Category: VRA News

Retail motor industry “must do more” to educate customers on new fuel choices

The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana,

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Pre-registrations are back, VRA told at July member meeting

Pre-registrations are returning to the new car market in a noticeable manner, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Speakers Mike Jones, chair of ASE Global and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana, both indicated in their presentations that late-month registration activity was increasing. Mike said: “There is

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Outstanding recalls could be next used-car issue of interest for Trading Standards

Outstanding manufacturer recalls could be the next issue of interest for Trading Standards in the used-car sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says that it has received reports of dealers being asked about this issue

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Three new businesses joining the Vehicle Remarketing Association this month

Three new businesses are joining the Vehicle Remarketing Association this month as the organisation continues to expand. Leading car portal AA Cars, automotive software provider Click Dealer and Croydon-based, highly rated RAC approved Buysure used car retailer McCarthy Cars are all becoming members during June. The VRA represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or

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Vehicle service history central resource urgently needed by remarketing sector

A central resource that provides access to the service histories of all the cars and vans that form the UK car parc is urgently needed by the remarketing sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says

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Major speakers on Brexit and current state of car market announced for VRA AGM

Two major speakers have been announced for the Annual General Meeting of the Vehicle Remarketing Agency, taking place at BCA Birmingham on 10th July. David Bailey is professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and a ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ senior fellow. He is also the author of the

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Increasing shortage of good quality stock means vehicle preparation growing in importance

An increasing shortage of good quality stock in the used car sector means that there is a growing emphasis being placed on vehicle preparation for sale, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that between them handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, believes this

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Digital advances in remarketing to be discussed at VRA’s May meeting

How remarketing is being shaped by the latest digital advances in the used car sector is the theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on 15 May at Auto Trader’s office in Manchester. Key presentations will include Nick King of Auto Trader looking at emerging ownership and access models for new and

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“Previous poor repairs” becoming bigger problem for remarketing sector, says VRA

Sub-standard repair work to used cars is becoming a bigger problem thanks to the rise of personal leasing, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents companies that between them handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says that more and more cars are being presented for

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Highest ever attendance for VRA meeting is “sign of current, increased interest in remarketing”

Almost 50 people attended last week’s Vehicle Remarketing Association member meeting in what the organisation described as a “sign of the current, increased interest in remarketing.” Held at the premises of GEFCO in Coventry, the event covered the latest developments in leasing company remarketing. VRA members together are involved in handling, selling, inspecting, transporting or

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Latest developments in leasing company remarketing to be discussed at VRA’s March meeting

The latest developments in leasing company remarketing is the theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on 14 March at GEFCO in Coventry. Key presentations will include Dean Bowkett of Bowkett Consulting, who has just completed a comprehensive report on high-level developments in the leasing sector and how they are likely to

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Remarketing sector faces unprecedented demand for upskilling to meet new tech needs over the next decade, says VRA

26 February 2019 Rapidly changing vehicle technology means that the remarketing sector is going to have to undergo an unprecedented period of upskilling over the next decade, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation – which represent companies that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year – says

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