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78% of Brits would travel in a driverless car

DriverlessA global survey from LeasePlan has revealed that 78% of Brits would be willing to undertake a journey in a driverless car.

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IGA launches Diagnostic Specialist Award

UndercarThe Independent Garage Association (IGA) has announced a Diagnostic Specialist Award to showcase the diagnostic abilities of independent garages.  The organisation hopes award will signpost independents to fleet operators and consumers who own and operate new cars.

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JCT600 becomes a patron of The Prince's Trust

PT JCT600Yorkshire based dealer group, JCT600, has announced that it is to support The Prince’s Trust with the company making an ongoing committment, becoming a patron of the youth charity.

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Swansway Sales Executive to represent UK at global SEAT contest

Paul ColcloughPaul Colclough, Sales Exec at Swansway’s Crewe SEAT site, is one of four Sales staff chosen by SEAT UK to represent them at the brand’s global contest.

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Better web design is key for dealers

James TewThe number of motor finance applications made via dealer websites could be significantly increased if website design was better, so says James Tew, the boss of finance calculator firm iVendi.

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Wessex Garages offer Nissan Qashqai for fundraising

Nicky Piper MBE Richard Mapley Wessex GaragesWessex Garages has provided a Nissan Qashqai to support Cardiff’s Natwest Cymru 5k run in aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.The run takes place on March 13 at Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay.

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Vauxhall dealer covers out of hours enquiries via video chat

NowChatLondon and home counties Vauxhall dealer group, Now Vauxhall, have revealed that they are using a video chat service linked to their website, that they are calling Now Chat, to deal with out of hours sales calls from prospective customers.

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High street lenders eat into dealer margins

AustinCollinsWith high street lenders offering interest rates as low as 3.3% APR, dealers are facing a threat to their profit margins. That's the view of online car buying website who have seen a marked slow-down in the take-up of specialist motor finance, despite a month-on-month rise in unit sales.

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Bristol Street Waltham Cross launches £1.1M refurbishment

BSWCBristol Street Motors’ Vauxhall dealership in Waltham Cross has been unveiled following a £1.1 million redevelopment project.

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