The Weekly Roundup

In this week’s top story, The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has reacted to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) ‘minute or two’ campaign which we reported last week. It will launch its ‘Right2Choose’ campaign to highlight the choice of an independent garage for servicing even within the warranty period.

In other news, dealers are seeing the benefits of a rise in GAP insurance as customers look for reassurance in tough economic times. And read on to find out how dealers are falling short in responding to customer calls – how long do you leave your call on hold?

AM Online: IAAF combats franchised dealer MoT campaign

Motor Trader: Sales of GAP boost dealer profitability

AM Online: March plate-change posts 5.9% growth in new car registrations

Aftermarket: GEA to introduce new 'code of conduct'

Motor Trader: Dealers perform poorly in call handling survey

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