MOTORISTS ARE NEARLY HALVING THEIR COSTS BY TRUSTING INDEPENDENT GARAGES

17/04/2013

Motorists feeling the pinch when it comes to the cost of owning a vehicle will be delighted to hear that visiting an independent garage could cost them on average £40 an hour less than if they visited a franchise dealer. This is accord...

NAMA REPORT MARCH 2013

12/04/2013

NAMA Report March 2013. The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its monthly market report today for March. The report shows that during March the average values of used cars sold at auction across the board decr...

BAD WEATHER DEPRESSES MOTORCYCLE SALES IN MARCH

10/04/2013

The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show last month sales overall were down 10.8% against March 2012. Under 50cc scooter sales were down 27.3% in March, while all larger over 50cc motorcycle sales have decreased by 8.9%. Su...

IGA CONTINUES TO DRIVE TRUST MY GARAGE TO CONSUMERS

09/04/2013

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has appointed Bridge PR & Media Services to position Trust My Garage as a household name and brand for all UK motorists seeking a trustworthy independent garage. The partnership will see an i...

INDEPENDENT GARAGES REACT TO MANUFACTURER AND DEALER CAMPAIGN

08/04/2013

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has reacted strongly to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and National Franchised Dealers Association’s (NFDA) new ‘Minute Or Two’ MOT campaign stating that in their opinion ...

DEMAND FOR LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CONTINUES TO DRIVE COMMERCIAL MARKET UPWARDS

05/04/2013

Continuing the recent trend, van registrations increased 11.5% in March, contributing to an overall commercial vehicles registrations sales rise of 8.1%. Commenting on the SMMT’s van and truck registration figures, Sue Robinson, Dire...

NEW CAR MARKET CONTINUES TO PERFORM

05/04/2013

“It is positive that new car sales were up in March as retail demand continues to grow.” said Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retai...

PETROL RETAILERS' ADDRESS RISING CRIME RATES

02/04/2013

“Independent petrol forecourts are experiencing a rise in crime rates yet the support of local police forces can greatly differ” said Brian Madderson, Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) Chairman. In a letter to the Rt Hon Theresa M...

JUST A ‘MINUTE OR TWO’ TO PASS YOUR MOT

02/04/2013

 •    5,545 UK car dealers unite to reduce MOT failure rate. •    Simple checks could cut up to 1.5 million failures each year. •    Two minute check could save motorists time and money. A nationwide campaign to help motorists red...

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