shouldn’t. In previous blogs we have written about being aware of learner drivers, now here are some reasons to beware of your tenants! (more…)