Aftersales 21 Oct
Independent garages are winning customers through missed service plan sales
Franchised dealers who fail to sell cars with service plans are losing one-in-five customers to independent garages for servicing work.
Supplier News 20 Oct
Futureproofing the independent used car dealer to be debated at AM Live
Tackling the biggest challenge facing the independents in the used car market - stock acquisition - and urging dealers to embrace EVs to help futureproof their businesses is part of the remit of Independent Motor Dealer Association’s (IMDA) session at Automotive Management Live 2022 on November 10.
Aftersales 13 Jul
How workshops might adapt to electric vehicle repairs and services
Aftersales departments need to be prepared for a substantial change to their business model in the coming years as plug-in vehicle sales create a complex world with lower maintenance and new skills and equipment needed.
Aftersales 28 Mar
Castrol launches marketing campaign to raise awareness of independent workshops
Castrol has launched a new marketing campaign and is offering participating independent workshops the opportunity to win a package of free promotional assets.
Latest News 27 Oct
A1 Motorist Centre is Servicesure’s Autocentre of the Year
A1 Motorist Centre in Thanet has been crowned Autocentre of the Year by Servicesure.
People News 10 Mar
Castrol names Marc Perkins as head of sales
Castrol has promoted sales manager Marc Perkins to the newly created role of head of sales, UK & Ireland, as part of a new ambition to increase its market share.
Latest News 3 Oct
Used car dealer suffers £120,000 14-car raid
A gang of more than a dozen car thieves have carried out a late night raid on an independent used car dealer in Sheffield – making off with 14 vehicles worth around £120,000.
Latest News 12 Jun
Profits leap as Motorpoint ramps up used car sales
Pre-tax profits rocketed 71% at used car supermarket group Motorpoint as it ramped up sales and won record levels of repeat business.
Latest News 8 Feb
European Parliament votes to maintain aftermarket access to vehicle OBD port
The European Parliament has approved amendments to vehicle type-approval legislation which includes maintaining access to a vehicles OBD port for aftermarket repairers.
Latest News 20 Oct
Independent garages need to match dealership standards, claims Servicing Stop
Servicing Stop has hit back at what it sees as a continuation of big brand garages monopolising the market and called on independents to raise their standards.
Latest News 12 Sep
Automotive Management Live: How dealers must change their marketing culture
Fords of Winsford group marketing manager Nathan Quayle will reveal how data analytics helped drive the business’ online strategy when he takes to the stage at Automotive Management Live.
Market Insight 26 Apr
Franchised dealers’ labour rates 40% up on independents, reveals motoreasy
A survey of 6,000 garages across the UK has identified that franchised retailers charge an average of 40% more than their independent rivals for an hour's workshop labour.
Insight 3 Apr
ID50 growth rate tumbles as used car supply peaks
The UK’s top 50 independent dealers added £300 million to total revenues for 2015, but year-on-year growth has fallen to 9% from 24% last year.
People News 5 Dec
RAC boosts warranties team
The RAC has boosted the size of the team selling branded warranty products to dealers by more than a third as it targets a greater presence in the independent sector.
Market Insight 28 Sep
National Tyre Distributors renews calls for part-worn tyres ban
The National Tyre Distributors has highlighted the ongoing abuse of laws designed to keep motorists free from the potential dangers of part-worn tyres as it appeals for an all-out ban on their sale.