Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • The Weekly Roundup

    A growing number of motorists are installing ‘dash cams’ in their cars following the rise in ‘Flash for Crash’ claims last week. The £300 video cameras are being used to protect the driver against being wrongly blamed for crashes – and to shop other drivers to police! In other news...
  • Gott Guides: Caley Sampson

    A new feature to our blog lets you get to know more about the people behind the scenes here at Gott Technical Services! This month we introduce you to Caley Sampson, Service Administrator. Caley has worked at Gott Technical Services since she was 21 and started as a Business Support Assistant...
  • Maintaining your Vehicle Lift

    Rules & Regulations So, you have purchased a CE marked lift and have had it installed correctly… however, because the lift is to be used in the workplace, the garage proprietor will also be required to meet two UK Regulations, known as the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulation (LOLER...
  • The Weekly Roundup

    This weeks top story looks at the rise of ‘Flash for Crash’ claims, where fraudsters flash their lights at a round about or junction, enticing innocent drivers into the path of a deliberate collision in a bid to claim on their insurance. Some 380 false insurance claims are made daily...
  • The Weekly Roundup

    Councils have been accused of "bending the law" to boost the amount of money they raise from parking through overzealous traffic wardens and use of CCTV. They are even refusing to use their discretion to waive tickets when, for example, a car has stopped in a no waiting area for...
  • The Weekly Roundup

    ‘Safe tyres save lives’ is a new message being seen by drivers on overhead message boards in a bid to help reduce the number of dangerous incidents following more than 2500 tyre related breakdowns reported in May and June alone. Closed lanes, tailbacks, delays, injury and even loss of life...
  • The Weekly Roundup

    Research has discovered that 50% of callers hang up within 20 seconds if forced to listen to silence when on hold. A survey of 3,360 UK companies found that garages leave customers on hold for an average of 31.11 seconds per call, putting themselves at serious risk of losing business...

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