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Renault connects Facebook to the AutoRAI with RFID

At the 2011 AutoRAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands largest Auto event, Renault Netherlands decided to adopt RFID (Radio Frequency IDentifictaion) technology to create an innovative real time social sharing experience for visitors. Visitors to the Renault stand received a free RFID card; the card contained a small chip which could …

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Used Cars – Tips to Get a Better Deal

When it comes to shopping for used cars, there are many secrets to getting the best bargain. You just have to know what to do when you get to the used car dealer. The most important thing is not to just rush into a deal, because you see a car …

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The Ripple Effect of Japan’s Tsunami

The terrible earthquake and tsunami last month in Japan will have an obvious effect on the new car market; many vehicles that were ready for export from Japan have been swept into the sea or destroyed in the storage yards, many days production were lost from plants in the immediate …

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Emissions for March Sales Reach All Time Low

March is traditionally the biggest month of the year for car sales figures as it sees the arrival of the current year’s number plate. March 2011 saw the announcement of George Osborne’s budget and with it came the inevitable spending cuts, benefit cuts and tax increases, aimed at decreasing the …

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What Went Wrong With Autoquake?

In 2009, Autoquake.com was flying high and seemingly had the used car world at their feet. They had over 120 employees, and had just received the best dealer website from AM and the ‘Internet award’ from the Fleet world magazine. Today, the story is tragically different different, on the 17th …

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Range Rover Evoque Wins Top Design Award

The annual Geneva motor show is one of the most prestigious award events in the automotive calendar. Just as the Oscars are to film the Geneva motor show is to the car industry. It therefore, goes without saying that any car receiving an award at this respected event gains a …

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Who Can Fix My Car?

Today see’s the exciting launch of a new venture from the creators of  Make and Model.  Having spent the year building a fully functional used car portal, the natural progression was into the servicing side of the motor trade.  The new site Who Can Fix My Car,   is a lead …

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Why Buying Approved Used Cars

 If you are looking for a new car, an approved car may provide you with just the solution. Approved used cars have been through stringent mechanical checks and ensured it meets some very rigid and particular criteria before it is offered up for sale. Dealers offering these used cars for …

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New World Record for Volkswagen Passat

A brand new Volkswagen Passat, fitted with a Bluemotion system has been officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records for travelling the furthest without refuelling. The VW Passat covered a massive 1,527 miles between Maidstone, Kent and the South of France and back to just outside Calais on a …

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The Dangers of Driving

Some men might think they possess driving skills worthy of a starring role in the film the Fast and the Furious, but the truth is male drivers are far more at risk on the UK’s roads than their female counterparts – and unfortunately it’s not just their cars which are …

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