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Motokiki enters administration

Motokiki enters administration

4th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Lydia Limited, the company behind tyre price comparison site Motokiki, called in the administrators on 24 October 2019. Simon Girling and Chris Marsden of BDO LLP were appointed Joint Administrators on the same day. Tyres & Accessories understands that the administrators are seeking to sell the technology assets of the company and is seeking offers before a Friday 15 November 2019 deadline.

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The top 8 tyre comparison sites compared

The top 8 tyre comparison sites compared

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

We are all familiar with the likes of MoneySuperMarket, CompareTheMarket and Confused.com. Beginning with financial and insurance products, these sites set out to give consumers more choice and the ability to compare the prices. Owing to the fact that tyres are arguably more complex, the tyre industry has moved a bit slower when it comes to comparison. During the last year or so, however, tyre comparison has come of age. So, who are the main players, what are the differences and where did tyre comparison all begin?

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Starter offers online vehicle and parts marketplace

Starter offers online vehicle and parts marketplace

23rd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Starter is launching what it describes as “the first price comparison platform for global use” in the automotive vehicle and parts marketplace. Offering a wide product catalogue with more than 5 million parts, it is said to be the largest and most comprehensive website to unite consumers and businesses via a global marketplace.

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Service & repair comparison site AutoAdvisor.co.uk sets out vision

Service & repair comparison site AutoAdvisor.co.uk sets out vision

26th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Founders of new car repair comparison site AutoAdvisor.co.uk have outlined their vision for a modern automotive aftermarket and called on other sites to be more transparent about their practices. AutoAdvisor.co.uk has been set up by motor factor personnel, supplying garages on a daily basis for more than 30 years.

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Motokiki tyre price comparison site launches

Motokiki tyre price comparison site launches

12th December 2018 | 0 Comments

A new online tyre price comparison service has launched, aiming to provide UK motorists with an online tool to choose their tyres quickly and easily, and bringing together products from a wide variety of retail businesses. Motokiki’s comparison engine is designed to offer an impartial whole of market price comparison of tyres from a broad range of suppliers, as well as tyre label result comparison, and the location in which they can be fitted. The company initially comprises 20 staff in offices a short walk from Port Talbot railway station, working on the technical development and marketing of the website, with other aspects of the business outsourced to teams around the country, such as its London-based communications agency, FWD Consulting. Tyres & Accessories travelled to south Wales in late November to attend the launch, with Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and the Development Bank of Wales, which have collectively made an equity investment of £3 million in the company, also represented.

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UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Venrex Investment Management.

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New partnership provides comparison information on car maintenance

3rd March 2016 | 0 Comments

Garage comparison company, The Motorists’ Organisation, has partnered with Gocompare.com to help motorists shop around for car servicing and repairs. Gocompare.com has become the first leading comparison website in the UK to help its customers compare car servicing, MOT and repair providers, via Gocompare.com/car-insurance/services-and-mots/.

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New look, functionality for tyrecomp.co.uk

New look, functionality for tyrecomp.co.uk

22nd April 2015 | 0 Comments

Tyre price comparison website www.tyrecomp.co.uk has been updated with new functionalities, along with a new look, logo and mascot. This English-language partner to France’s quelpneu.com and other sites works with a number of online tyre retailers and enables searches to be performed according to vehicle, tyre dimension, brand, use and price. Information is updated daily.

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RAC launches garage price comparison

1st December 2014 | 0 Comments

RAC Garage Compare.co.uk is being formed by a new partnership between the RAC and The Motorists Organisation, the company behind the former TootCompare site, and is being supported by an extensive consumer marketing campaign. Working on the same principles as comparison websites covering products such as motor insurance and other financial products, RAC Garage Compare […]

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Crowdfunding drives MOT/repair startup forwards

Crowdfunding drives MOT/repair startup forwards

21st November 2014 | 1 Comment

Dipstix, an MOT, servicing and vehicle repair comparison website, based in Liverpool has reached its investment target of £300,000, enabling the business to grow into a national brand. Founded by the former UK sales director of Just-Eat, David Cederholm, Dipstix was launched in 2013. David Cederholm, managing director of Dipstix, said: “We’re delighted with the […]

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Rezulteo claims 10 per cent of tyre internet research

18th December 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyre comparison site Rezulteo.com is claiming record traffic in 2013, with 1 million visits and 875,000 unique users in November – up 68 per cent. This means the firm has attracted a total of 6.4 million unique visitors in 2013 across the 20 countries it operates in – up 56 per cent. According to the company, this equates to 10 per cent of Internet searches performed by tyre buyers in Europe. In addition the website has also announced that it is partnering “Corriere dello Sport” in Italy.

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Survey: OAP more likely to manage tyre changing than 18-year-old

8th April 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Pensioners are more likely to be able to change a flat tyre than spritely 18 – 24 year olds, according to a survey published today by price comparison site gocompare.com. 48 per cent of those surveyed, which equates to over 13.5 million UK motorists, would not be able to change a flat tyre without help, and that figure includes three quarters (75 per cent) of women drivers.

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