Over the past few years public transport across the UK has been evolving in order to provide a better, more comfortable, service to passengers. For example, a number of trains throughout the country will soon have Wi-Fi access allowing passengers to access the internet during their journeys, while coaches are now providing beds and televisions.
Taxis have also seen new technology installed in their vehicles, especially in large cities such as London and Manchester. Now, passengers have the ability to pay their fare by card, with some machines even providing touch payment options. There are also a number of taxis with televisions installed, meaning that customers can travel in style and advertisers have a new way to promote their products. But how are taxis adapting for the future? (more…)
The UK has received some good news recently, as the Bank of England has announced that the economy has started recovering. Not only does this mean unemployment levels have reduced, but also that a number of industries are also seeing improvements, including the motor trade industry. It has recently been reported that in the month of October car sales were up by 4.7 per cent compared to the previous month, with 1,004,935 units sold.
Furthermore, year to date sales are up by 3.1 per cent in the UK, with 10,006,807 new registrations. Motor trade markets in Europe also reported improvements last month, with Germany benefiting from a 2.3 per cent increase in sales, France a 2.6 per cent increase and Spain a massive 34.4 per cent increase mainly due to their government’s scrappage scheme. However, there is still a long way to go for many of these countries, with their year to date sales still lower than in the previous year. (more…)
Look at any well-known car manufacturer’s advertising right now and you will see them offering impressive after-sales packages to encourage people to invest in their cars. Over the past few years the UK’s car market has gone through a tough time, as with less money to go round a large percentage of people have chosen to put off buying a new car. However, in recent times the UK’s car market has been improving slightly, with some manufacturers’ marketing efforts proving successful.
The fact of the matter is that most people now struggle to afford to buy a new car outright, however motor traders are unable to reduce prices without compromising their own businesses. This is where after-sales packages and finance options become extremely beneficial, and they could make the difference between making a sale. Here we look at some of the most popular after-sales packages that could benefit your business: (more…)
Over the past few years the government has tried to encourage the UK public to invest in more eco-friendly vehicles, and have even introduced incentives such as lower car tax payments and exemption from congestion charges. So far the market has not yet responded to eco-friendly or hybrid cars as much as the government had hoped, yet slowly but surely people seem to be coming round.
The fact of the matter is that fuel prices are becoming so high that people are now looking to invest in some sort of hybrid vehicle in order to save money. Add this to the fact that the EU are bringing in more stringent laws concerning vehicle emissions and it is no surprise that manufacturers are starting to create eco-friendly versions of their most popular vehicles.
Even though there is still a long way to go for vehicles to become as eco-friendly as the government would like, motor traders need to be aware that the market is changing and becoming more green. Here, we look at some of the most prominent changes to the market and how motor traders can adapt their businesses accordingly: (more…)
There’s a common misconception that in order to get into the motor trade business you need to have an intricate understanding of everything to do with vehicles. However, this isn’t necessarily true. While it is pretty much essential to have a basic knowledge about cars, vans or motorcycles, you don’t need to be an expert to start what could be a lucrative career.
There are a myriad of different occupations in the motor trade industry, and depending on your passion and technical knowledge for vehicles you could find one that is right for you. Naturally, if you have spent a substantial part of your life learning about and working with vehicles then you would want to start an occupation where you can get your hands on a vehicle as often as possible. On the other hand, having a passion for cars but not knowing their intricacies means you may be better suited to a less technical role.
Still need convincing? Then read on to see if you would be right to join the motor trade industry: (more…)
At QuoteSearcher we specialise in helping our customers find competitively priced motor trade insurance, however even with our help if you are not sure what type of policy you need you may end up with something that doesn’t suit you! This is why we advise all our customers to think about their business before they start searching for motor trade insurance, as it means they will have a better idea of the type of cover they need. If you don’t know where to start however then you are in luck, as this guide will help you decide the right type of policy for you: (more…)