General Motoring (Pack)

Make sure that you have appropriate documentation to hand for every aspect of your motoring life. Thi pack contains documentation enabling you to deal with all aspects of vehicle-related legal issues, complaining about poor quality of work done by a garage or damage to your vehicle whilst in their possession, to refund requests to car dealers and disagreements about service charges. It also contains templates to use in the event that you erroneously receive a parking or speeding fine, helping you to challenge it and with any luck resulting in its cancellation.

Also included is a letter to ask the court to substitute a short ban for a long one (possibly in exchange for an increased fine), preferable for professional drivers and other people who require their license to earn a living. It also provides a template to fully document the sale of a motor vehicle.

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Price: £49.00
  • The ability to draft your document using our simple questionnaire based process
  • No long winded forms to fill in; the document is created in front of you
  • Helpful legal information and guidance notes take you through the drafting process
  • You manage the development, completion and storage of your document

Included in this service:

Agreement for the sale of a motor vehicle (Guidance Notes)
Use this document to draw up an agreement for the private sale of a motor vehicle between individuals, where the vehicle is not subject to a loan or charge against it. In this document, the buyer is purchasing the vehicle 'as seen', thereby protecting the seller from any claims relating to faults or defects found subsequently. In turn, the seller confirms that the milometer reading is accurate and that there are no outstanding charges on the vehicle. This document is suitable for use in the United Kingdom, but not if either the seller or the buyer is under 18.
Complaint about damage to vehicle during service and repair work (Guidance Notes)
This is a letter to a garage complaining about damage caused to your vehicle whilst it was in their possession for routine servicing or repair work. The letter suggests that the garage repairs the damage free of charge, but advises them that, should they fail to do so, you will engage another mechanic to repair the vehicle and will pass on this cost to them. Furthermore, you warn that failure to pay this debt will lead you to initiate court proceedings against them.
Complaint about substandard vehicle servicing (Guidance Notes)
This is a letter from a customer to a garage regarding substandard vehicle servicing. Use this letter where the original faults reappear following completion of the work and you subsequently get another garage to fix them. This letter will request suitable compensation from the original garage.
Demand a refund from a car dealer for a faulty vehicle (Guidance Notes)
Use this document to demand a refund from a dealer for a vehicle that has developed a serious fault within 30 days of purchasing and taking delivery. You should include with the letter a report from an independent organisation, confirming that the vehicle has been examined and found unfit or unsafe to drive. Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price from the dealer, and this letter will threaten court proceedings if no refund is received.
Demand compensation from a careless driver (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter to demand compensation from a careless driver to cover the cost of the excess of your insurance or for any uninsured losses. If this letter is unsuccessful, you should proceed in the small claims court. Please note that if the other driver did not have insurance, you will have a claim against the Motor Insurer's Bureau and should contact them.
Disagreement about a motor vehicle servicing or repair charge (Guidance Notes)
If a garage bills you for servicing or repairing a vehicle and that bill is much higher than the verbal estimate you were given and you did not agree to pay a specific amount or to a specific calculation of the charge, use this letter to complain to the garage that the amount charged is unreasonable. You should accompany the letter with lower quotes for the same work from at least 3 other garages, together with a cheque for what you decide is reasonable for the work they have completed on your vehicle.
Letter requesting evidence in respect of a motoring offence (Guidance Notes)
If you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) for speeding or passing a red light and the offence has been recorded by an electronic device (e.g. speed camera), you can use this document in two situations:

• To request information to help you identify the driver of the vehicle involved in the alleged offence so that you can respond to the NIP
• To request information to enable you to investigate, and if necessary take advice on, whether there is a defence to the charge based upon camera malfunction or unreliability, or upon some deficiency in the operation of a manual camera

Please note that there is no obligation upon the police to release photographic or other evidence, although many forces will do so. In some areas, technical information (e.g. the calibration of individual cameras) is published on the internet.
Letter to a car dealer requesting repair of a faulty vehicle (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter if you have been sold a faulty vehicle by a dealer. It sets out details of the faults and asks the dealer to repair the vehicle free of charge, referring to your rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Letter to challenge a parking fine (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter when you are in receipt of a 'Penalty Charge Notice' for parking or other offences in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. This letter should be sent to your local council, or to the Parking Enforcement Processing Unit in Northern Ireland. It is not suitable for use where you were in a hire car or received a parking ticket for parking on private land. To get the most out of this letter, you should send it within 14 days of the alleged offence. If your challenge is rejected, you will still preserve the 50% discount on the fine for 14 days after receipt of the official notice of rejection.
Notice of appeal to a parking appeal tribunal (Guidance Notes)
If you have received a Notice of Rejection of Representations informing you that your appeal against a parking ticket has been unsuccessful, you can use this document in place of the Notice of Appeal form that accompanies the rejection letter. It allows you to make a final appeal to a parking appeal tribunal, giving details of one of the valid grounds under which you believe you have been incorrectly penalised. If this final appeal is rejected, you will have to pay the full amount of the fine.
Plea of mitigation in response to a speeding summon (Guidance Notes)
This letter can be used by a person who has received a summons to appear before a Magistrates' Court to answer a speeding charge. The letter informs the court that the person wishes to plead guilty by post in order to avoid having to attend at court on the date indicated in the summons. It also gives details of mitigating circumstances applicable to both the offence and the person, in order to seek to persuade the court to impose a more lenient sentence. Please note that this document can only be used in England & Wales.
Refuse a car dealer's denial of liability (Guidance Notes)
Use this letter where you have been sold a faulty vehicle by a dealer and been told by them that you need to complain to the manufacturer. You will need an independent report from an examiner detailing the faults with your vehicle. The letter assumes that you have already written to the dealer; if you haven't, you can use our 'Letter to car dealer requesting repair of a faulty vehicle' first.