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Tuesday, Jan 17th

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New entrant into the vehicle history checking market

MotorcheckThe lucrative business of providing vehicle history or provenance checks on used cars, long dominated by HPI, has a new entrant in the shape of MotorCheck, a Doncaster based business that says it aims to undercut the established players in the sector by 40%.

Pitching it’s self as a trade only service, MotorCheck has been operating under the radar since late last year and is being used by 287 UK dealers.

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Wearside Audi relocation plans revealed

WearsideAudiLookers have announced a move to relocate their Wearside Audi dealership from it’s current location next to the Stadium of Light on Stadium Way in Sunderland, to a newly built, 25,000 square foot, state of the art showroom and workshop on nearby Newcastle Road.

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Marshall confirms 2016 “Comfortably In Line With Expectations”

DakshMercsMarshall Motor Holdings plc has issued a trading update on 2016 trading ahead of the release on 15 March 2017 of its full year results for the year. The Group’s statement suggest that the second half of 2016 delivered “material improvements on results for the first six months.

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Top performing MG dealers named

MG DealersMG Motor UK have used the brand’s national conference on January 12th to announce the winners of its 2017 Annual Dealer Awards.

The gongs for Dealer of the Year and top selling dealer for the MG3 model went to Bridgend, South Wales based Nathaniel MG.

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Parts stalwart says farewell after 46 years

46yearsBristol Street Motors Newcastle Vauxhall has said goodbye to Joyce Scott who has retired after 46 years in the dealership’s parts department.

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FLA report another increase in point of sale motor finance

FLA websiteFinance industry trade body, the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have published figures showing a 13% by value and 7% by volume increase in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market in November 2016 when compared to the same month in the previous year.

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UHY win at Corporate LiveWire Finance Awards

David KendrickUHY Hacker Young’s Manchester-based automotive team has been named Motor Trade & Transport Advisory Team of the Year at the 2017 Corporate LiveWire Finance Awards.

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West Way Nissan gives Motability customers a steer

WestWay SouthamptonWest Way Nissan, who were recently named by disability motoring organisation Motability as one of the top performing dealerships for customer service, has put together an online guide to the Motability scheme which helps disabled people stay mobile.

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CAP Black Red and Green Books go digital only from February 2017

CAP Black Book logoLeeds based automotive data firm CAP have confirmed that with 90% of their customers now taking digital subscriptions, the last ever hard copy editions of CAP Black Book, Red Book and Green Book will be the February editions, mailed out to customers on the 27th of January 2017.

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