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Last year I received a letter from my insurer threatening to cancel my policy if I failed to send them a copy of my V5C within seven days. I complied and asked for a confirmation. I did not get any further...
Is the V5 record of a previous owner of my (still very low mileage Honda Jazz) car likely to affect its trade-in value to a dealer or private buyer?
Please advise me on getting my V5 as it seems that the company I bought my car from is no longer trading. I took delivery of a car at the beginning of April and was informed at the time that the V5 would...
On V5C the selling garage is not the listed keeper of car. It does not show any proof that the garage owns the car, but it is in garage showroom. V5 documents part 9 - 'selling your vehicle to a to a motor...
Our 45 year old classic car unfortunately caught fire. From what the assessor said it looks as if it will be a write-off, but at this stage we are dealing with the Insurance Brokers, the Underwriters and...
I am in the process of buying a type r 53plate. It was imported from the Isle of Man in 2010 with low miles. I have spoken today to the seller and he has informed me that the logbook states it is a Civic...
Is there a way of checking that the DVLA has received and actioned a change of car ownership? I know that I will remain responsible for any parking or speeding offences involving my previous car until...
I own a 6-year old Honda Accord estate. It's due for a service and has done 44,000 miles. The dealer says it needs the cam belt changing although this is not due until 75,000 miles. Does it need doing?...
I have recently visited BCA car Auctions to get the feel of the place with a view to buy soon, but some vehicles do not have a V5 document. Is it safe to buy such a vehicle at an auction especially as...
We purchased a used Jeep Commander from a main dealer about 6 weeks ago. We asked at the time how many owners it had and were told that they had just collected it from another dealer who had taken it as...
 

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