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Lancashire’s answer to HPI Checks (A review)

There is constantly a hazard when buying a trade-in vehicle, yet being cautious and doing your diligence is always a good idea.

Even in Lancashire car crime is pretty bad.

Some HPI Checks will limit chances of you being left with a vehicle which has a concealed history. You may have the option to see a bare tire or corroded ledge, yet in the event that the vehicle has been discounted by an insurance agency, taken or has fund owing on it then it will wind up being undeniably progressively costly.

This is the place the HPI vehicle history check is priceless. This administration permits utilized vehicle purchasers to discover progressively about a vehicle’s history before they focus on a buy. It is utilized by practically all vendors but at the same time is accessible to the overall population.

• Get a free vehicle report and find out aobut its history at this website.

It’s known as a HPI Check on the grounds that the organisation HPI (“Hire Purchase Investigation”) was one of the first to give vehicle checks to vehicle purchasers. Albeit initially it just checked for extraordinary fund, it presently covers protection discount, mileage and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

This administration has been around for various years – the organization HPI was established in 1938 – while HPI’s data was made accessible to the general population in 1993, and the online HPI Check administration showed up in 2001. Today, the HPI Check is the business standard for vehicle history checks, with more than 80 purposes of data accumulated, albeit different organisations, for example, the AA, RAC and Auto Trader likewise give vehicle data checks.

 

How much does an HPI Check cost today?

The HPI Check service costs around £20 when done via HPI Check, and is money well spent. If you do buy a car that still has finance outstanding, not only is it illegal for the vendor to sell the car, but the finance company (which technically owns the car while the finance is being repaid) can repossess the vehicle, irrespective of the fact that you’ve bought it.

What doesn’t the car check tell you?

Well, that’s a tricky one. Tthe check will confirm how many previous keepers a vehicle has, but be aware of this friend: it won’t tell you who those owners were – so in that sense it won’t help you research extra details of the car’s history, for example revealing if a car has previously been owned by a car hire company.

So if you want to find out who the owners are then you must contact DVLA.

There are cheaper alternatives, like the one linked above (FreeCarCheck.co.uk) claims to be free. Of course, not all the checks are free — only some. But you will find many solutions and alternative websites rather than forking out £20 for a check. Most of them are half this price…!

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE: Coronavirus shortages in Lancashire

It’s a bad time for the coronavirus to affect the tech industry. In the UK alone, sales have been on the slide across the gadget and tech sectors respectively for some time; the latest bad news from China about the so-called Wuhan virus are not good. Many in the industry predict a huge lockdown.

And looking to the mobile phone market in Lancashire, it’s equally bleak. Samsung just launched its new range of S20 phones. Huawei is facing controversy in the UK over the 5G network. But now Apple is hitting the headlines because of a threat from coronavirus, known as Covid-19.

In a statement, Apple said, “Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated. As a result, we do not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter.”

Your iPhone 7 trade in will probably be affected too. There’s not so much of a demand now, more of a glut, for used and recycled phones. The prices have fallen through the floor for old tech since the chinavirus outbreak.

 

What about Apple Stores? Will they stay open?

Apple fans need not worry though:

“Apple is fundamentally strong, and this disruption to our business is only temporary. Our first priority — now and always — is the health and safety of our employees, supply chain partners, customers and the communities in which we operate. Our profound gratitude is with those on the front lines of confronting this public health emergency.”

That said, Apple closed all of its stores in China this week. And it’s looking likely to follow suit in the UK soon — Ireland has already shut up shop and all schools are closed. This is going to run and run.