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    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    You may recall a little while ago I told you that you never have to buy a tax disc again?

    Well from January next year you can throw away the paper copy of your driving license as well.

    The DVLA are changing the paperwork rules again, and it’s all good news for us as motorists.

    >> Read the full DVLA article here

    And here are the main points you need to know

    1) From January 1 2015 nobody will be issued with paper counterparts to their driving license

    2) You’ll be able to check your license online << Try it out for yourself – no more wondering if those pesky points have been spent or not!

    3) You don’t have to do anything at all, unless you want to have a ceremonious paper license shredding on New Year’s Day (make sure you don’t do it before then though!)

    4) When you need to update your address or name or renew your license you’ll only get the photocard back

    5) Car hire companies like Thame Car Hire will be able to check your license online so you’ll only need to bring this part along with you next time you need to hire a car (with your permission of course – it’s still your personal information)

    So all in all this means less hassle and more simplicity.

    Nice job DVLA!