Category Archives: motortrade

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Guide to setting up a repair or MOT garage

Do you enjoy the challenge of fixing and repairing vehicles? Are you good enough to make money and set up a garage business? Running a garage business and becoming a motor trader requires specialist knowledge. You will need help making the right decisions to get your business going, learning as much as possible before making Read the full article…

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Motor Trade Predictions 2021

Coronavirus shook the world in 2020. In some ways, it boosted the pace of technology change, encouraging increased use of the internet, apps, and video conferencing. In other ways, it slowed everything down, with ‘normal’ life suspended and traditional retailers – including car dealers – hit hard. Even still, there are opportunities for motor traders Read the full article…

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Traders Guide to Diesel v Petrol

You could be forgiven for thinking that the future of vehicles is electric, and that petrol and diesel-powered cars are already a thing of the past. Motor traders will know differently. The majority of cars on the road are still conventionally powered by petrol or diesel engines. Battery-powered cars and EVs only account for around Read the full article…

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Selling Cars: Your Responsibility as a Trader

Car traders have a legal obligation to treat their customers fairly. After all, nobody wants to buy a ‘lemon’; we all want decent cars at fair prices. At best, selling poor-quality cars will lead to a bad reputation. At worst, you could be endangering the life of the driver, their passengers, or members of the Read the full article…

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Motor Trade No Claims Bonus

One of the best ways to reduce your insurance premium is to build up your motor trade no claims bonus (NCB). So, how do you do this? A no-claims bonus or no claims discount counts the number of years where you have not made a claim on your insurance policy. A higher NCB usually means Read the full article…

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Traders’ guide to test drives

When selling cars, you need to offer customers test drives. But don’t hand over the keys without making sure the vehicle is insured for them to drive – that could be a costly mistake! Our guide explains what you need to do for safe test drives to take place, including: Checking driver details Test drives Read the full article…

FCA & Car Dealers – What you need to know

If you want to make your cars, motorbikes, or commercial vans more affordable for customers, then, as a car dealer, you could offer finance options. This helps your customers spread the cost of an expensive purchase, making it more affordable for them. To provide finance as a motor dealer, you’ll need to be authorised by Read the full article…