End of life vehicle inspections core subject at VRA’s September meeting

The latest developments in end of life vehicle inspections is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on September 18 at the Derby offices of motor retail legal experts Geldards.

Key presentations will include Vipul Dave, sales manager at Thatcham Research, examining how the arrival of ADAS devices and other new technologies is likely to affect the end of life inspection process, as well as potential solutions.

Alistair Horsburgh, CEO of CitNOW, will provide an overview of how the latest imaging technology can be used to make end of life inspections easier and more accurate from both the perspective of the customer and the collection company.

Also, Jonathan Butler of Geldards will take a look at the legal framework surrounding end of life inspections while, finally, a general overview of current new and used market trends will be provided by Derren Martin of CapHPI, who will also take a look at how these areas are likely to develop over the next few months.

VRA chair Sam Watkins said: “The explosion in personal leasing in both new and used cars has made end of life inspections an increasingly important topic in the remarketing sector. Our members are very interested in any new thinking and new solutions.”

She added that the resurgence of the VRA was continuing apace, with more than 50 delegates now attending every meeting and the recruitment of a further new member this month – integrated automotive services specialist Motorclean.

“There is a definite sense of momentum surrounding the organisation at the moment as businesses across the remarketing sector aim to make sense of the many challenges that the current market presents. Our role is to help equip them to make better decisions.”

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