Automatics shift gear on the used car market

By |2023-09-21T08:59:42+01:00September 21st, 2023|News, Used cars|

There are signs that new and younger drivers are increasingly choosing to learn and drive an automatic car. In 2017/18, 163,790 driving tests were conducted in automatics. By 2022/23 this figure had doubled (up 98%) to 324,064. AA Driving School's data shows that in January 2022, 86% of its franchisees were teaching in manual cars and 14% in automatics. As of July 2023, the number of instructors using manual cars decreased to 81% and those teaching in automatics increased to 19%.

EV interest cooling as energy rates soar

By |2023-02-24T09:39:36+00:00February 27th, 2023|Dealer Insights, News|

A fifth (22%) of drivers still plan to buy a car this year, the same proportion as in 2022, despite the tightening of purse strings but the number looking to purchase an electric vehicle (EV) has fallen from a quarter of drivers in 2022 - when fuel prices spiked to record highs - to fewer than a fifth (18%) in 2023 as electricity prices continue to rise.

AA Cars forges new gold standard for dealers

By |2023-02-16T11:23:53+00:00February 16th, 2023|Aftermarket and workshop, News|

 THE AA’s used car website, AA Cars, has partnered with Chartered Trading Standards Institute on its dealer product, AA Cars Standards, to help dealers provide more trust and assurance to their customers. The Institute has approved the AA Cars Standards, a series of pledges dealers make to their customers which form the foundation of gold standard customer service, underpinned by [...]

Used car price growth slows

By |2023-01-19T11:18:14+00:00January 20th, 2023|Aftermarket and workshop, Dealer Insights, News|

Prices for the top 20 most searched-for cars on the AA Cars platform rose by just 0.2% in Q4 on an annual basis, compared to a 9.2% increase in the previous quarter.  The average price of the top 20 most searched-for cars on the AA Cars site was £16,358 in the final quarter of 2022, compared to £16,319 during the same three-month period in 2021.

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