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  1. Is There A Benefit In Paying Monthly For Your Cover?

    November 16, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader or run another type of business involved in the motor trade industry such as a car repair business or an MOT testing centre then you will no doubt have motor trade insurance in place. Usually, you can either pay for the cover on a monthly or annual basis. So, what is the benefit is paying monthly? .........read more »


  2. Another Reduction In The Sale Of New Cars

    November 10, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    It really is a tale of woe for the number of cars being sold here in the UK as the numbers fell for the month of October with this being the 7th month in a row this has happened. This news will no doubt concern those of you who have businesses within the motor trade industry whether that is the likes of buying and selling of cars, garage mechanics, car body repairers and spare parts providers. .........read more »


  3. Interesting Car Reliability Survey

    November 3, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader we are sure that you will agree that you would prefer to sell reliable cars that do not have any mechanical problems especially when something goes wrong with the vehicle within the guarantee period you have provided to your customer. Of course, dare we say, if you carry out mechanical repairs to a vehicle then you probably wouldn’t mind this as you are likely to get more business. .........read more »


  4. September Sees Drop in New Cars Built

    October 28, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Those of you in the motor trade industry, in particular motor traders, will be disappointed to read that the number of new cars built here in the UK fell in September 2017 in comparison to the same month last year. The information to support this was published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). .........read more »


  5. New Van Sales Fall In September

    October 21, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders involved in the sale of new vans will be disappointed to read that the number of new vans sold last month here in the UK dropped by 4.2% when compared with September 2016. This is obviously not good news for the motor trade industry.

    Back in September last year there were 59,857 new vans registered in the UK yet in September of 2017 the number of such vehicles registered dropped to 57,368. .........read more »


  6. Windscreen Fitter’s Insurance

    October 16, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    There are many different types of trades people working within the motor trade industry apart from some of the most common such as motor traders and mechanics carrying our mechanical repairs and servicing. For instance, there are windscreen fitters who replace or repair windscreens either at their own business premises or who are mobile operators or some could be both. .........read more »


  7. New Car Sales Fall In September

    October 10, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders will yet again be disappointed to read that the number of new car registrations in September 2017 dropped. This is the sixth month in a row that this has happened and is a little concerning.

    The data, as always, was published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

    In September 2017 there were 426,170 new cars registered with this being a fall of 9.3% when compared with September of last year when 469,696 new cars were registered. On a year to date basis to September 2017 there were 2,066,411 new cars registered with this being a drop of 3.9% in comparison to the same period to September 2016 when 2,150,495 new cars were registered. .........read more »


  8. August Sees Drop In Car Manufacturing

    September 30, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Those of you in the motor trade industry will be disappointed to hear that the number of cars built here in the UK in August of this year fell by a significant amount when looking at the figures produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This could have a negative effect upon various sectors of the motoring sector. .........read more »


  9. Tyre Fitter’s Insurance

    September 24, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    There are many different types of business that require motor trade insurance with one of those being tyre fitters. There are numerous businesses of this type around the UK and it is important that they have adequate cover in place.

    So, what sorts of risks may a tyre fitting business need to insure against? .........read more »


  10. August Sees Increase In New Van Registrations

    September 17, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    The motor trade industry will be pleased to read that there was a slight increase in the number of new vans sold here in the UK in August 2017 in comparison to the same month last year according to data produced by the Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers (SMMT).

    The Ford Transit van is one of the top 5 sellers in the UK for the month of August 2017.

    The Ford Transit van is a popular choice amongst van owners.

    In August of this year there were 15,619 new vans registered up to 3.5 tonnes compared to 15,385 in August 2016. This was an increase of 1.5%. The biggest increase was seen in the 2.00 to 2.5 tonnes van category with 3,049 being sold in August 2017 in comparison to 2,179 being registered in the month of August 2016. That is a significant rise of 39.9%. It is the best August’s performance in a period of 12 years. .........read more »


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