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25% of cars suffer electrical breakdown year 4

Warranty BreakdownNew data from Warranty Direct’s Reliability Index suggests that over a quarter of cars suffer an electrical breakdown in their fourth year on the road. This may be alarming to motorists who will note that the majority of manufacturers offer three years’ worth of cover for such problems.

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Wessex partners with Bristol Balloons

Wessex Garages Bristol Balloons Andy Provis Nic AmorWessex Garages have signed up to sponsor a hot air balloon company in Bristol for the second year running, by provided it with a Nissan Navara.

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Rapid growth thanks to dealers making the right call

phoneKeys“Everything is moving at a phenomenal pace at the moment.” That is the view of what is going on in the motor trade right now from Sharon Beresford, Managing Director of Rochdale based, motor trade contact centre, Chameleon Contact Specialists.

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Experience rewarded with promotion for Greenhous man

Tony mellishGreenhous have promoted Commercial Vehicles Sales Manager Tony Mellish to be the Dealer Principal at their Ford operation in Welshpool and Newtown, mid-wales.

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Autovolo launches dealer partnership scheme

BillboardNewly launched cars for sale website, Autovolo is aiming to shake up the world of classified advertising websites, currently dominated by Auto Trader, with a scheme to give independent dealers an equity stake in the website.

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Charles Hurst saddle up with Belfast Honda buy

Belfast HondaLookers owned Northern Ireland based dealer group, Charles Hurst Group, has acquired Belfast Honda, the top Honda bike dealership in the province for an undisclosed sum.

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Trenton’s Grimsby Nissan site launches

TRentonGrimLaunchOver 600 hundred guests showed up for the official opening of Trenton’s Nissan £3 million dealership in Grimsby at the weekend.

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North west dealer group's recruitment drive has real purpose

Adam and newbiesIn a further bid to grow it’s own staffing talent, Lancashire based dealer group, Chorley Group, which has Nissan, Kia, Fiat and Hyundai franchises across the North West, has signed up a dozen recruits to its newly-formed Trainee Sales Academy.

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National Franchised Dealers Association supports interest rate freeze

NFDA ShowroomThe National Franchised Dealers Association has responded positively to the Bank of England’s announcement that interest rates will remain unchanged.

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