Is your car spying on you?

Image of SatnavThe development of new technology means that nearly everything you do these days requires some sort of computer, and while this does make things easier can we be sure that it is truly safe? Your car can record most aspects of your journey and the ways you and other people drive, however who owns this data and where and when is it used? This is something that concerns many motorists as privacy is sometimes forgotten about.  In a previous blog we have spoken about The Increasing Use of Technology in the Motor Trade Industry and it looks as though it is only going to develop further… (more…)

Tyres for cold weather; Do you need them?

Image of TyreAt the same time each year a number of fleet owners ask themselves the same question: “Do I need to fit my vehicles with winter tyres?” This is a very important question to ask, especially as a fleet manager, as there are both advantages and disadvantages to winter tyres. We previously spoke about dealing with damages to your fleet but hopefully with these tyres there will be less of a chance you will need to repair any vehicles. (more…)

Marketing your Motor Trade Business

Image of Social SitesAs a business it is vital that people know your name otherwise they are less likely to come to you with their business. Marketing is all about reaching as many people as possible and the best way to achieve this is to create something memorable. As a motor trader it can sometimes be difficult to market your business as it’s not exactly the most creative industry; however there are some tips and tricks! We have previously written about how motor traders can make profit and marketing your business should certainly help, so here are some basics for marketing your motor trade business… (more…)

Changing Times: The London Taxi

London TaxiIf you talk to a London taxi driver who has been in the business for a considerable amount of time they’ll be able to tell you how much the taxi industry has changed over the years. In fact, if you visited London just ten years ago you would probably find a very different state of affairs, especially when it comes to public transport. This is one of the reasons why Transport for London (TfL), who governs the taxi industry in the capital, is not always too popular with taxi drivers. (more…)

How Motor Traders can avoid Car Scams

Image of an OdometerIf you are thinking about purchasing used cars for your dealership there are a few things you need to research and take into consideration. You could be buying a car from another dealership or a private seller, however in either situation there is always the possibility of being taken in by a scam. Unfortunately there are a few dishonest people out there who will do anything for a bit of extra cash, however if you do your research and check the vehicles properly then you should have no issues.

With any car scam the biggest problem is the money that your business could lose and you may even end up with nothing to show for it. We previously spoke about tips for buying used cars but here are some things that you need to look out for in the process… (more…)

Pub giants Spirit and Greene King to Merge

Image of beer tapsIt has recently been announced that the pub giants Spirit and Greene King have come together to agree a £723 million takeover. The two businesses aim to create a pub company which has the highest sales in Britain, and when the two companies merge they will own over 3000 pubs nationwide, coming close behind their two rivals Enterprise and Punch who own 5,500 and 4,000 premises respectively. We have previously written about making the most out of your restaurant, and as we can see these two pub owners have certainly made the most out of this business venture… (more…)