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Used car experts hit the road to speak to car dealers

Editors from used car valuation company CAP are on an auction roadshow to speak to dealers about pricing.

They were at Aston Barclay's auction hall in Chelmsford earlier this week, and will be at BCA Blackbushe on August 1 and Manheim Bristol on August 30, with visits planned later for SMA Birmingham and Central Car Auctions Glasgow.

The events, which will promote the company's new launch, Black Book Live, will also give auction-goers a chance to meet the team behind CAP’s benchmark used car trade values to discuss the marketplace and ask questions.

CAP chief editor Christopher Crow, one of AM's expert contributors, said: "In many ways the auctions are the heart of the car trade and CAP’s relationships with our remarketing and auction partners have been pivotal in our success. Every working day they provide us with vital data and a place for our experts to see the market in action and meet many of their professional contacts.

"In a year when we are celebrating the successful launch of our real time used car trade price guide Black Book Live we are delighted to be staging our road shows right at the used car trade coalface to show our appreciation of the partnerships we enjoy with the auction houses and remarketing companies.

“We also want to take the opportunity to give something back to our own customers, which is why we’re offering food vouchers for visitors to use at the cafeteria and proving that – in CAP’s case – there really is such a thing as a free lunch."

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