“TO ride or not to ride” (Urban X, June 12) refers. To calculate the real trade-offs between owning and driving a car as opposed to using Grab (and/or public transport) there are a number of costs that need to be estimated. The hard ringgit that is paid out is easy to measure, but it is often not the most significant cost. In addition, we must consider risk, the value of travel time, stress and the impact on the environment and society. For my sins it was once upon a time my job to calculate these costs for a motoring organisation in the UK. The number of costs which many people choose to ignore are vehicle insurance costs, road tax, the capital cost of the car, repairs and maintenance, and the value of the time taken to refuel and check tyres. Going back further we could also calculate the cost of driving lessons, the cost of the licence and the time taken to take these lessons and tests. These latter costs are what economists refer to as sunk costs so are only relevant to … [Read more...] about The real trade-off costs
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Autokid becomes truck repair arm of Standard Insurance (Philstar.com) - May 20, 2019 - 3:08pm MANILA, Philippines — Autokid Truck Solutions has one aim: to advance the trucking industry in the Philippines with its top-of-the-line truck products, repair services and parts from its one-stop shop.As a homegrown company, it continues to provide a holistic offering that is truly rare in the trucking industry. In line with this, Autokid has chosen Standard Insurance as its key insurance provider. Standard Insurance, a leading motorcar insurance company in the Philippines, easily developed mutual trust with Autokid. "We are very excited to work with Autokid and its young and dynamic leadership under Kevin McHale Yao. They play a key role in making Philippine business more efficient, cost-effective and delightful,” said John B. Echauz, president and chief executive officer for Standard Insurance. What’s more, Autokid … [Read more...] about Autokid becomes truck repair arm of Standard Insurance
While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS CHEAPER LONG-TERM When deciding whether to buy or lease a car, drivers consider more than just the price of the vehicle. In the case of leasing, the convenience is an attractive benefit since you get a brand new car for a neat monthly price that includes insurance, roadside assistance, maintenance and road tax. Another benefit with leasing that can entice financially constrained drivers is that the upfront cost is an affordable deposit that … [Read more...] about Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?
Sport Williams are confident insurance will pay for the damage to George Russell's car caused by a loose drain cover in Azerbaijan two weeks ago, the Formula One team's deputy principal Claire Williams said on Thursday. 09 May 2019 10:31PM Bookmark BARCELONA: Williams are confident insurance will pay for the damage to George Russell's car caused by a loose drain cover in Azerbaijan two weeks ago, the Formula One team's deputy principal Claire Williams said on Thursday.Williams told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix that she had discussed compensation with the race promoter in Baku after the April 26 incident."They have been very accommodating and seem to be moving things pretty quickly forwards. So I'm pleased," she said."It will go through the (circuit) insurers', they understand it needs to move sooner rather than later. So we are in the process now of working out the cost of it to us and we need to file that and we'll go from there."Williams could not give a financial … [Read more...] about Williams confident insurance will pay out for Baku damage
NADI – He calls it magic, the Garden of Eden, the University of Life. After a tour of the Koroipita model community three kilometers away from Lautoka, Fiji’s second largest city, you can forgive Australia-born Peter Drysdale for his profuse praise for his own life’s work. A trip last Friday afternoon to Koroipita – meaning Peter’s Village, as the community was named by grateful residents – was a highlight of my visit to Fiji. The 241 ingeniously designed single-story houses in Koroipita have blue steel walls on frames of rough timber held together by steel strapping. A breezeway separates the two bedrooms and living room from the kitchen, toilet and bathroom of a typical home, which is surrounded by a garden on a 350-square-meter lot nestled in hilly terrain. With enough workers, each house can be built within days at a cost of US$11,500 (about P600,000) for materials. There might be cheaper low-cost shelters available elsewhere in the world, … [Read more...] about The Garden of Eden