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.
Pre-tax profits rocketed 71% at used car supermarket group Motorpoint as it ramped up sales and won record levels of repeat business.
The European Parliament has approved amendments to vehicle type-approval legislation which includes maintaining access to a vehicles OBD port for aftermarket repairers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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