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  1. General Motors To Close Number Of Plants In USA

    November 29, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    It has recently been announced by the American vehicle manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) that it is to close a number of its plants in the USA and one in Canada resulting in the loss of in excess of 14,000 jobs. This news has not gone down well with Donald Trump the President of the United States of America. .........read more »


  2. Used Car Sales Fall In Q3 2018

    November 23, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    It has possibly not been the best of years if you are a motor trader involved either in the sale of new and/or used cars. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has recently published figures for the number of used cars sold in the third quarter of 2018 here in the UK and they make for disappointing reading. .........read more »


  3. Consumer New Car Finance At Point Of Sale Figures Disappointing

    November 15, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    Some motor traders find it beneficial to offer car finance to people buying motor vehicles from them whether they are selling used and/or new cars. In doing so, it can no doubt sometimes lead to increased sales which is something that many in the motor trade will welcome especially as the number of new cars being sold recently has been falling. .........read more »


  4. October Sees Drop In New Car Sales

    November 9, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    Those of you running a business in the motor trade industry and in particular motor traders will be disappointed to read that there has been a drop in the number of new car sales in October 2018 in the UK when compared with the same month last year. That is based upon statistics published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). .........read more »


  5. Best Ways to Reduce Risk When Driving

    November 5, 2018 by mti

    Driving is a familiar activity for many Britons, but that doesn’t make the activity itself any less dangerous. Driving is much safer than it used to be, of this there is no doubt, but the fact remains that in the UK there is an average of 180,000 accidents per year, and just over 1,500 deaths that occur on the roads. Many of these accidents occur on back country roads as well, meaning that if no one is able to call for help after the accident, it could be a while before anyone arrives on scene. .........read more »


  6. September Sees Reduction In Car Production

    October 30, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    September was a disappointing month for the motor trade industry as previously reported with van and car sales dropping in comparison to the same month in 2017. Well, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has recently produced some figures that show the number of cars built here in the UK has fallen quite considerably when comparing the above periods. .........read more »


  7. New Van Sales Drop In September

    October 16, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders specialising in the sale of new vans will be disappointed to read that, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of new van sales fell in September 2018 despite the fact that it is a month when the new six monthly registration plated vehicles were issued. .........read more »


  8. Huge Fall In New Car Registrations In September

    October 7, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader focusing on the sale of new cars, you may have found that the number of such vehicle sales dropped significantly when comparing the figures for September 2018 with the same month last year based upon data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This is unfortunate news especially when you consider that September is one of the months when new cars are registered with a new number plate that included 68 for last month. .........read more »


  9. More Car Buyers Prefer Communicating With Motor Dealers By Phone

    September 30, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader then you will obviously be aware that it is important that your potential new customers and your existing ones can get in touch with you with ease. After all, if you are not contactable then how can you expect to conduct any business.

    Well you may be interested to read that, according to some research carried out by Dealerweb, the favoured way for car buyers to get in touch with a dealership in normal office hours i.e. between 9 am to 5 pm is by phone. Research was carried out with 1,200 motorists and 53% preferred to get in touch with the dealership by telephone. The other 47% preferred to communicate by e-mail. .........read more »


  10. Drop In Car Manufacturing In UK In July

    September 24, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    If you are in the motor trade industry and in particular are a motor trader selling new cars then you will be disappointed to read that there was quite a drop in the number of new cars built here in the UK in July 2018. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has produced data revealing that there was a fall of 11% when comparing July 2018 with July 2017. You will no doubt agree that is quite a significant drop and is rather concerning. .........read more »


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