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Traders Guide to Diesel v Petrol

Monday, 14th December, 2020

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

Monday, 7th December, 2020

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

Friday, 4th December, 2020

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

Friday, 27th November, 2020

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

Monday, 23rd November, 2020

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…

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Liability Insurance for Motor Traders

Friday, 20th November, 2020

When running a motor business, it’s often difficult to know which level of insurance you need. At ChoiceQuote, we’ve been helping motor traders navigate the confusing world of insurance for more than 20 years As a business owner, you’ve probably heard the term “liability insurance”. You may be aware that it protects your business against Read the full article…

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New Cars vs Used Cars – What to sell as a motor trader

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020

Selling new cars is a lucrative business for many motor traders.  After all, who doesn’t like the smell of a new car, or the cachet of having the latest number plate? But used and second-hand cars are becoming ever more popular, too. And unless you are a franchised dealer, then you will likely be selling Read the full article…

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MOT testing rules – with coronavirus updates

Monday, 16th November, 2020

The last major overhaul of MOT testing rules took place in 2018, but the onset of coronavirus has had a significant impact on the UK industry since then. In this article, we will talk about: Which vehicles need an MOT Becoming an authorised tester The changes that impacted MOT testing before coronavirus What has happened Read the full article…