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Another first for Roewe…

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The Rover’s Return has gone electric in Shanghai with the opening of the first electric self drive hire station opening in the city, eHi, China People’s daily announced today.
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Written by Peter Bailey

Ouch! How much?


Whilst owning an older car means occasional financial ‘surprises’, the rewards can outweigh the risks and customers can be very happy with the outcome - but only if the customer is handled well by the workshop.
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Written by Ben Waller

Used Cars and Future Networks September workshops

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Used Cars on the 17th is entitled "Approved Used Car Schemes - is it time for a refresh?" The Future Networks one is called "Changing the wheels whilst driving along" and will take a slightly different format with add on discussion groups leading into a dinner at a local restaurant.
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Written by ICDP

Leasing company; 'maintenance can be differentiated'


The aftermarket in The Netherlands is facing a decline in volume of repair and maintenance jobs due to a structural decrease in the workload, i.e. lower mileage, longer maintenance intervals or just simply less need. The decrease is also caused by consumers thinking differently about their maintenance needs and by used to be changed with 2-3 mm tread, now less it is less than 1 mm. Since last year and Q1 2013, the tyre industry has faced a decline of over 15%.
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What’s so special about the US market recovery which Europe lacks?

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The auto credit environment is a pretty consistent part of US auto market support and the auto market’s recovery since the crash has certainly played a significant part in the general US economic recovery. This is in stark contrast with Europe, despite some signs of resilience - the UK and Germany for example, where the automobile market has languished whilst the market in the US has steadily increased (though it will be interested to see whether the American momentum is sustained if, as is widely rumoured, Mr Bernanke turns off or significantly reduces his monetary printing press which reflects the downturn seen in GDP growth by the OECD in 2013 – albeit that US performance is still way ahead of the Eurozone).
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Written by Peter Bailey

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