There is no doubt that we are operating in turbulent times. Many segments of the automotive industry are experiencing major challenges.
However, pockets of stability remain. The UK used car market remained stable in the first quarter of the year, with more than two million transactions, and a 30.7% increase in demand for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars.
Staff training. It’s a key challenge for all organisations. But whilst training staff in the core responsibilities of their role is probably a familiar task, training staff in how to use the software associated with that role can be a newer one.
It is no secret that the continuing uncertainty around Britain’s departure from the EU is having an impact on multiple business sectors. Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that new car registrations slumped by 3.4% in March, to their lowest level in six years.
The rate of change in the automotive industry is always getting faster, and every year we see new technologies and trends emerging at the OEM level, which then trickle down to affect individual dealerships.
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.
13th November 2018
By Chris Saunders
How many millennials does it take to change a car tyre? You might need to go through more than you think.
1st November, 2018
By Paul Muers
autoVHC recently returned from Automechanika Frankfurt, the world’s biggest automotive aftermarket show in the world. It is held every two years and this year celebrated its 25th show, with five action-packed trade fair days which concluded on September 15th.