Dealers saw used car finance grow at 15.4% in November against the same month last year. The strong growth in used car finance supported a leap in used sales of 12.3%. The trend is in marked contrast to the new sector, which saw sales decline 1.1%, according to data from showroom specialist Dealerweb .New car leads dropped 13.5% while used car leads increased 10%. Demonstrations for used vehicles rose by 8.7%. Martin Hill, managing director of Dealerweb said: “It is clear that 2018 has proven to be the year of the used car. “Dealers see growth opportunities for used sales and associated income streams with increases in gap insurance, paint protection and finance. As we move into 2019, it is essential that every lead is managed with a robust process.” Dealerweb supports dealer groups, and independent retailers maximise their sales performance through better lead management and smarter customer communication. The data showed that dealers have improved new car sales … [Read more...] about Dealers see surge in used car finance
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THE top ten most unreliable cars has been revealed along with the most common faults they will have. We also reveal when the problems start to become a burden on motorists according to data from car warranty provide Warranty Wise. The list uncovers the ten most unreliable second-hand cars that are currently on the market. The findings are based on a number of factors including, the numbers of claims against faults and how much each vehicles costs. A brand spokesperson said: “This data is not fictitious, it is derived from real cases and genuine warranty claims making it the most trustworthy information a used car buyer can get. “We are not suggesting, by any means, that these problems are guaranteed to occur, but it is the sole reason a warranty exists.” They continued: “A proper, comprehensive warranty provides peace of mind to any buyer forewarned with this type of information, making any used car purchase a less risky and more comfortable experience.”10 … [Read more...] about Top ten most UNRELIABLE used cars revealed as data shows what will go wrong and when it will happen
Purchasing a used car has its own set of benefits but no matter how well kept a car is, it will not have the same feel as a new one. That said, there are ways in making it ‘as good’ as a new car and this is what we will explain below in detail. Thorough service No matter what the seller claims, the moment you purchase a used car, head to the nearest authorised service centre. It is essential to change items like engine oil, oil filter, and air filter while making sure parts like brake pads, brake oil, air-con filter and suspension are in good condition. Also have a look at the previous service history to know when such parts were replaced. During the service, also get the wheel alignment and balancing done for a smoother steering experience. Pamper it: Exteriors Take your new possession to a car detailing centre and get the exterior treatment done. This includes a foam wash followed by both car polish and rubbing … [Read more...] about Buy a used car, & make it as good as a new car: Here is how!
If you are in the market for a used car but have a limited budget of only 3 lakh, fret not as this is the perfect price range for first or second time car buyers. New car prices have certainly gone through the roof with most small hatchbacks costing almost 5 lakh in terms of on-road price. No wonder then that those with a limited budget are more than happy to settle for a pre owned car. So what are your options? Lets have a look! Best Used Small Hatchbacks under 3 lakhs and our recommendation Most small hatchbacks have a new price of roughly Rs 4 lakh which means within your budget of 3 lakh, you can easily get hold of 1-2 year old cars with low mileage on the odometer. This also means you can enjoy the benefits of manufacturer provided warranty and in most cases, smell of a new car inside the cabin! Lets have a look at some of the options Maruti Alto 800: 2017 onwardsTata Tiago: 2017 onwards : Our Recommendation As you can see, a variety of cars can be hand under 3 lakh. Most small … [Read more...] about Best 5 used cars under Rs. 3 lakh: From Tata Tiago to Honda CRV
Used cars are an absolute bargain. Why? Well, people often sell vehicles that can be easily fixed and spruced up because they think their cars are beyond saving. But if you know what you’re doing then a used car can be transformed into something that looks brand new for a fraction of the price you’d have to pay for a modern car. Here’s how to give your used vehicle a new lease of life. Paint and wax the car. Something that could really give your used car a new lease of life is a paint job. As mentioned at https://www.tiptonautogroup.com/Spruce-Up-Your-Car-Brownsville-TX, it’ll make your car look the same as it did on the day it was bought (by its original owner). A fresh coat of paint won’t just give your car a new aesthetic and make it look brand new; it’ll also give your car a fresh layer of protection against weathering. Plus, it can help to cover up any dents, chips, and scratches which have ruined the surface of your vehicle over the years … [Read more...] about Land Rover Defender BlogGiving Your Used Car A New Lease Of Life