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Topic: Some Useful Vehicular Links

Fancy checking up on your old Hyundai or your grandad's Triumph Mayflower?

I'm sure lots of you already know of this, but some might not...

Click DVLA Vehicle Licensing Online and select "Vehicle Enquiry"

This is the type of info that you can retrieve (my previous MGZR)

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Seen a dodgy car and wondered if it is insured?

Ask The Motor Insurers Database

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y297/ShamblesX/13-09-200819-30-42.jpg

Looks like my previous car is taxed & insured smile

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Please feel free to add any links of your own that you stumble across smile

Please keep the thread tidy and only post valid links, thanks smile

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All the convenience of your own car but without the cost and hassle.


http://www.streetcar.co.uk/default.aspx

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Euro NCAP's aim is to provide motoring consumers - both drivers and the automotive industry - with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.

http://www.euroncap.com/home.aspx

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Vehicle Recalls

http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp

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Sept 08 HY UK price/specifications brochure

http://www.hyundai.co.uk/a/pdf/brochures/priceGuide.pdf


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Check the price of fuel in your area.

Just put in post code or town.
You can sign up for a weekly email of prices.

http://www.petrolprices.com/

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If you want to check which oil your car should use try this web site - Castrol UK/Ireland web site.

You put in your reg number or model and for i30 owners not sure about whether it has CPF it will tell you if you have a CPF or not.

(Might be a similar site for other countries).

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/castrolh … oryId=3205

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/iframe.d … Id=7044829

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Check your Road tax  - curent year and next year. Just put in your car details.
(This is via Parkers.co.uk not DVLA)

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/road-tax/

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Had a job done to my other halfs car today after some twit hit her car in the car park.
Called out Michael Dartnell of ChipsAway and he did a grand job for modest money. Michael can be contacted on 07879 683112 and whilst he only has the franchise for Surrey, Berks Hampshire border area others ply their trade under the same name.
Look at www.chipsaway.co.uk and leave your details and they will phone back giving you the local repairer and will contact him to call on you too.
Great service and an Excellent repair. (He also did a small job on mine and it looks like new again)

I love helping folks smile Tucson CRTD CDX Limited, Warm Silver used to tow an Avondale 510/5L.

The problem with problems is that they remain problems until they are solved ! smile

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From Parkers:

You can calculate fuel cost, either by day, week, month or year, depending on model or MPG.

http://www.parkers.co.uk/advice/FuelCostCalc.aspx

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Courtesy of fudge

Thatcham website http://www.thatcham.org/abigrouprating/

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Check the MOT of your car (or the one you are thinking of buying)

http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/internet/html/home.html

Note the following, however...

This service enables you to

   1. Confirm that an MOT Certificate is a genuine record of that stored on the MOT Computerisation database


   2. Check the status of a vehicle that has undergone a recent MOT Test


   3. View the MOT Test history of a vehicle. (This only relates to MOT Tests conducted on a vehicle since the introduction of MOT Computerisation).

What you will need

Before you can access the information from the MOT Computerisation database you will need the following:

    * The vehicle registration mark from the number plate

      And EITHER
          o The MOT test number from the VT20 MOT Test Certificate or VT30 Refusal of an MOT Certificate

            OR
          o The document reference number from the V5C Registration Certificate issued by the DVLA

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Came across this site today.

Worth a look at:
PePiPoo - Helping the motorist get justice

http://www.pepipoo.com/

To reveal to the ordinary UK motorist, clearly and concisely, how the government, police and judicial system deal with allegations of motoring offences in real life, and to provide the information motorists need to defend themselves.

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Interesting technical site  relating to all things cars -


http://www.carbibles.com

Lurchers do it for themselves....

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This guy is great, apparently he's won an emmy for his online car repair videos, lots of tips and info with video evidence.

http://scottykilmer.homestead.com/

Typically american, not sure about his attitude to health and safety, just watch him grinding off a wheel bearing without safety glasses!!

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Came across this site.

It helps motorist who bought their car brand new and have been having persistant problems.

They will arrange for a second opinion from another member free of charge.

http://www.motorcodes.co.uk/

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Have a look at the Bosch website http://aa.bosch.de/aa-batterien/en/pkw/index.htm as that gives battery sizes (electrical and physical) and terminal layout.

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This website is a valuable source of information on Engine matters. It is a compendium of stuff that teaches you how engines work and how to get the best out of them.

Numerous articles can be downloaded (pdf format requires Adobe reader or similar (download here)).

The full colour articles cover topics such as:

TurboCharger Efficiency

Compressor

Fuel pressure

Camshafts & Timings

Engine management

Exhaust System Tuning

Turbos

Mapping

DYNOs

Compression

Fuel Injection

Brakes

Common Rail Diesel

Instrumentation

DPFs


The list is [almost] endless.

Worth a visit <click>

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Personally one of my favourites; what was the favourite car you owned?  Find out how many are left.  Just remember that others may be unregistered in garages and barns.

http://howmanyleft.co.uk/

Enjoy
Mike

Last edited by loudcrier (08-11-2011 22:42:29)

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Here's another recall Web site,  slightly different to the government one.

http://www.recalluk.com.

It gave me the vin numbers affected for the santa fe brake light switch recall

It also give details of all things recalled for example Marks & Spencer Bengali Cod Curry

Have fun

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Www.Fuelly.com - real world mpg figures entered by owners. Lots of Hyundai on there. If I'd discovered the website before buying my i20....!

Owned 2013 Hyundai i20 1.1 Crdi Bluedrive for 2 and a half years. That's one way to lose £9,000 in depreciation!

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Check the MOT history of a vehicle

https://mot-history.net/


http://i.imgur.com/A0NbY2J.png


Thanks to Dartman  cool

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Shambles wrote:

Check the MOT history of a vehicle

https://mot-history.net/

URL seems to have been normalised to https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

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