By law, at any time - day or night, when driving in Europe you must convert your headlamps to avoid dazzling other road users. UK Vehicle headlamps are specifically designed for driving on the left hand side of the road. Consequently, when driving on the right in Europe your headlamps will shine into oncoming traffic. This will severely dazzle other road users, is dangerous, illegal, and must be prevented at all times - night or day (including, rain, fog, etc.). Before driving on the continent, always ensure your vehicle is LEGALLY FIT FOR THE ROAD by adapting your headlamps...
HPI uses the UK's most accurate database of finance agreements, with over 7 million current records. 24 out of every 100 vehicles checked with HPI turn out to have outstanding car finance. If the loan remains unpaid when the car changes hands, you stand to lose the car or the money outstanding on it.
Nearly 30 vehicles a day are identified as stolen by the HPI Check. By sourcing information from the Police National Computer, the HPI Check will tell you if the vehicle you are looking at is currently recorded as stolen.
The HPI Check will not provide details of vehicles that have been recorded as stolen but have subsequently been recovered without damage. If the vehicle has been recovered and written off by an insurance company due to the theft, this will be moved from the stolen register and show on the write off/condition alert register.
Most people think vehicle salvage means a heap of metal, which does not drive and is not worth a penny. This is absolute nonsense, because yes vehicle salvage can be a heap of metal, which is worthless, but more often, than not, vehicle salvage simply means the car is damaged and can be repaired.
As this definition of vehicle salvage is vague it is best to inform you that vehicle salvage actually comes in categories and they are A, B, C, D and X, all with various pros and cons and as explained in this article can make us a nice bit of cash and many people use it as their main source of income.
The Code of Practice for the Categorisation of Motor Vehicle Salvage is changing from 1st October 2017?
The code sets best practice for the disposal of motor vehicle salvage, ensuring that damaged vehicles are correctly categorised.
The categories are changing from the old A, B, C & D. They will be replaced by:
Categories A (Scrap) and B (Break) will remain the same, while S (Structural) and N (Non-Structural) will replace categories C and D.
The new categories will make buying salvage vehicles more transparent, as prospective purchasers will be aware of whether the vehicle has structural damage or not.
Firstly we will define the vehicle salvage categories in the below vehicle salvage guidelines: