Archive for February, 2010
An industry kite-mark has been launched that is designed to boost people’s confidence in motor finance deals.
The Finance and Leasing Association has announced that it is releasing the accreditation, which is given when dealer staff meet a high enough standard of knowledge on motor finance.
Paul Harrison, head of motor finance at the group, claimed that [...]
The second-hand car market could experience a shortage of one or two-year old vehicles due to the prolonged downturn, an expert has claimed.
Glass’s Guide has suggested that the low level of new car sales could impact on the used market throughout this year, as was the case following the recession of the early 1990s.
Adrian Rushmore, [...]
A major industry organisation has welcomed moves to stimulate demand for more environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Paul Everitt, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, claimed that this is great news for motorists and the automotive sector as a whole.
He said that the government’s investment of £230 million into developing this infrastructure would create new [...]
The vehicles that are most at risk of being stolen are 4×4s and compact executive-style cars, a study has found.
Research by HPI has warned car salvage dealers and second-hand vehicle traders to be wary of those selling these vehicles.
Daniel Burgess, director of automotive at the organisation, revealed that the majority of vehicles stolen are cars, [...]
While electric cars could be suitable for built-up and urban areas, traditional vehicles will remain the norm outside of these regions.
Hugh Bladon, spokesperson for the Association of British Drivers, has claimed that these vehicles will not be useful to those looking to drive further than 40 miles.
He said that the government’s announced roll out of [...]