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Thousands of pounds in aftersales revenue is being missed by franchised dealerships, according to data from autoVHC, the automotive aftersales solutions provider. Failure to complete vehicle health checks has resulted in dealers losing £11,295 each in potential additional income this summer. The average UK dealer …

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Car buying is changing as the new generation of young adults – millennials – steer away from making big purchases outright and choose instead to rent, lease or use finance options. Consumers now spread out paying for a vast array of possessions over months and years – from mobile phones to furniture, …

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Car Care Plan’s Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Simon Wright is a finalist for the Yorkshire Finance Director (FD) of the Year Award, which will be announced on Wednesday, 11th October. Simon has been Finance Director at Car Care Plan since 1999 and Group CFO for the past 12 years. Now in its 15th year, the …

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Domestic car sales down. Exports up. Is Brexit to blame? The new car market has continued its decline with the fifth consecutive monthly fall in registrations. While August saw a 6.4% decline in sales compared with last year, in stark contrast British car manufacturing gained a boost, with a 7.8% rise in the …

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Demand for alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) continues to surge, with sales rising almost 60% in August and over 32% for the year to date. AFVs are slowly growing their market share, rising from 3.2% in 2016 to 4.4% in 2017 – with August claiming 5.2% of total new car registrations. This on the back of diesel …

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This week, we have a special Q&A with Gavin Tinch, Car Care Plan’s Head of Risk and Compliance, who talks about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25th May 2018.   Gavin is responsible for ensuring Car Care Plan’s operations maintain compliance with all applicable …

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been exploring the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being brought into force in the European Union (EU), its key changes and its effect on the automotive industry. The new data protection laws take effect from 25th May 2018 and all businesses that store and process …

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In our last blog, we began looking at the key changes being introduced by the new data protection laws coming into force in the European Union (EU) from 25th May 2018. We explained how the automotive industry uses customer data at present and one of the areas of change requiring the industry’s immediate …

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Our first blog on the new data protection laws coming into force in the European Union (EU) from 25th May 2018 provided a brief overview of the changes and whether they apply to your business. You can read our introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) here. This week, we’ll take a closer look …

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The automotive industry must start planning and preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25th May 2018. The GDPR will affect all retailers and manufacturers who collect, store and process customer data – e.g. for promoting deals, sending MOT or service reminders or …