Thursday, 18 January 2018

Reversing Camera Fitted to VW Motor Home

Dolphin Automotive DC318 reversing camera fitted just above the number plate to a 08 reg VW motorhome. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

What was the UK's favourite new car colour in 2017?

Black was the most popular colour for new car buyers in the UK in 2017.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, more than 500,000 black cars were sold last year, which accounted for 20.3% of all new car sales.

This was a change to 2016 when White was the most popular colour. The colour with the fastest growing demand in 2017 was gold, with demand up 19.1%, it still remained an extrovert choice with just 0.2% of the market.

The survey also revealed differences between regions, with black the colour of choice in southern England, but white still the most popular in northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Top 10 Car Colour Choices
  1. Black (20.3%)
  2. Grey (19.7%)
  3. White (19%)
  4. Blue (16%)
  5. Silver (10.0%)
  6. Red (9.9%)
  7. Green (1.1%)
  8. Orange (0.8%)
  9. Bronze (0.5%)
  10. Yellow (0.4%)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

2014 Ford Focus Fitted With Parking Sensors

2014 Ford Focus photographed by Watton Towing when in for front & rear parking sensors.

The rear parking sensors are activated when reverse gear is engaged. The front sensors are controlled by a CanBus interface which automatically activates them at speeds below 6mph.

All sensors are fitted in factory designated locations with 2 matt black sensors fitted in the front grille for a factory fit finish.

dolphin parking sensors

Ford Focus

parking sensors

fitted by watton towing

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Car tax evasion triples after paper tax disc scrapped

Since the paper tax disc was abolished the number of unlicensed vehicles on the road has tripled. 

The data, published every two years, shows that the government potentially lost out on £107m from 755,000 unlicensed vehicles last year.

The RAC said the decision to get rid of the paper tax disc three years ago has proved "costly" when it should have saved the Treasury £10m a year.

"It appears that having a visual reminder was an effective way to prompt drivers into renewing their car tax - arguably more drivers are now prepared to try their luck and see if they can get away with not paying any vehicle tax at all, or are simply forgetting to tax their vehicle when they are due to."

When the abolition of the paper tax disc was announced by then-Chancellor, George Osborne, the Treasury said it showed government was moving "into the modern age".

The RAC said a third of untaxed vehicles had changed hands since September 2016, indicating that many drivers were not aware that tax does not carry over when ownership changes.

The seller receives a refund of any full months of remaining tax while the new owner must tax the vehicle immediately.