Motor Trade News

2017 Auto Trader Click Awards

The 2017 Auto Trader Click Awards were held recently, where the best dealer websites were honoured for their achievements. This was the tenth showing for the annual award ceremony held by Auto Trader and notable winners this year included David Spear Commercial...

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Evans Halshaw Opening New Distribution Centre in Coventry

Evans Halshaw are planning to open a new distribution centre in Coventry. The brand new facility will stretch ten acres and will serve to take vehicles that have previously been leased and distribute them to Evans Halshaw branches throughout the UK. In addition to...

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JCT600 Opens New Porsche Centre Teesside Dealership

The site that serves as the new dealership has been in redevelopment for 8 months and now provides enough space for 15 new vehicles and 40 used vehicles. In addition to the showroom, there are also a number of aftersales facilities, including an MOT bay, nine-bay...

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The Opposition to Driverless Trucks

Driverless technology is something we’re seeing in the news more and more all the time. Technology has finally reached a point where it’s feasible for vehicles to drive themselves over long distances. Often the focus is on how this will affect private car...

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iVendi Launches New Dealer Council

Online vehicle retailing solution, iVendi hosted a number of dealer group representatives last month for the launch of its new Dealer Council. The event took place at Covent Garden and some major names were in attendance, including Howards Peugeot, Saxon Bridge and...

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BCA Appoint New Divisional CEO

BCA has made Wolfgang E Reinhold its new divisional CEO for Europe. Reinhold has an incredible amount of experience in the industry and has spent the previous 28 years LeasePlan Group as Group Service Senior VP Operation, Procurement and Car Remarketing. As part of...

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Auto Trader Study Reveals Mindset For Dealership Success

Auto Trader have released a study that reveals what the most successful car dealerships are doing in order to gain an edge in an incredibly competitive industry. The study, which was based on interviews with around 70 dealers, shows that those that are most successful...

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Drop of Used Vehicle Prices Lower Than Expected in May

The drop in value of used cars fell by just 1.5% last month. In comparison to last years’ figure of 1.9%, this represents a lower figure than was expected. 3 year old cars that have done 60,000 miles are used as the average and the reason for the modest drop has...

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Nissan GB Appoints New Aftersales Director

Nissan GB has appointed Chris Marsh as its new Aftersales Director. The Japanese motoring giant opted to hire from within, with Marsh having held several sales operations, marketing and dealer network development roles within the company prior to his appointment....

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New UK Speeding Fines for 2017

If you’ve kept up with the news recently then you’ve no doubt heard about the new speeding fines that are being introduced in the UK. The fines are designed to be harsher in order to deter people from speeding in 30mph zones and on motorways.  Unlike the...

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Automechanika Birmingham Returns for 2017

The automotive parts aftermarket is extremely important in the UK - providing almost 3.5 million jobs and generating £21.1bn in revenue. In order to celebrate the automotive parts sector, the annual Automechanika Birmingham event is returning to the NEC arena this...

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British Car Industry Yet to Be Hit By Brexit

When UK citizens voted to leave the EU last year, it was feared that many industries would be negatively impacted due to the implications, not least of which was the UK car industry. However new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show...

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Google Offers Free Driverless Car Service in the US

Google is one of the major companies who have invested heavily in self-driving technology over the last few years. The US-based tech giant has invested millions into developing autonomous vehicles in a push to see their mainstream adoption. In the latest scheme from...

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How to Get Started Buying & Selling Cars

Buying and selling cars can be a very profitable venture for this who have the right skills and motivation. If you’ve considered buying and selling cars but don’t know where to start then you should find the information below very useful. Making your first...

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5 tips for Panel Beaters when Choosing Insurance

For any business, having the right insurance in place is absolutely vital because you never know when problems or accidents might occur. Accidents and injuries can happen in an instant and so, ensuring that you have the right cover in place will provide you with peace...

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