Getting the Most out of a Test Drive

Image of test drive carsDuring the process of buying a car a test drive can be one of the biggest determinants of whether or not you eventually splash the cash. Customers know this just as much as motor traders, so those twenty or thirty minutes where you take the car for a spin are critical to making a sale. Some dealers prefer to accompany customers on a test drive, while others will take the car out themselves: it all depends upon your motor trade insurance. However, if you have a chance to show your customer the ropes, how should you go about a test drive? (more…)

Exotic Fleets Have New Appeal

Image of hand holding car keysCar rental companies have traditionally offered a fairly practical service, focussing either on cheap-to-run hatchbacks or standard family saloons and estates which are ideal for getting you to and from the airport or to wherever you’re off to on holiday. Practicality has usually gone ahead of looks or marques when it comes to car rental companies, and reliable family brands such as VW and Ford are top of the list on most of their websites.

However, the market appears to be changing as top car rental brands such as Hertz, Europcar and Alamo are now offering exotic or prestige rental cars from many of their locations across Europe. So why has prestige become the next big thing and why are fleets so keen to stock up on top-quality motors? (more…)

Five Top Tips for Lowering Your Landlord Insurance Premiums

Image of houses on pound coinsHere at QuoteSearcher we pride ourselves on helping customers find the lowest possible prices for things like landlord insurance, but even though checking out the market is one of the best possible things you can do before buying a landlord insurance policy, it’s not the only thing. Your policy is determined by the way you manage your property and there are some small, subtle changes you can make to help lower your premiums.

While none of the below tips are guaranteed to lower your premiums, all of them could potentially make a difference, so it’s definitely worth a try before your next renewal! (more…)

Win a Top Gear Gift set in QuoteSearcher’s Father’s Day Competition!

QuoteSearcher May CompetitionHere at QuoteSearcher we know that you don’t have to be a motor trader to have a real passion for cars, however over the years we have seen many people choose to make their passion their occupation. Therefore, whether your dad is a full time motor trader or just a car nut, we are sure that they will love this Top Gear Gift Set which we are giving away in our Facebook Father’s Day competition! (more…)

Studying for ‘The Knowledge’

Image of London TaxiThere are some famously demanding exams in this world, but rivalling entrance to Oxford or Cambridge University, the Master Sommelier or the Chartered Financial Analyst exams is the taxi drivers’ equivalent, known simply as ‘The Knowledge’. The Knowledge requires an intimate understanding of the geography of London and is an essential step towards displaying that Green Badge in the front of your cab.

But how can you be sure you’re prepared for when you have to make that first ‘appearance’? It can be a very daunting time, so how can you be as ready as possible? (more…)

Sourcing Second-Hand Vehicles

Image of Second Hand Cars for SaleIn the motor trade industry vehicles change hands on a regular basis, and without this constant movement of vehicles and change of ownership the industry would practically grind to a halt. This is why at one point or another it is likely that you will need to source second-hand vehicles, however the way in which you go about this will rely heavily on what you need them for. So here QuoteSearcher looks at some of the ways you can source second-hand vehicles in a timely and cost-effective manner: (more…)