While it’s easy to assume that used car prices are more or less fixed over time and only vary according to what car you’re looking to buy and the condition it’s in, the seasons actually have an enormous impact on motor prices. There are fluctuations around and just after Christmas for example, where money is usually tight, but in April and May, when pay rises start to come in, dealers often see an increase in business.
Another important factor to consider is the timing of your purchase in accordance to the number plate system. The UK released the new 14 number plate in March for new car buyers, and the effects of the change on the used car market are just starting to set in… (more…)
As a motor trader you may have bought an electric car and been helped out with a £5000 government grant. The government were encouraging people to buy electric cars and the grant scheme began due to the high levels of pollution in the UK. When the push for electric cars began, the UK did not respond however, things have changed over the past couple of years. We previously wrote a Guide for Motor Traders for Going Green but since then a lot has changed. (more…)
The environmental issues that surround vehicles on the road have been talked about for many years and action plans have been put in place to encourage people and businesses to own more eco-friendly vehicles.
Now, operators, business leaders and trade associations are looking at the freight and logistics industry and how they can provide safer and cleaner deliveries. At the Changing Times Delivery London’s Future conference there were a range of partners that joined together to talk about how they can improve the efficiency within this sector as London is currently experiencing one of the biggest booms within the construction industry in a generation. (more…)
If you were in London the other week you would have had a tough time getting around Oxford Street as hundreds of taxi drivers staged a protest against Transport for London (TfL). It is no secret that the London taxi trade has a difficult relationship with TfL as they feel that the government body is not doing enough to protect the industry and recently branded them as “woefully inadequate”. (more…)
The DVLA website is an information hub for any motorist looking for advice on driving, tax, MOTs, licences and more. It is an executive agency of the Department for Transport (DfT) whose main responsibility is keeping a register of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. The DVLA use this information and data to improve safety on the roads, monitor crime related to vehicles, promote and encourage environmental initiatives and limit vehicle tax evasion. (more…)
St Georges Day is approaching and we all know that some like to celebrate with a drink and maybe a boogie. We previously spoke about Some of the Best Restaurants on the Tastecard in London so now we will give you some advice on where to visit for the best food and drink on St George’s Day. (more…)