BRITS are shopping online for new and used cars - even though they might not trust websites. A new study has revealed a change in buyer habits despite concerns over whether they're getting a dodgy deal. Two-thirds of motorists now buy their cars online with most looking to Auto Trader, Gumtree, eBay and even Facebook. But Brits find knowing if a deal is genuine or too good to be true tough. Figures from Servicing Stop show only 36 per cent trust online classifieds while just 11 per cent feel safe with an online auction site. And only six per cent have faith in deals struck on social media. On the other hand just a third of drivers visit a showroom to shop despite the traditional car dealer still being trusted by half of drivers. The move online has caused showrooms to fall by 10 per cent since 2010 - and many major manufacturers now offer online-only deals on new cars. Vauxhall revealed it could slash its dealer network by a third over the next year, too. Oly Richmond, CEO and founder … [Read more...] about Buyers ditch showrooms for online car sites to snag a deal – but they don’t trust them
PUBLISHED: 16:17 11 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:33 21 March 2016 Barry Hunt 2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ5 speedometer (fuel gauge) Archant Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate. The simple answer is yes, you can trust your car’s speed reading. While some much older cars that are now very much classics might have speedo’s that tell fibs, any car built from the 1980s onwards will have a speedo that is reasonably accurate. Even allowing for wear, tear and age, a speedo is not going to start telling you are driving at the legal limit when, in fact, you are going faster. Cars made in modern times are built with speedometers that deliberately over-read by a small amount. This is usually not obvious at lower speeds in town or even on 40mph stretches of road. Head on to faster roads, such as a 60mph … [Read more...] about Can you trust your car’s speedometer?
When it comes to selling a car, the one thing that the owners of the car desire are to sell their car to the trusted car buyers. It might not be that easy to identify where an individual would be as trustable as other people who would buy your car, so for that; we would give you reasons as to why is a car buying company a very trustable source to sell your cars too. They claim to buy any car and being a trusted car buyer; they actually would buy any car out up for sale with them. They provide their customers with services that are too amazing to let go. The free car valuation tool on the websites of the car buying companies makes it so much easy for you to know the worth of your car and then even get the best possible price for it. They do not deduct a significant amount from the quote when they pay you because they do not have any hidden charges. They do not charge you for any of the services that they provide you with. They do not make you pay them for buying your car. They can make … [Read more...] about The car buying companies as the most trusted car buyers
If you could pick a late-night television celebrity to work on your car, there is a good chance his first name would be Jimmy. In a survey of more than 20,000 vehicle owners across the country, the results show that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon top the list, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “April is National Car Care Month and with trust being a strong determining factor in choosing care maintenance and repair professionals, we thought it would be fun to ask vehicle owners which late-night TV host they would trust most work on their cars,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “As the results poured in, the two Jimmys were polling neck and neck, but in the end, Kimmel edged out Fallon for the ‘most trusted to work on my car’ title.” The survey, conducted by IMR Inc., an automotive market research company, polled over 22,000 vehicle owners throughout the country who were asked to choose which late-night celebrity host they … [Read more...] about Late-Night TV Celebrities Ranked by Car Owners Most Trusted To Work on Their Cars
As part of the plan, Tata Trusts has initiated a pilot with four Tata group companies, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel, Tata Motors and Titan. The operating companies would create a common programme design along with Tata Trusts, which, in turn, would ensure that the entities no longer worked in silos for their CSR initiatives but collaborated with and leveraged each other’s strengths in their respective areas, one person cited above said. In an email response, a spokesperson at Tata Trusts said, “Tata companies, from time to time, have chosen to work with Tata Trusts, of their own volition, on common interest areas.” This he added, helped pool expertise and resources to enhance impact. In addition to grant-making, the trusts’ approach now included direct implementation through deals with like-minded foundations, research institutions, and governments, he said. CSR projects for ‘One Tata’ * Tata Trusts initiates pilot to collaborate on … [Read more...] about CSR projects for ‘One Tata’: Group firms collaborate with Tata Trusts