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Winter is coming: how to run a ‘seasonal dealership’

1st December 2018


By Paul Muers


The nights are getting longer, the temperature is dropping – yes, winter is coming.


For drivers, this means a very different set of challenges to those experienced in the summer months. Clearly, the physical conditions on the roads themselves are different to the summer; wet and slippery road surfaces, fallen leaves, snow and ice can all make driving hazardous and increase the risk of accidents.


How dealerships can reverse declining levels of service activity

9 July 2018


By Paul Muers


Many franchised dealers rely heavily on service activity when it comes to ensuring healthy levels of profit. With many consumers now turning to alternative means of choosing and even buying cars online, the survival of bricks and mortar dealerships is increasingly dependent on service centres and the expertise they offer.


autoVHC exhibiting at CDX 2018

15th May 2018


Chris Saunders


This year we are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at CDX –the UK’s largest automotive expo, brought to you by the publishers of Car Dealer Magazine.


CDX 2018 will be held at Manchester Central Convention Complex on 21st & 22nd May 2018 – and boasts an exhibitor list that includes some of the leading vendors and suppliers to the UK automotive sector.  


CDX 2018 – Workshops and Panels


Putting aftersales at the centre of the dealership business model

30th April 2018


Paul Muers


From estate agency to the insurance industry, the internet has wreaked a disruptive – and sometimes destructive – path through multiple business sectors. What were once solidly bricks-and-mortar industries have come up against a host of online-only competitors who offer today’s time poor consumer a faster-moving and often more cost-effective service.


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