A few weeks ago QuoteSearcher posted an article discussing how the motor trade industry is growing, and that many in the industry expect for this growth to continue in 2014. We also revealed another piece of good news for motor traders, as the amount of new registrations reported in November was also on the rise, meaning that more and more people are investing in new cars. (more…)
After a hard day’s at work most motor traders don’t have the time or the energy to look after their own cars, and unfortunately this means they can become neglected. However, we are giving away an Autoglym Perfect Bodywork and Wheels set which we know will be too tempting for any motor trader not to use! (more…)
We have already heard of companies creating driverless cars, such as Google who has been testing their version for a number of years now. However, it seems as though they may become a reality sooner than we think, as next year Volvo is releasing one hundred autonomous cars onto Sweden’s roads. For many, the thought of driverless cars is difficult to comprehend, however motor traders need to get to grips with the idea in order to future-proof their companies. Here, we look at the driverless car phenomenon in more detail: (more…)
Due to the recession the amount of people looking to invest in second-hand cars has increased, as many now struggle to afford a new model. This is why most car dealers offer both new and used cars to their customers, as well as a number of after-sales products on both types of models. However, selling second hand cars often requires more effort than selling new ones, as customers are more wary of vehicles that have had previous owners. Here, we look at how you can make a profit from selling second-hand cars: (more…)
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…)