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Motoring Journalist and contributor to MTI - one of the UK’s leading motor trade specialist sites with useful guides, advice, news, reviews and access to some of the best prices for your traders cover. You can find him on and Twitter.

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Road Risks Cover – Do You Need It 0

If you spend your day jumping in and out of cars, chances are you either a famous celebrity trying escape the paparazzi or you work in the motor trade. If you are the latter, then there’s a good chance that most of those vehicles belong to customers, or potential customers. Driving cars requires car insurance, [...]

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Relay gets the stop-start treatment 0

Citroen is to make its Relay vans greener and more efficient after adding the stop-and-start function to their popular medium-sized van. The manufacturer recently announced the move at the CV Show in Birmingham, unveiling two editions of the Relay which are set to join the Nemo and Berlingo in having the stop-and-start system fitted. That [...]

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Plug in to Citroen’s new Berlingo Electric 0

If your plan is to green in 2016, then the CV Show at the Birmingham NEC should provide some interesting options. Among the electric commercial vehicles launched at this week’s show is the newest incarnations Citroen Berlingo Electric. Pencilled in for general sale in the third quarter of this year, the Berlingo Electric boast a [...]

Traders Insurance, Good Cover is Essential 0

Working in the motor trade industry can see a wide and diverse range of people handling motor vehicles, cars, vans and motorbikes on a daily basis. Whether they’re selling them, fixing them or testing them, they all need to be protected. The list of trades that need the correct traders insurance cover includes a wide [...]

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Tricks of the trade

4 ‘Tricks of the Trade’ for Cheaper Cover 0

Insurance. It’s just another expense we all seem to have to pay, another tax on the cost of running a business and certainly on most motor traders could well do without!  Unfortunately though, for people in the motor trade, traders insurance is pretty much essential to cover your business from risks and give you piece [...]

New Car Registrations Increase In 2013 0

New Car Sales Increase The recession in the UK and indeed across Europe provided gloomy figures for car manufacturers and dealerships, until recently. Figures for 2013 from the SMMT and forecasts for the rest of the year show that new car registrations in the UK are up year on year pointing to a renewed strength [...]

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Dealers Closing

Smaller Motor Dealers Quit the Trade 0

Small Retailers Still Struggling The recession continues to claim victims in the motor trade with many small dealerships quitting the retail sector. According to property experts, small car dealerships are struggling to cope as banks and lenders tighten their belt and become more prudent in lending. For many small motor retailers, problems arise when the [...]

Dealers See More Mobile Activity 0

Motor shoppers go mobile Savvy consumers are getting more mobile. According to Razsor, the digital service provider, there has been an explosion in people accessing car dealership websites from mobile device. The number of unique visitors to dealers’ website on mobile devices increased from 310,000 to a whopping 1.7 million in a year. Mobile devices [...]

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Renewing Your Motor Trade Policy 0

Renewing Your Traders Insurance – A Quick Guide The entire process of obtaining insurance policies can sometimes be tiresome and confusing. With a team of UK based staff ready to aid you the process can be quick and head ache free, leaving you to worry about more important matters. Having years of experience within the motor [...]