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Third of UK adults say we will never switch to driverless cars – IMechE survey

Third of UK adults say we will never switch to driverless cars – IMechE survey

30th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly a third of UK adults think we will never switch to having only driverless cars on the roads while 60 per cent of people say they would always prefer to drive themselves rather than use a self-driving vehicle, according to a new opinion poll from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Nearly half of drivers misunderstand MOT

Nearly half of drivers misunderstand MOT

26th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost half of drivers believe an MOT is a guarantee their car will be safe to drive for the next 12 months, according to a new study of 2000 drivers commissioned by Halfords Autocentres. The OnePoll study also found that 42 per cent shun servicing their vehicle and rely on the MOT as the only annual check. Londoners are the biggest culprits, with 65 per cent admitting the MOT is their car’s only annual check, compared to 30 per cent of Scots.

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Used car volumes set to increase in September due to plate change

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) members are positive about the prospects of used cars following the number plate change. “More than 80 per cent of NAMA members are expecting vehicle volumes to increase or remain steady in September. The increase will be promoted by the number plate change with both dealer part-exchanges and leasing company de-fleets arriving at remarketing centres,” said Louise Wallis, head of NAMA, commenting on the latest figures from NAMA’s market attitude survey.

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How 10 popular electric cars depreciated over a three-year period

How 10 popular electric cars depreciated over a three-year period

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

A new study shows striking differences in the depreciation of ten popular electric cars from their purchase price three years ago to their current value. Research by InsuretheGap.com, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, found that the Renault Zoe (Electric) lost the most value, depreciating by 61 per cent in three years from its purchase price of £19,988 to only £7,830 value in 2019.

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Record response rate for NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

This NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey summer 2019 was conducted in July 2019 and asked franchised dealers 53 questions about their on-going relationship with their respective manufacturers. The questions covered a range of business issues and the impact on dealers’ satisfaction levels with their manufacturers’ relationship. Responses are scored from 1 (extremely dissatisfied) to 10 (extremely satisfied). NFDA surveyed 30 franchise networks and received 2,077 responses from dealers, equating to a record 50 per cent response rate.

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Conversion rates set to improve in August, predict NAMA members

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest National Association of Motor Auctions’ market attitude survey has found that more than 50 per cent of members expect conversion rates to increase in August. “This has been assisted by the volume of vehicles coming though remarketing centres which has meant buyers have had less vehicles to choose from and has in turn increased conversion rates of those vehicles that are available to buy,” said Louise Wallis, head of NAMA.

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Kwik Fit: 18% of 18-34s involved in driving incident while using phone

Kwik Fit: 18% of 18-34s involved in driving incident while using phone

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Research carried out by Opinium on behalf of Kwik Fit suggests that more than 2.7 million UK drivers may have had a collision or veered off the road in the last two years because they were distracted by their mobile phone.

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Drivers are now four times more likely to buy an electric vehicle, says NFDA

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

If all drivers in the market were to make their next car purchase tomorrow, we could expect the proportion of hybrid and pure electric cars to quadruple, according to the latest NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey 2019.

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Survey shows strong loyalty among automotive apprentices

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Findings from Drive My Career’s latest Insight revealed that 95 per cent of apprentices would remain with the same company if they received a job offer after their apprenticeship.

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The top ten factors that would persuade a UK driver to buy an electric car

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Ease of charging, distance travelled on one charge and saving money are the top considerations for drivers when it comes to buying an electric car. In a national Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, four-fifths of drivers answered what would make them more likely to buy an electric car, leaving a fifth that would not buy an electric car in any circumstance.

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NAMA market attitude survey optimistic about van market

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Findings of the latest NAMA market attitude survey show that the general feeling continues to be that the Euro 6 van market will remain strong. Nearly half of respondents (46 per cent) expect Euro 6 van values to increase and the same percentage believe they will stay stable. By contrast, over half of respondents expect values to decline in the pre euro 6 van market. “NAMA members expect the Euro 6 van market to stay strong as Government clean air policies encourage businesses to purchase these vehicles” said Louise Wallis, head of the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA).

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Two-thirds of drivers think new legislation needed after cyclist growth

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

A survey of more than 2,000 UK drivers, which was commissioned by InsuretheGap.com, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, finds that over two-thirds (69 per cent) want new legislation for cyclists including bikes having a registration number to make them identifiable (68 per cent), and more than half (53 per cent) saying cyclists should be required to hold a licence.

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Car salesrooms not attracting younger car buyers

10th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The polished floors, shiny cars and bright lights of car salesrooms still appeal to the over 55s, but younger age groups are much more likely than older generations to buy their car elsewhere, according to a new Opinium survey of over 2,000 UK drivers.

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Auctioneers expect volumes to increase in April

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Association of Motor Auctions’ (NAMA) market attitude survey shows that most auction centres expect to see petrol and diesel car values remain stable, with only five per cent of respondents expecting a decrease in petrol prices and 15 per cent expecting a drop in diesel. Values of Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) which include hybrid and electric vehicles are thought also to remain steady during April, although unlike petrol and diesel, some members have indicated that these values could actually increase as demand for them steadily rises.

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Halfords extends Mobile Expert ‘garage on wheels’ across London

Halfords extends Mobile Expert ‘garage on wheels’ across London

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Halfords will extend its Mobile Expert service to London, following its pilot in the West Midlands, Manchester and Surrey. The retailer will place five new vans in London from 30 March, which it says will cover the capital. The service means that Halfords Mobile Expert vans will be available to nearly a third of UK households. The company added that it plans to roll out between 100 and 150 vans across the UK within the next two years.

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