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Former DP aims to help dealerships clean up

EDT Jon TatnallMany Motor Trade News readers will be old enough to remember the 1980s ad campaign featuring Victor Kiam, who liked the product so much he bought the company. For one former franchised dealer principal, almost the same is true, with a move from DP to aftersales product supplier with EDT Automotive.

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Payment search to be big news for portals

James TewFollowing a number of recent moves by leading cars for sale portals, Manchester based dealer technology firm iVendi are predicting that payments-driven search is set to be the biggest development for car portals in the next year.

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Wessex Garages appoint Service Manager for Renault Dacia Newport

Dean HillWales and south west based dealer group, Wessex Garages have promoted Dean Hill from Bridgend to the position of Service Manager for the group's new Renault and Dacia dealership in Newport which the group has just spent £500k refurbishing.

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What a first year for Lings Mitsubishi

Lings mitsubishiDespite having some un-planned drama along the way, East Anglia's Lings Motor Group are toasting a successful first year of trading for their Lings Mitsubishi dealership which opened at Lings Wharf in Riverside Road, Lowestoft in August last year.

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Auction prices soften amid pressure from PCPs and pre-reg

nama logoIn line with the new year predictions made by commentators at CAP and Glass's, auction prices are falling according to the latest National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) monthly market report for July 2015, average sale price decreased by £140 on the June 2015 figure from £5,498 to £5,358.


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