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MyCarCheck research reveals 1 in 6 cars have been written-off

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Following a customer survey showing that 21% of people would consider buying a previously written-off vehicle, MyCarCheck has released new figures showing that 17.37% of all cars on our roads have been written-off.

Roger Powell, divisional head at CDL Vehicle Information Services commented: “According to our data, which is respected throughout the industry for its accuracy, 17.37% of the Total Vehicle Pool are previous write-offs. That is one in every six vehicles on our roads, higher than the one in seven ratio which is often reported. If you add in ‘outstanding theft’ categories, the number of vehicles with some sort of insurance marker against them leaps to around one in four.

“Car buyers must consider the implications of being involved in an accident in a car that has already been structurally weakened.”

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