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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…

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Motor Trade: Road Risk vs Combined Insurance

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020

Motor trade insurance is split into two main levels of cover: road risk and combined. Depending on the scale and types of services your motor business provides, you will either need road risk insurance or motor trade combined cover. It isn’t always easy to understand which level of insurance you need. So, as expert motor Read the full article…

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Motor Trade insurance with convictions

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020

If you work in the motor trade, you need a motor trade insurance policy. But what happens if you have motoring convictions – or worse, criminal convictions? Can you still get a traders’ policy? Can you still get insurance with points on your licence? Convictions for motoring or even non-motoring offences can have an impact Read the full article…

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Changing your motor trade policy

Monday, 26th October, 2020

With ChoiceQuote, it’s easy to make changes to your motor trade policy. There are various reasons for making changes to your policy. You could be upscaling or reducing the size of your business or changing the type of work you do. Or you could be moving address, increasing or reducing your stock of vehicles, or Read the full article…

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Young Motor Traders Insurance – Under 25s and 21s

Friday, 18th September, 2020

If you’re a young motor trader, it’s essential that you have the right insurance before servicing or selling a vehicle. However, cheap motor trade insurance for young traders is not easy to come by. Like your private motor insurance, it’s more expensive to insure a motor trade business as a young person. Some insurers don’t Read the full article…

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Motor Insurance Database (MID) – The Essential Guide

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

What is the MID? MID stands for the Motor Insurance Database. It is managed by the MIB (Motor Insurance Bureau) and is a central record of all insured vehicles in the UK. The purpose is to ensure that vehicles driven on UK roads are insured at all times. It enables the enforcement authorities to tackle Read the full article…

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Your Guide to Motor Trade insurance

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020

As a motor trader, you need traders insurance – it’s a legal obligation. The world of traders’ insurance can be confusing, especially if you’re new to the motor industry. This guide to motor trade insurance covers some of the key questions, including: Key facts you need to know when buying motor trade insurance Who needs Read the full article…

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20 tips to save money on your motor trade insurance

Monday, 24th August, 2020

Running a motor trade business is an expensive undertaking, so it’s only natural to want to reduce your outgoings as much as possible. To help your garage, dealership or body shop business save money, we have put together some top tips on how to reduce your motor trade insurance premium. In this article, we will Read the full article…

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New and used car values after lockdown

Friday, 19th June, 2020

What will happen to car values as we come out of lockdown? We take a look at what’s happened during this unprecedented time, and why motor traders can have cause for optimism in the year ahead. Motor dealers of all sizes have curtailed activities or stopped altogether during lockdown. Some have carried on working throughout; Read the full article…